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Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

I have been working at ActiveVideo full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Product is technically interesting, and could change the cable industry if they were open to change.

Cons

The management team is a a clutch of sycophants surrounding an indecisive and ineffective leader. With the management team that is in place, the company hasn’t been successful yet, and is unlikely to move to success. It is an environment reminiscent of the 1950’s - very conservative and unimaginative. Innovation is non-existent. The product needs much work before it is production-ready. Because the company is not successful, there is little opportunity for employee growth. It is a culture of blame and political maneuvering.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hold yourselves and the employees accountable.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Overworked, under-appreciated, and the product is not so great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at ActiveVideo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can get exposure to an industry you otherwise don't have access to. Good to get but not stay with this company.

    Cons

    Too much management, not enough employees. No work life balance. They don't treat you like an employee, it is more like indentured servitude. Right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing and as a result it looks like they have egg on their faces with the customer too much. The product is interesting but currently doesn't really have money making ability so other than the flashy parts MSO's really should put their money elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue about how abusive your middle management is and how much your people are totally overworked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    This company is on fire… in a good way

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ActiveVideo

    Pros

    Everything is finally coming together: technology, strategy, market need.
    Intelligent and friendly co-workers.
    Great perks, nice office, good coffee and espresso, company events, fair compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    This company has gone through many ups and downs; primarily because the technology was far ahead of the market. Some long days and tight deadlines, but this is pretty typical of tech companies. Morale used to be pretty mixed, but most of the bad attitudes are gone now. It's mostly an energetic, positive team now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are on a roll. Keep it going. Make sure we have the resources to execute on our key opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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