Internet Marketing Ninjas Reviews
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I recently received an offer from iProspect (part of Dentsu) I’ve heard ups and downs about this company. I currently work for a great company and not sure if I should leave. The new opportunity pays a lot more than I currently make. Does anyone have any advice about this company and whether I should take the job or not?
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Role at WPP OpenX new company ? I was approached for regional role. I’m still wrapping my brain around the model. Seems good? Always hard to say from ppt slides vs reality. Any thoughts or insights? What’s the culture like? Vision? Leadership? Any pros/cons appreciated
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
- "'Fun committee' that organizes lame activities that only 10 people every really go to." (in 5 reviews)
- "Flexible schedules and ice cream." (in 3 reviews)
- "Flexible Hours: We have an incredibly flexible work schedule!" (in 3 reviews)
- "Never a dull moment, a great culture, and fantastic co" (in 3 reviews)
- "Management doesn't value most of their worker bees as people; you're just a faceless number" (in 4 reviews)
- "Low pay, not the industry for me so I won't comment too much on the workplace" (in 4 reviews)
- "The CEO is incredibly paranoid and has a low glassdoor rating for good reason: he treats his employees as disposable and completely ignores their feedback." (in 2 reviews)
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Senior Software DeveloperJan 5, 2018 - Senior Software Developer in Clifton Park, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Developed SEO tools to track social metrics/signals for clients. Developing tools in PHP based MVC framework that uses twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Instagram REST API’s.
Project tasks requirements would change frequently and sometimes the entire project would get scrapped. There is a lot of feature creeping as the projects would progress.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
A Great Place to GrowJan 25, 2016 - Administrator in Rotterdam, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I've worked for IMN for more than five years and in that time I've seen it go through many changes, and through the ups and downs, I know that that management has always done their best to make decisions in the best interest of the company in the long term. I give them a lot of credit for making those tough decisions. On a personal level, I feel very lucky to be a part of a company that takes such an interest in the welfare of their employees. We've got a very generous boss who rewards dedication and hard work. Loyalty here is recognized and that means a lot to me. I work hard for the company and they in turn give back whenever possible. We've recently been gifted a couple incredible bonuses and they've upped our vacation time which is amazing! Add that to our in-house celebrations and the happenings put on by our events committee and you've got a great week at work.
The nature of our business is a bit uncertain at times; Google can pull the rug out from under anyone, just like that. So it can be a bit nerve racking when we know an update is coming and we need to figure out what that means for new best practices and for our clients. That unsureness can put the whole company on edge.Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Excellent CompanyApr 27, 2016 - Linkbuilder in Clifton Park, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I have been working here for about 7 months, and it has been the most positive and enjoyable working environments I have ever been a part of. I consider myself lucky to have the opportunity to work here. I enjoy going to work every day. They take excellent care of their employees, and make it a fun place to be a part of. At the same time, knowing that they are one of the pioneers of this industry make me feel like I am part of something special, and motivates me to work very hard and do the highest quality of work. Jim has created an excellent mixture of expertise and expectation of high caliber results, with an environment which is lighthearted and basically a big family. I would sum it up as: work hard, be the best at what you do, and have a great time while doing it.
I have no cons; the one thing I would say is that perhaps some people are lured by the great atmosphere and ruleset (flexible schedule, etc..), and lose sight that this is a company of people who are very good at what they do, and excellence is the expectation. If you want to work here because you can come in at whatever time you want in the morning, look elsewhere. If you want to be a part of a culture of excellence while having a great time along the way, IMN is a great choice. You have to want to excel though, and thats not for everyone.
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Unique Job with Friendly PeopleAug 30, 2017 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The people here are some of the friendliest and most helpful I've ever worked with. I find that Ninjas are always available to answer questions or help any time. There are some really terrific and unique perks to this job including occasional bonuses, a paid phone for personal use, fun company events (we just went on a tubing trip and to a winery), and even company trips to resorts. No job is perfect, and this won't be a great fit for everyone but I found that this was a great fit for me. I was in a tough spot before I started working here trying to leave my old field and find something new. I had no idea what I was getting into when I took the job, but I took a chance, and it was absolutely the right decision. I'm very thankful for what I've been able to learn in a relatively short period of time. Take a chance, reach out to coworkers for help, learn as much as you can, and this could be a great job for you!
Not a con for everyone, but you have to be good at managing your own time and setting your own goals to succeed. Only other thing I can think of is that there is so much free food I'm probably gaining weight!
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Re-started my carreerMay 1, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Clifton Park, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Internet Marketing Ninjas is a great place to begin your career. They will teach you everything you need to know to be successful in this company. They will provide you with specific skill sets that college hasn’t been able to teach as this industry is ever changing. This is the first company I have ever worked for that tries to make EVERYONE happy. Sure, there are cases of ice cream, snacks and 8 flavors of coffee to appeal to anyone’s taste. But employees are also provided with a flexible work schedule and a casual work environment. The events committee schedules trips to the Saratoga thoroughbred track, Paint-n-Sips, regional breweries, …. and did I forget to mention THE CARIBBEAN?!? With hard work you get the opportunity to represent Ninjas at conferences from NYC to San Francisco. And if that isn’t generous enough, the CEO enjoys passing the successes of the company onto the employees with random bonuses.
Internet Marketing Ninjas is a small to mid-sized company so opportunities for upward advancement are rare. However, for those who express interest, management offers lateral movement to gain additional experience.Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
Wouldn't Recommend ItSep 15, 2020 - SEO in Clifton Park, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
You'll get experience if you're completely entry level - but you won't be able to work anywhere else when you leave because of everything they have you sign.
I would regularly meet with the owner and I'll never forget one day I had a meeting with him at 10am, and then another one for 2pm and when I walked in at 2 he asked me who I was and what department I worked in. This was after I had worked with him pretty closely for awhile many times prior to this day. That pretty much sums it up.
- Former Employee★★★★★
Filler Position (don’t get stuck for too long)Feb 20, 2021 - MarketingRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The benefits are great. That’s all I got.
You cannot develop your career here. Poor management.
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Great Company to Work ForDec 15, 2015 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Never a dull moment, a great culture, and fantastic co-workers. I've held several positions at IMN and have been given the opportunity to advance and have a voice. It takes dedication and strong work ethic to move ahead. The culture is relaxed and it's easy to sit back, keep your head down, and do your thing. That's fine but not how you create opportunities. The flex schedule allows for family time and a good work/life balance. Some great perks and bonuses and the opportunity to travel have been made available as an hourly employee. I've learned a great deal about our industry, and have been made to feel a part of a larger Ninja family.
Honestly, not many. It can sometimes be difficult to engage others at work who don't seem to care about the company as whole and whose motivation for being there seems solely self centered.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
Unique and rewarding work environmentMay 10, 2016 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I've worked at Internet Marketing Ninjas for more than eight years and my experience has been very positive. IMN is well-known in the Internet marketing/SEO community which means that there is a high standard for quality here. We are always evolving our product offerings and I'm proud of the work I do. The company offers a laid-back environment, flexible hours, and a casual dress code. CEO is very generous and rewards employees with ample bonuses (both around the holidays and randomly to motivate us), fun events (catered lunches, company trivia nights, etc.), and even trips to places like Jamaica, Las Vegas, and Cancun. Sometimes my friends can't believe the perks!
The nature of the Internet marketing industry means that processes and best practices can change without much warning, so you have to stay on your toes. Flexible schedule and little micromanagement means you have to be self-motivated - if you fall victim to the casual environment and don't produce quality work, you won't do well here.Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
Best place to work a dead-end job, 2015!Dec 6, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Clifton Park, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
IMN is a good place to get your feet wet in marketing if you stay for less than a year. Stay too long, and this is the type of job that will hold you back from your goals in life. There is no way to move up (only lateral movement for very few), and pay is low and stagnant with no consistent employee review system. Because there's no room for growth, this is a great place to slack off while you figure out your life and "find your dreams." Though the vacation/sick time package is terrible, the flex hours are pretty amazing to take long weekends or unpaid vacations. Be sure to keep a LinkedIn profile, local competitors are fully aware of IMN's reputation for throwing away good talent. So kick back, watch some Netflix, and wait for your layoff number to be chosen.
This is not a meritocracy, how well you do here is based on how well you can suck up to some very narcissistic management, which leads to quite a bit of workplace bullying (mostly from the top linkbuilders and HR.) The CEO is incredibly paranoid and has a low glassdoor rating for good reason: he treats his employees as disposable and completely ignores their feedback. Since the last round of layoffs in spring 2015, over 20% of the company has quit on their own volition. New employees are hired in the fall and there are layoffs (usually those same new employees) every spring.Continue reading
Yes, I'd never want to hold you back from your goals in life. You're better off working somewhere else. If you're watching netflix at work and looking at linkedin, and not working, then yea, that doesn't tend to make a good employee.. Also, if your work numbers are low, and you can't even get in 36 hours a week, and you keep getting written up, that's not healthy for anyone. Advice for the future, if you're not happy, don't stay somewhere and wait for your work to suffer so much that they have to let you go....just leave. The average employee has been with Ninjas for over 4 years. Over 20% of the staff have been with us since 2008 or earlier. Nearly every employee at ninjas started in the entry level position that you were in. With hard work, dedication, and a good attitude, there are many possibilities at ninjas. I don't believe that "over 20% of the company has quit"...Some quit, some get fired...and I'd imagine we're about the same as any other company....in fact, having a staff with an average employee tenure of over 4 years is probably better than most companies. Pay has nothing to do with sucking up....it's all about your work numbers..... at your position, you were seldom in the top half (the people in the top half get very nice bonus's)...probably because you were watching netflix. :) I do wish you the best in luck with your job search. I hope you find somewhere where you can give it your all and not watch netflix at work :) Sincerely, Jim Boykin - CEO and Founder of Internet Marketing Ninjas
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Internet Marketing Ninjas has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 37 reviews left anonymously by employees. 64% of employees would recommend working at Internet Marketing Ninjas to a friend and 62% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
64% of Internet Marketing Ninjas employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Internet Marketing Ninjas 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.
According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Internet Marketing Ninjas to be coworkers, senior leadership, career development and the cons to be management, culture, benefits.
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