Ascend Capital Reviews

Updated August 9, 2015
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  1. Hard work, good people

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Everyone working there was very competent, though the top level people tended to keep to themselves, making it difficult to work with (and learn from) them. In an entry level position, I had plenty of room to work on additional pet projects, and that was encouraged, provided I met my assigned (heavy) workload. Nobody works 8 hour days, it's 10+, but it's a pretty good environment to be in, and was never that stressful.

    Cons

    Despite being a small company, groups could be very segmented, and communication across the floor was minimal. As the company grew, the hiring standard was slacking. Turnover was very low, so advancement was difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more collaboration among the different groups. Also, get the backoffice in place, which will free up time and stress for everyone.


  2. Admin

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Large bonus pool for those who work there for at least a year.

    Cons

    Bad management. Terrible family run system.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to trust you staff.



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