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It's okay - friendly people, good intentions, decent business model, decent work/life balance, but prone to cronyism.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Ask.com

Pros

Great PTO plan and good work/life balance. A lot of old-timers give the place a sense of history, and there is a generally friendly feel. Lots of opportunity for those willing to be brave, get involved, and drive projects. Some startup spirit but with the stability of an established company.

Cons

Cronyism runs rampant, and there is an above-average need to really get on the good side of important people (it feels like being well-liked in the right circles is much more important than actually being a high performer). Nothing will kill your career faster than asking a pointed question to the wrong person, no matter how well intentioned.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

By all means foster enthusiasm and a can-do attitude, this is vital for everyone. However, recognize that not everyone is a born cheerleader, the culture is way too attuned towards people who self-promote and grossly neglects people who quietly get things done.

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    Good place to work. Good life work balance

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Ask.com

    Pros

    Easy life, stress free, good work life balance, good technology, good work environment

    Cons

    Company is lack of vision, direction and competitive edge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the best people and give them room for innovation

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    Great place to work, but needs improvement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ask.com

    Pros

    Honestly:
    -It's a fun place to work
    -Lots of celebrations
    -Management is passionate about the product and sincerely wants to see the company succeed
    -Team is friendly and talkative
    -Professional training is unavailable onsite, but can be acquired offsite with Manager approval and expensed back to the company

    Cons

    -Recognition is not given to non-engineers and non-management (or so it feels like)
    -Competitive salaries for engineers, but not for support functions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a second to recognized the folks that support the company. Perks and rewards need to be spread across the company, not just for the front-line engineers and project teams. There's a lot that goes on behind the scenes that you don't see and appreciate. Everyone loves their job, but you, as Management, need to treat all employees equally. Keep up the good work, though. The team trusts your vision.

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