Active Network

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Active Network Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
369 Reviews
2.7
369 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • We also had a nice work-life balance and usually had fun office activities (in 18 reviews)

  • You work from home if you're sick or you can take a vacation day (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance was a challenge for me, as the "hours in" were at least 50 per week (in 12 reviews)

  • Upper management uses a lot of fear so middle management has poor examples (in 21 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was once an awesome company, not a mere shred of 2011

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Active Network full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Was a great culture, not anymore. Private equity acquisition and volatility has ruined the environment

    Cons

    Management is awful. Once great, now completely inept and lacking real world experience. I trained my manager for over a year and he even made me record my sales presentations in an attempt for him to learn the product that he was managing, complete joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take 2 weeks off, then quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Working at Active Network

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Appilication Analyst in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Client Appilication Analyst in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at Active Network full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The hours/schedule has always been well balanced, time-off has always been granted when needed, and my supervisors have allowed me to grow without micromanaging me.

    Cons

    Not knowing what the future of my office is as the staff here shrinks is disconcerting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency would help employee moral, the majority of the departures here are from not knowing the status of the office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Environment and People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Planner in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Media Planner in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Active Network full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, I had an incredibly intelligent and innovative team.

    Cons

    Company was going through an acquisition and had to adjust to a lot of changes and increase in work load with short staff.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fine - needed work while attending school

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Call Center Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Call Center Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Active Network as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The position is home-based and you are paid for training.

    Cons

    The position only offers minimum-wage and can be mind-numbing

  6.  

    Love the Active culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Active Network full-time

    Pros

    Young enthusiastic culture, great perks, flexible hrs, competitive salary, great trainers and managers

    Cons

    Lots of changes happening, must be flexible.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Active Network full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment, strong leadership, ,a lot of growth in the company - exciting things ahead!

    Cons

    Expectations are high and if you're not willing to work hard then ACTIVE is. It the place for you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Active Network part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    laid back work attire, location, amenities

    Cons

    The pay is really not that great. The company was public and now private, with many recent changes the company underwent, there has been a lot of uncertainty with the stability of individuals' positions. Your experience with company really depends on the department you work for. I was fortunate to work for a great manager who kept me motivated otherwise, i would feel otherwise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better incentive for the talented performing employees. There are plenty of individuals here who have great potential but options are limited. If changes are forced to be made due to restructure provide employees honesty of what is in the works when it is happening.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to start.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reservation Agent - Work At Home in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Reservation Agent - Work At Home in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Active Network part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They offer good training and I loved the trainers can-do attitude. There was always a team leader or agent support person to answer question. They offer a very flexible work schedule with days off during the week. You can work part time or full time.

    Cons

    Pay is really low. Sometimes the wait to speak to an agent support person was long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best place to work until the last 2 years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager

    I worked at Active Network full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are still some awesome people at ACTIVE who truly embody the mission and vision of making the world a more active place. ACTIVEx (Arch rocks!) is truly a unique and motivating piece of the Company. I worked hard and made some pretty good money in my time at ACTIVE.

    Cons

    The new regime has changed ACTIVE into an entirely different company. I no longer feel that the people at the top buy into the vision and mission that we had all been preaching for years. Employees are now treated as a number with a dollar sign attached to them. No one is safe - not even top-performers. I understand that in business, the focus has to be the bottom line, but it seems that the big dogs could care less about their people. This is just not the ACTIVE I loved and was proud to work for for 8 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating your people like people again - valuable people who keep the company going, and keep customers coming back. Bring back the honesty and transparency that has been lost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Losing sight of who we were

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Active Network full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people I get to work with everyday brought and have kept me here. I've been given many growth opportunities over the last several years.

    Cons

    The senior management team does not seem to care about the employees. They have identified a select few "A" players and the rest of the employees appear to be disposable. The moral has gone from a place that people want to come to everyday to a place they come to for a check. Something has to change...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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