Active Network

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Active Network Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
413 Reviews
2.5
413 Reviews
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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. 6 people found this helpful  

    Active Network sales environment is like driving horse until it dies or leaves (sweatshop)

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AE Inside in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - AE Inside in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    People outside of management - good people like Arch

    Cons

    We are moving to Dallas from San Diego and we have been left in the dark regarding the whole move leaving us to go by rumors. The organization wants us to move to Dallas or quit so they do not have to pay severance. Cussing is part of the culture from leadership down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the people and they will produce for you. Do not be so demeaning to your employees we make the numbers so the company can thrive. Leading by fear shows your incompetence as a leader.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    I've been with Active for 5 years. I'm very excited about possibility of moving to Dallas. Most of employees in San Diego are lazy and don't want to work. I can't stand it and I almost left when it was announced that we are moving to Dallas. I was one of those offered to move.

    Cons

    Environment where my team-mates spend more time complaining than working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 11 people found this helpful  

    CEO's declaration: "Look to your left and look to your right. One of you will not be here anymore."

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Stuff in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Stuff in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Maybe a good place to work if you're a Dallas Cowboys fan.

    Cons

    Only the people reporting to CEO seem to be important....everyone else is dispensable. All the really good people and leaders have left. Look for another job and get out of here. I'm trying desperately, but they don't know it. The CEO only cares about himself. Not a leader at all. Tells the employees insane things in meetings. Rules by intimidation. Definitely a dictatorship. No love lost by any employee for the CEO. Everyone avoids him except for his puppets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit being CEO's puppet. Go work for a real company. You can do better than this...maybe you can't. Everyone needs to go work for a real organization. The company scams people by getting them to sign up at $65 per year, and the poor participant has no idea he has signed up for this $65 charge. A company that you are certainly not proud to work for. Unfortunately, if you work here, you have to have this job on your resume.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 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
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Should not be consider a great place to work any more.

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

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

    Pros

    Able to WFH, Flexible hours, Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Are not loyal to their employees. During sprints, there is so consideration for the employee, just burn them out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No work-life balance. You should consider the employee as an asset instead of disposable.

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

    great concept, unsure of future with new leadership and ownership

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    • 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 (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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tough place to work if you are lazy

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    • 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 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
  11.  

    Excited about the company for the first time in many years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 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

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