Active Network

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Active Network Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
381 Reviews
2.6
381 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is great, including a cool employee wellness program (in 19 reviews)

  • There are no pros to working here, other than you can work from home on certain campaigns (in 18 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learning Curve

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    It is the time of changing hands (and corporate foresight), opportunities are available if you know what you speak that is worth value to the new management.

    Cons

    Product not living up to market demand, need to listen more and understand what customer wants before its too late to remain competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bringing back the hype, happiness and joy of working @ Active Network

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    pretty good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reservation Agent in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Current Employee - Reservation Agent in Saratoga Springs, NY

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

    Pros

    fairly relaxed work environment depending on which contract you're working in. easy as pie, sit down all day

    Cons

    sit down all day, not much communication with co-workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Place to Start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Seasonal Customer Service Representative

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

    Pros

    Encouraging training staff; I liked getting people out to explore our national parks

    Cons

    Low pay for hours worked

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not high stress, but a dead end job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Active Network full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent work/life balance, not high pressure.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility. Lack of management transparency. Low to non existent raises. No bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice people

    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Active Network full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, encourage physical activity, opportunity for travel to see customers and prospects, also nice to go to Vancouver for work

    Cons

    weird product offerings, little thought before jumping into a market with unsuitable products and almost no support, very glad to be gone before move to Dallas from San Diego!

  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good Coworkers, Bad Managers

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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

    Pros

    Benefits are great if you can put up with how you're treated. The new people are still optimistic and happy and smart.

    Cons

    Don't be fooled you're nothing more than an expendable asset to upper management (the ones that are still around from San Diego). The foosball table and free stuff is a cover. If you're okay with that, you'll be fine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Worked in IT in headquarter

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible time to work. Can wear casual, or even T-shirt to work. Nice office.

    Cons

    Employees are coming and leaving so fast. kind of tough to new employees. Does not like the work culture. Left the company after 6 months. They are downsize the workforce after been acquired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Might be okay for some people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reservation Agent - Work At Home
    Former Employee - Reservation Agent - Work At Home

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

    Pros

    The #1 positive thing I had from working with Active Network was the ability to work at home. The training was good, and the trainers were really positive. 95% of training is self guided, which worked for me - but I don't think it can work for everyone. Once I was on my own, I felt I had the support of most of the WAH support members. Most calls are positive calls, and you rarely get an angry customer.

    Cons

    The pay is the biggest con. If I was paid more, I might have chosen to continue working for this company. I didn't enjoy the work I was doing.. although, if you like talking on phones for 8 hours, you might like it better than I did. Calls are back to back, no breaks, especially during the busy times. A couple members of the support team seemed annoyed by some valid questions I might have on a call, and I hated working some shifts for that reason alone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More group training exercises are needed. I felt I did the training great, but I felt most of the group was just kind of pushed onto the phones when they weren't ready. There was only one group training exercises and I feel more of that would have been helpful.

    Better pay or room for advancement would help that as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Active Network

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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