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Easy to get marginalized there

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Current Employee - Support Department in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Support Department in Arlington, VA

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

Pros

The people here are great one of the only big highlights of working here

Cons

1) Low ball salaries. The HQ is based in Cincinnati but have offices in much more expensive areas- Arlington, VA and Oakland, CA. They base the salaries off of the Cincy market.
2) Limited growth opportunities even though the company claims to be growing.
3) They solicit feedback from their employees but when it is something Management doesn't agree with they label people as difficult and any limited growth ops are even fewer.
4) Internal hiring is shady at times. Will post jobs on their intranet and the same day be at the interviewing stage. Most hiring managers don't extend the courtesy of keeping internal applicants up to date on where they are in the process.
5) Tend to favor women and minorities in their hiring practices.
6) Value sales and management above everyone else.
7) Can be very clique-y depending on your department.
8) Very youth oriented 20-30 year olds are the norm here.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Way too many mandatory company meetings that don't pertain to most peoples work.
As the old adage goes "Too many chiefs not enough Indians"
Too focused on reorgs and acquiring new companies
Many people believe management is out of touch with the regular worker
I suggest management reviews themselves more critically as there are some individuals who need to move on.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Time off, Fun - Work Hard, Play Hard Organization. Decent Salary. Good Products and services that work for their clients.

    Cons

    Sales Goal increases are to aggressive. Lack of advancement plan or road map for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help employees advance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Unethical management

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    Current Employee - Sales Training Coordinator in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Training Coordinator in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Education industry which needs a change

    Cons

    Totally unethical management
    Whimsical behavior
    Race/Ethnicity/Color Discrimination.
    I heard that Engineering team has red neck leaders who tactfully surround people of particular color.
    Unhealthy environment to be productive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't have a sustainable work force if you blindly believe managers. If you need efficiency and want to stay competitive in the market, encourage openness and diversity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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