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hibu Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
650 Reviews
2.8
650 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance, Freedom to pursue your own business, Good Pay

    Cons

    Moving up in the company can be difficult given their current state. This however could change

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    I enjoyed my time with hibu very much!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at hibu full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You were given the freedom to create your own schedule and work virtually from your home with Little to no micromanaging.

    Cons

    The only obstacle that continued to present itself was the lack of owning quarterly objectives for new products. Quota would be met by a rep however if the product was a fail and discontinued the rep wasn't able to count those sales toward the quarter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Team, too many company/job changes

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    Former Employee - Website Specialist in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Website Specialist in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    The team I worked with was great! I loved the people I worked with and my Team Leader was a great manager.

    Cons

    The time I was there, the company went through multiple changes and my job changed dramatically. I went from having a set list of clients, and would only work on their websites; to a more customer service position, where I was just taking phone calls all day, and only having a little bit of time to make changes to a website that would take longer than a couple minutes. Many other things changed throughout my position and the company itself that I did not like.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is in massive transition

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    Current Employee - Long Term Sales in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Long Term Sales in Washington, DC

    I have been working at hibu full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are many great people that still work for hibu. Products are “best in class” when sold properly. The ongoing transition requires employees to exhibit patience and strong sales fundamentals.

    Cons

    Compensation is way down. Production problems require reps to spend too much time resolving customer service issues. Senior management is in denial. They are keeping too many VP’s from the print days. These senior level managers are not able to change from a print mentality, even though they believe they have made the change. This is causing too many middle/local managers to leave. The company is going to end up with no talent to replace these people when they leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bottom up, not top down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outside Sales Rep Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at hibu

    Pros

    Base salary, Commission, Benefits, Bonus Opportunities. Hours are flexible.

    Cons

    Sales organization disguised as a digital marketing company. Over priced and sub par products make for a less than pleasant sales-rep/customer relationship after the sale. The website developers don't take pride in the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    "Good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at hibu full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at hibu for a number of years. Being in the position I was in, I learned how to navigate around a computer and learn different software. I also had the opportunity to meet a lot of people and build some lasting relationships over the years. The benefits were okay for a single mother.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. There wasn't a lot of it between myself and management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people, not like a number or the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at hibu

    Pros

    ok for a young buck

    Cons

    make sure changes are in place before letting people know after the fact

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Falling apart at the seems

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    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Rockford, IL

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

    Pros

    Great training efforts to help build product knowledge. Remote working and the ability to create your own schedule.

    Cons

    Poor communication and follow through, poor pricing structure for more rural communities isolating the reps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to gain sales experience...but that's it

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    Former Employee - Business Development Representative
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative

    I worked at hibu (more than an year)

    Pros

    There where only a few: flexibility and gas/phone allowance.

    Cons

    Low base salary, turn over, horrible reputation, fulfillment issues, yellowbook management trying to run a digital company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the scare tactics and start managing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large sales reductions and services moving overseas

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    Current Employee - Media Sales Representative in East Sumter, SC
    Current Employee - Media Sales Representative in East Sumter, SC

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

    Pros

    Decent at the digital services provided but the business owner or decision maker needs to be actively involved in defining and monitoring programs.

    Cons

    For US customers everything is being outsourced to Philippines and India. There is a very big gap in overseas personal understanding simple business terms. Website content and images can actually be comical.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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