Pros: great incentives, good benefits, lots of challenging work
Cons: tendency towards favoritism, few opportunities for advancement
On the whole, I liked working at IIR. I got great marketing experience, and the profit-sharing program certainly boosted motivation. However, after one year I was let go for "performance issues" that were never clearly explained to me. Also, there seemed to be some inconsistency about expectations. For instance, one person might be chastised for missing a deadline by a day, where a "superstar" could be six weeks late with no reprimand. Similarly, one employee's weaknesses were overlooked because of financial results, where another profitable worker might be transferred because of "poor synergy." Overall, though, I'm glad I had the opportunity to work there, and I wish I could have stayed. That said, though, I didn't see a path to advancement, and I wonder if I would have wanted more in a year or two.