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event management company

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Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Active Network full-time (More than 3 years)

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

Pros

HQ in San Diego, great place to visit
Great flexibility
Physically active culture
Young staff
Always changing

Cons

Lack of seasoned management teams
Matrix structure which doesn't foster cross function collaboration
Lack of strong business processes in Finance, Sales, Marketing
Compensation not competitive with other "high tech" companies

Advice to Management

Management needs to change the reporting structure of the BUs as a Matrix organization isn't not applicable to such a small organizations (revenue and employees). There is no true accountability at the management level as a result.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Great Company for Executives Lacking Integrity and Focused on Empire Building

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Active Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Public offering provided ample funding to attract talent and invest in their people
    -Client base provides ample challenge and professional IT opportunities
    -Very dedicated team members

    Cons

    -Very rarely promote from within.
    -C-Level executives lack integrity, repeatedly lie to employees during "town hall" meetings and surround themselves with yes people who filter, spin and distort the facts in order to protect themselves
    -Due to diverse portfolio of subsidiaries, any solid performance of a single subsidiary distorted after cost-shifting occurs from under performing subsidiaries causing performance incentives to disappear for the employees of the subsidiary who worked hard to meet and exceed their numbers.

    Advice to Management

    -Stop converting your stock options and immediately selling your shares while sharing with the public and your employees of your commitment for the long-term and confidence in the financial stability of the company.
    -Be honest and transparent. Stop lying to employees. Your town hall meetings where you claimed no one was being laid off while at the same time you were letting hundreds of people go in offices around the country labeling the loss of those employees anything other than "laid-off" was very offensive to the collective intelligence of your employees.
    -Come out from behind your wall of "yes" VP's and speak with mid-management and others who are on the front line to assess the true financial condition of the company, status of client contracts and mindset of the employees.
    -Your approach to purchasing companies to form The Active Network by guaranteeing senior management from each of the purchased companies a seat at the new company table might have been a sound strategy to retain key employees and keep knowledge from exiting while executing the acquisitions. However, it is now time to stop the purchased company "nepotism" in senior management positions and open them up. By keeping those who were in charge and in control prior to the acquisition and placing them in the same or even more powerful position in the new company hinders growth, ensures bad practices remain in place, does very little to break down the pre-acquisition multi-company management cliques and KEEPS THE ACTIVE NETWORK FROM FORMING ITS OWN IDENTITY, WORK ENVIRONMENT & BUSINESS CULTURE which it has desperately tried to define and acquire over the past several years.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good group of people

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

    I have been working at Active Network full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people and camaraderie are top notch.

    Cons

    Public company with falling stock which makes it tough to get necessary resources for projects.


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