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Updated May 6, 2014
Updated May 6, 2014
5 Reviews
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BusinessOnline CEO Thad Kahlow
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  1.  

    Great People, Optimistic Future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BusinessOnline for less than a year

    Pros

    The CEO is very talented. He cares about his people and his business. The people are so talented and experts in their field. I have learned a lot since being here.
    They treat their team well and know how to have fun in the office while being productive.

    Cons

    Because it is a digital environment, I sometimes miss the individuality of the people who work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time giving specific feedback and developing people to move up with company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great culture and fun people to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BusinessOnline full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people, the depth of understanding with digital marketing and the client base

    Cons

    Too much attrition, hours are long and people get burnt out but that's true for most agencies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realign compensation at market price to keep high performers engaged for longer terms

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Friendly, hard working, enjoyable office

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at BusinessOnline as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The company provides a very friendly and comfortable work environment, not to mention snacks, tea, coffee, and water all day everyday! BusinessOnline has a clear mission and excels at achieving goals. The team here is dedicated to providing everyone with an opportunity to succeed and show off their skills.

    Cons

    Anytime you work or are just spending time in downtown, parking is going to be an issue. BusinessOnline provides employees with a parking allowance that minimizes expenses on parking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the ping pong paddles in the break room are starting to show the use they've been getting, maybe we should get a couple new ones?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to learn what not to do then move on

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at BusinessOnline

    Pros

    There are some great middle managers and talented producers.
    Great place to practice politics because it runs on it
    Pretty good benefits package
    Heavy emphasis on tracking and control with a disregard for creativity and innovation

    Cons

    Very disorganized
    Illogical
    Lacks innovation
    High burn out rate
    Lacks creativity (just walk through there halls and you can tell)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice logic and reasoning. Take time to embrace creativity. And by all means, invest in your people as they are the ones that got you to where you "were" at before your big nose dive. Though, there are rumors that BOL was always very poor with creating really sophisticated strategies and execution. You lost clients and talent because you fail to nurture and invest in creativity and innovation. Just look at how poorly your office is designed for a tip on how much creativity and innovation you lack and look at the flexibility of your management style... you burn people out with no incentive for them to produce, innovate and be creative. Try introduce flex days, remote working and ACTUAL pay BONUSES.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    great vision, scattered execution

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at BusinessOnline

    Pros

    many very smart people
    solid tech base
    well-funded, no debt
    the CEO is still a young leader with plenty still to learn about managing internal politics.

    Cons

    politics, politics, politics.
    deeply entrenched group of legacy employees who refuse to grow and adapt, and would rather fight change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    managing a group of inflated egos is no easy job... best of luck to you in weeding out the lazy legacy folks.

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