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Updated April 18, 2017
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  • This makes a work-life balance difficult (in 32 reviews)

  • Upper management didn't always see the bigger picture (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Client Application Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Applications Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Client Applications Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Active Network (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back, active work environment

    Cons

    No structure. Management did not care.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "They WILL lay you off"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Non-sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Non-sales in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Active Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, decent 401k. Bagel Fridays.

    Cons

    You will never, ever be valued as a contributor unless you are a senior sales rep. They will change the rules for a rewards program, bonus, or incentive program in a heartbeat to favor sales and ignore everyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Keep commitments. Try fostering your people rather than alienating everyone other than sales. In general, do better.


  3. "Change: Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Active Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management has really turned things around and made it an amazing environment/ place to work

    Cons

    Some positions are way undervalued


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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Active Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I honestly can't think of one.

    Cons

    Unorganized, no guidance, high turnover, managers have no clue what they're doing, nobody cares. I quite and it was the best decision ever. Waste of a year.

    RUN!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your management the way you get rid of your employees. You'll be better off.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Client Application Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Active Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about employees just metrics


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Would not recommend even to my worst enemy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Active Network full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only pros I can think of are the people I met there and maybe the relaxed culture. The hardest part about leaving was all of the great people. The only reason I stayed as long as I did was because of the people around me who made it bearable. ACTIVE has so much talent within its employees but nobody seems to care. The ActiveX program is worthwhile and the only part of the company that cares about the employees.

    Cons

    The people and the relaxed culture are great until management (even lower level) takes advantage of it and berates you in front of other employees multiple times with no repercussion. "That's just how it is." There is no consistency in anything. They will take away any sales incentives or "back date" a new plan the second it means that ACTIVE is paying its employees anything more than that absolutely have to. Time off is a joke. They try to play up the silicon valley atmosphere but there's no flexibility within that. Employees are taught to lie to make the sale. And if you think you have any choice of advancing through the company, think again. They promise you all sorts of advancement and money through your interview and then make it next to impossible unless you cozy up to another manager.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe your thinking when it comes to your employees shouldn't be to wear them down and just get new employees. If you would invest in your employees more and care just a little bit less about only your EBITDA rating then you might be able to keep employees around for longer than 6 months.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Revolving Door"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Active Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company has a good wellness program.

    Cons

    The managers have zero idea what they are doing. They seem to only care about themselves and not about their actual teams. The benefits are not great, there is not a lot of PTO time, and upper management is more concerned with bottom line numbers than actual well being of their employees. There's a reason why the sales floor is a constant revolving door of people quitting and why staffing companies refuse to work with ACTIVE. As a sales professional, you WILL get clawed back on commissions because the product (honestly) isn't that great and when you book revenue, the rest of the sales cycle is out of your control. If an Account Manager or implementation screws something up months down the road after you closed the deal, and they stop transacting, they penalize you for it and take away your hard earned money. This place is a joke!

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics and learn your business! ACTIVE might have been great at one time, but since it's acquisition by Vista, it has gone completely downhill with the way managers treat employees and lack of respect from C-Level management as well. A high turnover rate for salespeople is not a good business model.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Development Representative- Run"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Development Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Market Development Representative in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Active Network (Less than a year)

    Pros

    8-5 M-F
    PTO
    Not a lot to say they have bagels every friday and nice office

    Cons

    Commission structure is a joke for Marketing Development Representative


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good people poor management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Base Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Data Base Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Active Network (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Product line,People and to certain extent benefits

    Cons

    Out of touch management,Poor management execution,revolving door

    Advice to Management

    To management,improve or whole ship will sink


  11. Helpful (1)

    "A Good Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Havertown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Havertown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Active Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good work/life balance for managers and under, solid leadership (for the most part), great projects and interesting work

    Cons

    Head of IT created a toxic atmosphere for his team, which spread to other teams

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer to your employees! Pressure does indeed create diamonds, but too much will crush your employees spirit and kill passion.



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