Ascent Media

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  1.  

    Good Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Editor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Ascent Media full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learned A Lot, gained vital technical experience

    Cons

    poor work/life balance. Cold corporate environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should care more about staff's request

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Client Services in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Ascent Media part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Diverse media company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Ascent Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better motivated staff would have yielded much better results

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I Miss AMG

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Ascent Media

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Ascent Media Group: A place of opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Ascent Media

    Pros

    Ascent 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.

    Cons

    Ascent 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 ManagementAdvice

    Ascent 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.

  7.  

    Nice

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ascent Media

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Insufficient manpower leading to extra working hours beyond the standard time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to upgrade office equipment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ascent Media

    Pros

    Cutting-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.

    Cons

    Corporate 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 ManagementAdvice

    We 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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