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Active Network Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
383 Reviews
2.6
383 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was great under previous management. New management doesn't focus on employees anymore.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Multimedia Designer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Multimedia Designer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Technology company. Personal growth.

    Cons

    Low salary. Poor upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revert to previous management leadership. Focus on employees and clients will follow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful co-workers, new direction has shifted to a cash mill

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    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Wonderful employees on your side, decent management. Decent benefits, and the Activex program. This used to be a great company to work for!

    Cons

    Almost no training, no support, your list of responsibilities will grow exponentially, and your pay will stay the same. New equity company that purchased active has zero interest in its employees, the product or its clients. Stay away during this time of transition to Dallas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    10 years plus at Active

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great culture, fun place

    Cons

    Salary is well under competitive rates. Hard to get more pay.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tough place to work if you are lazy

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. You can learn a lot. Many changes-most of them are really needed.

    Cons

    Company is going through a lot of changes and many are fighting it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent. We all know about the new location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excited about the company for the first time in many years

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    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Finally, I see some exciting ideas and strategy. Employees who want to be here are excited again. We have bills to pay and want to be successful and I'm tired of those that are hurting the rest of us. If you are not happy-leave! I will take your salary as I need and want to work.

    Cons

    We still have too many people collecting paycheck for doing nothing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work if you like working

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a very interesting company to work for. Decent products, tough but fair management. I've been promoted twice in the past 9 months. If you work hard there are a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Most of my colleagues were jealous of my most recent promotion. The comments were that I should stick with them so we can get rid of the management and bring "the old Active back". I don't want the old Active back. I know some of you will know who I am but I don't care.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    great concept, unsure of future with new leadership and ownership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    great culture

    great employee benefits (medical benefits, yoga, lunchtime workouts, bagel fridays in san diego)

    great industry (activity participation management)

    Cons

    company was a great fit in san diego, but now moving all positions to dallas, but management has still not communicated this to employees

    new management likes to rule by fear

    no longer recognized on purely performance, but rather hours worked

    leadership has publicly voiced that they are no longer interested in having a good company culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you're losing great talent and institutional knowledge due to excessive turnover. also, let people know you are moving the headquarters to dallas, everyone knows this is coming so it's best to be transparent.

    learn to appreciate your staff and reward them and they will work hard for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Many changes. Seems to be a good place to work

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    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is good, you work hard. I just joined 3 months ago and it is definitely a place going through many changes. They seem the right changes that were long overdue.

    Cons

    My coworkers constantly complain about something-hard to listen to every day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Currently Running Downhill

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    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    The building in San Diego is fairly nice. I believe they still have Active X.

    Cons

    Everyone is jumping ship which leaves some poor souls to pick up the pieces. Upper management is so in tune to roadmaps, spreadsheets, and deliverables that they've forgotten about the quality of the product and the people who work for them. I was constantly lied to about promotions while given extra duties and more work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest and care about product quality instead of pumping out features.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company shifted from extremely casual to overly corporate/bureaucratic during my tenure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Active has a collection of smart and talented people working in product development and on the technology teams and I personally benefited from working with them. The company works within a variety of interesting markets and there are many interesting projects that teams are working on.

    Cons

    Management changes have resulted in cutbacks and misalignment of many internal business units resulting in internal/external dissatisfaction and high rate of turnover. Personally, I was dismayed by the lack of concern over the attrition of key staff members and the client base.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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