Ascent Media

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Ascent Media Reviews

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  1.  

    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 (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
  2.  

    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 (more than an 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
  3.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Client Services in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Ascent Media part-time (more than an 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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  5.  

    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 (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
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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 (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
  7.  

    AMG

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ascent Media full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It used to have great leadership

    Cons

    It used to have great leadership. But too many unnecessary high paid execs with expense accounts made the company fall to pieces.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Great people, LA headquarters made managing difficult.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ascent Media

    Pros

    Great people at the NJ facility, with talent and dedication. The location is convenient for NJ-based business and very easy to get to.

    Cons

    Building business from NYC-based clients is very challenging due to preconceived notions about NJ. Senior management is in Los Angeles, which creates a burden of reporting and a non-creative approach to management, because it is very difficult to institute changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is great staff. Hold on to them and keep the core business flowing. Don't waste too much time and energy attempting to break into new areas.

  9.  

    Nice

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ascent Media

    Pros

    Good working environment and lots of nice food choices around the vicinity

    Cons

    Insufficient manpower leading to extra working hours beyond the standard time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to upgrade office equipment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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