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Updated January 19, 2018
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is an important part of the ideology in my department (in 45 reviews)

  • They will send you some of the necessary equipment to work from home (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely no work life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • 25 or you'll be having a sit down with upper management (in 45 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Fulfillment clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Active Network full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. They provided coffee

    Cons

    Some people worked harder than others


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Active Network full-time

    Pros

    Great location, Great View, Great Co Workers

    Cons

    Below industry average compensation, poor management

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bad bad management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    New Technologies to learn
    ActiveX wellness program is very good.
    Culture is good.

    Cons

    Management doesn't really know what you provide and what your work is in a day to day basis . They preach they care about their people but they just see you as a resource and that's it. The management teams are slow in taking decisions leading to a lot of confusion to the lower levels. If your position can be outsourced they will do it even if you are a good asset and lay you off with no reason.

    Advice to Management

    No Advice, they won't care, just stay away from this company.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Working at Active Network"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Active Network full-time

    Pros

    They have a great employee wellness program, ActiveX, if you are into that sort of thing. I certainly was and it benefited my life in a great way. I was lucky enough to work in the consumer division and participate in building a fun and effective culture. Other divisions in the company operate very differently.

    Cons

    The CEO doesn't seem to know what he is doing and this trickles down throughout management. There are some great managers at Active but there are certainly more terrible managers than good.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your customers and your employees more and stop being so cocky and prideful.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Outsourcing"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Active Network full-time

    Pros

    They have decent development practices and average compensation. The culture isn't too bad.

    Cons

    They bought the company I worked for, which had an extremely popular product and essentially redirected our efforts to another much less popular, somewhat competing platform that had more revenue. They retired the more popular platform. They closed our office location, making us remote employees, which was fine for a while, but then they started to push out remote workers and outsourced the entire development operation to China. Several talented colleagues were let go in the process.

    Advice to Management

    People matter. Process matters. Your management needs to stop making decisions without understanding the consequences.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "They WILL lay you off"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Hard Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Active Network full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and had opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    Extreme push for sales and would do anything to close a deal. Customers best wasn't a factor in decision making processes.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Mismanagement and Overworked Employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Active Network full-time

    Pros

    When I started, the culture was pretty nice. You could join groups: workout, environmental, etc. and get to know people. That stopped before I left though or, at least my team wasn't allowed to participate.

    Cons

    Raises were non-existent. And getting canned was always without notice or any warning. People were disappearing all the time.
    Management of work flow was lacking. You'd be moved (actually having to drop projects to move to a different one) between 2-4 times per week, making it impossible to get anything done and yet being accountable for not meeting deadlines.
    Work-Life-Balance: only work, 70 hour work weeks became the new norm before I left.
    Stress was always high. You never knew where you stood with management. They'd be praising you one day and yet the very next day you'd be getting yelled at for a complete misunderstanding. Somehow it was okay for managers to yell at employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't yell at people.


  9. Helpful (11)

    "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Change: Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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