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Updated April 27, 2017
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  • Work life balance turns into more of a work life blend (in 27 reviews)

  • A very fast paced place to work (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "HubSpot IMC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inbound Marketing Consultant in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Inbound Marketing Consultant in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great culture, smart people here at HubSpot make it a fun place to work at. Young culture means something always going on.

    Cons

    The monthyl sales quota makes it stressful on sales reps which can transfer to stress on consultants, otherwise it is a great place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being creative about keeping morale high and not losing good people who might get burnt out as that is probably the biggest risk.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Exciting to wake up and work w/smart friends on VERY interesting challenges every day."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Smart and fun people working together on big problems and trying to change the world of marketing. The mission and ambition of the company is HUGE and inspiring-- helping small to medium-sized businesses market online. HubSpot culture is a unique mix of a product/engineering (i.e. Facebook, Google) and sales/mkting (i.e. Salesforce)-- a company w/West Coast vision and East Coast execution.

    Cons

    Growing so quickly, it's easy to get a little lost-- good place for either 1) folks who like to do defined jobs well (i.e. sales, consulting, coding, etc.) OR 2) entrepreneurial folks who flourish in complete lack of structure and guidance to create/do something standout in a company that is growing very big, very fast.

    Advice to Management

    As HubSpot grows quickly, never relax hiring standards-- would dilute the culture and make company less fun and effective.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Awesome place to work: my favorite job ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Fast growth, like a roller-coaster ride, has its challenges, but overall it's a lot of fun and presents tons of opportunities for growth.

    - Flexible. People can change roles and jobs, and participate in experiments, and move across departments / groups. If you're very curious about trying or doing something, you can do it.

    - Smart folks. Everyone around you is either really smart or really really smart.

    - Open-minded. Most folks are open to talking about all sorts of ideas, approaches, and projects. Data-driven, for the most part.

    Cons

    - Growing fast means processes break, don't scale, or don't exist at all for some things. Usually I think this is OK, but in a couple of areas, like annual reviews, it's not ideal.

    - Some favoritism displayed by management towards certain folks, whether earned or not, is seen by others and resented by some.

    - If you need a very precisely specified job, with instructions down to the finest detail, this is not a good place for you.

    Advice to Management

    - Do not relax standards on hiring. This gets harder and harder over time as the company needs to hire more folks, but it's vital.

    - Do not relax standards on culture. The openness and transparency and intellectual challenges are fantastic. Relaxing them would bring in people who don't fit the culture, which is a downward spiral with grievous impact.


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  5. "Great Experience!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    They give you real work, you work with really smart people

    Cons

    Not enough mentorship or constructive feedback


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Hold on....because it's like being on a rocket ship!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inbound Marketing Specialist | Account Executive in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Inbound Marketing Specialist | Account Executive in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Unlimited Vacation
    Beer Fridge
    Work Hard/Play Hard Mentality
    Very Smart People

    Cons

    HubSpot does not have a 401k Match.....yet.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "HubSpot Engineering - Great Opportunity to Build Scalable Product"

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

    Pros

    - Very smart coworkers and management. Really sharp product builders at levels of building scalable systems, solid user experiences, and product design.

    - It is a very ambitious company. It wants to build a broad, scalable product for marketers and become a big business. The product covers a large number of verticals (SEO, blogging, email, social, etc) that would be difficult for any startup to tackle. It means there is a lot to do and pressure to get things done (this is a good thing).

    - Young company means younger engineers can have bigger impact.

    - Extremely transparent company. I've never seen a company use a wiki to share as much information as HubSpot does nor have as open a culture. That combined with a very competent senior management means you get a lot of insight into the direction of the business.

    - Great place to learn both in terms of technology & entrepreneurial thinking. HubSpot has killer marketing, strong sales, is building a growing SaaS business and attacking a new market. If you want to start your own company one day it is a solid place to pick up a lot of knowledge, including a crash course in inbound marketing.

    - Helping small-to-medium sized businesses do marketing better is surprisingly rewarding. Many opportunities to engage with customers who are often thankful for helping their businesses grow.

    - Nice office, good compensation, good equipment (new MBPs, ThunderBold displays), beer fridge, etc.

    Cons

    - History of some crufty code & product. Things have undergone a major transformation in the last 9 months, but there are still legacy components that have to be handled.

    - It is a growing company which means it is frequently outgrowing some set of processes and finding its way forward. Very little bureaucracy but coordination between groups is always a challenge. It would be a bad fit if you are uncomfortable with change.


  8. "Plenty of opportunities to fine tune the craft of software engineering at scale"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work with smart people, some even with long and successful entrepreneurial history
    Small Teams
    Lots of autonomy is given if you show competence and responsibility
    Limited process / Lots of time to code and be creative without endless meetings
    Devs get legit hardware and tools so you can focus on solving a real problem
    Writing a lot of code from scratch, clean slate

    Cons

    Work can bleed into your personal life at times
    Not enough lolcats of cash cats for that matter in the chat room

    Advice to Management

    If you get cheap with developer tools/hardware/beer I'm out


  9. "Excellent place to grow and contribute"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    If you honestly love major challenge, teamwork, innovating, building, working hard and learning a lot everyday- you'll likely thrive at HubSpot. The back of the company sweatshirts read "We Bleed Orange" (orange being the inbound marketing/ HubSpot brand color), and that is a completely serious statement. The team at HubSpot is absolutely dead set on making marketing better and easier, and the positive vibe of that mission is contagious. The HubSpot mission is really clear... and every employee truly has the chance to look at that mission- and help draw the next phases of the road map, which is just so rare. If you have an idea... you share it. If you want to try something, can articulate why it would be a good idea, and have proven yourself to be an A player- you'll probably get a fair shot at it. Seriously. You won't have any dull days.

    Cons

    If the above sounds like more than you are really in the market for... those pros could be cons! Yep- HubSpot is challenging, you'll have serious commitments to your team, you'll be expected to work really hard, and be willing to learn and grow. At the end of the day.... you'll say you really did something.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communication strong and the culture tight as we grow


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A fun yet challenging environment where you can really push yourself, learn a lot, and be surrounded by amazing people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Finance Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HubSpot has a rare culture that you do not find with most companies. There is a unique balance of a laid back attitude, where often times you do not even feel like you are work, while at the same time everyone is working extremely hard with one common goal in mind. You are surrounded by an extremely intelligent (yet humble) hard working group of people where no matter your place in the company you feel like you are on a team. There is a constant energy running through the place that leaves you feeling excited to be at work and that you are participating in something big. Open door policy does not fully capture how accessible everyone really is – all of upper management, including the CEO, are extremely approachable people who genuinely care about their employees. HubSpot is highly focused on career growth and it is not uncommon to see people try on new roles with full support/mentorship from their respective managers. I can’t say enough positive things about this place – it is packed with an amazing group of driven/friendly people and truly stands behind the “work hard, play hard” attitude.

    Cons

    The work life balance can be a little tricky but putting your full effort and time in you will definitely reap the rewards.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Most challenging, most rewarding and most educational job ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HubSpot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - by far the smartest people I have ever worked with (and I have worked at companies known for having smart people)
    - demanding culture that focuses on achievement and results, not on seniority or face-time
    - very work hard / play hard atmosphere with lots of young, smart, energetic folks (and many of them are single and attractive, both men and women - rare for a software company)
    - very well known company (especially in Boston) and working at HubSpot for a few years enhances your career greatly
    - once in a lifetime opportunity to work for a hyper-growth company with a shot at becoming the 0.01% of companies that go from startup to multi-billions

    Cons

    - you have to be a "go getter" or "self starter" to be successful, no one spoon feeds you
    - compensation is very good, but not top of the charts (this is person specific though)
    - people are dedicated and passionate, if your job is not one of your key passions, you'll feel lost

    Advice to Management

    - Keep being "HubSpotty" as you grow, don't let the lawyers or bankers ruin the company
    - Maintain a high bar on hiring and get rid of folks who do not stack up, don't get soft as you grow
    - Never stop questioning conventional wisdom


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