Active International

www.activeinternational.com
Unclaimed Profile
Add Review

Active International Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
34 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
2.9
34 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Active International Chairman and CEO Alan S. Elkin
Alan S. Elkin
18 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Director - New Business Development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Active International full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with C- Level executives with strategic and consultative sales

    Cons

    Long sales cycle for complex media and asset purchase process

    Advice to Management

    Build better relationships with ad agencies rather than see them as the adversary

  2. Once terrific company that has become overwhelmed by its own ego.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Active International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent media buying team that takes great pride in doing a professional job.

    Cons

    Duplicitous management team...great at virtuous speeches but does little to enhance bottom line. Does not walk the talk. Are not stakeholders in the success of their employees. Very insular, manage up culture.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of incentivizing performance and stop worrying about your own personal income potential or protecting turf. Work on your reputation through deeds, not spin.

  3. Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Active International full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Active has really great people. Company is doing well and just signed a new lease until 2029! Salary are good and competitive.

    Cons

    People who have been working here a long time are very set in their ways. I see some of them surfing the net all the time.

    Always a concern about being bought from another company.

    Owners are getting old.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to grow your sales organization and operations teams.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Hung in there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital in Pearl River, NY
    Former Employee - Digital in Pearl River, NY

    I worked at Active International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well, if you get in with a good team, you'll learn and grow.

    Cons

    Management is out of touch and old. Literally and figuratively. They need a lot of changes or if they want to survive. There are many people who have been working at this company for +20 plus years and refuse to change the way the do business.

    Advice to Management

    Learn about the marketing, and get rid of the dead weight.

  6. MEDIA ASSISTANT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Active International full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ok for training in new career path

    Cons

    compensation could be better, training as well

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees

  7. Good experience to have

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Coordinator in Pearl River, NY
    Current Employee - Media Coordinator in Pearl River, NY

    I have been working at Active International full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great co workers
    laid back environment
    overtime
    good experience when starting out

    Cons

    horrible middle management
    poor salary
    not too much room for advancement

  8. Good and getting better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Active International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people. An interesting business model. Opportunities for advancement. Nice building and facilities. Flexible work schedules available. Can wear jeans. The company is very supportive of the community and non-profits. Solid benefit plan.

    Cons

    Training and HR support are helping, but there still are not enough really good managers.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to input from employees and evolve the company. Consider opportunities to delayer and empower lower level managers.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Terrible Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Media
    Former Employee - Media

    I worked at Active International full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The commute is really easy

    Cons

    Where do I start? People are quitting left and right and it's not a coincidence. HORRIBLE supervisors/managers

    Advice to Management

    Whoever is the highest up in National and Local need to either fire the managers an supervisors or demote people. This place is falling apart. Everyday is a train wreck and it is literally getting more unbearable by the day. If I could give this place 0 stars, I would

  10. Helpful (1)

    Management does not care about you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - National Broadcast Assistant
    Former Employee - National Broadcast Assistant

    I worked at Active International full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Commute is easy, learn the media advertising business, some perks through networks

    Cons

    horrible directors, long hours, do not listen to the assistants, UNEVEN WORKLOAD

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees

  11. Great People!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Temporary Marketing Manager in Pearl River, NY
    Current Contractor - Temporary Marketing Manager in Pearl River, NY

    I have been working at Active International as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not only were people super friendly, they also loved being part of the team! Learned a lot and was able to offer some knowledge as well.

    Cons

    not applicable at all .

    Advice to Management

    Great job! Kudos!

Work at Active International? Share Your Experiences

Active International

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.