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Horrible Communication!

Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Burbank, CA

ProsAscent Media has an amazing amount of technology. Any System Engineer that works at Ascent Media will have the ability to get their hands on some cutting edge technology.

ConsThere are some serious issues that Senior Management needs to address. First and foremost they treat their employees with little to no respect. With the downfall of the economy they have used that excuse to treat their employees like dirt. The line “You are lucky to have a Job” is over used and starting to become demoralizing to employees. Second, there is little to no communication in this company. There is a major communication gap between Senior Management, Department Directors, and a major gap between development and the system engineers. If it was not for talented employees half the work would not get done at Ascent. Third and finally, in the 4 years I have worked at Ascent Media we are going through the third company reorganization. The prior two failed because there is a serious lack of leadership in upper management. The growing consensus amongst all employees is that the Newly hired VP’s, Directors and any other Senior Management role is primarily interested in personal growth and not company goals. Once they achieve a small goal they can add that to their resume, leave Ascent Media and obtain a position at another media company for a higher salary. The employees are not fooled with their town hall meetings and management should honest and if they truly cared about Ascent they really need to figure out a way to reverse the anger and frustration they have caused to their employees.

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No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company sorely needs direction and improved internal communication. Management needs to better engage employees.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Ascent Media


    Pros: Strong technical talent exists at Ascent. Cons: Poor internal company strategy or direction communication. Focused solely on… Advice to Senior Management: Improve internal communication - directly engage employees in small group meetings.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Lots of changes going on

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Ascent Media


    Pros: It's a job. It could be worse. Cons: Expect lots of results with few resources. Like many companies,… Advice to Senior Management: I think the divestitures was a smart move. It should have been done years ago. Lots of… More
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