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"Horrible Communication!"

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Burbank, CA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Burbank, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Ascent Media has an amazing amount of technology. Any System Engineer that works at Ascent Media will have the ability to get their hands on some cutting edge technology.

Cons

There are some serious issues that Senior Management needs to address. First and foremost they treat their employees with little to no respect. With the downfall of the economy they have used that excuse to treat their employees like dirt. The line “You are lucky to have a Job” is over used and starting to become demoralizing to employees. Second, there is little to no communication in this company. There is a major communication gap between Senior Management, Department Directors, and a major gap between development and the system engineers. If it was not for talented employees half the work would not get done at Ascent. Third and finally, in the 4 years I have worked at Ascent Media we are going through the third company reorganization. The prior two failed because there is a serious lack of leadership in upper management. The growing consensus amongst all employees is that the Newly hired VP’s, Directors and any other Senior Management role is primarily interested in personal growth and not company goals. Once they achieve a small goal they can add that to their resume, leave Ascent Media and obtain a position at another media company for a higher salary. The employees are not fooled with their town hall meetings and management should honest and if they truly cared about Ascent they really need to figure out a way to reverse the anger and frustration they have caused to their employees.

Advice to Management

figure out the solutions to the cons

Other Employee Reviews for Ascent Media

  1. "Company sorely needs direction and improved internal communication. Management needs to better engage employees."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong technical talent exists at Ascent.

    Cons

    Poor internal company strategy or direction communication. Focused solely on the bottom line. Little financial support given to important initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    Improve internal communication - directly engage employees in small group meetings. Where is this company going? What is its core focus?


  2. "Lots of changes going on"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job. It could be worse.

    Cons

    Expect lots of results with few resources. Like many companies, they're concern about cost regarding everything. Some priorities are questionable.

    Advice to Management

    I think the divestitures was a smart move. It should have been done years ago. Lots of hard working people that go on unacknowledged. You are fortunate you have very dedicated employees that love the industry.

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