Hitwise Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
7 Reviews
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    Great Work Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Hitwise full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hands down, this was the best place I worked. The team was energized, management was motivational and fair, and there was definitely an entrepreneur feeling to coming to work.

    Cons

    When the company was bought by Experian, the culture shifted to become more corporate and all of the core people left. Not sure how it is there now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees and stay nimble

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    pit stop

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    Former Employee - Business Development in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Hitwise

    Pros

    stimulating product but its no longer competitive enough.

    Cons

    no upward mobility or promotions with comp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get aggressive with your product, marketing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place for data geeks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Hitwise

    Pros

    It's a growing company, and the people are pretty smart. You get an amazing view of what's going on on the internet, which will allow you to spout out all kinds of interesting data tidbits at cocktail parties.

    Cons

    The pay was terrible and there was no way I could get what I was worth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I sort of felt like everyone who wasn't a VP was like chattel. A lot of people had great ideas on how to improve the product, but it seemed like product development was in its own ivory tower.

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    Awful Product- The Data is so inaccurate, businesses should not be making decisions with it!

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great first company- Good exposure to enterprise companies

    Cons

    Minimal Investment in the Product
    Below average Salary and Commission

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop selling this product- it goes against everything Experian stands for (Data Quality)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    badly managed. many left and dubious isp data even with hadoop.

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    Former Employee - Programmer in Cyberjaya (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Programmer in Cyberjaya (Malaysia)

    I worked at Hitwise full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance but was underpaid, work from home.
    nice office in cyberjaya.good biweekly meals.

    Cons

    pretentious middle management , badly managed and under appreciated employee. relying on fresh turnout as mention on the below. product isnt great and cant sell when google analytic is free with google owns the web. customer doesnt renew.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    most recent UI changes are meaningless if you cant present you data in a meaningful way. clearly show on the non renewal and lack of usage. product and project manager just just chicken whom talks over the phone.. no value for the dev and qa
    all the pro doesnt mean jack when all you do is exploitation of new blood. oh yeah. work from home is abused regularly as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Underpaid, under appreciated.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Hitwise full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great technical problems to solve using cutting edge technology. The people at the base level are very worth knowing.

    Cons

    Terrible pay. Totally clueless management and a completely impenetrable wall between management and employees. The turnover is incredibly high and everyone seemed to be miserable and resigned to their fate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try taking care of the people you have instead of giving up, waiting for them to leave and hiring new people instead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor quality management of product

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hitwise

    Pros

    Full of talented people. Aggressive sales.

    Cons

    Low bonus rate, and most work without any direction. Often decisions are made by HQ without clear cut communication to country level offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on product quality instead of sales!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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