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"Crazy smart people and great culture"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Working at HubSpot is great because, more than anything else, the people who work there are world class. There's something to learn from everyone, and it's also the most fun group of people I've ever worked with.

Cons

As often happens with really smart people, there's a certain degree of ego and flakiness. Some people can be hard to work with and it's sometimes difficult to nail down a hard answer.

Advice to Management

Include more women in upper management, but stop feeling that you deserve a pat on the back every time you do so.

Other Employee Reviews for HubSpot

  1. Helpful (19)

    "A place to start, but definitely not a place to stay."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When you get hired at HubSpot, they make you feel like you hit the jackpot upon jackpots. And in some ways they're right. Fun company culture, lots of free food and cool perks like unlimited vacation and sexy office space.

    If you are lucky to get a good manager, you can have a great career path at HubSpot. There are many people who have done very well because they are talented and smart, but also because they had a good manager advocating for their success.

    It's a great place to start if you're looking to get a cool name on your resume and learn the ins and outs of a SaaS company.

    Cons

    There are so many holes in this company that a candy wall and unlimited vacation cannot fix.

    Promotions are totally out of control. There are many senior employees who do not deserve the titles or pay they have and continuously get away with underperforming and mismanaging their teams. There is a complete lack of management training so people who are promoted into a management role have ZERO idea what they're doing. Company feedback forms clearly identified that junior employees felt there was a lack of management and senior employees acknowledged the absence of management training. Nothing was done about that when I was there.

    Salary was also a huge pain point across many departments. For one of the more expensive cities in the country and a company that claims to be doing extremely well, they could afford to pay employees (who are claimed to be extremely important), more than the bare minimum. It was heartbreaking to see a chart shared at a company meeting listing what an entry level employee should be making at a software company and it was $10k more than what employees are offered in entry level roles. Seriously?

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate the pay structure for all departments. Don't coddle Sales and Engineering because they are the largest teams. Listen to employee feedback because eventually the allure of free candy wears off and all you're left with is a low salary and bad management.


  2. Helpful (12)

    "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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