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"Great software engineering internship"

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Current Intern - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
Current Intern - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at HubSpot as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

HubSpot has an awesome engineering culture. I was lucky to get an internship there and I'm enjoying it very much. The developers are very empowered and have good morale.

Cons

I sometimes feel like HubSpot is not solving an important problem. As an engineer, I would like to be helping improve the world through technology, and slick internet marketing is not exactly making the world a better place.

Advice to Management

Put more time into "management" activities. Onboarding, employee reviews, organization charts, etc.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "High Stress & High Sales Turnover"

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    Former Employee - Inbound Marketing Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Inbound Marketing Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HubSpot full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very cool company that is truly going places. The software is excellent and the C-level guys are very transparent about everything from financials to where they envision the company to be in 5, 10, 20+ years. They recently added a much larger fully stocked kitchen and they do make other attempts to make the work life more enjoyable.

    Cons

    If you are in sales, it is extremely stressful. You should just wave goodbye to having a life, because your life from 7am to 7pm is now 100% HubSpot. The monthly quota is very difficult to meet, and if you have four months sub-quota, then you are at risk of being put on the performance plan. The turnover is high and they recently made it more difficult to get promoted. Also, they try to sell the "no vacation policy" as an opportunity to responsibly take unlimited amount of vacation. However, since you are on a monthly quota, you basically find yourself NEVER being able to take vacation. Fortunately, they recognized this. But the way they combatted this was by increasing the monthly quota and saying once you've been there for a year then you can take two months at 50% quota (and still get paid 100%...if you hit your number). Ask about 80% of the sales reps there, and they will tell you that this job is insanely stressful and will take over your life.

    Advice to Management

    Make more of an effort to do team outings or do something fun.


  2. Helpful (12)

    "Great learning opportunity, toxic culture/environment. It's a place to develop skills but not a place to build a career."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HubSpot full-time

    Pros

    -- fast-paced environment
    -- decent office location
    -- lots of skill building opportunities
    -- cross-departmental training sessions
    -- clear performance metrics
    -- defined career path
    -- peers tend to be pretty friendly
    -- accessible alumni network

    Cons

    -- short term focus (the 'rocket ship' vision is spoken of but not implemented)
    -- aggressive growth targets
    -- rampant micro-managing
    -- inconsistent quality/quantity of mentoring opportunities
    -- lack of gender diversity on the management team
    -- lack of transparency
    -- it's just a toxic place to be on a daily basis
    -- no vacation policy leads to employees actually taking no vacation

    Advice to Management

    If you enjoy investing in employees who leave HubSpot after a relatively short tenure, then continue doing what you're doing. If not, investigate ways to prevent burnout and turnover across the organization. Implementing a more effective vacation policy might be a good place to start.

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