HubShout - Not a forever job, but not a bad first one | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not a forever job, but not a bad first one"

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    Former Employee - Premium Writer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HubShout full-time

    Pros

    HubShout was a good experience overall. I think the best approach is to treat it like a paid internship -- that’s about as long as a lot of writers stay anyway. It’s not going to be a forever employer but it’s not a bad intro to writing etc., and probably no other place will ever ask you to write so much in a day so you’ll be prepped. I would say the company has a fair # of things that could be improved on. To their...

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    Cons

    One of the big points that made me realize there was an end time for my working there was the PTO. 12 days a year for sick/personal/doctors/vacation/*blizzards*(! I was mad to hear about friends having to drive in dangerous conditions when a work-from-home exception really should be granted... if something actually happened how horrible would that be??) is on the low side, especially when you have to accrue it and then...

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    Advice to Management

    I never thought I would give this advice, but more management might help (or restructuring how it currently operates so that perhaps there is one company manager who does NOTHING but manage, and more team leaders focused purely on editing or directing AMs, whatever). Multiple times a manager would say “I’ll look into it” then forget to relay the message/concern/question and I’d have to follow up multiple times - etc....

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    HubShout2016-06-15

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Entrepreneurial Spirit Rewarded"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Within Operations in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HubShout full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    In digital marketing, an industry with massive uncertainty, HubShout has zeroed in on two key pillars over the past two or three years that have it poised to grow and thrive -- focus on culture above all else and, flowing from that, adoption of the Lean Startup methodology to validate what's working and build upon those things. The focus on culture started first, so we're further down that path -- and being recognized...

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    Cons

    With any pro there is inevitably a flip side to the coin. With the uncertainty in the search marketing space, there are ups and downs with customer turnover, uneven growth, etc. Some people aren't looking for uncertainty or don't want to be focused on solving problems in their daily work -- they'd rather be shown a process and pointed in a direction. Work input = reliable success. And that's fair if that's someone's preference....

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    HubShout2019-03-10
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Incredibly overworked and severely underpaid - what writer life at HubShout is like."

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    Former Employee - Content Writer in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HubShout full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The writers and account managers are very friendly, and it was a pleasure getting to know them. However, the only reason I (and probably other writers) continue(d) to stick around is because of the flexibility of being able to work from home. Working remotely and being able to build up a small portfolio (I do mean small - 99% of the work is ghostwriting) are literally the only redeeming qualities of this job. Don't...

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    Cons

    In all honesty, this job took away my passion for my craft and my confidence in myself. Here's why: Once you prove to management that you're a competent writer who can handle deadlines, they'll work you as hard as they possibly can by asking you to take on extra duties without any type of additional compensation, quota reduction, or even acknowledgement. You're expected to complete 45 articles ('tasks') per week, with...

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    Advice to Management

    PAY YOUR WRITERS WHAT THEY ARE WORTH. To try to justify the measly $12/hr pay by simply dismissing the writer's job as "entry level" is an egregious injustice and an absolute slap in the face to the writers, virtually all of whom have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree. Some of the job description itself can be categorized as an entry level position, but the workload is not, by any stretch of the imagination, something...

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    HubShout2019-05-22

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