iNET is like a family, you will have those you truly enjoy being around and those you just have to deal with, most employees are great. You get back what you put in, meaning if you put in the effort, you'll be rewarded with flexibility and increased pay. Being a smaller shop allows the freedom to work outside of the "normal" scope of your typical job, which is encouraged! The owner takes pride in knowing his employees and is quick to recognize when someone is putting in real effort. You'll always be busy so your work day simply flys by! Management is extremely flexible and understanding that sometimes, life happens. Management is open to new ideas and iNET is a great place to learn since you get to work in many different roles.
Can be stressful at times due to tight deadlines. Paper checks, that's right no direct deposit which after the novelty wares off becomes a slight inconvenience have to make a trip to the bank. Lower than average pay(at least in the beginning, there really is no cap to how much you can earn). Takes a long time to earn a meaningful amount of vacation time and no paid sick days.
Lots of opportunity to work on many different projects. You're largely free to work without micromanagement. Gain a lot of experience in a lot of fields. You can become a subject matter mini-expert in many fields. You will become very, very disciplined.
Really, really high turnover among people this isn't a good fit for. Criticism of work can be withering, although it is genuinely being offered to help you do better next time. Intense pressure to perform to the best of your ability always and everywhere.
Throwing new hires into a sink or swim situation is a very efficient way to weed out the ones who won't make it, although it is punishing to overall morale (it's hard to see people leave before you've even gotten to know their name).
The growth mindset at iNET is probably one of their greatest pros as it not only makes iNET and their clients grow but their team members as well. In SEO, you have to understand and interpret how technical, semantic, data analytics and UX SEO design are affected by the Google Black Box. Instead of feeling stumped, the various teams at iNET pull together to overcome barriers in order to create actionable solutions for their clients. If you have an intrapreneurial mentality and are a team player, this may be the place for you.
The onboarding process is slow no matter where you go. Don't be afraid to ask questions from your teammates, or be naturally curious.
iNET-Web hired me without any prior copywriting or SEO experience as in intern a few years ago. The SEO Team Lead & the team worked together to train me on how SEO works. I remember being nervous for my first week, but always feeling I had the support I needed to learn & excel. I was always treated as part of the team, even if I wasn't the most open or friendliest person.
The knowledge I gained at iNET-Web helped me secure another job where I used my experience to help save my employer thousands by cutting an SEO service they were using that was spam. I was able to boost my employer's audience tremendously & am grateful for the training I received at iNET-Web to be able to do so as well.
I have always & will continue to recommend iNET-Web to any company in Wisconsin looking for an agency that not only knows what they're doing, but pushes their teams to do it well. They take their clients' requests, budgets & website strategies very seriously. I was trained to work hard & produce my best for every account. iNET-Web is a legitimate & effective marketing agency.
iNET-Web receives some critical reviews online. Many are critical of the radio ads or management. After being a part of the team, I've reached the conclusion that these ads seem to be more opinion-based or personal attacks on the owner. I hear their radio ads all of the time & they are not all the same. Some do have more personality, but others are more mainstream. It all depends on what the client asks for. During my time with iNET-Web, I never saw anything that would make me question my employment with the agency. I only left because I needed a full time position & wanted one closer to home. (I lived south of Milwaukee.) If I lived in or near Waukesha, I would have pursued full time employment with iNET.
If you see a successful person and try to replicate their behaviors, you will love iNET. If you see a successful person and dwell on inequity: don’t apply. You’d just be leaving an angry Glassdoor review in 12-18 months. You can be the bitter NPC in someone else’s story or the hero in your own:
Working at iNET grants you the opportunity to collaborate directly with local business owners. Build your business savviness an dhelp improve the economy one business at a time.
Per our Glassdoor reviews, iNET allows team members to take the lead on client projects. Become a better leader through guiding your peers and improve your confidence in making businesses more money.
No need to worry about your micromanaging boss looking over your shoulder every day. The iNET workplace is full of fun, energetic and motivated workers like you that want to see each other succeed.
iNET works with hundreds of businesses, each bringing their own challenges. As part of the inET team, no two days are the same. You will continue to learn new skills as you go to accomplish our clients' goals.
Creative is an intangible. There aren’t many great creatives in radio. In branding there are less. In strategizing there are even less. Most companies have no BRAND. The products and services are amazing, the businesses are often brilliant. There is just nothing for consumers to grab and buckle themselves into. The web sites are also no influence in creating the brand, brand strategy, ad concept or ads.
iNET creative has dozens of mind traps and hooks. Duplicitous meanings and meanings left for the listener to decipher or wonder at. While these traps can get a listener stuck in a thought midstream over two, three, twenty exposures they force acceptance of the message and action. When they discover the hidden hooks listeners feel like insiders, part of the story and part of the brand.