hibu Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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hibu CEO David Eckert
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Pros
  • 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. Helpful (1)

    Media Consultant

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    Former Employee - Media Consultant in Hurst, TX
    Former Employee - Media Consultant in Hurst, TX

    I worked at hibu full-time

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

    Pros

    Highly commission based with opportunities to make considerable income with dedication and effort. Competitions with bonuses provide extra incentive to improve performance. Good training program and plenty of tools to use to support sales.

    Cons

    Was not certain of the efficacy of certain advertising products as well as the validity of some of the support material. A lot of emphasis on getting new customers.

  2. Helpful (1)

    SOS - DS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at hibu

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

    Pros

    Nice campus and decent benefits

    Cons

    Poor communication throughout company and frequent re-structuring

  3. Helpful (1)

    AM

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Customer Satisfaction creative results referrals Attention

    Cons

    Need to grow
    More Focus
    Nothing else

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Account Executive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at hibu full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great structure and training. Also good benefits and salary.

    Cons

    Utility companies saturate the market leaving no room for hibu

    Advice to Management

    keep up with the times

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good overall

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL

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

    Pros

    Nice amount of freedom working outside sales
    Great commission structure and benefits
    Great team atmosphere for meetings, end of quarters and around holidays

    Cons

    Upper management sold something completely different in "their day"
    Some teams may have too many meetings
    Managers only wanting to go on sales calls and not helpful with soliciting days

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved in the overall process of learning for new sales people. Every team operates differently and it should have system across the board for new sales people.

  7. Helpful (1)

    I enjoyed my time there, but top level execs are obviously a mess

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at hibu

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

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, company-sponsored events/initiatives, promotes from within

    Cons

    Company was struggling while I was there. Massive layoffs ensued

    Advice to Management

    Don't start a project if you plan on overthrowing executives and shutting everything down 2 years later

  8. Helpful (1)

    Fun, Work from Home, Easy, Decent Pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Media Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at hibu

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

    Pros

    Fun, Work from Home, Easy, Decent Pay

    Cons

    Poor leadership, Treat Employees Poorly

    Advice to Management

    If someone gives 10+ years to your company - give them a break and don't hold them to the same standards of someone who has been there 1 month.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Unreliable without Vision

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at hibu full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people and good compensation if you are a squeaky wheel.

    Cons

    Leadership changers too often. No long-term vision. Limited growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and establish a long-term vision and strategies.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Regional Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Baltimore, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Sales Reps were able to manage their own schedule if achieving their objectives. Good money and there is a direct relationship to how hard you work and how much you make. Great people that want to find success together. Mid-level Management cares about their people and customers. Has been sliding for past few years and headed down.

    Cons

    Products have been marginal. At one time Hibu had great digital products that worked for their customers. More recently, the back office has been struggling to fulfill product features and therefore poor results

    Advice to Management

    Get the back office straight. You know this of course but have not been able to fix.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Challenging Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, Competitive Pay, Great Training. Our digital products (websites, search engine marketing and online display) have come a long way at a great price point.

    Cons

    In a major transition necessary to meet financial obligations. Loss of great management and replacement of U.S.-based colleagues/customer service to offshore employees. Difficult to solve issues promptly by on-shore veterans.

    Advice to Management

    Increased support and morale boosting efforts. Greater ability to directly communicate with knowledgeable, experienced colleagues that can solve problems promptly.

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