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A small company environment with big company talent & resources

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Current Employee - Software Engineer
Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at Ask.com full-time

Pros

Amazing, intelligent co-workers. Management that listens and goes to bat for you. Lots of new energy and potential. Willingness to try out new ideas and experiment.

Cons

Long legacy of ups and downs. Disillusionment amongst veteran employees. A very volatile space to work in with a lot of risk in the market. Follow through on new ideas and experiments still unknown, many ideas in the past were shelved without trying them out.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Explore as many truly new ideas as possible and give employees the resources they need to iterate quickly, test publicly, and fail spectacularly. It's not all about general search any more.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    The best place to work in the tech industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ask.com full-time

    Pros

    A true meritocracy. Very little politics. Great opportunities to grow if you have Initative and smarts. Fantastic culture. High percentage of women executives.

    Cons

    Office is old and dated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on the current path with investing in the product and LAUNCH something great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Management with ADD

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

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

    Pros

    People are nice, unlimited PTO policy, easy commute with BART, lots of lunch places.

    Cons

    Atmosphere not what it used to be. Two years ago there were no politics or finger pointing, now it's raging. Complete lack of consistency between various members of senior management on where the company is going and what the goals are. Constant struggle between making a good product and making money confuses everyone, including management it seems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a plan, explain it clearly to the employees, and stick to it. The constant shifts/changes/reorgs are demotivating and the product suffers as a result.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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