Active Network – Dallas, TX
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I have been working at Active Network full-time (More than a year)
The side benefits of Promotive and ActiveGear (good deals on athletic gear, movie tickets and cruises) The Dallas office has an ice cream machine and free drinks Free bagels on Friday morning Some of the technology used is good (lots of Macs) There are great colleagues that care about the work and the clients Pay (NOT benefits) seemed "ok". But I heard they are lowering salaries.
The company has no "five-year" plan and in the year I've been here there has only been ONE email from the executives. Also, it is common to get yelled out. I haven't been yelled at yet, but I've literally seen leadership at all levels tell people they are F'ing worthless in front of everyone. Cussing and degrading seems to actually be encouraged from the top down. I'm not kidding... Three lay-offs in past year. They also just shutdown the Nashville and Jefferson City offices They DO NOT let you work from home because they are getting a tax break from Dallas that requires people to work at site THIS IS IMPORTANT: The health plan is HORRIBLE and the literature during recruitment is misleading. For a family, it is a 4K deductible. I repeat, $4,000. They offer three different health plans for your pets, but only ONE for you. If you aren't in your 20s and invincible, think long and hard about this. No leadership from top and high turnover. This causes a knowledge management issue. Owned by an investment company and the layoffs look like they are going to chop it up
Advice to Management
Communicate with your employees. Where are we headed. Why is everything so secret? Why so many layoffs? We are adults and can handle bad news. If you view us as 'part of the team', then please talk to us. Also, I recommend a culture change in regards to constructive criticsm. I've never seen anything like this in my life (in regards to the cursing people in front of everyone). I've seen it at least 12 times from leadership at the exec level to Directors. Also, promote internally. Knowledge management is a major issue. And, for the love of all things holy, please please please please get a normal health plan that doesn't require your employees to spend 5-10% of their salary (pre-tax) just to meet their deductible.