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Flashy company on the outside - but very dull and mundane to work for.

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Former Employee - Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Lavalife

Pros

Very cool market to be in. Groups of good, motivated people.

Cons

Lack of direction from top down. Almost as if the top management is clueless on where to head this company. Sr. Management would like you to believe that they have it under control. However, the lack of motivation, direction is evident on the work floor. Middle management is average, with a bunch of people just trying to do their job. Way too many egos, personalities to deal with. No job security - you are just a number, and that's it. Serious lack of honest and frank communication within the org. Way to political for a company this size.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get your act together or perish.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Cool Web 2.0 Company ... stuck in 1.0 world.

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Lavalife

    Pros

    Its a fun and challenging market. Alot of change occuring providing alot of market opportunities. Web, voice, advertising, magazines and cell phone products Lavalife has alot of cool things going on. Never a dull moment with very unusual "customer needs" to build for. Fun diverse group of people from all walks of life and experiences.

    Cons

    Stuck with a 20 year old culture that is risk averse. Status quo is always preferred to experimenting. You are only as good as your last month's results.

    CEO has her favourites and ignores the rest - so if you happen to be in the "it" group - anything's possible - people, budget and tech team attention. If not... forget any radical projects that might really improve the company... Since the Top Down communication is really horrible its very hard to appreciate if this favourtism is to the companies benefit or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many "pet projects" not enough focus on real business and real mission at Lavalife. Listen to staff for feedback - go beyond the senior mgmt party line. This lack of real communication is marginalizing good people make them rip targets for head hunters.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Very good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lavalife full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People are friendly. Nice location. Management encourage you to explore next tech. Have a chance to get training.

    Cons

    Business was facing lots of challenges in market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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