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Good company, under the radar

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  • 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 for more than a year

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Ask.com

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    Small company feel with big company backing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ask.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ask.com has great people and a great culture. The executive team is very approachable and there are lots of opportunities to get experience in different areas and wear a lot of 'hats'. Employees are encouraged to experiment and try new things. Before Ask.com, I worked for a large company where this was not possible and really enjoy the freedom at Ask.com to explore new business ideas and opportunities.

    Cons

    The company has had a rebirth over the past few years and is still in the process of putting together a long-term product vision and strategy. This has taken longer than expected but I am hopeful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communication open and continue to hire great people and improve products and technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My Ask Review

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

    I have been working at Ask.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work with and retains cultural values

    Cons

    We need to have a better communication in between teams (lack of co-ordination some times).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it's too early for me to give an advice...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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