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hibu Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
569 Reviews

2.8
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hibu CEO David Eckert
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ability to work from home and flexible scheduling (in 12 reviews)

  • Plenty of vacation time and bonuses for sales related positions, good benefits including a free (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Equating process with quality; no focus on customer needs or customer service (in 29 reviews)

  • Managers under pressure to make sure new products succeed (in 28 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Transforming business with exceptional employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA

    Pros

    Management & Staff passionate about delivering a high quality product

    Cons

    Company is struggling to create an identity for itself with the decline in print advertising.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work from home and coworkers

    Cons

    Micromanaged and what have you done for me lately mentality. They change products, procedures, quotas and job descriptions so rapidly and r
    frequently, it will make your head spin.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked Magazine Department

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Centralized Publication Manager  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Centralized Publication Manager in King of Prussia, PA

    Pros

    The compensation was not bad. The benefits were good.

    Cons

    Work was not delegated fairly. The magazine department was mismanaged. Long hours were required. There was little work/life balance and little respect for the amount of work required in short intervals. Management set unrealistic goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The magazine project might have been successful if it was given more time before it was discontinued. It was expanded too quickly and should have been kept centralized instead of going to the field. Work was not distributed fairly. Some people, mainly in the field, had little work to do while others were given challenges and overworked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run, don't walk!!!! - hibu is a sinking ship.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, great friends, flexible hours.

    Cons

    hibu is on it's last leg, close to bankruptcy. The lenders are pretty much running the show nowadays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Got nothing - senior management doesn't have a clue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    good company, going broke

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in New York, NY

    Pros

    good money, great product, freedom

    Cons

    quotas make no sense, company is bankrupt

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

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are friendly and very helpful. Casual atmosphere.

    Cons

    There's not much of a ladder to climb.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ask someone to do something that you wouldn't do yourself.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some Good, Some Bad. Overall just average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA

    Pros

    The company has an great work life balance: flexible work hours, frequent opportunities to work from home, minimal travel. The benefits and salary are very competitive, including bonuses. The company has a Philanthropic mindset and tries to hold regular events to keep up morale.
    Company has been working hard to make the post-yellowbook business model work. They have worked themselves out of the financial and debt problems and are trying to grow their new digital business. Engineering department has the ability to make technical decisions with few restrictions.

    Cons

    Some parts of organization are overly bloated and processes can be burdensome at times. Little opportunity for career advancement. Leadership team does not seem execute very well or have good vision for future product/business growth. Overall company morale is somewhat low due to the consistent downsizing of the old yellowbook business. Ineffective use of offshore resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Still YellowBok with a digital twist

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Account Specialist  in  Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Digital Account Specialist in Athens, GA

    Pros

    good base salary and decent commission. Good training

    Cons

    Too many middle managers and new management at the top that doesn't understand sales organizations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Laying off your business development people is not a good thing. Consider reducing the middle manager count and using SalesForce to keep the field accountable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 9 people found this helpful  

    OMG!!... Why am I still here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Houston, TX

    Pros

    -Ipads Airs for salespeople
    -Work from home
    -Work around your home territory.
    -Free flight to Philly for 2 weeks
    -Most of the sales team has tenure( over 4 years average)
    -Lots of support maybe too much

    Cons

    -Bankruptcy
    -Limited to 4 products to sell and only 1 is a major focus which is our worst product.
    - Manager shares too much info about personal life
    -None of my sales are happy with their service, Seriously no one. The only reason they haven't cancelled is because of recurring payments.
    -If sales has their own support hotline something must be wrong. Yet even with that nothing gets accomplished.in a timely manner
    -I feel like I've been lied too about how great this job will be and I see all my training class is gone. Even the trainer is gone. and I wonder why am I still here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are managers for managers managers. What are you managing when people aren't getting sales. These guys have it good. No calling to fix customers issues, no cold calling to find leads or organizations we can join. They just sit around sending Group me messages twiddling their thumbs. This place is a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Needs competent management

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

    Pros

    The products being sold are up to date, current.

    Cons

    The main difficulty was with on scatter brained district sales manager. She was terribly disorganized, and wasted a good deal of the sales reps' time on meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train and monitor your management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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