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Great to Learn. Hard to stay!

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA

I have been working at Ask.com full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Good learning curve. Great salary

Cons

No clear goal. Cant say the company would survive if Google stops supporting.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. Smart people, interesting projects, fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ask.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great, smart people to work with. Enjoyable, committed workplace (both intense and laid-back). Nice benefits, including flexible working arrangements and time off.

    Cons

    Would like more structured or formal methods of sharing ideas that are noncompetitive (i.e., not hackathons). Salaries are on the low side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to ideas from all. Continue to look for ways to innovate and lead, creating new products for new users and markets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Small company feel with big company backing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ask.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Ask.com has great people and a great culture. The executive team is very approachable and there are lots of opportunities to get experience in different areas and wear a lot of 'hats'. Employees are encouraged to experiment and try new things. Before Ask.com, I worked for a large company where this was not possible and really enjoy the freedom at Ask.com to explore new business ideas and opportunities.

    Cons

    The company has had a rebirth over the past few years and is still in the process of putting together a long-term product vision and strategy. This has taken longer than expected but I am hopeful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communication open and continue to hire great people and improve products and technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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