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InnerWorkings Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Dec 2, 2019

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2.9
35%
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InnerWorkings CEO Rich Stoddart
Rich Stoddart
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "Casual work environment with Holiday-related perks such as early release(in 16 reviews)

  • "Multinational company, great people, room to grow(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "No bonuses meanwhile upper management travels worldwide for a lot of meetings(in 11 reviews)

  • "While the work environment and tasks are enjoyable, very little to no compensation changes occur with gained responsibilities(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (17)

    "Modern Company With Poor Communication"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Food perks like free coffee, tea, soda/seltzer, candy, and fruit. Beer fridge located in the Chicago Headquarters cafeteria (after 5pm only). Relatively frequent employee events like brief happy hours with wine/beer, pizza, and so on. Casual and relatively youthful work environment.

    Cons

    Cramped office space. Management's solution to an overcrowded office was to create more desks with the same square footage. Poor, dismissive, and infrequent communication from executives and upper management. Traditional upward mobility is difficult - you must move laterally and diagonally. Promotions and raises are difficult unless someone is leaving. Executives feel inaccessible despite "open door policy" and blue... jeans. Most people don't know what's going on in other departments and adopt a "not my job, not my problem" attitude. Management does nothing to rectify this. INWK is spreading too thin too quickly and is not producing quality work as a result.

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    Advice to Management

    Communicate to employees more proactively. I do not care about the newsletter pitting grown adults against children in an irrelevant and useless popularity contest. If you want to rebrand, focus more on maintaining consistency and transparency between departments. Purge old content and consolidate what is left. Let your own employees know what is going on instead of letting them find out through the rumor mill.

    InnerWorkings2018-11-09
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Don't Expect Much"

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    Current Employee - Production Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time

    Pros

    Like any company you make friends with your respective team and coworkers, benefits are okay, they pay you on time (most of the time) - it's a job mostly

    Cons

    big disconnect between HQ and satellite offices, also most of upper management lives in a bubble with regards to financial hardships of employees, bonus structure is tailored in a way that makes it almost impossible to achieve (meaning no bonus for you), don't look for any reward for hardwork-it doesn't exist, and you should shudder at the mere mention of VALO

    InnerWorkings2019-12-02
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  4. Helpful (7)

    "Look elsewhere for a job"

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    Production Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at InnerWorkings for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice office with really great co-workers. Able to leave early before holidays and summer hours.

    Cons

    No definite career path. When someone resigns or is laid off you are given there workload without any training. Managers don't care if you can't handle the work or if you were given training. Lay-offs will happen as this company has no direction. No bonuses meanwhile upper management travels worldwide for a lot of meetings. Make sure to research this company before accepting any job offers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people! Don't dump someone else's work without proper training. Start listening to your employees when they can't handle additional work.

    InnerWorkings2019-04-11
  5. Helpful (13)

    "Good luck... you'll need it."

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    Former Employee - Production Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time

    Pros

    Casual work environment with Holiday-related perks such as early release.

    Cons

    Very sink or swim. Never have I experienced a corporate environment where people send emails merely to satisfy their own vanity. Upper management's style of doing things is to do what's best for them, not you. And there's a whole lot of communication that's pure word salad - empty rhetoric where people talk about what they should/could do, but no one ever does anything. No one takes responsibility for anything... - it's always someone else's problem & since upper management is in it only for themselves, they won't hesitate to throw other people under the bus. They'll tell you they try to "retain talent" if an account is lost, but that only works if you either live in Chicago or are willing to relocate on your own dime.

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    InnerWorkings2019-02-06
  6. Helpful (1)

    "InnerWorkings Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The office was nice. Training was good. Teams work closely together.

    Cons

    Upper management is corrupt. Have a hard time internally growing. Lower than normal wages.

    Advice to Management

    Be more accessible to those who are willing to give ideas. Be open to putting new ideas in place.

    InnerWorkings2018-01-30
  7. "Good but could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time

    Pros

    Laid-back, great co-workers, good pay.

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in the shuffle, lack of middle-management means upper management is overworked and this leads to inaction with man account.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more middle-managers on accounts and internally to improve client and employee relations.

    InnerWorkings2016-11-10
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Production Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time

    Pros

    Good exposure to clients when I was on site at the location. I enjoyed my closest coworkers and they were extremely intelligent.

    Cons

    poor upper management and it seemed like everyone was only out for themselves. little room for growth for an individual looking to grow within a company.

    Advice to Management

    Try and engage with the employees more so that they feel like they are being invested in otherwise you will not retain ambitious people looking to grow.

    InnerWorkings2016-02-23
  9. Helpful (10)

    "InnerWorkings needs to Work on the Inner within their company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time

    Pros

    Great portfolio of clients. If you have a high valued and profitable client Corporate leaves you alone. However, if that client leaves, there is no company loyalty to you.

    Cons

    Someone else’s review was absolutely correct . . . your happiness and success is contingent on having a competent manager who is also has the ear/respect of upper management. Good luck as the good ones are limited and if they fight for you, after awhile they become re-org out. Corporate does not value their employees. They pretend to care, so they can have a good public image. Limited benefit package, poor... salaries and not a pleasant work environment. Management expects employees to do too many different tasks (a jack of all trades, master on none) in a limited amount of time and with no internal support structures or real vendor partnerships. Corporate also does not value its relationships with vendors, which is key component fulfilling jobs.

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    Advice to Management

    Establish REAL morals and company values, not just ones to show the outside world. Care about your employees – all of them, young, old, experienced, newbies, local and faraway. Caring means, actions, not just words to make others think you care. Provided benefits, bonuses and salaries that encourage respect, dedication and long time commitment.

    InnerWorkings2015-07-21
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Bad place to work."

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    Former Employee - Production Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Medical, dental benefits. Can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    Creative accounting, financial statements are not to believed. Upper management is way out of touch, don't seem to work for the same company I did. Middle and lower management lie like rugs and are completely out of touch with marketplace. Or graphic arts in general for that matter.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up before it is too ate.

    InnerWorkings2014-10-19
  11. Helpful (4)

    "Cattle Call, hire and fire"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Dress code is laid back, great food trucks outside the office. Free shuttle transportation is convenient with the shuttle bus (to Union, Oglvey, downtown, Red line, Brown line.)

    Cons

    Upper management is always changing. You'll have to move desk every other month. Everyone secretly hates it, but never leaves.

    InnerWorkings2014-07-31
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