Active Network Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great ideas, not so good execution

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to try out things on your own, and gives you the freedom to work on your innovation project. Spends money on tools you need to get your job done, focuses on open-source solutions. Has desire to be best of breed across of aspects of the company.

    Cons

    Needs better alignment to execute effectively down the chain of command. Strategic goals are executed on, but those conflict with day-to-day operations. Sometime these goals are in direct conflict with each other.

    Advice to Management

    Better line of sight to support day-to-day operations. Intimidation and arguing for the sake of arguing does not convey respect.


  2. Sales Manager

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

    I worked at Active Network full-time

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work and some growth opportunities

    Cons

    Large company, lots of hoops to jump through to get anything done.


  3. Good Intern experience

    Former Employee - Market Analyst (International) in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Market Analyst (International) in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Active Network

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Do some basic market research

    Cons

    the company is not so energetic


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Senior Account Executive

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

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

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

    Pros

    President's club benefits. Amazing culture of working out at work!

    Cons

    Micromanagement for senior level positions, metrics driven based on how many cold calls a day, demos, presentations, etc. Senior level positions should not have the same metrics as an entry level cold caller, in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your employees for their hard work. You're driving your sales people into the ground!


  6. Helpful (11)

    Sinking ship

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers were awesome. Soda & iced coffee machines. Active X created a really fun culture, even if you weren't a die-hard workout fanatic.

    Cons

    Micromanagement. Exec team has a very short term focus which leads them to think solely about their own wallets. Pay is below industry average (fairly common to hear those who left say they made substantially more in an equivalent position). The exec team does not care about employees. They simply want to squeeze every individual for all that they have. Lead by fear. Unethical Do not care about the customers anymore. Think that the technology is state of the art, but it is far from it.

    Advice to Management

    I won't waste my breath. I guarantee they don't care and won't listen.


  7. Helpful (6)

    Account Executive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Active Network (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Have hired good people in the trenches

    Cons

    Management only focus is selling company. Have not put money ins R&D so products are suffering.

    Advice to Management

    Hurry up and sell


  8. Active Network is a nice place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Active Network

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Salaries and environment is good

    Cons

    Some of the benefits could be better


  9. Helpful (4)

    This is the best company I've ever worked for, and I feel extremely appreciated here.

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

    I have been working at Active Network full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The Dallas office is great. There's a ping-pong table, a foosball table, free soda, free frozen yogurt, and a beautiful tavern area to eat in or work in. I've never had any problems working from home. My boss and his boss are both very laid back and only care that I get my job done, not that I'm in the office past a certain point. If some day I have to run an errand in the morning and I show up late, my boss just tells me not to worry about it, and I'll make it up some day in the future. We get a paid day off each year to do volunteer work, and another one to do something "active," which can range from marathons to a day at the museums. It's a nice way to encourage you to go do something fun with a day off. I've never felt more appreciated at a job. People are bizarrely thankful for things, my supervisors always tell me that they think I'm doing a great job, and my recent performance evaluation provided monetary evidence of their respect for me. Work-Life Balance is extremely important here, or at least in my department. My boss never wants us to kill ourselves overworking. Overtime happens, but it's pretty rare.

    Cons

    Parking is awful, since the Dallas office is downtown, but the company helps you out with $50 a month for parking or mass transit, so that's something. Benefits aren't great. We only have one health plan, and it's a high deductible plan. Other than that, though, I don't really have any big complaints. I do feel like there's some responsibility creep, but that could just be me in particular. Every so often I get assigned a project that leaves me wondering whether I'm really the right person, or even in the right department, for this sort of thing, but I always get lots of support from both peers and supervisors, so it's never terrible, and I figure it's good experience for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Get better benefits. They're probably the worst place to cheap out on.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great job- Work hard and you'll succeed

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

    I have been working at Active Network full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    If you're driven and work hard, there's no limit to what you can do. The downtown Dallas office is great, and all of my coworkers have a ton of energy and enthusiasm. I've seen my efforts recognized by management, when I finish a project or work long hours. But we also have fun, and I have the flexibility to work from home or adjust my work hours when needed. The upper management tries to make a point of visiting us, which is pretty awesome. I like being able to talk about work, or life in general, with them, and know that they've got my back when I need it. The wellness "ActiveX" program encourages people to lead healthy, well-balanced lives, and that's a big part of company culture. There are a lot of events, such as happy hours, intramural teams, workout classes, and holiday potlucks. Also, if you're into that sort of thing, there are coffee, ice cream, soda, iced tea, iced coffee and slushy machines. And bagel Fridays.

    Cons

    There are certain positions in the company that seem like they would be less fulfilling, namely the MDR role. But, I've seen people who get their foot in the door with that job, and once they prove their worth, they're moved on to bigger and better things. I know some people don't like the changes in the company, but I see them as opportunities to embrace the change and be successful with it. The benefits aren't amazing. I know some people have families to support, and I don't know how good the health plan is for them. Parking gets pricey downtown, and only a portion is covered by the company.

    Advice to Management

    C-level management- keep visiting us on the lower floors!


  11. Helpful (24)

    Account Executive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Active Network full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Generous base salary of 45 thousand dollars per year. Additional 15 thousand dollars per year for meeting minimum call metric requirements. Very nice co-workers. Excellent building and facilities.

    Cons

    What was my ACTIVE? Smoke & Mirrors. Stress. Hide my contempt of moronic direct supervisors. Some days, my team would show up before 7AM, and would be "encouraged" to stay until after 7pm. The direct requirement from senior management was to create at least 11k worth of opportunities each and every day. The territories are arbitrarily assigned, without any regard to sales potential in each. The top performers randomly received inbound opportunities in excess of 100k, and that is the reason for their success. Still, we would be instructed to ask them what they were doing right, so we could have the same success. Micro management would be an understatement. The managers do not even know the products that they bark at salesmen to sell. I felt guilty for the sales I made, because the support customers receive is laughable. I was successful at this company. I resigned because the I felt this was a complete joke and a house of cards. This was also the highest paying job I have ever had. Still, I was completely miserable. I have never left a job so fast. I lined up another position before I gave notice. I know others that quit before they had another position elsewhere. That is how terrible this place is. RUN.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves



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