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Updated Jun 8, 2014

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3.0 3 reviews

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Kathy Baughman

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    HLB Communications - a great place to work, a great firm to hire

    Horizontal Structure Firm (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsSenior management is exceptional, hard-working and demand perfection, which makes you strive every day to be at your best and have a sense of pride for your work and the company's.

    ConsIf you do not have a strong attention to detail and cannot handle a fast-paced environment, this firm is not for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management has done an excellent job, especially in this tough economic environment. When many other firms are closing their doors, we are busy with new business leads and expanding our client base.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Only those comfortable with favoritism need apply

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmart people, complex projects, challenging

    ConsDemoralizing management, fostering infighting, secretive, plays favorites

    Advice to Senior ManagementSo much wasted time and talent. If you would just recognize the hard work and treat people with a modicum of respect....Renaming the company alone is not enough

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tough life for anyone outside the innermost circle

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsAt first, exposure to complex projects, in-depth strategic approaches, smart clients and challenging work. When things are going well, produces solid results and you can be proud of your work there. The flexibility to work from home a few days a week is a huge plus.

    ConsExtreme favoritism, clique-ish, like "mean girls" only older. Inside buddies get everything, everyone else is spied on by them and paid less, given less benefits, etc (you are not allowed to discuss, but truth wins out). If you are not among the anointed few, you are screwed, basically. Smart people but cannot manage others, have no clue about what inspires, and is great at killing morale. Should be great place to be, but extremely volatile personalities make it unpredictable and unnecessarily stressful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a clue about not being abusive, not lying, having integrity and treating everyone equally. If you give people responsibility for people and projects they have no authority or control over, you are designing a way for people to fail.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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