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HelloWorld Reviews

Updated Nov 19, 2019

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3.7
84%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
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HelloWorld CEO Peter DeNunzio
Peter DeNunzio
50 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Only mild incentives from upper management to retain talent because many positions are considered somewhat disposable(in 11 reviews)

  • "Although flexible, work-life balance is a struggle here(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HelloWorld full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, great opportunities

    Cons

    I haven't found any yet!

    HelloWorld2019-10-18
  2. Helpful (2)

    "It’s like Mean Girls, but on Wednesday they talk about ePrize."

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    Former Employee - Project Lead in Birmingham, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HelloWorld full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interfacing with brand name clients.

    Cons

    Low pay, company is changing but the clicks are still strong. Low transparency and unlimited optimism until there’s time for promotions or pay.

    Advice to Management

    Provide transparency. Stop providing promotions with out pay increases. Stop telling people “you’re lucky you got this much, it won’t happen again”. Break up the ePrize clicks.

    HelloWorld2019-11-19
  3. Helpful (2)

    "An OK place to work, but has many flaws"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at HelloWorld full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility and laid-back atmosphere. Decent benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Lots of tech-debt on many platforms. Although flexible, work-life balance is a struggle here. Not really focused on professional development. Lots of office politics and favoritism. Since being acquired by Merkle and moving to Southfield the overall atmosphere and culture has eroded.

    HelloWorld2019-10-06
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great place not software development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HelloWorld full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Good PTO and paid holidays. Occasional keg of beer.

    Cons

    Even though its pretty flexible you can have to work extra hours w/o compensation and short notice. Very old technology and equipment. Office politics and cliques. Lack of management and direction. Management can be disconnected and alot of managers are not qualified or just don't care. No professional development. Most Project Managers lack technical skills or experience, creating a disconnect between the dev... team and PMs. Not agile, though claim to be.

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    HelloWorld2019-10-26
  5. "Good work culture!"

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    Current Employee - Finance 

    I have been working at HelloWorld full-time

    Pros

    A well balanced work culture

    Cons

    No cons in my opinion

    HelloWorld2019-09-19
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, culture and atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends

    I have been working at HelloWorld full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I've been here for almost 5 weeks now and it has been a breathe of fresh air. The interview process was smooth, and they really try and place you where they think you'll fit best and strive most. The culture is great and they are flexible when it comes to appointments, or any issues that could arise. So far it has been amazing!

    Cons

    None so far, all around been great.

    HelloWorld2019-07-26
  7. "Great New Space"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HelloWorld

    Pros

    Their new space is really amazing and super cool. The people are great.

    Cons

    If you work on the Coca Cola account, be prepared to feel locked away in your own world. Entirely separate floor and locked doors. Sterile, white environment.

    HelloWorld2019-06-02
  8. "Good so far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HelloWorld full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, fair pay, flexibility, training, growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Too new to have cons

    HelloWorld2019-05-31
  9. "Nice people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at HelloWorld full-time

    Pros

    Really nice people and fun

    Cons

    Can not think of any

    HelloWorld2019-04-30
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Worst employer I've EVER worked for. Hands down."

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at HelloWorld

    Pros

    Great for as a first job. That's it.

    Cons

    The supervisors aren't trained on how to be effective supervisors. Annual employee turnover is 20-25%, you can do the actual math with what they expose internally. That exceeds what Forbes says is a healthy turnover. When you ask what you can do to get the best rating in each of the categories on your performance review, your supervisor shrugs their shoulders and tells you they don't know. It's for this reason that... the can't give you top performance ratings, because they themselves do not know what that looks like. If you get the top performance ratings you're eligible for a merit increase, this is how they keep you from getting that. The performance reviews are relative, and heavily based on personal biases. The company at one point was even running a media sharing server inside their IT network, that was hosting bootleg movies and music. They do not promote mentoring to improve your skill set and make you a more valuable employee. They have a supervisor policy to tell you something positive about you or what you've done every week or every two weeks, as if to artificially placate you. We are not puppies.

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    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to actually not suck. Take care of your employees first and they'll take care of you. When you screw up, own up to it, and fix it. Don't just throw your hands up in the air, and say "oh well". Stop treating your employees like migrant workers. Have the balls to fire your employees to their face, when they're not on vacation. Stop permitting your management chain to make and violate verbal agreements... with employees.

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    HelloWorld2019-05-30
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