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Door to Door Salesman Pitching Overpriced Advertising, Nothing More

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Former Employee - Client Services Representative in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Client Services Representative in Dallas, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Sales Training was a learning experience. Motivated trainers who believe in their products. Encouragement from managment and friendly co-workers.There is one catch. This is sales and you have to produce from DAY ONE out of training.

Cons

There are many: Micromangement, Long hours and far travel within so-called territories. I drove 2 hours a day just to and from my territory. Company trying to reinvent itself as an internet company and rolling out new products weekly out of product launch meetings and being expected to cold call door to door THAT DAY, regardless if you if "actually" had a new prospect meet and greet presentation. The accounts I had that were either deliquent and was expected to not only be a sales rep but a collections agent on top of that, meaning I was expected to renew and upsell an account regardless of past history. Most of the leads or revenues I called on, I was either hung up on or was insulted because previous rep was unethical and sold products the client did not benefit from. Regional Sales Directors who flew in to train staff and "Launch new products" were nothing more than cheap used car salesman that would pitch any product to anyone and smile while they were doing it. I could go on, but if you have morals and ethics: The cram it down their throat, breath down their necks to make a sale is not for you. We all learn from experience and I am glad I learned very quickly door to door sales is not for me. Company is bankrupt and will be out of business shortly. If your wise I would stay away and look for a sales opportunity that has potential.

Advice to Management

The print pages are a dying breed in urban markets and still productive in rural markets. Your internet products are overpriced, cheaply designed and cannot compete with already established competitors offering superior products for cheaper. I would reccommend for the good managment and employees to get out before your days are numbered and the company goes under which will be soon.

Other Employee Reviews for hibu

  1. Helpful (2)

    Enjoyed my career at yellowbook now hibu.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top performers were always rewarded. The harder you work and the more initiative you show the further you will go.

    Cons

    Difficult time for the print side of the industry, businesses found it hard to think of us as a full service agency with a full spectrum of product offerings with the yellowbook name.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Amazing leadership, organizational, and travel opportunities.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Distribution Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Area Distribution Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard work allowed for advancement. Lots of travel. Good interaction between departments nationwide. Flexibility in work approach allowed as long as good results were achieved. The work was quite like running your own business which is excellent for developing both professional and personal skills.

    Cons

    Long time on the road can be a problem if you have a desire to stay at home. Industry is a bit tumultuous right now and is facing some changes.


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