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Active Network is not a good company any more

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

I have been working 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

Use a lot of new technologies
Encourage innovation

Cons

Not a stable company to work for
Things change too quickly

Advice to Management

Communicate with employee better. Not just after the short-term profit

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Was a great company until Monster took over.

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    Former Employee - Project Management in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Management in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Active Network full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Still a bunch of good worker-bees who try to carry on the culture that was in place prior to the Monster team coming in. Too bad they're on their way out.

    Cons

    Sr. Management is completely disconnected from the rest of the company. They've turned innovators into cogs in a system. They're doing their best to destroy what was a great culture. You're one of the lucky ones if you get treated professionally, but expect to get treated like a little kid including name calling from senior management!

    Advice to Management

    Look around you! How motivated are people? How's morale? You're head is in the sand if you think things are fine.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Unfocused company holding on until others start 'eating their lunch'

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    Former Employee - Designer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Designer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Active Network full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Fairly relaxed environment without too much day-to-day stress.
    - Nice co-workers.
    - Design management is trying to create a culture of design.

    Cons

    - Acquired too many products for the sake of market share.
    - No cohesive product portfolio strategy. Every product — more or less — has something to do with registration but for different industries (e.g., church, team sports, etc.).
    - Employees seem to lack pride in their work.
    - Sub-par design and development talent — you will not be working with the best.
    - Reactive to competitors' products rather than trying to innovate and create unique value.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the dead weight, focus on the RIGHT products and recruit better talent.

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