Great people to work with and provides a great work/life balance. However, the company was recently bought out and the new management is lacking. Recently moved to Texas from California, and did a huge hiring spree. Continued hiring for positions while simultaneously doing layoffs since they hired too many people. Great benefits, decent pay.
Senior Account Executive & Senior Account Manager (Current Employee) – Bothell, WA – November 28, 2012
Typical Day: Make sales calls to directors from around 8am - 2pm. Prospect more leads to finish the day. Keep track of everything in CRM system.
I've Learned: SaaS systems how they operate. Effective B2B Sales closing Techniques, How to breakthrough Gatekeepers, Resolving Contract negotiations, How to work smarter and not harder.
Management: Started off excellent before company went public. Currently management doesn't seem to be on the same page as the sales team on a number of fronts: Announcements, Compensation, Turnover are the biggest.
Co-Workers: They are great! Really have enjoyed working with everyone there. Everyone for the most part is active and loves sports.
Hardest Part of the Job: Working thru difficult contracts.
Most Enjoyable: Working with people in the sports industry
Sales, SMB (Current Employee) – Broomfield, CO – March 25, 2014
The only consistent metric over the past 6-months is the requirement to make 50 outbound sales calls daily with a CRM instance that is completely inadequate. The sales staff has no way to determine who is or is not a customer.
I've learned that "hope" and health benefits is the only thing keeping me with this company.
Upper management is silo'd and has no idea what is going on with the product, customer satisfaction or operations.
Mid-management did a great job hiring, because my co-workers are FANTASTIC! Really talented group, but leaving quickly.
The hardest part about my job is trying to support a product that is deteriorating and using a CRM instance that is useless.
The most enjoyable part about my job is talking to customers who are still excited about the product and haven't been affected by product bugs (yet).
amazing co-workers & great health benefits. the activex exercise program was wonderful..
inadequate crm, plethora of customer service issues, product bugs, upper management is clueless, poor work/life balance, unethical behavior on the sales teams.
I worked at the one in frostburg md for many years. From management on down this place is horrible. No job security and one of the highest turn over rates in this area. Low paying, hours suck. I cantt say anything positive about this company at all. Pathetic!!
Product Manager (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – February 21, 2014
Work life balance is off the rails 10-14 hour days especially with everything moving to China. Worst management team especially those from Monster, that name fits, manage by fear/intimidation old school factory thinking not worthy of a supposed technology firm.
I enjoyed the products, the sports environment and the folks that got things done.
I had reaffirmed that there are great people to learn from in every company and found some. I also saw first hand how people get promoted/put into positions they can't handle professionally or emotionally.
Hardest part of the job is constant A.D.D. of "leadership" team. Even more so watching talented enthusiastic people get beaten down within months. Such a waste of time, talent and potential. Sad really.
great physical facility
no appreciate for work done well in spite of the roadblocks created by the management team
The culture is what made this place great - but its changing...
sales (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – January 14, 2014
ACTIVE has always been about work/life balance however many of the founders that held that as a core value have left and the new management doesn't seem to value this as much. That said, pay is not great but when the atmosphere is at its best, employees see past it.
constant changes, bad technology investment/development
Client Application Specialist (Former Employee) – Carmel, IN – December 8, 2013
This was a typical phone support tech job: a daily grind consisting of responding to emails and answering calls relating to software issues on the client's part. It's a middle man position that is mainly in charge of continued education for clients--actual software related fixes are passed to another team. Immediate team was capable and easy-going.
The managers for this role seemed incompetent at their jobs. Did not inform their employees of work quality or issues that may arise. This created severe problems.
eCommerce Risk & Global Payments Manager (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – March 12, 2012
Active lives up to its mission as a vehicle to support the active lifestyle and it shows in the company culture. The work place is vibrant and energetic. Long hours and dedication are required, but the environment makes it much easier to take.
Inspirational Company, but acquired business unit was not a good fit
Senior Account Manager (Former Employee) – Avon, CO – October 10, 2014
The Active Network has an incredible mix of products and people that have made the company a success. I joined their team via an acquisition and unfortunately the line of business I was a part of did not align tightly with the rest of the organization. Investments to the product, employees and customers have not been made.
My customers were the most incredible aspect of my experience at The Active Network. Many of the relationships I had spanned 10+ years and I believe my customers know I did my best every single day.
Some IT Guy (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – June 5, 2013
If you're looking for a job, I would not walk but RUN AWAY from Active Network. From the top down, this company is in a state of utter disrepair. Management has no idea what they are doing, their infrastructure is the laughing stock of services company and most of their employees hate not just the management but the company as a whole.
Inbound Response/Lead Generation Manager (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – January 7, 2014
ACTIVE has been great to work at, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time there. The sales team is very metric driven, and always has their eye on the bottom line. It is promoted to go after deals that "make sense" rather than trying to put a round peg in a square hole.