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Updated February 17, 2015
Updated February 17, 2015
126 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Office empty by 5 and had flexibility to work from home as often as I wanted (in 21 reviews)

  • The work-life balance was definitely one of the few perks (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Production problems require reps to spend too much time resolving customer service issues (in 32 reviews)

  • Managers under pressure to make sure new products succeed (in 27 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Concentrate On Servicing The Client

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at hibu full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great bonus programs. Worked with a lot of good people. Hit your quotas and you will have a lot of freedom. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Times have changed. Revenues generated by print are diminishing rapidly. Revenues from digital are harder to obtain due to increased competition. Back end support for digital is lacking especially website servicing.

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Employees were great and Managers showed favoritism

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Coordinator in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Coordinator in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at hibu

    Pros

    Coworkers incentives and company events

    Cons

    Ineffective management. Managers lying about credentials

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thoroughly check the references of those hired for management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    overall good experience working as an Account Executive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at hibu

    Pros

    I liked the autonomy and having each day different. You get to meet lots of people some are nice and open to hearing what you have to offer others are rude. Lots of rejection but that's sales and you just need to move on to the next door. If you are not motivated and are hurt by rejection this is not a job for you. You can make good money if you are a good at connecting with people and follow up.

    Cons

    You are constantly compared to others in your office. So if your co-workers are not doing as well then it makes you look good. Lots of turnover in this job as many people just want to get paid to sit at a desk and wait for the phone to ring. If you are not selling and closing new business on a regular basis then they will show you the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the management was inspiring and others were not. Spend more time assisting new hires to get prepared and encourage more communal goals where everyone wins.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    I enjoyed my time with hibu very much!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at hibu full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You were given the freedom to create your own schedule and work virtually from your home with Little to no micromanaging.

    Cons

    The only obstacle that continued to present itself was the lack of owning quarterly objectives for new products. Quota would be met by a rep however if the product was a fail and discontinued the rep wasn't able to count those sales toward the quarter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at hibu full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance, Freedom to pursue your own business, Good Pay

    Cons

    Moving up in the company can be difficult given their current state. This however could change

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    True selling career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at hibu full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are terrific. I've worked with different types of companies and I'm surprised each time I get to work with different Sales Managers. They care, they are sharp and they want you to succeed and they help you to do this. My office talks about aptitude and attitude. They will coach all day long if your aptitude isn't quite there but you need to bring the good attitude.

    Cons

    The product focused has been challenging but it's recently been focused to some core products. We went from 20+ products to focusing on only 7. The original company values were spot on but since ownership has changed hands, we don't have a clear company message and this challenges motivation at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the enthusiasm and work on a cohesive message that we promote like the old days. Let's bring back the old core values or build some revamped/new ones to continue providing the user/customer driven message.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people, growth potential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - National Account Executive in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - National Account Executive in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at hibu full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing Co-workers, room for advancement, great benefits

    Cons

    Non-centralized leadership making decisions for the US division

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the US division to make decisions for themselves

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    One of the worst jobs I've ever had.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Website Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Website Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at hibu full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours & overtime, on-site cafeteria, landscaping

    Cons

    Company is failing, you can get the product free online, the communication is so poor that one hand has no idea what the other is doing, 30 minute lunches, ever changing goal posts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it figured out, lots of good people depend on you for their bread and butter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrific Sales Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Consultant in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Media Consultant in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at hibu full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity for healthy income, Great training, Terrific Co-workers

    Cons

    This position is not for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Well taken care of

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER

    I have been working at hibu full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you perform well at hibu, there is a lot of opportunity for promotions. Just be sure to mention to your manager what direction you want to go in with the company.

    Cons

    The restructure of the rolls has been a bit rough, but we are definitely making positive headway!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the high bonuses for new business contests.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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