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HBI (Healthcare Business Insights) Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2019

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Jon Sandler
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great New Leadership Making Lots of Needed Changes!"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HBI (Healthcare Business Insights) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Leadership has turned over and has breathed new life into this company! The culture is moving towards one focused on communication, transparency, involvement, employee engagement, and support. Each department is working together to help one another grow and succeed while also providing our clients the best experience and value. The leaders here genuinely care for the employees, and the vibe around here is positive, happy,...

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    Cons

    Some people are still stuck in the "old ways" of old leadership, meaning they bring a less-than-stellar attitude to the office and aren't as interested in taking down the silos between departments. But it's getting much better! Benefits could be better - to continue to build this great new culture, more company-wide social events would be nice. Crazy that only 85 people work here and people don't know everyone's name....

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    Advice to Management

    Keep this positive change coming! Keep up the transparency, your employees crave it! Please consider more informal social events so this small company can get to know each other and grow together. Informal happy hours in the cafe would go a long way!

    HBI (Healthcare Business Insights)2018-01-26
  2. "Unpleasant"

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    Former Employee - Research Writer in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HBI (Healthcare Business Insights) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -DRG provided excellent health benefits. -The location was convenient if one took a bus or lived close. -Private rooms were offered for employees to work in. -Coffee and tea were provided at no additional cost to staff. -The downtown location offered many restaurants and stores within walking distance. -Weekly meetings were fun and engaging.

    Cons

    -Compensation was poor; I could not imagine trying to live off of that wage on my own. -Parking was expensive if one drove. -The open office environment was unbelievably noisy, even with headphones. -The work environment was rather hostile. Management often talked to writers as if they were children, not adults. -HBI offered work from home options, but only allowed certain people to utilize the perk. This...

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    Advice to Management

    I believe that HBI should provide management with guidance and training; many of those in authority do not know how to wield the power of their position nor do they know how to speak to their employees. Management must be held accountable for unprofessional behavior instead of being excused for it.

    HBI (Healthcare Business Insights)2019-07-15
  3. "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HBI (Healthcare Business Insights) full-time

    Pros

    -Great downtown office: nice views of the city and lake, easy access to lots of lunch options within walking distance -Fun office events like happy hour and summer party on a boat -The team I worked with, and most of the employees for that matter, were really great. Fun to hang out with and easy to work with. -Can leave early on Fridays -I actually have huge respect for Anjay Piramel and his wife (Piramel Enterprises...

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    Cons

    -Terrible salaries for a for-profit company in the healthcare space. I make 20% more at a 501c3. -No reimbursement for parking downtown, and it's all expensive -Hiring people who literally have no experience or knowledge about healthcare -Little value-added product is provided to customers since most of the information given to them is found open-access online -Lots of managers have a fake corporate culture vibe/attitude...

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    Advice to Management

    Don't be rude and pay people more money.

    HBI (Healthcare Business Insights)2019-06-07
  4. "Mediocre job to start career"

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    Former Employee - Membership Services Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HBI (Healthcare Business Insights) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Young, like-minded coworkers -They will hire you right out of college with no experience -Good experience to start career -Easy/low stress position -Never will have to work more than 8-5 M-F

    Cons

    -Low Pay -Extremely high turnover, new faces every week -Management doesn't care and doesn't seem to really know what they're doing -Not a long-term position, definitely a position you use to build some experience for a better job down the line

    Advice to Management

    -Management has changed since I left with a recent acquisition

    HBI (Healthcare Business Insights)2019-05-14
  5. "Rough Transition Period"

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    Former Employee - Research Writer in Milwaukee, WI
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HBI (Healthcare Business Insights) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great location in downtown Milwaukee - Beautiful view of the city from almost every desk - Generous PTO and somewhat flexible work hours - Friendly, energetic employees - Occasional in-office "happy hour" parties with games, food, and drinks - Interesting subject matter - Ability to work from home occasionally (up to your supervisor—no formal rules in place)

    Cons

    - Compensation is abysmal for research writers, but may be better in other departments. - Between people quitting and getting replaced by remote workers in India or Nashville and positions being eliminated due to budget cuts, the office seems to get emptier every month, which contributes to a plummeting morale among remaining employees - Promotions are scarce and raises are minimal. Supervisors seem to prefer hiring...

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    Advice to Management

    Be honest to employees about the situation. Everyone knows the acquisition went rougher than expected, but acting like everything's fine doesn't work when the office is turning into a ghost town right before everyone's eyes. Acknowledge the problem and lay out exactly what your plans are to fix it. Maybe consider hiring people from the US to write about US Healthcare again, too.

    HBI (Healthcare Business Insights)2019-03-04
  6. "Good Place To Start A Career"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HBI (Healthcare Business Insights) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, a lot of company perks, happy hours, monthly company lunches and activities, good life and work balance, decent benefit package and 401k match, PTO and sick days, great coworkers. Good place to start for college graduates; they're willing to train you on the job.

    Cons

    Low compensation, little to no growth opportunities, and had to pay for monthly parking downtown. The way the work is set up, it's difficult to get to know anyone outside of your department.

    Advice to Management

    Give credit where it is due. Also build more opportunities for advancement and pay the employees at least average salary.

    HBI (Healthcare Business Insights)2017-10-26
  7. "Lots of Opportunity to Grow and Contribute"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HBI (Healthcare Business Insights) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    New management that is working to improve upon legacy business practices and create a more transparent, accountable, and inclusive culture. Change is happening quickly which means there is opportunity for those who are flexible and optimistic. Young, very friendly staff which makes for a fun environment. Great downtown location and nice office space.

    Cons

    Change is happening quickly and company is trying new approaches - if you are adverse to change, this is not the best place for you. Also not a place for people who don't like to be held accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent and involve staff in change management where appropriate.

    HBI (Healthcare Business Insights)2017-10-06
  8. Helpful (2)

    "First Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at HBI (Healthcare Business Insights)

    Pros

    Not bad culture on people my age

    Cons

    Burn and churn. Not happy to go to work ever.

    HBI (Healthcare Business Insights)2017-07-18
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at HBI (Healthcare Business Insights) full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great location, great team.

    Cons

    Haven't come up with any.

    HBI (Healthcare Business Insights)2017-03-17
  10. Helpful (12)

    "Buyer Be Ware"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at HBI (Healthcare Business Insights) full-time

    Pros

    Out at 3:30 on Fridays

    Cons

    Don't be fooled by any positive reviews, they had to have been written by mangement investigating this website. Management is down right disrespectiful and mean. You are afraid of your job constantly, there is no fun there. Sure they have team rallies but those are a hoax you really do not mean much to them. Pay is horrible, commissions are laughable, processes to a sale are a waste of time-you just don't call up...

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    Advice to Management

    You are the worst, conceited, arrogant group of people I have ever met.

    HBI (Healthcare Business Insights)2017-01-05
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