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"Tarnished by leadership"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Active has jobs and people need jobs. Salaries can be competitive, if you push hard enough. There are also some (but very few) good mid-level leaders left in the organization.

Cons

The former culture of Active is no longer intact. The days of leaders who live and breath the Active lifestyle is long since departed. The Active of today is driven solely by dollars, cents and margins. This combined with a complete lack of transparency between employees and leadership has created palatable uncertainty and angst. Additionally, business decisions rarely feel as though they have the employees best interest at heart.

Advice to Management

Own your decisions. Be honest. Have integrity.

Other Employee Reviews for Active Network

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Active Network & employees"

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

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

    Pros

    Free workouts, office has nice view.

    Cons

    No advancement (was told to wait 2-5 years for a promotion), massive internal politics, unclear direction, segmented office environment, does not welcome or integrate new employees. Negotiating a raise can turn into a yelling argument.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a better mix of departments. The departmental and product-team wars tore the culture apart. Need to think of culture building that does not include fitness.

    Better path of growth, and more transparency into the way HR treats those negotiating a raise.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Stay away... A Once Fun Place to work has turned Toxic"

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

    I worked at Active Network full-time

    Pros

    1. It was a growing high-tech company in SD.
    2. Lots of opportunities for growth and exposure to solving large-scale web ops.
    3. Great colleagues and truly a fun place to work.

    Cons

    1. CEO and senior executives have been very clear. They only care about thing: Shareholder value. Employees don't make the top 5 priorities.

    2. Given point #1, they will work you down to the bone and then layoff when it's time to reduce expenses. People are asked to come to the office early and leave late, or get more verbal abuse the following day.

    3. IT, product, and development groups have become incredibly toxic places, where it's all about looking good. CEO cares about managing perceptions more than anything else.

    Advice to Management

    There is nothing that I can write here that would cause them to change. Be honest. The truth always comes out in the end.


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