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Hodes Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, great work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • work from home option is available which means a lot of time to spend with family (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • There are still a few growing pains that I hope are smoothed over soon (in 3 reviews)

  • Gap between employees and management team (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good company with great flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hodes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    work from home option is available which means a lot of time to spend with family

    Cons

    confusion regarding the company as a whole

    Hodes Response

    Apr 2, 2017 – Chief People Officer

    Thank you for the feedback. Hopefully the confusion is beginning to clear now that we launched the Symphony Talent suite of solutions, including Hodes Creative and Brand. Thank you for your... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hodes full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work life balance.

    Cons

    Too much hiring of sales people, I've seen a lot of turn over with sales people.

    Advice to Management

    Management specially new management people should find out what the individual employees function and workloads are. There are people who work 150% of their time due to work overload. There are also people who are idle most of the time.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ongoing change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hodes full-time

    Pros

    Great people who do great work and provide innovative solutions.

    Cons

    Lots of change management and growing pains over the last several years.

    Hodes Response

    Apr 2, 2017 – Chief People Officer

    Thank you for your feedback. There has been a lot of change at Symphony Talent and Hodes over the last several years. We believe that we are now on a clear path forward under Roopesh Nair's... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Lack to structure and leadership"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, you can work from anywhere

    Cons

    Leadership is weak, and decisions are made with consulting the team

    Hodes Response

    Apr 2, 2017 – Chief People Officer

    Thank you for your feedback. There has been a lot of change at Symphony Talent. We are now on a clear path with strong leadership from Roopesh Nair and the launch of the new product suite -- Hodes... More


  5. Helpful (5)

    "People, culture and product"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hodes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great momentum which we need to hold on to from a product perspective. I haven't seen the clarity and completeness with which the company is focusing on the experience of the candidate and the employer before in any of my previous experience working in talent acquisition for over 10 years.
    The company lives and breathes the culture it has on the walls and this helps sets clear expectations around behavior in the company
    I love the people I work with and enjoy the support I get from my leadership

    Cons

    Since we integrated few companies together and not every person was a good fit to the direction and the culture, there was some negativity in the last one year. I believe we have cleaned up the boat now and moving towards a unmatchable culture and product now:

    Advice to Management

    I know you need to get every person along the journey, but sometimes after you have tried doing that, you should just move on and push your thoughts.

    Hodes Response

    Dec 12, 2016 – Chief People Officer

    Thank you for the feedback and for your support!


  6. Helpful (2)

    ""New Hodes" is so much better than old Hodes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hodes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Hodes has the resources we need to be a technology enabled company. Its a key differentiator for us. The new People Success team is also taking good care of us. We are totally headed in the right director forward. With modern leadership who gets it. There are a lot of smart people at Hodes these days!

    Cons

    Change is a constant here. If you cannot thrive in an agile environment, do not work here.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes we go so fast we get in our own way. But there are far worse things.

    Hodes Response

    Dec 18, 2016 – Chief People Officer

    Thank you for your feedback (especially the shout-out to People Success :-)) and for your support. Sometimes our speed does get in our way -- we welcome your continued feedback as we work to ensure... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Client service and sales ethics"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Sales
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hodes full-time

    Pros

    Loved all the time I spent at Hodes although I had to leave because of some personal issues I faced
    Leadership was very helpful and very hands on
    Always focused on the clients and ensuring the clients are getting the best value

    Cons

    Lots of old baggage which needed to be cleaned up
    Significant changes over the year, which needed a lot of changes in people ( not sure if it has yet happened )

    Advice to Management

    clean up the baggage and focus on great sales talent to help grow the company

    Hodes Response

    Dec 18, 2016 – Chief People Officer

    Thank you for the feedback! Hodes is off on a new adventure as part of Symphony Talent and, as you suggest, we are leaving the baggage behind. We are rebuilding the sales team with fantastic... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Hodes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -People are very friendly
    -Work life balance is perfect, 9 am to 5 pm or 10 am to 6 pm
    -Work remotely

    Cons

    -Maybe develop too fast, always cannot hire the right people
    -High turn over rate
    -Structure of the company is changing everyday. The management doesn't know what's next, how to make good use of resources
    -Gap between employees and management team

    Hodes Response

    Dec 18, 2016 – Chief People Officer

    We appreciate your feedback. As we enter 2017, you will see a clear strategy for Hodes as part of Symphony Talent and you will have the chance to engage with the leadership team on the strategy and... More


  9. "Zombie Death March"

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

    Pros

    Early on, the teams, product and culture were all rising stars.

    Cons

    5 CEOs in less than 5 years, none of whom could scale up or manage around Symphony, the notoriously toxic Private Equity firm that owns this hodge-podge collection of companies. It's changed names from Findly to Findly + Hodes + Skillcheck, back to just Findly, then back to just Hodes, now Symphony Talent. At one point it was an awesome team and product with a ton of potential, rising revenue, and marquee customers. Symphony managed to ruin what momentum we had. Now the offices are all being closed and shipped off-shore to India (which has been tried and failed 3 times before). This collection of companies will continue to be rolled up, restructured, downsized, off-shored and rebranded until it can be written off by Symphony, without regard to employees or customers. This is a zombie death march. Get out now while you can!

    Advice to Management

    Current CEO and senior management are powerless. Symphony is managing every major decision in this company, and my advice to them is to write off your losses and sell off Findly/Hodes to someone else who can turn the ship around.

    Hodes Response

    Dec 12, 2016 – Chief People Officer

    Thank you for your feedback. It is true that Hodes and Findly have experienced a great deal of change over the last several years. The organizations have been together as Symphony Talent since May... More


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Love working at Hodes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hodes full-time

    Pros

    Work from home, great team, flexibility, balanced hours, culture and leadership

    Cons

    There is no paid maternity leave

    Advice to Management

    Keep the momentum, very inspiring and glad to be part of a growing team

    Hodes Response

    Oct 10, 2016 – Chief People Officer

    Thank you for your feedback and for your support. In terms of your comment about maternity leave, we do offer two weeks of paid paternal leave. We are evaluating our leave policies and hope to... More


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