Activant Solutions (California)

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Activant Solutions (California) Reviews

78 Reviews
2.3
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Activant Solutions (California) President, CEO, and Director Pervez A. Qureshi
Pervez A. Qureshi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent work/life balance policies, including work from home options (in 3 reviews)

  • Company allows flexiblity in schedeles which allows for a good work life balance (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Once senior management is bored with the excitement, the projects die (in 8 reviews)

  • Company upper management focused way too much on short-term numbers (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Was a great place to work when it was Triad. Had limited experience with Activant.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Telesales in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Telesales in Livermore, CA

    I worked at Activant Solutions (California) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Was a very positive work environment
    Club rewards was excellent for achievers
    Room for growth
    Benefits were good
    Pay was at par with job

    Cons

    Original owners sold to a larger corporation and the good feeling turned very corporate.
    Big guns came in and slashed teams.
    Lost the good vibe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really liked the managers that I worked for. To me the problem was the new company coming in -not the old.
    Just business as "usual"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    doing the best they can with resources at hand

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA

    I have been working at Activant Solutions (California)

    Pros

    the people and customers are the best, fair management team, hard work and long hours will pay off with good rewards

    Cons

    long hours, and demanding work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen and promote your internal talent

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Activant Solutions is a good place to work, however the former company, Triad was much better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Base Administrative in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Data Base Administrative in Livermore, CA

    I have been working at Activant Solutions (California)

    Pros

    My job provides me with allot of flexibility in terms of my work schedule, although I know other departments are not this flexible. Activant is a community minded company that has their hand in various charities throughout the Bay Area. Although I cannot speak for other departments, I am treated fairly as is my co-workers. The benefits are good, not great but in today's world, anyone with any type of benefits’ cannot complain much. The work environment is adequate enough being this company was re-located around 6 years ago to a new building. It is centrally located for both people living in San Joaquin County and the Tri-Valley area.

    Cons

    The rate of pay is very sub-standard. There does not seem to be a lot of opportunity of professional or personal growth. As with many companies in today's economic woes, Activant has recently downsized one of its divisions and speculation is that the downsizing process is not yet complete. They have also outsourced some of the work force to foreign countries, which by the way has so far proven to be very counter productive and has produced a negative company image. I believe that communication between senior management and mid to lower management could improve. The system technology we currently have can also be upgraded and or improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are too many micro managers that could be more productive and better suited in other positions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Typical private equity company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Activant Solutions (California)

    Pros

    Respectful work environment; nice people; a lot of freedom and flexibilty in performing your job; results matter; in my experience, management was very open and honest

    Cons

    Below-market pay (unless you negotiate) and benefits; total focus on meeting EBITDA goals above all else; no real company-sponsored employee development opportunities; they'll nickel and dime you to death

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set an example for employees. You shouldn't be renting a premium car and eating in nice restaruants while your employees have to upgrade to a Chevy Cobalt and exist on a $35/day per diem.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rules are fare, just sell

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Activant Solutions (California)

    Pros

    If you follow the fews rules that ask of you, then you'll fit in well. There's enough prospects in the patch to make a nice living.

    Cons

    Always looking for the next deal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push the technology side of the software even more. Need more marketing/web efforts to generate leads for the sales reps.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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