Mission: Hibu helps communities thrive by facilitating millions of connections each year between consumers who want to find products and services locally and the merchants who provide them.
I worked at hibu full-time (More than a year)
Great management my manager would help me close and was very kind and helpful.
Products don't live up to what is promised.
Advice to Management
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at hibu (Cedar Rapids, IA) in June 2018.
I first briefly interviewed over the phone for roughly 20-30 minutes, and during the "any questions about the company" portion towards the end of the interview, I was cut short and instead scheduled for an in-person interview later that week.
I was told that the in-person portion would start with a one-hour job shadow and a half-hour interview afterwards. When I arrived at the offices, I was told the shadow segment would be cut from an hour down to 15 minutes because of a scheduling oversight on their part. But I was actually called to the interview after not even 5 minutes of a shadow. Not exaggerating - I sat down with a salesperson at 12:58 and was called to the interview at 1:02. No real chance to ask questions or flesh out the job description.
As for the in-person interview, this recruiter struck me as a person very unhappy in his own role in the company. Part of a good interview involves convincing the interviewee that this is the place you'd want to work - but there was absolutely none of that. In so many words, my recruiter basically said he distrusts all of his clients, referring to them as "bad people" and "liars". Needless to say my interest in the company is now non-existent.
This negativity went on for about half an hour - I got the idea that he made up his mind about me before even going in to the interview. He even so much as said that I reminded him of another employee who ended up quitting, and that obviously rubbed him the wrong way. Essentially it was a snap judgment of me without even really trying to work with me during the interview process.
Next week I'll hear back whether or not I actually got a tangible offer from hibu, but I can tell you I won't take it if I have to deal with SUCH a negative and toxic atmosphere. Do yourself a favor and steer clear of the Cedar Rapids office.