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hibu Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
581 Reviews

2.8
581 Reviews
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hibu CEO David Eckert
David Eckert
95 Ratings

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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stressful

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at hibu full-time for more than a year

    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.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Business Development Rep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at hibu full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    heath insurance after 30 days, 3 weeks paid training, really good suit of products

    Cons

    High Turnover nationwide, if you don't meet your quota, u r out, and some cases if u have several months in the company they will give you a warning of 2 to 4 weeks, and your salary is going to be reduce until you meet your monthly goal again, commissions are not great compared with their competitor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 5 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

    I worked at hibu full-time for more than 10 years

    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
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  5.  

    Super Progressive Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  West Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Account Manager in West Fargo, ND

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

    Pros

    We have a product for almost any business to succeed in growing their sales. Customer service is excellent and our sales force is top notch. Hibu keeps up with the latest trends, products and is always looking to improve our customer experience. If you work hard and smart and learn the products you will make a lot of money and help a lot of customers grow their sales.

    Cons

    Travel is part of a lot of area sales reps

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont try to micromanage everything

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    on the right track

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

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

    Pros

    while the former global leadership was less than impressive, the current leaders know exactly what needs to be done and is on the right track to make it happen. Great coworkers with commitment to helping each other and the community.

    Cons

    during this change to a digital company, still challenges but getting better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay focused, keep everyone informed and we'll make this happen together.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Transforming business with exceptional employees

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    • 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

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

    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
  8. 2 people 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

    I worked at hibu full-time for more than a year

    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
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Still YellowBok with a digital twist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Account Specialist  in  Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Digital Account Specialist in Athens, GA

    I worked at hibu full-time for more than 3 years

    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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company in disarray

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at hibu

    Pros

    Decent base pay, benefits @ 401k
    Some digital programs work well for businesses that need regional, not local, search

    Cons

    Digital products are expensive and not well supported
    Most small and medium businesses don't need expensive solution
    Sales quotas impossible
    No time to develop the sale and build the relationship with the customer- new sales are the only priority.
    Website factory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carefully analyze your value proposition across all market segments. Most of the website services you're charging for can be done for free or at a fraction of the price of your product. Remember value is relative to the competition in the marketplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    be afraid`shady company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Representative/Media Consultant  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Account Representative/Media Consultant in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at hibu full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    "Good if you are building experience in sales, but be weary otherwise. Company is struggling to survive. Bad pay, must drive your own vehicles into the ground and lots of pressure stress and unreachable goals. Some resort to scamming customers to keep employed which leaves a bad taste in the mouth of the general public.

    Cons

    "Good if you are building experience in sales, but be weary otherwise. Company is struggling to survive. Bad pay, must drive your own vehicles into the ground and lots of pressure stress and unreachable goals. Some resort to scamming customers to keep employed which leaves a bad taste in the mouth of the general public.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest and sell better things or just go bankrupt .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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