100% of the CEO
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 Senior Management – 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?
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-08-07 10:32 PDT
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
High burn out rate
Lacks creativity (just walk through there halls and you can tell)
Advice to Senior Management – 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.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2011-09-12 11:05 PDT
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 Senior Management – managing a group of inflated egos is no easy job... best of luck to you in weeding out the lazy legacy folks.
2011-06-22 10:56 PDT
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