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Ask Media Group Overview

Oakland, CA
51 to 200 employees
1996
Company - Public ( IACI)
Media
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Quora, Inc., eHow
Home to the iconic Ask.com website and headquartered in Oakland’s thriving downtown, Ask Media Group is a collection of websites that help curious people find the information they need. Our growing portfolio of websites helps our users discover everything from ... Read more

Mission: We’re from Oakland. We embrace our East Bay location and the iconic role we play in Oakland’s blossoming tech scene. We’re made up of a bunch of small teams who work closely together to tackle big challenges and pursue exciting opportunities. We ... Read more

Ask Media Group Reviews

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  • "Miss the people and energy that made up Ask.com"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Oakland, CA
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    I worked at Ask Media Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Occasional free food and pastries. Flexible work schedule. Unlimited PTO. Frozen yogurt machine and kitchen fully stocked with drinks and snacks.

    Cons

    Company mission was not always clear. Several waves of layoffs. Departure of CEO and people in upper management. Uncertainty of the new direction of the company after several changes throughout the organization.

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Ask Media Group Interviews

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    Director of Technology Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Ask Media Group in December 2015.

    Interview

    I had two phone interviews, and then zero communication. Both interviews seemed to go well. What I found frustrating however was the lack of follow up by the recruiter. I sent two follow up emails to the recruiter with no response. Other than that the scheduling was easy, didn't really ask any deep technical questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked me about how I would explain technical topics with non-technical people.   Answer Question
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Ask Media Group Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces, Bay Area News Group, 2013
  • 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For (National), 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For™, 2013
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