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Hutton Communications Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
8 Reviews
2.2
8 Reviews
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    MADMEN

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hutton Communications

    Pros

    There is a growing group of people who genuinely care about the company, and doing the right thing.

    Cons

    There is a select group of upper management that protect each other by down playing or overlooking some ridiculous actions from their peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a large focus on business etiquette. While internally this is important, the external perception of the company is in need of repair.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    24 YEARS IN DISTRIBUTION

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Hutton Communications full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    When I discuss Hutton's future in distribution with the top people in the industry, the carriers, the top vendors and manufacturers, they all agree that Hutton has the basic infastructure to be a dynamic force. All of them seem to be perplexed at the incompetence and waste of talent and time. It is truly sad to watch such good, hard working people being churned into compost.

    Cons

    Hutton changed management in 1998 or 1999, and when Bill Mueller left, the company was at the top of it's game. I had been with the company for 8 years at that time, but after a taste of their new management, I left within a month. The new management put a software system in place, that does not function, slowing sales and opperations down to a train wreck. I returned in 2010, and the company is now termanally cancerous. Beyond comprehension.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ADVISE TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS....Your company is hemoraging. COMMSCOPE / ANDREW are now gone. Commscope felt TERRIBLE they had to terminate your contract. I tried at EVERY level to bring some common sense to management, but Johnny Walker conned you all, and it was really heartbreaking to those of us that VALUED our many years, and made us look like fools to our valued customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Overworked, under compensated

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work environment, pop machine, lesser employees

    Cons

    Management does not care unless you are in the sales department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Some Nice People, One Bad Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hutton Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Once you can make it to full time, the benefits are decent. The insurance is expensive for families. There is 401(k) and EAP's for full time work. Pay is decent; one can live off it, if frugal. There are a few genuinely nice people despite many wolves in sheep's clothing.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance. Pay isn't that great. Higher-ups don't care about employees as people but will work and drive them into the ground and let them go without a second thought. It's expected for your job to be your life. No raises or incentives to work harder. Just rewarded with more work if do well. Back-stabbing, insincere people. A lot of gossip and high school social levels. People just there to survive. Hardly anyone cares about the work itself, just how to get by. Negativity and complacency abound. People are kept as temps for too long and too quickly let go. It's a resource-poor company that barely gets by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better. Take the time to understand that people are people and treat them as such. Be more upfront regarding reality and expectations. Give people raises and bonuses when they do well; don't keep them at the same pay rate for years and years. Value people and they will gladly work harder and better for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Accounting

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hutton Communications as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    it has a good future

    Cons

    too much of a Click attitude instead of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    check why there is a great turnover rate in the Collections Dept.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Customer Service Representative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Carrollton, TX

    I worked at Hutton Communications full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at Hutton. This was a totally new career path for me and I had much to learn. Most of the more seasoned staff were very willing to help the new people as they learned the product line. Hutton sold a wide array of items from many different manufacturers. Almost weekly we received factory training on various items sold by the company.

    Cons

    As a customer service rep we took telephone calls from people wishing to buy products sold by the company. Because of the customer contact I felt this was a very important position. However, there were some people there who looked down on us considering us the lowest rung on the company ladder so to speak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mid to upper management realized the importance of the CSR’s. They need to find a way to make sure everyone understands the role CSR’s play in the business dynamic.

  8.  

    Unrealized Potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Withheld in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Withheld in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Hutton Communications full-time

    Pros

    Nationwide footprint.
    Distributes for nearly all of the major wireless manufacturers.
    Work/life are well balanced.

    Cons

    Account Managers will have territories and/or segments that will overlap.
    Most Inside Sales Reps are unfamiliar with the industry, and it's technology and equipment.
    Sans commission, base salary is low.
    Employee's health insurance costs are exorbitant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acquire executive managers that have an actual and solid background in the wireless industry, and not just in sales.

  9.  

    Can't get out of its own way

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Hutton Communications full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great industry, good opportunity for a go getter

    Cons

    Saw too many talented people let go because they wanted to bring in new talent from other similar companies that proved out to be flops. . Seems like they are always looking to fix things that are not broken and ignoring the things that are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New is not necessarily better

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