Ascent Media - 4 years of fun, 4 years of hell | Glassdoor
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"4 years of fun, 4 years of hell"

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

Pros

Joined the company when it was a lot smaller, two layers away from the CEO
Interesting opportunities to work with global clients and international projects
Leading edge on new media technology, some really good developers
Trying hard to position itself for the future
Some really good clients with respectful relationships

Cons

Left the company when it was a lot bigger, promoted twice and now four layers away from CEO
Many really disrepectful clients with overblown expectations (and egos) made some relationships beyond repair and led to very little job satisfaction
At one stage there were six former senior management "put out to grass" with over $3M in remuneration all for various levels of incompetence, having fired a bunch of good people before being found out.
Cost savings made after contracts had been signed resulted in not enough resources to deliver requirements
Took a long while to work out that The American Way doesn't work outside America

Advice to Management

Listen to the people who work with the clients daily,
Put some joy back into what should be a creative industry

Other Employee Reviews for Ascent Media

  1. "VP of Finance and acquisitions"

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    Current Employee - Head of Finance and Project Manager in Cerritos, CA
    Current Employee - Head of Finance and Project Manager in Cerritos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ascent Media (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, management team and owners. Which helps in effective communicating. Goes a long way when everyone's on the same page.

    Cons

    Tedious protocols unnecessary micro management which hinders work getting done in a efficient manner.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up with the micro management, allow us to get things done without the constant distractions


  2. "Ungenerous company. Dedicated workforce."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ascent Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated workforce. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Ungenerous company. Culture of trust absent

    Advice to Management

    Too little too late

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