Ascent Media Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Editor  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Editor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Ascent Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learned A Lot, gained vital technical experience

    Cons

    poor work/life balance. Cold corporate environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should care more about staff's request

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Ungenerous company. Dedicated workforce.

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    Former Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Ascent Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Dedicated workforce. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Ungenerous company. Culture of trust absent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too little too late

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Client Services  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Client Services in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Ascent Media part-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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    Diverse media company

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Ascent Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better motivated staff would have yielded much better results

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Disconnected leadership.

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Ascent Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Political 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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I Miss AMG

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Ascent Media

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Gone Baby Gone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Ascent Media

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mahwah, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ

    I worked at Ascent Media

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    sweat shop

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    Current Employee - Tape Op  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tape Op in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ascent Media

    Pros

    great bath rooms deck and kitchen

    Cons

    sweat shop long hours low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get new maagement that cares

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Exactly what you'd expect working in the entertainment industry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Ascent Media

    Pros

    Cool if you want to work in the movie industry

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jose Royo RIP. You were a great leader who left too soon.

    No opinion of CEO

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