Hobbico - Not a bad place for J-O-B but not somewhere I'd try and make a career | Glassdoor
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"Not a bad place for J-O-B but not somewhere I'd try and make a career"

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Former Employee - Inbount Sales Representative in Champaign, IL
Former Employee - Inbount Sales Representative in Champaign, IL
Approves of CEO

Pros

Minimal interaction from management when doing everything correctly.
Great products to sell and good technical support from industry leading product support

Cons

Focused entirely on numbers and not behind what the numbers mean or could lead to in the future. Management also has a difficult time leading this particular position because it is a sales position that 'isn't really sales'

Also no flexibility with time usage, sales goals, etc

Advice to Management

Learn how to be a good leader. This is for everyone in management, there are only 1 or 2 'good' leaders within the management structure but even they aren't great. You need to learn to respect your employees, support their decisions, and teach them how to constantly improve.

I would also implement 4 or 5 new key results numbers so if reps have a difficult territory in one area they can still see how they are doing in other areas.

Other Employee Reviews for Hobbico

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stressfull, unsupportive environment."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    *decent starting pay
    *Not difficult work
    *Many different departments to work in
    *Flexible hours and days
    *Decent time off provided
    *

    Cons

    *unsupportive environment
    *management not well trained and did not treat everyone the same
    *not very good pay
    *no room for promotions

    Advice to Management

    *Treat everyone the same
    *strive towards a better work environment
    *offer better pay raises when possible
    *keep staff better informed of changes and policy


  2. "Good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hobbico full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hard work is rewarded, long tenured staff are all welcoming, contests make for friendly competition, and there is an idea box that encourages employees to think like CEO's

    Cons

    Low wages, hobby industry is struggling, high turnover in part-time workers

    Advice to Management

    Marketing needs some work in order to boost sales calls. Management is great to work with and listens to all ideas


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