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AHAlife Reviews

Updated Sep 11, 2018

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Sebastian Kaufmann
9 Ratings
  1. "Great learning experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AHAlife full-time

    Pros

    You learn new thing every day, you are challenged to the right extent. Friendly culture and environment.

    Cons

    Not sharing enough information with employees, constant pointless meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Please be more open to the people below you.

    AHAlife2018-09-11
  2. "The worst company I have ever worked for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AHAlife for less than a year

    Pros

    The only thing positive about this experience was setting a low bar for my next job.

    Cons

    The pay was terrible, the executives were terrible. The CEO and CTO are horrible people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your personal life out of work, nobody wants to see the executives cheating on their families with each other.

    AHAlife2018-08-30

    AHAlife Response

    September 4, 2018CFO

    Hi. I'm sorry you had such a bad experience. Can you confirm when you were employed at Ahalife? The reason I ask is that you refer to a CTO in your review but we haven't had a CTO at Aha for almost 2 years. Since that time we have also made a number of senior mgmt changes and improvements ...

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  3. "Learning experience at a fast-paced company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AHAlife full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Small company culture with big company connections and senior leadership. Welcoming atmosphere, driven but easygoing team. Intense work at times, but generally great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Management can get lost in the big picture and (sometimes) forget about the little guy. HQ in Brooklyn can be difficult to get to!

    Advice to Management

    Always keep focus on continual employee development, no matter what the level of employee. Employees are your greatest asset!

    AHAlife2018-06-15
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Logistic Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Brooklyn, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AHAlife full-time

    Pros

    - Great and smart team - Excellent learning opportunities - Your work is appreciated and does make an impact to wider scope goals. Therefore, if you work hard and smartly you will stand out as a team player.

    Cons

    - needs more collaboration amongst departments

    Advice to Management

    keep up the awesomeness!

    AHAlife2017-07-09
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Pleasant Work Environment, Fantastic Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AHAlife

    Pros

    Working at AHAlife has truly been a most transformative, educational, and enjoyable experience. The work environment is very collaborative. It feels as though everyone is united and working under the same mission. It is a fast-paced startup environment where each individual is committed to both their craft and the company's mission. Upper level management and entry level employees are treated with equal amounts of...

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    Cons

    Coming in early or staying late is necessary from time to time. But, the office environment is so pleasant and the work is so fascinating that it really does not feel like a downside or con.

    AHAlife2017-05-25
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Change can be good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AHAlife

    Pros

    -You'll be working with talented and passionate individuals -Great learning experience, management encourages growth -Company now has structure and organization -Friendly and relaxed office environment -Happy Hour/Office games on Fridays -Your voice matters, comments and suggestions are heard by management and taken into account -1:1's with supervisors help track progress/issues early on -Able to work on projects...

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    Cons

    -You'll end up working long hours depending on your work load but not the standard -If you are not someone that can multitask or can thrive in a fast paced environment, then this place is not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, company has made great changes in the last few months and seems to be moving in the right direction. Benefits/Perks to consider: 401k, Performance Bonuses, Extra PTO, Paid day off on birthdays, etc.

    AHAlife2017-05-26
  7. Helpful (2)

    "I didn't choose the AHAlife, the AHAlife chose me"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AHAlife

    Pros

    As an employee of AHAlife you are given the opportunity to grow beyond all expectations and gain knowledge you wont get at most companies. Being that AHAlife is a small team, employees are given much larger responsibilities and management is open to listening and considering all of your ideas no matter what your position is. Working with a staff of brilliant people makes it nearly impossible not to learn something new...

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    Cons

    AHAlife is not for people who are afraid to work hard, stay a little late some nights, lack organization, fail to manage their time and plan on being spoon fed everything.

    AHAlife2017-05-24
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Amazing Opportunities for Growth and Development"

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    Current Employee - Email Marketer in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AHAlife full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Extremely talented, passionate, and hard working team. -Paid vacation and great benefits. -The company is technically a start-up but it operates at an advanced level. Lean and efficient. -Surrounded by brilliant people that you can learn from.

    Cons

    It can be a bit stressful at times. You really have to be a hard-worker to enjoy your job. Don't come here if you're not willing to put your heart and soul into your work.

    Advice to Management

    1. You're doing almost everything perfectly. 2. We don't have to reinvent the wheel for every marketing initiative. There are many things that are unique and special about this company and what we offer. Sometimes we can just stick to time-tested principles and industry convention for effective marketing campaigns. 3. #BELIEVE

    AHAlife2017-03-31

    AHAlife Response

    May 30, 2017CFO

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write and post your review. These reviews are extremely valuable and hopefully give outsiders a really good insight into working at AHA. And thank you for your honesty and specific feedback, particularly in the area of our marketing initiatives.

  9. Helpful (4)

    "Fast Paced Startup Environment Great for Learning Through Doing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AHAlife full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Ahalife is small team doing a lot of things, with each person carrying a good amount of responsibility. If you just want to be a small cog in a big machine, this is not the place for you. However, if you want to be a part of an environment where you can really control a large part of the business and where your ideas get heard (and often implemented too), then this is a great place to come. - Ahalife is also very...

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    Cons

    - Office culture can be a bit cliquey

    Advice to Management

    - Keep employees motivated by challenging them to do more of what they're passionate about and what they want to learn, and provide opportunities for them to learn and grow more within the company.

    AHAlife2017-03-24
  10. Helpful (13)

    "Shauna Mei fired with cause"

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    Former Employee - Trainee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AHAlife part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There might be some hope for the company now. $600,000 salary plus perks savings per year helps. Wonder which investors Shauna will fool next. Must read what poor Aussie shareholders are saying! Search for ahalife on the website hotcopper.

    Cons

    The cons left the company :) The worst experience. $50 million investor funds apparently already wasted. All management stock options cancelled as they both were fired with cause.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the mess after Shauna Mei will not be easy. Make sure her legacy becomes widely known. Apparently her mantra is "fake it till you make it".

    AHAlife2017-03-17
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