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Active Network Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
394 Reviews
2.6
394 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are no pros to working here, other than you can work from home on certain campaigns (in 19 reviews)

  • The work life balance is great, including a cool employee wellness program (in 19 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 22 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Moving to Texas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Was a great place to work. I really like the people that I work with and the customers that we support. Easy sell in the sense that we are selling activity management software.

    Cons

    The company is moving to Texas. The San Diego office is almost dead now. Won't be much longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should have been more transparent about the move. We are grown up and can handle the truth. We have all known this was going to happen for many, many months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Delusional San Diego employees bashing the company

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

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

    Pros

    I am so tired of these reviews. These are written by ex employees who hate the fact that their cushy jobs are going away. One review says we should return to being old Active. Old Active was losing money and most of these employees didn't care.

    Cons

    San Diego culture is horrible. I am not moving to Texas but will continue to work here and I am very grateful for that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Active network was awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support
    Former Employee - Support

    I worked at Active Network full-time

    Pros

    The was a great sense of Community, fun atmosphere, athletic environment, friendly and happy employees. Employees used to work out together in the workout room, and company hired yoga instructor for lunchtime. Free lunch on Fridays.

    Cons

    Changing hands has changed the culture a lot. It's not what it used to be. There are not any perks anymore.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Company offers a very employee friendly environment. Even with all the drama over the last year or so one thing is constant, do you job and work hard and you can write your own story. ACTIVE offers one of the most attainable commission structures in the industry and ACTIVEx is an amazing benefit. Arch and his team take employee empowerment to the next level. If you like to work hard you can be a superstar at ACTIVE and it is for a good mission.

    Cons

    ACTIVE leaving San Diego has left many without the career they had planned for. Many of the staff have taken advantage of a great company culture for years and not given back as much as they should have. It would have been nice to see ACTIVE be profitable in SD so they would not have had to relocate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continued transparency will earn employee respect. Do not focus on only being a profitable software company, continue to be a lifestyle company mixed with profitably!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible Pay, Poor Morale, No Sick Time

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

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

    Pros

    -Ability to work from home/remotely
    -Good vacation time
    -Opportunities to be cross-trained in different products

    Cons

    - No sick time (for a company that supposedly promotes healthy lifestyles)
    - Terrible pay
    - Company does not care in the slightest bit about their employees
    - Very poor management with zero direction
    - Zero job security - constantly shutting down offices, firing people, etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TRY TO CARE ABOUT YOUR EMPLOYEES!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    From bad to worse

    • 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 Network full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work environment is laid back and has a casual dress code. The biggest pro was that it provided me with the skills to get a better job with a legit technology company.

    Cons

    Management team treated us like guinea pigs for their final MBA project. After being acquired by Vista Equity management began citing many of the team members with "performance plans". Then when they decided to let people go they could cite their "performance" issues instead of laying off an employee and offering a severance package. (At they very least they could make it easier for the person to find a new job if they were let go.)

    There was no personal growth, very few promotions, and the training was left to other team members.

    I was hopeful when the company was for sale that a successful company would purchase Active and make it great. Unfortunately, the acquisition only took it from bad to worse. Apparently now they are moving the company to Texas and still haven't let the remote offices "know their fate".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try having a shred of respect for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    They don't care about their people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Avon, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Avon, CO

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

    Pros

    They promote an active healthy lifestyle for their employees and their customers.

    Cons

    They think everyone is replaceable, and in the ski and attractions group, that is just not the case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more caring about human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Started great ended poorly

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

    I worked at Active Network full-time

    Pros

    It really was a fun place to work for a while. There were lots of talented people.

    Cons

    Work life balance went down hill rapidly, and management didn't care at all. New management came in and it was even worse. It grew too fast for its own good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    ugh...

    • 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 Network full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    "active" lifestyle, interesting products, great co-workers

    Cons

    upper management cares about short-term profits, not about doing what's required to retain employees or ensure that products are created with the customer in mind.

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

    Gear perks and discounts

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

    I worked at Active Network full-time

    Pros

    Perks like gear discounts, registration discounts, ability to work remotely

    Cons

    Recent purchase by venture capital company has changed the "team oriented company" to a "grow faster, make money faster" type company. No regard for individuals any longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a step back and look for value in employess

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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