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An Awesome Place to Work At!

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  • 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 a 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

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    • 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 a 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. 6 people found this helpful

    Believe the negative reviews.

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Getting a good severance when you get laid off is always a nice perk if you can get it. If you like to eat, they are happy to feed you into submission.

    Cons

    It's product purgatory. Mindless leadership stifles all ideas. You will have no chance of launching anything that improves the current product because it will negatively impact revenue. The daily work interferes with your outside endeavors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First say you're sorry to the Internet at large. Then quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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