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"They are NOT who they say they are."

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Former Employee - Sales in Cincinnati, OH
Former Employee - Sales in Cincinnati, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

You will learn how NOT to sell, so you can find another organization that does know how.

Cons

Bullying sales management approach creates fear and kills your faith in the selling profession. You may never want to sell again if you work for Hobsons.

Advice to Management

Intention matters when selling, and your clients sense your insincerity and incongruence. You ALL have risen to your level of incompetence. You preach accountability, but where is yours? The older you guys and gals get, the better you thought you were. Keep blaming down, to make yourselves feel better, just like good bullies do.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "This company is a joke. (no joke)"

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    Former Employee - Account Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Account Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are generally nice and the office is colorful. Also you get some extra time off because you sell to colleges. It is a smaller company so there are some benefits with that.

    Cons

    The leadership at the company is absolutely clueless. Two words describe most of the management; arrogance and ignorance. Although there may be some decent jobs in various departments, overall the company produces 0 value for the clients and knows very little about their industry. They are stuck back in the 90's so I guess its a cool place to work if you like being out of touch with the real world.

    Advice to Management

    I hope you go to Church because I don't know how you could sleep at night.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "An Upbeat, Driven Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends

    Pros

    Hobsons is in a great industry - software for higher education, and employees seem to take a lot of pride in working there. The culture is enthusiastic and generally upbeat which is good although sometimes it can be taken to the extreme. However in general most employees who work there would say it's a good company and would recommend it as an employer.

    Cons

    The work ethic can go overboard. There is a tendency to stretch people to their limits and to keep pushing and pushing for more. Burnout can be an issue and upper management seem to look the other way or refuse to acknowledge this.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify your workforce - there are issues with homogeny in the company at large. And attend to the burnout issue - listen to your employees when they say they're overloaded, and hire more staff when this happens.

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