hibu Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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hibu CEO David Eckert
David Eckert
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Pros
  • Ability to work from home with a virtual office (in 21 reviews)

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

Cons
  • HORRIBLE CLIENT SUPPORT- customer service is a nightmare (in 32 reviews)

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

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  1. Moving in the right direction

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Digital Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at hibu full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have really enjoyed my role as a digital specialist sales person. Great people to work with. From my level to the executives. I work in the same building as the executivesun and they havery been good to us. I left the comany for about 3 month worried the reorganization my level me with out a job. I should have had more faith. Upper management told me there would always be a chair open to me. They held to their word and have been very warm to my return.

    Cons

    The reorganization was tough and upper management had some very hard decisions to make in order to stay in business. They did what had to be done or faaaar more people would have lost jobs

    Advice to Management

    If you feel you need to change a comp plan bring in your top performers and have a roundtable session with them to help develop a plan


  2. Helpful (2)

    Subject Matter Expert for many things

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at hibu full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some very great people to work with that truly care about what they do.

    Cons

    Upper Management is disengaged and clueless to what is actually going on in the company. They make you feel more like a number than a valued employee.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time and care when making decisions, and don't have blinders on when doing so. Think about the larger picture, not the red vs. black. The decision(s) you've made and continue to make have an effect on the entire company and its employees. Also realize, a strong, in-depth working knowledge of the company is very hard to replace quickly and a knee-jerk reaction to induce a temporary cash infusion is not the best measure to take for the longevity of the company.


  3. Great job right out of college.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at hibu full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home and all travel paid for.

    Cons

    No room for growth.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great Place to get good sales experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA

    I have been working at hibu full-time (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Autonomous position with flexibility to make your own schedule. Great managers, supportive customer service and co-workers are great. Ability to manage your territory as it was your own business.

    Cons

    Depending on your sales role, objectives may be unrealistic.Feel like the are constantly changing comp plans to keep you in a certain earning range. Some products are not great, so its hard to sell something you don't believe in. Not a lot of room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Try to create more roles for seasoned sales reps that are looking for career advancement.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Business Development Rep

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in League City, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in League City, TX

    I worked at hibu full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Work from home
    Managers are nice
    Good training

    Cons

    New ownership made changes that affected my salary
    Lower pay, higher quotas
    Corporate made mistakes that caused loss of clients


  7. Helpful (2)

    Yellowbook

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Centralized Publication Manager in Wyndmoor, PA
    Former Employee - Centralized Publication Manager in Wyndmoor, PA

    I worked at hibu full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At the time I was hired it was a fun place to work

    Cons

    Laid off over 2,000 people because they could not figure out how to stay afloat


  8. Helpful (2)

    Yellowbook/Hibu

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at hibu

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

    Pros

    Co-Workers were the best! Flexibility with schedule.

    Cons

    Radical change in upper management had a trickle down effect.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Review of hibu

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Content Writer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Web Content Writer in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at hibu

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Different shifts. Friendly coworkers and amenities.

    Cons

    The entire business is going down the drain. They have no connect between sales and production. Have changed positions and management often.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of upper management and put someone in who actually knows the business and digital trends.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Community Life Magazine

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at hibu

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I was very excited to take over a publication that had a specific distribution target area.
    The Print magazine was really taking off in the area and larger advertisers were coming on board.
    Great concept

    Cons

    The company decided to cease all publications without prior notice.
    That left new contracts in the limbo and commissions out the door.
    Bad choice to cancel all magazines.
    Created bad taste with publishers and customers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep affiliates and sales people in the loop.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Business Development Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - BDR in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - BDR in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at hibu full-time (More than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Virtual environment. Lots of freedom.

    Cons

    Lack of team environment. Sometimes you feel like you're on an island.
    Poor back office support. Customer service is awful.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the back office issues



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