Actuate
3.5 of 5 48 reviews
www.actuate.com San Mateo, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Jan 15, 2014
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3.5 48 reviews

                             

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Actuate President, CEO, and Director Pete Cittadini

Pete Cittadini

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61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Sales Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsIts an easy place to get on board because of the turnover

    ConsWhat a mess. If you need a job then take it but keep looking while you listen to the stories.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to shareholders. Take a deep look at the senior leadership and ask yourself if this is where you want your money to be invested at?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst Decision of my life

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsThey have no Pros. I need five words at least for a Pro. So here it is, You will learn how not a company or a engineering team should be.

    ConsAh where do I begin. No work organization or stable decision making. They are using old technologies. They call themselves Agile which means change requirements, scope whenever you like and screw engineers. They have never bothered to learn anything else about Agile.

    Managers, directors have been working at actuate for 13-20 years and have no idea what new technologies are , how are thing managed in 21st century. Suggestions are never heard, response is always "this is how it has been since the last 20 years". There is always resistance to positive change.

    Worst Product Management I have seen in my career. Tech Leads have no skills only bad attitude.

    Lately there have been layoffs and of course high attrition rate for engineers. Engineers cannot learn or gain any experience here. They have age old technology stack that is not used anywhere these days. Work experience gained here is of no use.

    Totally forgot , there are more directors and vice presidents than engineers who do the actual work. There is a director and then a senior director .There is a vice president and then a senior vice president and all for small team of 5-6 engineers. Not surprisingly they all do nothing or the same thing.

    Honestly if you layoff your directors and VP's they wont get a job elsewhere because they have no skills and they never bothered upgrading the little they learnt 20 years ago.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI dont see a future . Sell the company as soon as you can. If you are planning to run the company, fire all engineering directors, vice presidents and product managers. Hire someone who is open to innovation and has an outlook. You have way too many directors/VP's .

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bad Management

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsWell paid jobs, compared to market. 9-5 hours.

    ConsSome incompetence at higher level. Corporate managers have no clue about tech. No growth opportunities (old boys club). They do acquisitions of smaller companies and drive those products straight into the ground. Stories went around about higher management using foul language in all hands meetings (disgusting). People lost jobs after many layoffs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop buying tech companies whose product you cannot sell. Give people a chance to advance in their careers. Cleanup your language.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good product for 1990s , need to overhaul strategies and innovations

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany has good array products and kind of stable from customer point of view .

    ConsNo innovations
    Mediocre salaries
    Lacks focus on product development
    No information sharing at all

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe open , bring good people with good money as well retain good talent.Allow them to bring new ideas to table.
    Please share more information with employees.
    Open BIRT tutorial series to everyone.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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