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Good company, under the radar

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in Oakland, CA (US)
Current Employee - Manager in Oakland, CA (US)

I have been working at Ask.com full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

You won't get envious looks at Bay Area parties when you say you work at Ask, but there is a lot of good here. Good people, interesting work, lots to learn.

Latest hires, especially in management seem solid.

Cons

The 'no vacation policy' is bad policy. The people who need vacations are too conscientious to take them and the slackers take advantage.

There is a tendency to give the few slackers the benefit of the doubt instead of getting them on plan and out asap.

Advice to Management

Less tolerance of low performance, please. Continue the strong hiring track you are on.

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    An awesome place to work and an awesome company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA (US)

    I have been working at Ask.com full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The "no-official" vacation policy where you can take as much time off as you want, casual dress, snacks in the kitchen, close to bart, upper management are easy to talk to, the company makes you feel valued as an employee

    Cons

    Sit behind a computer all day

    Advice to Management

    Can we get some caffeine-free diet soda?

  2. Great salary and work/life balance, limited innovation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA (US)

    I have been working at Ask.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, benefits (unlimited vacation time!) and work/life balance are all great. Company has strong financial performance and pays very good bonuses. Weekly town hall type meetings to give updates on the business/Q&A. Doug (CEO) is accessible and always seems willing to answer questions.

    Cons

    Could be more innovative. Focus has been on delivering financial results, not creating great products. Executive team can feel like an exclusive club to non-executives.

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