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Huddle Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Have learnt a lot from the senior management team (in 7 reviews)

  • 500 tax free to spend on what you want), free breakfast/drinks, Huddle lunch every Wednesday, share options pension and pru healthcare (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of change of people and limited internal knowledge due to this in certain areas (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "So much potential..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers and the ability to travel to London. Good vacation. Nice office.

    Cons

    Product never caught up to marketplace demands. Executive staff was never aggressive enough when it came to marketing. Relatively low pay compared with competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Seek acquisition.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Total lack of diversity in management. Frustrating environment. Time to go."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Huddle full-time

    Pros

    I like many of my colleagues, but many of them are leaving or have left. Valuable experience to be had which will be useful in getting a job at company that is not slowly dying.

    Cons

    I have a real problem with the "Awesome Company!" review from June 29. It's obviously written by management:

    They claim "management diversity." The reality: The US executive team is 100% male and almost entirely white (one gentleman is from India). There are NO african americans, hispanics, or women on the US executive team. There is ONE white female executive leader in the UK, everyone else is a white male. Diverse?

    They claim "strong global presence." The reality: UK/EMEA sales are flagging. Huddle claims 100,000 organizations use their product, and this is an outright lie. Box has just signed with Huddle's most well-known customer, the UK government.

    They claim Huddle "makes an impact in the world of collaboration." The reality: "No new features in years plus they are rapidly losing to Box, Asana, Slack, and Hive." Hive itself was started by a former Huddle employee.

    Whichever corporate ghost writer Huddle ordered to write that review should be ashamed of themselves.

    But really, this is the problem with Huddle overall: instead of focusing on the good parts of the company, and working to fix the bad, they prefer to tell ridiculous tales and ignore the real problems (and solutions) that could have existed. I think it's too late for Huddle, but there are lessons to be learned.

    Advice to Management

    None. Management wouldn't listen anyway.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Terrible Management, Dead Man Walking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Are there actually any pros? Its a job I suppose so you can pay your rent. Let's move on to the next section shall we?

    Cons

    Management is terrible, from middle up to the head of the company. Morale was at an all time low when I left and nothing was being done.
    Management does not seem to know how to manage! This affects all departments.
    The company culture feels very forced. Don't be fooled, this is not a start-up atmosphere.
    Pay is consistently under market for everyone(except management) and the bonus scheme doesn't even merit mention as targets are never reached.
    There is a huge divide between the US employees and the UK employees at Huddle. If you work in the US, you are a second class citizen and that will never change.
    90% of employees haven't been there more than 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating the US like it is the same as the UK.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Agile cloud software company - focused in the right areas"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance is important and key, leadership is open to suggestions, ideas and feedback from everyone in the company. Transparency is there, its always hard to include everyone in big decisions, but there is open communication and direction

    Cons

    Internal promotions should be increased to keep key personnel and encourage tenure. There have been a lot of external hires in the past 6 months, which is great to add additional skills, but there are a tremendous amount of excellent performers internally that should be up-leveled to retain.

    Advice to Management

    Driving toward company goals is always key for any growth company, but allowing individuals to overachieve on their own goals (which are always tied into the larger corporate goal) should also be rewarded. Many people don't have a direct impact on revenue, but are only being measured on that criteria.


  6. Helpful (10)

    "From BAD to WORSE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huddle had a great team in place in early 2013, however due to changes in the management team and C-levels not having the business knowledge to make educated decisions most of SF office was gone by the end of 2013. They have tried since to re- build their team and gave a promotion to a sales leader that was not respected throughout the organization (in fact when it was announced in an all hands meeting not one person clapped). I gave the review 2 stars instead of 1 because despite all of the commotion through 2013-2014 I was able to meet my revenue goals because I stayed focused and did not let the commotion derail me. Make sure to do your due diligence before joining this company... data storage is now FREE!

    Cons

    With just a few US reps left in place in early 2014 they brought in a new leader who looked us all in the eyes on day one and said "don't worry I am not here to hire a new team", even though from day one they were already interviewing candidates (who have ZERO experience in tech sales). The rest of the US team was let go shortly after (with full pipelines and making monthly goals) HUGE MISTAKE. Huddle has had a BAD 2014, missed all revenue targets and somehow has gotten some funding.

    We had asked that our compensation be looked at and revamped for 2014, they promised they would re-asses the plans and make them competitive. The changes they made took money directly out of every-single sales reps pockets as well as the base pay is $20k+ below market rate. We pushed back (as a team) and they forced us to sign or not get paid.

    Advice to Management

    C-level execs. need to step up there game or be let go. All of the 2012-2014 team (throughout the SF office) is gone, does this mean anything to you? I recently looked at a picture from our 2014 kickoff- out of the 45 people present 6 are still at Huddle (includes 2 of the execs).

    Huddle Response

    Dec 19, 2014 – Head of Resourcing

    Thanks for your comments. We have made some significant changes to our sales team as we increased our focus on enterprise customers. 7 of our biggest 10 deals ever happened in 2014. We have brought ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huddle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great being part of building this company. Definitely feels like more than just another job but more like we are creating something meaningful.

    Offices in UK and across the US gives plenty of opps to move around.

    Young and fun place to work and the food not too bad either!

    Cons

    Too much change and it would be good to have a more structured career plan

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the troops more and take some time to chill.......we all know its exciting but calm down a bit


  8. Helpful (8)

    "Probably the worst place ever."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Provided lunches on Fridays and "cool vibe" in office (although it feels forced).

    Cons

    Horribly run. Management team unable to set realistic goals - no plan to get where they want to be. Product doesn't always work right and isn't as easily deployed as they want everyone to think. Below-market compensation. They are failing to capture US market and will continue to fail here - market isn't understood and customers aren't comfortable with a solution that, while the UI is good, isn't robust.

    Advice to Management

    Go home - Box, DB and now Amazon will (continue to) lead the market.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Feels like it's a good place to be. Learning lots."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huddle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive structure. Have learnt a lot from the senior management team. I feel that people care about my success. Everyone knows who you are and you're not just a number. I know what I need to do to get my next promotion.

    Cons

    It's hard work! That can be rewarding, but it still means you’ve got to push yourself to succeed. Also, there were a couple of people here that were very negative because they weren't hitting their quotas. That worried me at first, until I learnt to ignore them.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put up with the negativity. If people are like that, they shouldn't be here. Morale improved as soon as they left.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a company with a great team atmosphere in a fast pace environment. The people who work here are extremely dedicated and senior management is easily accessible. The benefits are great. They provide ample time-off and allow you to take it.

    Cons

    Because it is an international company, you have to become accustomed to dealing with different time zone and some days may start fairly early.


  11. "Go Big or Go Home!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huddle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    After working at Huddle for 6 months I feel I have found my home away from home. Just like every growing family, the office has it's ups and downs, but it's core remains rooted in an unparalleled entrepreneurial spirit. If you are willing to GO BIG and work hard, Huddle will help you achieve success.

    Cons

    All of the delicious snacks in the kitchen area are doing nothing for my figure

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication down the line. More "fireside" chats :-)



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