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Active Network San Diego Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is an important part of the ideology in my department (in 42 reviews)

  • They will send you some of the necessary equipment to work from home (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • This makes a work-life balance difficult (in 31 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Corporate Mentality with Start-Up Problems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Note: Active Network has recently moved HQ to Texas.
    Pros: semi-relaxed work atmosphere, no dress code, opportunities to work out on campus before, after and during workday.

    Cons

    Extremely disorganized (I didn't have a phone not computer until my 5th day there), lack of operational/logistical structure, shady business practices,


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Pre IPO Active was great!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Active Network (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    San Diego was q great location for Active

    Cons

    Dallas is a terrible location for Active

    Advice to Management

    Move HQ back to San Diego


  3. Helpful (12)

    "Loved it and then we were sold...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people were great. We had the best, hardworking team ever and although we worked long hours it didn't bother anyone because you were truly working for a cause.

    Cons

    -Pay was horrible for our department. In fact we were the lowest paid department
    - Active was sold, then they sold our department and then that company let us go.
    -Management was great until the company went public and almost all the good folks left. I hate to see what is coming, but it is obviously not good.

    Advice to Management

    They don't care so why should the employees care. Hope you can turn it all around quickly before you lose the last of the good folks.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly culture, casual work environment, great exposure to interesting industries

    Cons

    Few advancement opportunities, below average pay

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on employee engagement, development and real rewards


  6. Helpful (10)

    "It doesn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Active Network full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Interesting product
    Fun people who were all interested in the same thing (working out!)

    Cons

    I don't need to go into a lot of details as many other reviewers have already done so. Bottom line: Active leadership does not exhibit any respect for employees. The way they handled the acquisition and HQ relocation from San Diego to Dallas was completely demoralizing to many people (not just under performers). Every action was carried out with extreme disrespect to employees. They could've taken all the same actions, but with a little respect and empathy, and my entire opinion would be different. But they were unkind every step of the way. I'd provide examples, but quite honestly, I'm so tired of Active that I just don't even want to invest the time. Read through the hundreds of other reviews and you'll get the gist.

    Advice to Management

    I understand business is business. It's not personal. But you can still run a business while treating people with a little bit of respect. Learn some manners. Ultimately, I should say thank you though. Because of your style, I have a huge appreciation for management at my new company.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great ideas, not so good execution"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to try out things on your own, and gives you the freedom to work on your innovation project. Spends money on tools you need to get your job done, focuses on open-source solutions. Has desire to be best of breed across of aspects of the company.

    Cons

    Needs better alignment to execute effectively down the chain of command. Strategic goals are executed on, but those conflict with day-to-day operations. Sometime these goals are in direct conflict with each other.

    Advice to Management

    Better line of sight to support day-to-day operations. Intimidation and arguing for the sake of arguing does not convey respect.


  8. "Good Intern experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Market Analyst (International) in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Market Analyst (International) in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Do some basic market research

    Cons

    the company is not so energetic


  9. Helpful (13)

    "Horrible Leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Active Network full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Active allows people who are interested in Active lifestyles (and live in Texas) to work on a product related to their interest.

    Cons

    Since being over-run by cut-throat leadership the soul of this company has all but vanished. The current leadership is saturated by those who simply lasted or were willing to engage in somewhat questionable decision making on a personal and business level. As a means of squeezing every last penny out of the operational cost of the business with the exception of executive salaries the company has been moved to Texas where the if you look hard enough you will find some rather interesting incentives moving through the books. At the end of the day the Active Network has become completely shady.

    Advice to Management

    "Advice to management" would imply that there is a willingness to listen to any rationale outside there own. There is not.


  10. "Great company for the physically fit."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company the opportunity to work out during the day and promotes staying in shape.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than expected.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Not what it used to be."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and open office environment.

    Cons

    No room to move up in the San Diego location and they pay below the market average.



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