Exciting news: HelloWorld has been acquired by Merkle! By joining forces, we have created a true industry leader in people-based marketing solutions. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ2Ir
HelloWorld: New Loyalty Report Reveals 75% of Consumers Want To Be Rewarded Beyond Purchase http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ2ae
HelloWorld creates brand-consumer interactions through promotions to spark consumer interest, loyalty programs to retain and reward consumers, and messaging to continue the conversation. HelloWorld's technology is behind hyper local, national and global campaigns for clients such as Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, and Starbucks. See some examples of our work here.
Founded in 1999, HelloWorld is one of the largest independent digital solution providers, with offices in Detroit, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle.
For more information, come see us at helloworld.com.
We revolutionized the marketing industry when we brought promotions online in 1999. Using digital technology, we make it easier to get to know consumers, engage them in brand initiatives, and create an active relationship.
Promotions are still the keystone of our business and serve as the foundation to everything we do. Now, with the synergy of promotions, loyalty, and messaging, your brand can seamlessly interact with consumers across channels – with one partner. Our highly-customized solutions are tailored specifically to your brand.
Learn more about how we approach each client's business challenge:
At HelloWorld, Inc. we recognize our ultimate success depends on our talented and dedicated workforce. We understand the contribution each team member makes toward our success, so it is our goal to provide a comprehensive program of competitive benefits to attract and retain the best team members available. We strive to support the needs of our team members and their dependents by providing a benefit package that is easy to understand, easy to access, and affordable for all.
HelloWorld Benefits:Medical & Rx
Additional Perks:On-site cafes, restaurants, and Starbucks beverages
When asked how we'd describe our culture, it's funny to see how many things revolve around food. From potluck lunches, team breakfasts, and happy hours, to Twinkie, slider, and hot dog eating contests, there's no shortage of gastronomy around here.
Luckily, we're also a high energy environment, so you should have no trouble burning off extra calories with our wellness program, softball/hockey/soccer teams, volunteer opportunities, and so much more.
Why do people love working here? We're a pretty flexible, casual place. We believe that our open collaborative environment benefits the team, and keeps the lines of communication open. We have an in-house rock band that has competed three times in Fortune magazine's Battle of the Corporate Bands in Nashville, Boston and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
Parties? Oh yeah – pretty epic. Our HelloWEEN party usually finds every team member bringing their A-game to the costume contest. Our annual Golden Globe awards recognize the highest contributors in the entire organization (by popular vote) and a quarterly award goes to the team's Everyday Hero.
Plus, we love to support the community. Each team member gets an extra ½ day of Paid Time Off (PTO) to use toward volunteering in the community. We have participated in Challenge Detroit, and have offered a technology scholarship to up and coming graduates.
Plus, you can enjoy an extra half day in June, July and August to kick back with a coldie.
Ready to join us? Browse open positions now -- and let's get talking.
I worked at HelloWorld full-time (More than a year)
HelloWorld was an amazing place to work. It was my first proper engineering job, and it was an incredible experience.
A developer's first program in any language typically prints HelloWorld, and I honestly can't think of a better place to have started my engineering career proper, than here.
Onboarding was smooth, within a month I felt like I had known everyone on the team for a bit. The work was fun, and challenging, and the open floor plan made everyone appear very approachable. The best part is people were actually very approachable, and I still maintain contact with quite a few of them.
I especially liked the communication between my manager and our team as it helped set expectations for software delivery. Sure we had some crunch deadlines, but it was nothing we didn't discuss as a team and agree too.
This open and transparent communication made it easy to ramp up and contribute quickly. When I think back on it, I gained responsibility with time, but it never once felt undue or burdensome; it all happened rather naturally.
By far the biggest pro, the people and culture. Honestly. Everyone was just really cool. Being a marketing company, I happened to like to go by the creative team quite a bit as it's really nice to see the stuff they make. As a plus, they happen to really like talking about their work and it makes for a great listen IMO.
There's also a pretty nice game room to unwind in if you need a breather, and jigsaw puzzles if you want them.
None for me, but it did feel like developers lived in a different world than producers at times with regards to pressure and needing to deliver. I'd chalk it up to my manager being able to set and communicate reasonable expectations and delivery dates however.
Advice to Management
Don't change the culture, by far the biggest thing I miss. Just great, great people.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at HelloWorld in February 2016.
Phone interview, 2nd interview with team leads, 3rd and final interview with directors. Very laid back and casual. They give you a tour of the office on the 2nd interview before they sit you down with the team leads.