Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Pearl River, NY – April 13, 2018
My time at Active was very productive and a great atmosphere to be in. The 10 1/2 years I worked there were the best years I've worked. The company was a good place to submit ideas and were always given a chance to move forward. I loved working at Active and I always had amazing bosses.
Inside Sales NBD (Former Employee) – Pearl River, NY – March 11, 2018
No day is the same. Things change too often. Squeaky wheel gets the oil. After 30 years, still figuring it all out. Many great people with the company, but few bring down the morale day to day. Company has true culture or is hard to identify
Media Market Specialist, Local Media (Current Employee) – Pearl River, NY – November 13, 2017
A typical day at Active is busy and stressful. There are multiple deadlines throughout the day; sometimes overlapping. Active takes their management positions very seriously. They're constantly teaching and developing managerial skills. The hardest part of the job is prioritizing when everything is top priority. The most enjoyable part of the job are the co-workers.
Vice President (Former Employee) – Pearl River, NY – April 17, 2017
The management here have the biggest egos I've ever worked with. They only care about their own advancement and their power plays. Staff is treated like second class citizens at best. The culture is game playing all day long while not getting true work done. Spending hours writing emails to defend yourself and not be sucked into a game is normal. Collaboration is non existent. Stay far away from this company.
Fun and interesting place to work due to guest speakers and peers
Media Assistant Intern (Former Employee) – Pearl River, NY – January 27, 2017
Through my daily work inputting orders and dealing with management, I learned what it's like to be in an office environment and be part of a team. Management was helpful and friendly. They made themselves available for guidance and just to ask questions. The hardest part of the job was at the beginning learning all the details, but that later became quite easy. The most enjoyable was the weekly meetings and guests speakers who came to talk the interns about different aspects of the industry.
group outings and lunches with management
more time spent on the computer than I would ideally like
associate buyer (Former Employee) – Pearl River, NY – October 4, 2016
only way to advance is to be a favorite of one of the managers or higher ups, Certain people are micro managed while others get away with skating by especially in the local department management claims they want what is best for employees but does everything in their power to overwork and under appreciate staff
this is a ok place to get your start in the industry but do not stay past 2 years unless you are one of the lucky fast tracked favorites
management, light pay, under-appreciation, little advancement
Sr Director, Merchandise Sales & Client Services (Current Employee) – Pearl River, NY – August 23, 2016
I learned a lot working at Active. Most managers are good people, although some have micro-managing issues. The company recognizes this and offers training to help managers become leaders. It helps some, but not others.
Accounts Receivable Supervisor (Former Employee) – Orangeburg, NY – July 27, 2013
I learned the new updated software at work called Oracle and it was very user friendly. The staff there was helpful, friendly and it became like a second home. This job was an amazing learning experience for my career down the road.
Full one hour lunches, BBQ at the job once a year, and yearly raises
expensive healthcare, small departments, too many layoffs
Productive and great work place to learn and advance
Shipping Coordinator (Current Employee) – Pearl River, NY – September 6, 2012
A typical day at work here at Active simply involve me handling all shipping and maintaince throughout the company. This can change on a daily basses due to how busy company is at the time, but i am fit to work on many projects at once. Ive learned so much at this company, one being more self sefficient, pro-active and people friendly. Also ive learned programs like Exel ,security systems, ups worldship and fedex shipping systems. We have people come and go in our mailroom and i have trained many to work in a timely pace and get things done in a proper manner. The hardest part of my job at the time is keeping tabs with all departments as far as getting invoices paid on time. I may have to seek out which employee has shipped or used our companies account number and properly charge each department. The most enjoyable part of my job is helping others when needed leaving my co-workers at a comfortable state of mind.
on time, hard worker, friendly personality, and fast learner
Assistant Media Buyer for TV (Former Employee) – Pearl River, NY – August 2, 2012
Active International was a very exciting place to work and no day was ever the same. I learned the back end of advertising and how TV commercials worked and when were the best times to advertise for specific things based on the general population. The unfortunate part of the job was job security when the company had to have different rounds of lay offs and many people lost their jobs due to the economy and the company not doing so well.
Media Coordinator - National Broadcast (Current Employee) – Pearl River, NY – June 16, 2012
I work in the National department and the hours are fine (8:30-5:30) but depending on the time of year you could be working a lot of overtime. The good thing though is that your overtime is paid which a lot of companies do not offer. You have a lot of exposure to different clients and learn a lot about media buying and planning. It is a barter company so on top of learning the industry, you're also able to learn how to integrate trade into the traditional cash only deals. Management is the area that is the least impressive. No leadership skills and they are not very approachable. You work hard but you don't always get recognized or compensated as such. However, my co-workers are great and get me thru the day. The work itself is not too hard but managing the workload can sometimes be a challenge.