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Pros
  • Unlimited PTO and great work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • The office environment looks good and very close to BART (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • They been offering Cognizant resources as full time employees, they are the main reason for (in 5 reviews)

  • Departure of CEO and people in upper management (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Environment, Opportunity for Growth and Smart People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ask Media Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I didn't know how I great I had it here or I would have never left! The environment can't be beat and is extremely creative and energetic, while also casual. The people are very smart and there is plenty of growth opportunity for those who stick around and prove themselves.

    Cons

    They seem to repeat similar cycles every three months and every year, which can get a little tiresome (haven't we been there, done that before)? It also can be a bit depressing to be such an underdog.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes the management they introduce can be a bit erratic and off mark, but overall a great place to work and great visionaries in leadership. The key will be to stick to a long term strategy that works for growth.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Nice people and fun environment despite lack of innovation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ask Media Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are nice; Location is conveniently located near BART with easy access for East Bay commuters; Fun team building activities and social activities

    Cons

    Competing with Google & Bing is a losing proposition; The business is overly dependent on toolbars and SEM ad buys...no organic traffic

    Advice to Management

    Innovate!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of switching focus from senior mgmt, but good hardworking people for the most part."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Oakland, CA

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, good benefits, snacks and food, some public transportation benefits, majority are hard working people

    Cons

    Politics aplenty, Marketing is squeaky wheel and mgmt seems to bend to their whims, lack of focus, unclear paths for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Shutdown Marketing's grip. The entire group is comprised of Directors who serve to make more work for others. Make career advancement more a priority for all areas of the business, not just Director tracks for Marketing. Do what's right for the business.


  4. "Good place to work. Good life work balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends

    Pros

    Easy life, stress free, good work life balance, good technology, good work environment

    Cons

    Company is lack of vision, direction and competitive edge

    Advice to Management

    Hire the best people and give them room for innovation