Hebert Research

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Hebert Research Reviews in Seattle, WA

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
22 Reviews
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    The good news is that it can't get any worse

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Hebert Research full-time

    Pros

    I don't do anything here. It seems like the less I try, the more the owner likes me

    Cons

    I haven't found another job yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire. You had your hayday.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Ask the turnover rate before you start.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ra in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Ra in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Hebert Research full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location, and the fact that you have income as opposed to not having any.

    Cons

    Everything else. I worked for this company for way too long. The first question I ask now in interviews is what is your turnover rate. The turnover rate here is like 95%. That is pretty impressive even in a down economy. Most people would rather go hungry then work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't need to give them advice. They will not be in business much longer the owner is being charged with attacking a boy with an axe. He was crazy when I worked there and crazy usually just gets worse over time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Hebert Research Response

    Oct 8, 2014Social Media

    Hebert Research welcomes both positive and critical comments. These are addressed on a timely basis, and solutions developed. The company serves some of the finest organizations in the world ... More

  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Hebert Research full-time

    Pros

    You can bring your dog to work. New grads may learn some skills, including navigating a stressful work environment, which is a very useful skill.

    Cons

    It really begins and ends with the owners-managers of the company. Micromanagement is an understatement, every move has to be approved by the owner, literally (who you talk to has to logged in, you clock in/out, there are outside cameras watching every move). Deceptive business practices prevail. The owner's ego is unbelievable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more professional environment would solve many of the financial and respectability problems the firm has. The business model does not work for a professional organization, it's a top down factory structure: open discussion, sharing ideas, supporting innovation, basically anything that may lead to an opinion or perspective that differs from the owners is prohibited. Therefosurprising

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Hebert Research Response

    Oct 8, 2014Social Media

    Hebert Research welcomes both positive and critical comments. These are addressed on a timely basis, and solutions developed.

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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Ego will cause the demise of this company

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Hebert Research full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Really good co-workers, those that don't have the same last name as the company. Under some stroke of profound luck and masterful conniving, some really respected companies actually use this company to conduct research. Access to these companies and completing their projects (actually doing everything from beginning to end with little to no guidance) is probably the only benefit.

    Cons

    Where to begin... well it starts and ends with the upper management. Egos are too big, and it's their downfall. The type of people that think they know everything, but really know very little. Research Analysts do 98% of the work on each project under constantly changing guidelines and time frames - mainly created by the poor project management skills of upper management. Objectives change during the project to achieve the goals and curiosities of upper management, not the goals and objectives of the client. Job bids are undercut in an attempt to get work - cheaper work product that comes at the expense of the employees' low pay, not that of management. Probably also the reason why the company's experiencing financial trouble.

    Lots of unethical behavior from management. Upper management have no problem slamming employees behind their backs. Also go out of the way to lie about and slander former employees after they resigned in a professional manner.

    If you want to experience the world's worst communication skills, work here. You can't meet with the management unless you have an appointment - that's a great way to run a business, tuck yourself into an office and don't meet with the people running "your" projects. If the management does communicate, it's usually in some unintelligible note or vague email stating "What's the status!?", even though they get daily reports with status updates everyday! Absolutely the worst project and time management skills in the world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management won't take the advice I write. Ego and narcissism have really driven this company into the ground. Poor management really kills employee morale. Turnover is extremely high because of the poor working conditions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Hebert Research Response

    Oct 8, 2014Social Media

    Hebert Research has regularly conducted research with clients on completed projects, and has received exceptional ratings on quality and value. Hebert Research welcomes both positive and critical ... More

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Decent place to learn basic market research skills

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Hebert Research full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    * You learn how to write questionnaires, analyze data, write reports, and deliver presentations
    * Co-workers are all sympathetic to each other and generally supportive
    * Research Directors understand the constraints imposed on the Analysts by

    Cons

    * The owner is inconsistent in his expectations. There is no consistency is the quality of work expected from the employees or the management of the employees.
    * Micro management of all work product, leading to work being rushed, quality being diminished, and clients being dissatisfied. The owner insists on reviewing everything that goes out the door, but is frequently unavailable, and when he does offer feedback, it is inconsistent and vague.
    * Performance reviews have little relationship to actual work quality. They seem to be based on the owner's opinion of the employee at the time of the review process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None that would be received.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Hebert Research Response

    Oct 8, 2014Social Media

    Hebert Research welcomes both positive and critical comments. These are addressed on a timely basis, and solutions developed.

  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Dunder Mifflin

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Hebert Research

    Pros

    You can develop resume fodder.

    Cons

    Except the meager paycheck, everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell soon before all of your brand equity is squandered.

    Doesn't Recommend

    Hebert Research Response

    Oct 8, 2014Social Media

    Hebert Research welcomes both positive and critical comments.

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