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hibu Reviews in Irvine, CA

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  • Office empty by 5 and had flexibility to work from home as often as I wanted (in 21 reviews)

  • The work-life balance was definitely one of the few perks (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Production problems require reps to spend too much time resolving customer service issues (in 32 reviews)

  • Managers under pressure to make sure new products succeed (in 27 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    16 years employed and plan to retire here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at hibu full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Reward hard work and loyalty with excellent compensation.
    Management is expeienced and has mature leadership skills.
    Great sales people who have been with the company a long time.
    Company size allows for access to many resources.
    Company size also allows for transferability to other offices around the country.
    Job security for performers.

    Cons

    Sometimes a little slow out the gate with new products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open things up for the reps. Especially allow the hunters to be creative and have access to many
    different sales channels in addition to protected territories.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I think the office you work out of will either help you like the job, or HATE it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive/Media Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive/Media Consultant in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Great sales training. Possibility to make good money. Loved the job when I worked for Yellowbook in NY. Not much room for growth. Promotion based on favoritism, not performance.

    Cons

    If at Yellowbook in Irvine, CA...RUN!!!! Favoritism. Management picks who they want to succeed or fail and assigns accounts accordingly. Managers would give the best accounts to their friends or the reps who suck up to them. Outdated products, that NO one wants. Even the digital advertising is not the best out there- poor implementation of the product. The back end employees don't care if they're doing their job to make it work well and the sales people suffer with their clients. At least in my office, performance was fear based. You could do great and hit it out of the park one week with no recognition but if you're one sale short the next week, you're going to hear about it. The work is 24/7. You WILL be doing work at home, after hours and they don't pay overtime. Even though you can make decent money, it's really not what you SHOULD be paid to do all that you have to do as a salesperson. This is not a sales job where you just sell; you have to do EVERYTHING for every client yourself or nothing will get done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat reps with respect. Stop micromanaging, we're adults. If promotions were merit based there would probably be more respect for management.

    Doesn't Recommend

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