BusinessOnline
4.0 of 5 5 reviews
www.businessol.com San Diego, CA 16 to 50 Employees

BusinessOnline Reviews

Updated May 6, 2014
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100% Approve of the CEO

BusinessOnline CEO Thad Kahlow

Thad Kahlow

(3 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great People, Optimistic Future

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time giving specific feedback and developing people to move up with company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture and fun people to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealign compensation at market price to keep high performers engaged for longer terms

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Friendly, hard working, enjoyable office

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsAnytime 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 ManagementSome 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

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    Great place to learn what not to do then move on

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsThere 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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice 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

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    great vision, scattered execution

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    Prosmany 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.

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

    Advice to Senior Managementmanaging 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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