Active Communications International
2.4 of 5 8 reviews
www.acius.net Chicago, IL 50 to 149 Employees

Active Communications International Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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2.4 8 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

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David Whitmore

(4 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Always Room For Growth and Advancement

    Sales Executive (Current Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    Prosbase salary +, commission is great
    promotions based on work you do.. not length of employment
    constant training and help
    bonuses + paid holidays + vacation + insurance + 401K

    Consmuch new management so people are still learning their footing in the positions. Where everybody is growing, its still a learning process so that can be challenging at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pros & Cons But Overall Great Experience

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsVery Relaxed Atmosphere
    Ideal Location
    Earning Potential most Positions
    Low Stress Levels
    Work Life Balance
    Benefit Package
    Travel Opportunities
    Conference Networking
    Friendly Staff

    ConsOwner Is Not Easily Accessible Between Visits
    Need for Communication and Teamwork Building
    Criticism Can Be a Bit Rough But with the Best Intentions for Improvement
    Friendly Staff but Little Interaction Throughout Departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a more collaborative company culture so employees enjoy being in the office with each other.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't be fooled - the Managers sugar coat everything (especially in the interview)

    Sales (Former Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsThe other sales execs (not the managers) are decent and cool

    ConsManagers are horrible - they yell at you to sell something that they can't even sell themselves! The General Manager yells more then the regular Managers and will kill you with quotes from his "motivational" books. The base pay is extremely low and they lie about the amount of sales that you will actually make. Training is rushed and doesn't help. Most of the sales execs have not made any sales and get fired after only a few weeks. This place is a joke - consider another job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to sell.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great job if you hate yourself.

    Marketing (Former Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    ProsThe company Christmas party is open-bar.

    ConsLiterally everything. Management is terrible. Job description is a lie.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, great people.

    Account Executive (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat work environment. Very cool and fun-to-work-with staff. Account executives are well trained and management provides great leadership. Great potential to earn commission if you're motivated and have excellent interpersonal skills. And lastly, very cute admins.

    ConsBase pay is relatively low and pay is only once per month.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A no win situation: Everything you do will be wrong

    Marketing and Sales (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsNice views of Michigan Avenue

    ConsZero communication in the office, zero management, CEO pits people against each other, no one works together, no one is held accountable, instead everyone complains including management. Bad decisions are made, one after the other. Definitely not the brightest bunch I have ever worked with.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA complete do over is needed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Expected to make over 100+ phone calls a day to persuade C level exec's to attend our conferences.

    Marketing Sales Manager (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsRelaxed corporate culture for the most part and a pretty cool view of Chicago...sadly, that's about the only positive thing I can say.

    ConsUnstable company. Poor management (actually lacking mgmt completely). Completely sugar coated the job description to advertise to nieve, young, unexperienced individuals. If you didn't make it to the office by 8:00am on the dot, you were sent home.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere really isn't a mgmt team to comment about. So I guess, put a mgmt in place and once that is completed, treat your employees with the respect they deserve.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible place to work

    Sales (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsNone whatsoever, there is nothing good about this place

    ConsBad managemnt, you get used and abused, they lie constantly

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to school

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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