Online Buddies

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Online Buddies Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
7 Reviews
3.9
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fun and friendly environment!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Online Buddies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free food, casual atmosphere, fun place to work!

    Cons

    Top down communication could be improved some.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place

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

    I have been working at Online Buddies as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and warm. Nice benefits. Casual.

    Cons

    For a gay company it is a bit conservative in thinking. Truly in the box when it comes to new ideas. Play it safe - which is fine for sex but not for expanding a business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be creative.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Disorganized, but fun

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

    I worked at Online Buddies full-time

    Pros

    Fun culture & totally unique. Ribald and occasionally raunchy and it's even appropriate. The right person can have a lot of power to do their job well.

    Cons

    The wrong person however, will suffer from endless changes of plans, shortsighted management, and generally be frustrated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into the future. A whole year. Stop optimizing for next week's numbers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent Company

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

    I worked at Online Buddies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company benefits and friendly environment to work in. Get to work with all levels of management.

    Cons

    Not too much to say here, pretty much a good company. Had a decent experience working with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great, fun company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Online Buddies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has a cool atmosphere and is fun to work for. They are good to their employees, offer generous benefits and other perks like free food and drinks and catered lunches. Like anyplace else, it's work, so it's not always amazing and sometimes my manager lacks vision but I've worked at a bunch of places and it's no different anywhere else.

    Cons

    Well it's gay and adult oriented so it's sometimes a challenge to tell friends what I do. My gay friends have all heard of the company and think it's cool that I work there but with my straight friends, and my parents, and such, it's a little tougher to explain.
    The owners aren't that involved but they do come in the office and they can be really offensive. They make some racist comments and talk openly about really personal sex stuff in front of everyone. But for the most part upper management keeps the owners away from us. If they were here every day it'd be a really different, bad thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to employees - we interact with the customers more than you do. Tell us what's going on and what the future plans are more regularly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    When things are good - it's a great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Online Buddies

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, fairly competitive pay. Good benefits. Low stress working environment most of the time. Decent opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Lots of secret meetings. Significant turnover of senior management. Content of the company's websites can make for some interesting conversations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek more outside help in improving the business, both from a revenue standpoint and in making it a good place to work.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    We're an exciting, innovative technology company that continues to be on the bleeding edge of web software development.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Human Resources in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Director of Human Resources in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Online Buddies

    Pros

    Our company is a fun and creative environment, with outstanding opportunity for personal growth within the company. We offer very competitive salaries and a fantastic benefits package. Our headcount stays between 90 - 100 employees, so every voice is heard. Our corporate culture is one of our strongest attributes. We're privately held, profitable, and have seen our revenue increase year over year since inception. Our benefits package has also continued to improve year over year.

    Cons

    As with any rapidly growing organization, employees strive for information and management sometimes does not communicate enough. This has been brought up during several all staff assemblies and management has already begun to make changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can't think of any input or advice. Management is very receptive to the needs of their employees and strives to make this a company people want to come to everyday.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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