Search for contacts by their *linked* company fields

Hi all


We intend to create some custom company fields eg number of employees.


Can we filter contacts by their linked company fields? I wish to end up with a list of contacts to get in touch with.


It seems like we're restricted to filtering by only the fields at the contact level.




7 Replies
Community Thought Leader | Diamond Partner
Community Thought Leader | Diamond Partner

Hi @dm_esfa


Filtering is limited to using properties on the object type being filtered - so contact properties on contacts and company properties on companies. 

If you have the Marketing Hub (Basic or better) you have access to lists which support the segmentation of contacts based on company properties. 


So basically, you are correct that it can't be done in the CRM alone. 

Hope this helps.

New Contributor

Thanks Phil (apologies for the late reply - the notifications went into gmail spam)



New Contributor

You can download both contacts and companies, put them as tabs in an excel spreadsheet, then use the function "vlookup" based on the shared company name to add the city, state, and zip code to your contact data (use the fields hubspot already uses). Then, just re-upload your contacts to hubspot, and the app will update the city, state, zip code fields for those contacts.

Occasional Contributor

Thanks for posting this Phil. 


If I understand you correctly, what you are saying is that UNLESS we purchase the marketing suite, there is no way to search for contacts using related companies value correct? That's kind of BS honestly and it should be dealt with IMO.





New Contributor

Which one is the Marketing Hub Basic? I only see Free, Starter and Pro. I'm on Starter. I wanted a list of contacts with E-mails for all companies of a certain type. The only options I see is Company Name and Size.


Upgrading from Starter to Pro costs too much. It is such a big leap to go from $50 to $800 to just be able to search!

New Contributor

I'd like to voice my concern and say that it is essential for outbound sales to be able to segment your leads based not only on their individual properties but also on their company properties. This shouldn't be a part of Marketting, but Sales, Hubspot please fix this issue!!!!

HubSpot Employee
HubSpot Employee

Upvoting this idea on behalf of a customer.


I understand the "Associated companies" column is an associated record rather than a searchable contact property like "Company name". That said, it can be confusing that the contacts search only pulls up contacts with values listed in the "Company name" field. So it'll be good if the global search feature can reflect associated records for search queries too!