Ascent Media - Profit rules the roost but this is the corporate mantra, in most cases | Glassdoor
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"Profit rules the roost but this is the corporate mantra, in most cases"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Cutting-edge technology and equipment, good & comfortable work environment, knowledgeable & nice co-workers, unified team effort, 24-7 365 facility so there are always shifts available.

Cons

Corporate higher ups are not in the trenches working alongside the frontline. If they do they are only in passing. The bean counters do not appear to be looking any further then beyond the next quarter. It appears to be all about the money & profit as opposed to the people and the services offered. Maybe the higher-ups could take pay cuts so that there wouldn't have to be layoffs.

Advice to Management

We don't work for you, we work with you. Get out to the frontline and see what people need personally and work-wise. Stop with this whole cheaper faster bottom line approach.

Other Employee Reviews for Ascent Media

  1. "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


  2. "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

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