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"EXCELLENT"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, VA (US)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, VA (US)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

There is good pay and excellent team to work with.

Cons

Got big company so get prepared to stick with it for long time because you will like it.

Advice to Management

just keep up good work

Other Employee Reviews for Hobsons

  1. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people working there, good environment, good pay

    Cons

    Need more room for advancement, can feel less superior to others because they will bash you if you don't know how to do something, not very organized, too much is expected

    Advice to Management

    Don't poke fun out someone if they don't know something, get more organized


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Very fun people, but the management is heavily lacking"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people work the front lines there, with some very friendly folks.

    Employees get plenty of time off, and there are many fun activities throughout the year.

    Flexible work hours and options to work from home as needed.

    Extremely helpful IT and finance department that can assist with virtually any internal issue.

    Cons

    The annual awards night should be a pronouncement of the best people/work from the year, but really it's just an opportunity to show favoritism among the senior managers.

    Extremely outdated technology (from a development standpoint) with little to no opportunity for extra training.

    Vertical movement in the company is non-existent and is reserved for the friends of managers, not the people best suited to fill the position.

    Bad managers remain in positions of power despite numerous outcries to HR, which either seemed to not care or had little power to effect change.

    Pay is extremely low, even by entry-level standards. A web designer can expect to make less than 40K.

    Good managers are a rare treat, not the norm. Most have minimal training, and certainly not enough to effectively lead people.

    During annual reviews managers rate their employees with pages of feedback, but employees cannot rate their managers in the same way.

    The Hobsons product line-up is heavily outdated, making it hard for employees to be genuine when trying to promote it. And saying anything negative about a product (even if true) earns a reprimand.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, Craig should fire most of his VPs and Directors. The problems at Hobsons are top down, and his vision cannot be realized while obstructionist people hold positions of power.

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