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Hirons & Company Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  1. "good team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hirons & Company full-time

    Pros

    people and managers, atmosphere, clean,

    Cons

    summer, no benefits, no paid vacations


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Co-workers are what make this place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hirons & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow when you're first starting out in your career. Be proactive and ask for things to do and be eager to learn, and you will do great things here. They offer free snacks and drinks throughout the day, lunch & learns and lots of other perks like taking your dog to work with you!

    The people who work here are what make it one of the most fun, best places to work.

    Cons

    Starting pay is extremely below the industry average, luckily Indy is a cheaper place to live. But $30,000 starting salary is not ideal for anyone coming straight out of college with debt and trying to be on their own for the first time. They don't really value work-life balance - PTO is slim to none first couple of years and they make it seem like you should live at work if you want to be successful. Upper management doesn't take advice very well and will always do it there way.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, and cut ties with those who have been there but don't do anything except sit all day. You will attract and retain more employees that way. Don't just say you have an open door policy and value opinions - actually do so.

  3. "Not a great experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hirons & Company as an intern

    Pros

    Coworkers and fellow interns were nice and welcoming. Seemed like it would be easy to move to a full-time position.

    Cons

    Not much to do each day for an intern. I was given the COO's homework to edit and finish each day I worked - he was finishing his PhD. This was my only assignment as an intern and my days consisted of finding sources and creating bibliography pages for his homework. Although his content was PR related, my tasks related to his work were not. High school in-text and bibliography citations, basically.

    Advice to Management

    Closely supervise the experiences you are giving your interns in EACH department.


  4. "Communications Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hirons & Company part-time

    Pros

    Laid back, fast-paced, friendly people

    Cons

    Not many, you just have to be able to work flexible hours.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hirons & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You have ability to learn so many things as they move very fast. Generally people who work there are nice.

    Cons

    Tom Hirons very enthusiastic he tries to include employees as part of the company and company success. To give "100 K" candy as a reward was a poor joke.


  6. "New Business Assistant (Intern)"

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    Current Intern - New Business Assistant ()
    Current Intern - New Business Assistant ()
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hirons & Company as an intern

    Pros

    Awesome work space
    Great management team
    Management team provides great learning opportunities ( meetings & Lunch & Learns)
    Great onboarding process

    Cons

    I don't think there are any cons. Hirons is a great place to work as long as you enjoy giving your all.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Account side"

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    Current Employee - Account Side in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Account Side in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hirons & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is better than most places. Office space is really cool and modern. Most of the staff that isn't senior management is great. Hard workers and fun. And you can drink on the job.

    Cons

    Where to start. Management is terrible. Catty, political, trash talks anyone who isn't around, and "welcomes" new employees and interns by taking them to lunch and trash talking the rest of the staff. Super toxic environment. They also tried to fraudulently bill clients for employee entertainment expenses that had nothing to do with the account/client. Basic, they're a sweat shop. Good for the resume for a year or so, but until they fire a few VPs, the place is going nowhere fast. The CEO is clueless and slowly losing his mind, and the COO openly says he doesn't care if people quit because he can replace anyone. Super high turnover rate... And for good reason.

    Advice to Management

    Quit.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "A production house for it's clients. Hires lots of people right out of college who don't really know what they're doing."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hirons & Company full-time

    Pros

    They let people bring their dogs to work. Including the CEO, whose dog likes to take dumps in the office.

    Cons

    Sweat shop. Little or no support for the creative product.


  9. "Great Company to Work For"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hirons & Company as an intern

    Pros

    -Fun, young employees create a great atmosphere to work in
    -Lots of perks, including being an employee-owned company
    -Room for growth within the company

    Cons

    Will work hours outside of your standard 9-5 workday - as is the case with any PR agency one would work for


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Get a lot of experience but growth is minimal, along with the pay."

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    Former Employee - Communication Management Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Communication Management Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hirons & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with various clients and learning the processes of different parts of the organization.

    Cons

    Undervalued, a lot of down time, account managers don't really trust you with doing their work so they don't give you work to do.

    You will be a receptionist half the time, covering front desk answering the phone that never rings.

    You will be run errands constantly.

    You get paid minimum wage.