Ascent Media

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Updated Mar 1, 2014

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2.9 28 reviews

0% Approve of the CEO

Ascent Media Chairman & CEO William R. Fitzgerald

William R. Fitzgerald

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37% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good Experience

    Editor (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsLearned A Lot, gained vital technical experience

    Conspoor work/life balance. Cold corporate environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould care more about staff's request

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ungenerous company. Dedicated workforce.

    Director (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsDedicated workforce. Good people to work with.

    ConsUngenerous company. Culture of trust absent

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo little too late

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work!

    Client Services (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsExtremely talented co-workers. Every day is different dependent on clients booked for sessions.

    ConsVery large corporation. Easy to get lost in the shuffle.

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    Diverse media company

    Vice President (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsSmall management team
    High quality clients
    Interesting work
    Good access to SVPs/EVPs
    Good position within sector
    Competitors face similar challenges

    ConsPoor links between achievement and reward
    Slow approvals process
    Disconnect between divisions
    Disconnect between US and EMEA client priorities

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter motivated staff would have yielded much better results

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Disconnected leadership.

    Director (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsGood for software developers and employees based at the main office. If you were located there you had access to upper management and get direction.

    ConsPolitical infighting among upper management far outdistanced by any innovation. This company's weak leadership seems to allow it's executives to put more energy into their personal agendas than servicing the customers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on a strategy rather than throw a bunch of ideas against the wall to see what sticks. You have to make decisions to be successful. You took on too many disconnected lines of business without an understanding of how to run them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I Miss AMG

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsIt had a great culture, mostly fostered by the former CEO.

    ConsHad an identity crisis - and was sold to several other companies...leaving the employees lost.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Gone Baby Gone

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsThis company offered the opportunity to work with some of the top professionals in the Film/Video industry.

    ConsTerrible work place environment created by senior management. Management ineptitude resulted in a "Talent Refresh," the process of firing employees who challenged bad management decisions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Mahwah, NJ

    ProsAscent Media had an excellent group of people to work with! They were very skilled and knowledgeable about the industry.

    ConsThere were no real downsides to working at Ascent, understanding that there would be some travel as a part of the job. Unfortunately, the company closed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    sweat shop

    Tape Op (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosgreat bath rooms deck and kitchen

    Conssweat shop long hours low pay

    Advice to Senior Managementget new maagement that cares

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Exactly what you'd expect working in the entertainment industry

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsCool if you want to work in the movie industry

    ConsThe top talent is allowed to get away with pretty much anything they want. The egos in this place are out of control.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJose Royo RIP. You were a great leader who left too soon.

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