Hobsons

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Great Place

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Hobsons

Pros

Great people working there, good environment, good pay

Cons

Need more room for advancement, can feel less superior to others because they will bash you if you don't know how to do something, not very organized, too much is expected

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't poke fun out someone if they don't know something, get more organized

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decision makers need not apply

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

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

    Pros

    Hobsons is a really nice place. Beer cart to raise money for education charities on Fridays, great sales meetings with open bar in the evenings, and and an "open door" policy, making it easy to interact with executives. Especially in Cincinnati, the leaders seem to truly enjoy hanging out with employees socially. In fact, that seems to be a requirement for anyone who wants to advance.

    Cons

    Hobsons reminds me of a movie set. People play the part, going to meetings all day, responding to tons of emails, and running around like good little children. But, it doesn't seem like anyone has any business sense. I thought collaboration was all about gathering feedback from experts and using it to craft an answer that is of higher quality. At Hobsons, it means everyone gets to be part of every conversation. The number of people there who have VP titles is hilarious, given that most of them would be lucky to be senior manager at a publicly traded company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take note that the leadership in Cincinnati, with a few exceptions, pales in comparison to the expertise and experience that the Arlington team brings. Also, perhaps your retention policy at all levels should focus on competence, not tenure or personal relationships.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobsons full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible work schedule, dress code, and remote working options. Nice employees over-all, some very talented.

    Cons

    Cliquish, fraternity/sorority atmosphere. Most hiring is done by contracting first, and they are not treated as equals on some teams, budget issues and most importantly a very poor technical environment with no real process that works for everyone, making it very difficult at times to succeed, should be noted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really don't have any at this time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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