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Thad Kahlow
16 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "A Different Perspective"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BusinessOnline full-time

    Pros

    It appears that there are negative reviews being posted and the comments do not reflect an accurate portrait of BusinessOnline. 1. A promotion was made and not all people were happy about it, so some staff decided to move on. This happens in all companies, not just here. If you feel you are deserving of a promotion and do not receive it, the options are in your hands. Either you play it out and help the company and...

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    Cons

    There are issues and challenges where ever you work. Yes, you have to work and put hours in, but is that different anywhere else? Why is anyone expecting things to be different. It is up to you to make your job a good one and to create your career options. We support and celebrate when employees move on and even offered assistance to those who do not cut it at the agency. I won’t lie, things due frustrate me at times,...

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    BusinessOnline2017-11-07
  2. "Great culture"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at BusinessOnline full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Strong culture and collaboration. Teams work extremely well across the business.

      Cons

      The only cons are that the market is shifting and big brands are bringing many advanced digital capabilities in-house.

      BusinessOnline2019-02-08
    • Helpful (1)

      "Management"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at BusinessOnline full-time

      Pros

      Great culture and opportunity for growth. You'll work with a lot of smart, passionate people and that starts at the top.

      Cons

      Like all agencies, just need to keep finding new, interesting clients to sustain and/or grow momentum.

      BusinessOnline2017-10-30
    • Helpful (3)

      "Digital Analyst at BusinessOnline"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at BusinessOnline full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      wonderful office space and location, flexible work environment, incredibly supportive team and management, monthly lunch and learns, fun all hands, great benefits, fast paced, opportunity to give back to your community

      Cons

      Only potential con isn't really a con at all, for the right person. Agencies are fast paced and tend to be environments that require someone who is appropriately prepared for that kind of work style.

      BusinessOnline2017-10-20
    • Helpful (3)

      "Director of SEO"

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      Current Employee - Director of SEO in Las Vegas, NV
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at BusinessOnline full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      I have worked for BusinessOnline for 13 years as the Director of SEO. During that time my life has completely changed because of the amazing opportunities I have received from this job. I have had a chance to work into a management position and a salary that is more money than I have ever made in my life, to increase my personal brand from public speaking opportunities and attending conferences I would have never...

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      Cons

      As a small company BusinessOnline doesn't have a lot of the same infrastructure you might find at larger, corporate companies. It's not exactly a start up feel but it's lean, nimble organization that is constantly fighting to deliver value while staying current and that can be challenging with a small team. So if you are the kind of person that needs a lot of structure and you feel uncomfortable with creative problem...

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      Advice to Management

      Just continue to find creative ways to improve the quality of work life given our unique culture and the demands we have on us as professionals in this industry.

      BusinessOnline2017-10-19
    • Helpful (7)

      "Started off promising but declining"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at BusinessOnline full-time

      Pros

      Cool office with game room, beer, nice downtown location. 15 minute massage every other week and catered lunch once a week. Everyone that works here are actually great people and work hard. But if you're looking for a place to grow and get compensated fairly for the amount of effort you put into your time with the company, you will be disappointed. As a small company, there is little room for advancement for everyone....

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      Cons

      The recent trend with handling employee discontent in the office has been disappointing. Instead of seriously considering the valid concerns and frustrations of employees, management comes up with excuses on why they are not responsible. At times, they have gone as far as accusing certain current or ex-employees of speaking out or writing glassdoor reviews in a manhunt of telling untrue accounts of the company instead...

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      Advice to Management

      Instead of making so much effort having employees post positive reviews for the company on glassdoor, actually address the issues and take more responsibility for some of the discontent that employees feel. Many feel unvalued and undercompensated with little room for growth even though they were hired on with promises of much more than you delivered on. It's unfair to brand them as toxic simply because they let their...

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      BusinessOnline2017-10-24
    • Helpful (1)

      "Positive environment with opportunity if you choose to take it"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at BusinessOnline full-time

      Pros

      BOL is a great company to work for if you're looking to strengthen your digital marketing experience and/or develop your career. As a small company it lets each employee have a voice and contribute to the business. Work can be busy at times as its an agency with often demanding clients, but BOL makes sure that you have enough, but not too much, on your plate. If you want to stretch yourself, through certifications, learning...

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      Cons

      There can be misalignment between what executive team envisions and what is realistic for the account & services teams to accomplish. It's fast-paced and hectic with high turnover rates at times like any agency. A few negative attitudes can really dampen the environment because it is such a close work environment and the teams are very tightknit.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to invest in the employees that have a vision for the company and are consistently contributing to the growth of the business. Don't take those people for granted.

      BusinessOnline2017-10-10
    • Helpful (9)

      "Job seekers deserve to know the truth"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at BusinessOnline full-time

      Pros

      Really nice office with great views of downtown Fun co-workers It's actually a great place to work for the short term (less than a year) if you are just looking for a stepping stone to something else or experience in digital marketing

      Cons

      You will NOT grow here and you will NOT get fairly compensated despite your hard work. They will milk you until you finally decide to quit, you will get replaced with cheap labor, and the cycle repeats. That's just their business model. 9 employees (out of 25-30 total in the office) have departed in less than a year which is exceptionally high even for an agency.

      Advice to Management

      Your model is failing. You've gotten used to hiring talented people with the promise of growth only to milk them for 1 to 2+ years until they finally find another job elsewhere because you were unwilling to compensate them appropriately or promote them. But just like rottentomates.com became an influential player for quality in the film and television industry, glassdoor.com is exposing your business practices and the...

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      BusinessOnline2017-10-11

      BusinessOnline Response

      October 24, 2017CEO

      First, it’s very unfortunate that you had a negative emotional experience at BusinessOnline. Working at BusinessOnline or an Agency is not for everyone. Second, thank you for your insights into how we can build a better company. Sincerely, honestly, thank you! We always look ...

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    • Helpful (7)

      "Good for junior employees with no experience, otherwise stay away"

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

      I worked at BusinessOnline full-time

      Pros

      - Very nice downtown office with views, but planning to move somewhere else - Few very smart individuals to learn from (not in management)

      Cons

      - Valuable, experienced employees leaving the company are being replaced by junior ones with limited experience at the expense of BOL' s clients - No career path defined, lack of meritocracy - Managers and even Directors are not real decision makers. The president calls the shots on everything and doesn't listen to anyone - Employees are afraid to provide real feedback due to potential retaliation - Poor benefits...

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      Advice to Management

      Advice to CEO: Change your management team before you lose the few talented employees left in the company. Do it before it's too late. Make the effort to understand who does what and where the real wins come from

      BusinessOnline2017-09-07
    • Helpful (3)

      "Ethical, Innovative, Data Driven Amazing!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at BusinessOnline full-time

      Pros

      -strong sense of ethics - great culture (not just perks), everyone performs and moves the biz forward - big named clients (GE, Honeywell, HP, Milgard, Thermo Fisher, etc...) -very innovative, progressive approach to performance marketing

      Cons

      slower growth than expected, some employee churn, sometimes too far ahead of the market (align to market needs)

      Advice to Management

      keep it up. solid solid culture, big/progressive vision for the future. find a way to break through and you will become one of the most coveted employers in SD + Boston

      BusinessOnline2017-07-19
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