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OHO Reviews

Updated July 11, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Recognition is gold"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OHO full-time

    Pros

    - Talented employees
    - Opportunities for juniors to learn
    - Free friday lunches, and weekly donuts and bagels

    Cons

    - Too much gossip and favoritism stemming from upper management
    - Dev implications and budget seem to steer project direction instead of creative risk taking.
    - Budgets and salaries are unreasonable for the amount of work employees are being asked to do.
    - No HR resource within reach to voice concerns to (outsourced)
    - Little recognition for a job well done

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to push the envelope and venture off into unchartered territory. Switch up the process once in a while to incorporate more agility. Listen to your employees and treat everyone with the same level of respect.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "This place needs HR"

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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 OHO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Fun location in Davis Square.
    -Catered lunch once a week and snacks
    -Beer Fridays
    -Mostly nice people
    -Good work life balance

    Cons

    This place needs HR. Gossip runs rampant and the leadership team particpates. The president spouts his politics and religious beliefs to employees. They rarely pay out annual bonuses they promise when you're hired, even if the company has done well. They create a hostile work environment for employees they decide they want to leave but don't want to fire.

    Leadership claims to be transparent with employees but they don’t communicate decisions that affect employees until they are called out on it.

    There is no direction or strategy. No one at the top can explain why the company is better than other agencies or what their business plan is.

    They don't promote people. Despite what the recent review says, there are not opportunities for innovating or learning. The work is boring and stale. They don't have the latest technology to test websites on. There is 1 iPad and it's locked up.

    In the couple years I was there, there was 100% turnover. There are way too many better places to work with more talented people doing way cooler projects for better pay.

    Advice to Management

    Try addressing the problems here. You will never get talented people to come work there if you keep doing the same tired, old websites. Try innovating. Try promoting people and give them a raise when you do. Stop micromanaging and backstabbing and start listening. Your culture is toxic and it starts with you. Stop acting like clients are the enemy. Pick a strategy and stick with it.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "great staff that do great work, not so great senior management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    the best reasons are the quality of work produced for clients, all the people who work on projects, the culture, and free friday lunches

    Cons

    the downsides include senior management's lack of focus, direction, and listening, the high turnover and little that is done to correct it, and the lack of recognition for a job well done

    Advice to Management

    listen to the employees when you ask for their opinion, or even when its unsolicited. don't be as desperate on every project.


  4. "Good place for creative, less so for technical"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some really great clients, lots of good people to work with. Nice location. Good variety of projects.

    Cons

    Less of a focus on work life balance. Not enough focus on specific areas and disciplines. The employee vetting process could use some work. Short-term thinking is a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Be more innovative in how the company is run - look at your competitors and how they are running their businesses and emulate them. Be more focused.


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