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"Fun at work without Innovation and sustainability"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Ask Media Group full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

New tools and technologies are being used since they keep creating new products. The office environment looks good and very close to BART. You will see flexible environment and very good work environment.

Cons

They always lose talented employees and relying on contractors, Because few contractors(US SEM Lead) own the entire responsibility and they don't hear / share knowledge with Full time employees. Over the period, the Full time employee becomes powerless and goes out.

Advice to Management

You need to have the control, i don't want to work UNDER contractor.

Other Employee Reviews for Ask Media Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Nice people and fun environment despite lack of innovation"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    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!


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Met some great people, but they are overshadowed by poor management and VP level cliques."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - A decent stepping stone. Get your feet wet in the industry, but don't stay too long.
    - Unlimited snacks.
    - Being part of IAC/InterActiveCorp, you'll meet many talented individuals across many different properties.

    Cons

    - Cliques.
    - No room for growth unless you are VP level or above. It is completely demoralizing being treated like a 2nd class citizen.
    - If upper management doesn't like you, they will find a way to get rid of you, even if you are doing a great job.
    - Ask is a bottom level search engine at heart hanging on only because of the big "G". Once that contract goes away, Ask will fall apart.
    - Many employees are in "Maintenance Mode" and just hanging on for the paycheck while searching for a better gig. Employee Morale is dangerously low.

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