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"Great People & Fantastic Corporate Culture"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Ask.com full-time (More than a year)

Pros

All colleagues, not just some, are friendly and knowledgable. Really, the people at Ask.com are amazing! The HR department is the best I've ever seen. They really try to make work fun. The pay is okay and the benefits are okay too.

Cons

The tech-stack is old. The office is dated. The projects could be more challenging. The product is a bit boring and the executives change the direction of the product very often. Really innovative forces are often driven away from the company. It's a shame because there is so much potential.

Advice to Management

Slim down. There is an overabundance of vice presidents. Provide career opportunities for the engineers, promote them more often.

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Worst Manager i worked with.."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ask.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Near to Bart, Good Benefits, Loads of technology to Learn from the Innovative teams.

    Cons

    What if the company is great and you are working under a worst manager, yes .. it is disgusting..
    I worked with one of the worst managers in my life who looks after himself first and not the team, he tries to blame his peers if anything wrong happens, he takes credit always if any good happens, no moral and ethical values, not even concerned about his employees at all, he takes it personal if you try to argue with him and he writes bad reviews about his peers and he never let his peers give a review as he knows for sure that he's gonna get very bad reviews, he behaves very childish and had immatured behaviour, they act very good with senior management but not with their peers.

    Advice to Management

    Need to Fire these guys from the company immediately without further notice as he's creating very unhealthy environment in the company. HR and Senior Manager should take some action. but i don't think nothing is gonna happen.


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Believe the negative reviews."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Getting a good severance when you get laid off is always a nice perk if you can get it. If you like to eat, they are happy to feed you into submission.

    Cons

    It's product purgatory. Mindless leadership stifles all ideas. You will have no chance of launching anything that improves the current product because it will negatively impact revenue. The daily work interferes with your outside endeavors.

    Advice to Management

    First say you're sorry to the Internet at large. Then quit.

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