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Profiles International Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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Profiles International President & CEO Joseph "Bud" Haney
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  1. "Always enjoyed it there"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Profiles International (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small group of people so we all knew each other. Always had the freedom to do my job without micro management. Management gave the flexibility to do my job as I saw fit.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't the greatest, but the benefits weren't too bad for being a local company.
    Staffing took a hit with layoffs after the buyout was completed.


  2. "Strategic Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Waco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Profiles International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Industry, Products, Training, Coworkers, Website

    Cons

    Salary, Location, Management, Facilities, Lack of advancement

    Advice to Management

    Management by intimidation and threats

  3. "Great benefits - unsure future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Profiles International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Profiles was purchased by John Wiley & Sons which brought the employees really great benefits. I mean really great.

    Cons

    They have "restructured" several times since the company was purchased - which is normal when a company is purchased. The moral is low and their future in Waco seems uncertain.


  4. "Assessment Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Profiles International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere Family Atmosphere Family Atmosphere

    Cons

    Silos between depts Silos between depts

    Advice to Management

    Communication was lacking Communication was lacking


  5. "Video Production Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Colony, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Colony, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was able to create videos that were both business, but creative. Equipment was up-to-date and software was too. I had many exciting projects that I put my creativity into.

    Cons

    No room to grow and I was promised that the video side of marketing was going to get bigger and I would receive help. My creative privileges were decreased when company was bought out.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Smart and friendly people to work with, not a bad place to work

    Cons

    work can be redundant, very silo'd environment


  7. "Profiles International"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Waco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Profiles International part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you're looking for a small company this is the place for you.

    Cons

    There is very little chance for a pay raise.

    Advice to Management

    President Bud is very accessable for an upper level exec.

  8. "Awesome company with multiple opportunities for driven individuals"

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

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

    Pros

    Great working environment
    Awesome products
    Senior Management has a passion for what they do and care about making the company and the people that work for it successful.
    Great opportunities for those that want to succeed
    Care about having a world-class client experience for their clients
    Great potential for the company

    Cons

    benefits could be better, especially sick time. Don't see to be in line with other companies the same size.
    The environment is not for everyone. Being a sales organization, people who are not driven to succeed could be put off by the management style.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the passion to make the company successful get in the way of developing employees. These employees are the reason the company will be successful.


  9. "Growing in the right direction - with the typical "growing pains""

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    Current Employee - Working With Clients in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Working With Clients in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent product and services. Customer-centric approach to business on the sales and services department. Loyal and dedicated employees with long term experience.

    Opportunity to learn and grow as you go even if your education level is just a high school diploma; they will train you and train you! In sales and services, several key players are market savvy and others are internally made, a good mixed of experience to offer our clients a range of experience.

    On going cultural transformation; working hard to move from the traditional family business to a performing organization.

    Cons

    Top management internally made; most with limited executive or even management experience. This makes very hard the cultural transformation because some times (even with good intent) they don't see the tree from forest; or worst they stay on the tree and miss the forest! Ego-centric culture at its best! However, they are trying to work on this

    Family or "brotherhood" blood kills performance. Thus, some key players are not called to give their share while others are hammered with numbers. No problem with numbers here, if everyone is subjected to the same standards.

    Personnel actions are not well thought out - at least not to the receiver; maybe because of the way they are carried out. i.e. announcements are made before employee has been properly communicated; open about terminations, and hard feelings, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Train on cultural transformation and strategic communications. communication is not delivering a message like "broadcasting"

    Watch your tone when talking in meetings; it something needs to be corrected or improved, be assertive but do not lecture -- you have adults, and most are professional people highly educated -- not your children.

    Unfortunately, the best intentions are killed when the message is not delivered properly. Treat people with respect - let them know what you think (don't tell others - it is supposed to be confidential)

    Look at you! your body language needs works - if others notice what you think about other managers, people will be smart enough to take sides (the side they feel is convenient); thus, you will be creating "clicks" instead of building a cohesive team! Especially, avoid gestures such as "rolling your eyes" or "shaking your head" regarding other executives, managers or employees.


  10. "Very dynamic fast-paced growing global organization that I am proud to be a part of!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at Profiles really do make the difference and set this company apart from any other.

    Hard work and dedication does pay off in due time!

    The clients that we get the PRIVILEGE to work with.

    The networking with industry leaders is top notch!

    The senior management tries to create a friendly environment and engaged workforce- over time we will get there.

    Cons

    It is a corporate environment run by a very successful family- you take the good with the bad and the good does outweigh the bad.

    Advice to Management

    Look within for talent and acknowledge it.


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