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2.9 28 reviews

0% Approve of the CEO

Ascent Media Chairman & CEO William R. Fitzgerald

William R. Fitzgerald

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37% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good Experience

    Editor (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsLearned A Lot, gained vital technical experience

    Conspoor work/life balance. Cold corporate environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould care more about staff's request

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work!

    Client Services (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsExtremely talented co-workers. Every day is different dependent on clients booked for sessions.

    ConsVery large corporation. Easy to get lost in the shuffle.

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    Diverse media company

    Vice President (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsSmall management team
    High quality clients
    Interesting work
    Good access to SVPs/EVPs
    Good position within sector
    Competitors face similar challenges

    ConsPoor links between achievement and reward
    Slow approvals process
    Disconnect between divisions
    Disconnect between US and EMEA client priorities

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter motivated staff would have yielded much better results

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I Miss AMG

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsIt had a great culture, mostly fostered by the former CEO.

    ConsHad an identity crisis - and was sold to several other companies...leaving the employees lost.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ascent Media Group: A place of opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Santa Monica, CA

    ProsAscent Media Group is a change agent in the post-production industry and converging media, which offers the opportunity to be involved throughout the content supply chain, from feature film and episodic post, through delivery of content to mobile device distributors. If you have particularly valuable knowledge and judgment, leadership roles in organic business growth, M&A due diligence, and developing new business ventures, are readily available.

    ConsAscent is in the business of entertainment: feature film post-production, broadcast, archiving and downstream repurposing of that content. So if you can't adapt every few weeks to changes in how you do your job or what you're working on, then try insurance or banking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAscent is often absent from industry events and standards groups which are well represented by competitors and clients. With very little effort and cost, many of the talented employees could implement a grass roots marketing effort while providing valuable feedback.

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    Nice

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood working environment and lots of nice food choices around the vicinity

    ConsInsufficient manpower leading to extra working hours beyond the standard time

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to upgrade office equipment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Profit rules the roost but this is the corporate mantra, in most cases

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCutting-edge technology and equipment, good & comfortable work environment, knowledgeable & nice co-workers, unified team effort, 24-7 365 facility so there are always shifts available.

    ConsCorporate higher ups are not in the trenches working alongside the frontline. If they do they are only in passing. The bean counters do not appear to be looking any further then beyond the next quarter. It appears to be all about the money & profit as opposed to the people and the services offered. Maybe the higher-ups could take pay cuts so that there wouldn't have to be layoffs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe don't work for you, we work with you. Get out to the frontline and see what people need personally and work-wise. Stop with this whole cheaper faster bottom line approach.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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