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Updated Apr 4, 2014

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3.2 15 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

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Arnold Reichman

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat team, open to new ideas, professional yet relaxed office culture with perks such as snacks, beverages, & company parties. Dog-friendly office. Excellent health care and competitive salaries. Room to grow and evolve your role depending on what you put into it. Owners are very understanding of life/work balance and are very generous by nature. If there is an HR issue, it is handled with complete discretion and office politics kept to a minimum.

    ConsSome ideas/changes are slow to implement, while others are fast. Whi

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

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    Disappointing management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Brooklyn, NY

    ProsFriendly atmosphere, laid back, dog-friendly. Good start up vibe.

    ConsNot sure the owners are the best people to be running this company. They seemed to be clueless about long term strategy of the company. They only encouraged personal growth if it met their immediate needs. Things may have changed since then but I suspect any success they've had can be attributed to help they've brought in.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Need to settle on Roadmap

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey are a few key individuals who have their head in the right place. Smart individuals and hard-working.

    ConsBusiness decisions lack justification. Company needs to settle on what their goals are, and focus on one product and do it right. Unfortunately the senior leadership can be inept, indecisive, and not understanding of what it takes to bring the company to the next level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company is small, so false promises, misdirection, and manipulation should not be a tactic here. Everyone talks and knows what you are telling others.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a very good place to work

    Marketing Strategist (Current Employee) Brooklyn, NY

    ProsThe CEO is cool. Nice neighborhood. There are a few good people at the office. There's a really good coffee place right down the street.

    ConsI see these reviews. I can tell you right now that anything without serious cons is fake. I speak to these people every day and nobody likes it here. Plus the whole industry is going down the drain so they're trying to automate away our jobs. All the really talented management has left and has been replaced but cut rate wannabes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell as soon as you can.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Happy to be a part of the Lifebooker Team

    Marketing Strategist (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Pros--Compensation - The compensation is fair. You can make commission on top of you base, depending on how hard your work, which is pretty great.

    --Work Life Balance - The W/L balance is there and very doable at LB. Our standard hours are 10am-6/7pm, and many days will be longer to accomplish what needs to be done for the day.

    --Office Culture & Leadership - Both the culture and leadership has made all the difference working her. LB has recruited some really talented and genuine people through their doors and they have always focused on creating an atmosphere that their employees could look forward to each day. The leadership at Lifebooker welcomes questions and wants to help their employees be better at what they do. They expect a lot out of their employees, but hard work is very much recognized and celebrated. Having come from the corporate world where there was less emphasis on office culture and valuing employees for hard work -- it was a breath of fresh air to join the Lifebooker team.

    Cons-- Internal Communication - communication between the various departments can be tricky with so many moving parts.
    -- Understaffed - Our accounting and tech teams are understaffed.

    Advice to Senior Management--Ongoing Peer to Peer program - Set up an ongoing peer mentoring program to help new hires grow and get better at their role. Hold quick 1 on 1 meetings with other MS in other cities to discuss challenges etc.

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

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    Great company. Even better people!

    Marketing Strategist (Current Employee) Brooklyn, NY

    ProsThis is a company that really cares about it's employees and their well-beings. Since I've been here, I've seen several of my co-workers get promoted or moved into a better-fitting position. Our benefits have been reworked, offering us even more coverage at minimal prices.

    The people are really what make the job for me. In a small company its easy to feel as though the cliques are set, but not here. If you have a positive attitude and care about the company, you'll be welcomed with open arms!

    ConsThe job, as any sales job is, can be stressful...but isn't the challenge why we're all here to begin with anyway?

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to give out rewards/compliments to those who deserve it. It's really inspiring to the rest of us!

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

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    Great People, Great Environment, Great Pay... Amazing Experience

    Marketing Strategist (Current Employee) Brooklyn, NY

    ProsThe people who work here make all the difference. Lifebooker offers the opportunity to work with a special group of people that are incredibly smart, fun-loving, and supportive beyond belief. The friendships and mentorships you will develop at Lifebooker are truly what make the job great. The ability to be compensated very generously based on your work ethic is amazing. The management team really cares about you and your future!!!

    Cons-hours can be long, but come on, you're in Sales , and they are really not that bad
    -sometimes stressful

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll in all management is doing a great job to preserve the culture and help there employees grow

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

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    Great Opportunity if You're Willing to Work Hard

    Marketing Strategist (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsAwesome environment and dynamic between coworkers (casual dress code, snacks, birthday parties, dogs!)
    Promotes from within
    Encouraging, enthusiastic, and hardworking staff
    Management truly cares about their staff and what is in the best interest of the company as a whole
    Goals are challenging but realistic and attainable

    ConsNo "ramp-up" period for those who are new to sales or switching markets. This means it may take some time to establish yourself as a sales person and make more money
    Things are constantly changing - you need to be flexible and open-minded

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to communicate the vision for the future of the company
    Help to facilitate better communication between departments

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

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    Love Lifebooker

    Current Employee (Current Employee) Brooklyn, NY

    ProsFun, friendly, entrepreneurial environment
    Team atmosphere
    Hardworking staff
    Promotes from within
    Company communicates challenges as well as vision

    ConsI read some of these previous reviews and they don't line up with my ideas (or my co-workers' ideas) about the place I work. This seems like an angry person who just wants to rant. I'm pretty confused because if you ask around, most folks here are happy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore company-wide meetings.
    More formalized reviews.

    All in all I really enjoy working here and would like it to remain a fun and friendly environment.

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

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    The Workload vs the Pay Rate is horrendously unbalanced

    Web Developer (Current Employee) Brooklyn, NY

    ProsEasy Work Environment
    Not to strict on being a little late
    Quiet
    Dogs allowed
    Allows you to balance work and life pretty easily

    ConsPay rate is horrendously under market value
    Promised Bonuses and Salary reviews are not actually implemented as frequently as they make you believe
    You might start at pay that's at market value but you'll be sitting there for a year before anyone realizes the work you have been doing and calls you up for review as opposed to their promised three months
    Bonuses are 2-3% of salary at most
    Unless you're a manager or someone willing to put in three times the work for half the pay, no one will really care about you
    The COO is the daughter of the CEO so make sure you never even try to argue with her despite her obvious lack of managerial skills and experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire managers that actually are able to keep up with their employees satisfaction. Check that employees are content where they are and that the market value of their skills isn't completely dwarfing your pay

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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