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High pressure

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Former Employee - Media Consultant in Colorado Springs, CO
Former Employee - Media Consultant in Colorado Springs, CO

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

Pros

Adequate insurance benefits, good opportunity for someone who needs exposure to and/or enjoys cold calling business to business. Name recognition. One can make a moderate living, but, as in many of today's sales environments, very high pressure to perform with minimal support.

Cons

Requires high pressure sales approach, products overpriced and underperforming, requires considerable windshield time and 20% overnight travel. Minimal reward for performing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Products need to be closer to the cutting edge and more comprehensive.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Inefficiency and archaic hierarchy dominate new start-up division

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    Current Employee - Editor; Publication Manager
    Current Employee - Editor; Publication Manager

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

    Pros

    Autonomy if you do not work near one of hibu's corporate centers (King of Prussia, PA or Cedar Rapids, IA). Remote working, if that is your thing, is a plus for those who need flexibility.

    Cons

    Poor communication despite the obnoxious amount of "required" training they put you through. The management structure is such that it reminds me of a Ponzi scheme ... very tiered and the lower one is on the rung, the more heavy lifting is required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Achieve better parity in the chiefs-to-Indians ratio.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    The worst mistake of my life

    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Taught me what I don't want out of a job.

    Cons

    The training was very high-pressure and rigourous, yet taught me very little.

    Antiquated selling practices, (in-peron cold calling) and products (Print Yellow Book). Extremely difficult sale. Their online products, SEO, SEM are very costly and many other providers are offering the same service for much less money.

    The company held on to the print product for so long, now they're trying to play catch-up. It seems like they really don't know what do to. The stock price is worth notihing for a reason, and it's not a good one.

    I would definitely stay away from this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People don't use the book anymore, time to move on.

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