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"Little to no growth opportunity, minimal pay, lots of jerks"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

- kitchen
- beer fridge
- cool office
- no dress code
- if you're the right person, plenty of opportunity for career advancement

Cons

- plenty of people in management roles with no management experience, who are more concerned with themselves and their friends at the company than their team
- a ton of politics, for a company that claims to be "flat" and have a "no door policy," behind the scene politics dictate everything.. .and if you aren't behind the scenes, then you simply fall victim to decisions made
- for a place so data-driven, they ignore a lot of the big numbers... namely the number of people leaving, its as if the floodgates have opened.
- favoritism... if you are one of the named few, you can do anything you want (i.e., not perform) and still have job security, even opportunity for advancement, over people who actually deserve it
- AWFUL pay... even on the sales team where you can supposedly make a ton, they pay miserably low salaries, far below market-rate, and if you even try to ask for a raise, you will be looked at like an alien- and probably treated like one
- their "no jerks policy" is a flat out lie- the place is filled with them, starting from the top down.
- Morale sucks. big time.

Advice to Management

-Listen to the little people, most of us had managers who were simply there to take home their salary at the end of the day, and never even tried to communicate the frustrations of their team
- Practice what you preach
- look at every team/division with the same importance... sales isn't the end-all-be-all... ignoring the other departments will only last for so long
- Seriously evaluate the efficiency and performance of every employee equally, and make sure that for every role, there is a promotion/raise structure. I'm willing to bet you've got at least 20% of the employees doing fluff jobs and/or not performing because their managers are their friends, or just don't care
- Look at your managers... how many of them are ineffective
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Other Employee Reviews for HubSpot

  1. "Great place to work! Dream job."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Marketing Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Current Contractor - Marketing Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HubSpot as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent environment, smart people, awesome culture and product

    Cons

    With such growth, hard to advance and get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Focus on company structure- somewhat disadvantaged if you're looking long term


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Channel Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HubSpot full-time

    Pros

    Great company, great people, complex sales cycle, strong product.

    Cons

    Heavily focused on SMB. You will be working inside sales, it's basically a call center.

    Advice to Management

    Hire less experienced people for this sales role. It does not require someone with 5 years of successful sales experience and seasoned sales professionals don't want to go through your training program.

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