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Cincinnati, OH
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
We help educators, administrators, students, and families maximize success through every stage of the learning lifecycle. Our personalized learning, academic planning, post-secondary enrollment, and student support solutions serve millions of students across more than ... Read more

Mission: Education advances everyone and everything, creating a continuous cycle of opportunity. We play a key role in helping students plan, engage, and succeed as they advance through the learning lifecycle. We are committed to consistently introducing innovative advances that improve ... Read more

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Hobsons Chief Executive Officer Craig Heldman
Craig Heldman
90 Ratings
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    "Not a bad place to work - and better than it has been in the last few years."

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    I have been working at Hobsons full-time (More than 3 years)


    The office environment was on a downhill slide for a few years, but has been improving since mid-2016.

    Friendly Co-workers as long as you yourself are even slightly friendly

    If socializing with your co-workers is your thing, then you're in luck! But if you prefer not to, then that is not a problem, either.

    Some teams have regular opportunities for advancement


    Product suite is good, not great.

    Some poor business direction decisions have led the higher education division to change its focus, and as a result, the entire group was re-org'd a few times. Things seem to be settling down now, however.

    The re-orgs do get a little old. Some teams have a lot of stability, others less so.

    Some teams have little opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    It likely doesn't need to be said at this point, but please keep the company on a steady course as it relates to the products.

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    Senior PHP Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Hobsons (Arlington, VA) in January 2017.


    There were two phone interviews (one phone screen with recruiter, and another with the hiring manager), coding challenge, then a face to face interview. I never made it to the face to face interview because I didn't meet their standards with the coding challenge. The recruiter and the hiring manager were very friendly, and didn't ask many technical questions.

    Interview Questions

    • The coding challenge asked me to calculate students percentile rank using a group of data. It required me to provide testing, scalability, reusability, etc. with PHP.   1 Answer
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Hobsons Awards & Accolades

  • Sharkie Award (Presentation Excellence), Brainshark, Inc., 2014
  • Global DMGT Hackathon, DMGT, 2014
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