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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)
Doesn't Recommend

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 Management

Get your act together or perish.

Other Employee Reviews for Lavalife

  1. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.


  2. "Great before it was sold"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lavalife (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Before Sale
    - Great office
    - Great location
    - Great people
    - Lots of $$ to spend

    Cons

    After Sale
    - Moved to a terrible location by Sherway Gardens
    - Very over bearing employer
    - No vision
    - Used the telephone service as a cash cow, no investment in new technology

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and look to new opportunities in the market place to secure a real spot in the landscape

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