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Ascend One Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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Bernaldo Dancel
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Pros
  • Flexibility - Work from home option (in 29 reviews)

  • Loved working at home and flexible schedules which help with work-life balance for me (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Raises were infrequent; Company changed focus from debt management to healthcare (in 4 reviews)

  • You must be disciplined to work at home (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Potomac, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Potomac, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ascend One (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Interesting and challenging work

    Cons

    Competing priorities, no consistent strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused ... prioritize better.


  2. "Good Run"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ascend One full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyable place to work. Team of dedicated staff works for a common cause. Great work-life balance. Above average benefits.

    Cons

    Company shifts priorities often. Sometimes projects are completed prior to market research being completed. Top-down communication is weak. Sr. Management is shielded from business issues that occur on the floor.

    Advice to Management

    Create better flow of information from associates to management

  3. "Rather Not Say"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ascend One full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good PTO, 401k and work life balance.

    Cons

    Company has left debt management industry and is now in the health wellness business. There is no security in your job and the company is okay with laying off key employees and dumping their work load on to you. As with any company when layoffs are prevalent at times there are people that they choose to keep that are mediocre at best. It all is about who you know and who likes you.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your real employees that do the actual work. Company is till too top heavy with managers that don't add value.


  4. "Quality Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ascend One full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Innovative company with constant change and growth internally. Co-workers became more like friends and family. Loved working at home and flexible schedules which help with work-life balance for me.

    Cons

    The turnover rate was high for certain departments. Process changes were very quick and at times inconsistent.


  5. "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ascend One full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Great People.....if they are still there

    Cons

    Poor management; Very few increases unless you are upper management; Several Layoffs due to Owner taked the company into another direction.

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain your hard working employees.


  6. "Ascend One"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great flexibility and work, life balance. Ascend One has a great atmosphere and great people which makes it a great working environment.

    Cons

    The pay could be better. Senior management in a lot of ways is disconnected from the "workers". This company is not good with handling terminations and layoffs.


  7. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Product Accounting in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Product Accounting in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ascend One (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedue. Work from home.

    Cons

    Lots of employees got laid off

  8. "great company"

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    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Owings Mills, MD
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Owings Mills, MD

    I have been working at Ascend One full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You can work from home.

    Cons

    You must be disciplined to work at home.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Layoffs always"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Coach in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Solutions Coach in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ascend One full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to work from home

    Cons

    Not sure what kind of debt to focus on Student loan vs Consumer. At the end of your shift you will feel terrible.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Coach in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Solutions Coach in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None, this was an awful company

    Cons

    Founder laid off everyone in sales to fund his new company


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