Ascende

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Ascende Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall good company, good people

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

    I have been working at Ascende full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management is supportive and appreciates hard work. Depending on what team you are on there is some flexibility. Company is working on addressing issues within culture. Good pay with great incentives if you work hard. Great onboarding from HR.

    Cons

    Turnover is high. Culture has some issues that cause it not to feel 'comfy'. Can be long hours when several projects hit at once.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out why turnover is high. Either the wrong people are being hired or there is something causing people to leave. Make incentives more transparent in between pay outs. Will take away uncertainty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, just watch out for that bus.

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

    I worked at Ascende full-time

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, plenty career growth opportunity, and a relaxed culture and environment.

    Cons

    Micro management; employees below consultant are understaffed and overworked; long hours; work-life balance is verbally encouraged, but viewed negatively in reality; and managers are quick to throw direct reports under the bus in negative situations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop paying lip service to the results of the climate assessments and actually enact real change, especially in regards to management training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The 'REVOLVING DOOR'

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

    I have been working at Ascende full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is located in the Galleria area which has less traffic than downtown.

    Cons

    Company does not promote education or progress. In order to be promoted, it requires years. A lot of recent college grads are hired so expect a very immature environment. Company has 100 employees with 25-30 leaving every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micro manage your employees. In order for employees to grow and develop, they must be given the room and opportunity to. If you're hiring employees with experience already, they don't need their hands to be held.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good, not great

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

    I have been working at Ascende full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people, great benefits, location in the Galleria, additional paid summer holidays off, free drinks, free parking, free snacks (fruit & yogurt).

    Cons

    Management heavy, micro managers, too many silos, some lazy consultants, not as many team building/fun activities as were provided in the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no real connection between the lines of business, work needs to be distributed more evenly, and qualifications for promotion need to be communicated and applied in a standard manner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Looks are deceiving don't get pulled in!

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, free drinks, free parking, in galleria

    Cons

    Management heavy, HR is not there to protect you, Micro managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to Employees, Make the team feel like one

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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