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An Awesome Place to Work At!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA

I have been working at Ask.com full-time (less than an year)

Pros

1. Great team -- I'm fortunate enough to be in a very helpful team. All my team members are ever ready to pitch in their expertise when I need it!
2. Work-life balance -- You aren't expected to work extra hours. It's 'whatever gets the job done' here!
3. 10% project policy -- Work for 4 hours on any project that you like, Monday-Friday.

Cons

There aren't any cons that I can think of.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

So far so good!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great People & Fantastic Corporate Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Ask.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    All colleagues, not just some, are friendly and knowledgable. Really, the people at Ask.com are amazing! The HR department is the best I've ever seen. They really try to make work fun. The pay is okay and the benefits are okay too.

    Cons

    The tech-stack is old. The office is dated. The projects could be more challenging. The product is a bit boring and the executives change the direction of the product very often. Really innovative forces are often driven away from the company. It's a shame because there is so much potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slim down. There is an overabundance of vice presidents. Provide career opportunities for the engineers, promote them more often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst Manager i worked with..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Ask.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Near to Bart, Good Benefits, Loads of technology to Learn from the Innovative teams.

    Cons

    What if the company is great and you are working under a worst manager, yes .. it is disgusting..
    I worked with one of the worst managers in my life who looks after himself first and not the team, he tries to blame his peers if anything wrong happens, he takes credit always if any good happens, no moral and ethical values, not even concerned about his employees at all, he takes it personal if you try to argue with him and he writes bad reviews about his peers and he never let his peers give a review as he knows for sure that he's gonna get very bad reviews, he behaves very childish and had immatured behaviour, they act very good with senior management but not with their peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to Fire these guys from the company immediately without further notice as he's creating very unhealthy environment in the company. HR and Senior Manager should take some action. but i don't think nothing is gonna happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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