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Actuate Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2014
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3.5 48 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Actuate President, CEO, and Director Pete Cittadini

Pete Cittadini

(30 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Not for professional growth if you're in sales.

    SDR (Former Employee) San Mateo, CA

    ProsThe atmosphere is pleasant for the most part, and there is no micromanaging.
    They pay for some of your yearly gym membership.
    Good work life balance.

    ConsAs an SDR, there was no room for growth. To move up, you must leave the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave more realistic expectations for compensation - what defines an opportunity makes it really hard to get one. Although I was of the top performers on the team, I barely got paid any commission.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Technology
    Work / Life Balance
    Systems

    ConsMarketing Presence - Been profitable market leader for twenty years but nobody knows who we are.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I wish I had paid more attention to my career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe employees are great team players

    ConsUpper management doesn't have a clue how to run a business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees better

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

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    Chaotic Engineering

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStability used to be the bibbest pro, before they started the lay offs.
    Culture is not the worst, but constantly degrades.

    ConsTechnology is at least 10 years old.
    Rotation ratio is huge - in a group of 7 engineers you can easily see 5 quitting in one year.
    Huge ratio of Chinese developers drives results in cultural issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet good engineering and product managers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood technology and work enviornment

    ConsNo clear strategic message from management

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    Average IT company with big companies' cons and few pros

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsDepending on your role and position, you could have the chance to work on challenging projects

    ConsCommunication issues with management team and lack of skills to take strategic decisions.
    Resources requests can take ages, even for high priority projects.
    Too many VP's with undefined role.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake real worker's opinions into consideration.
    Improve bidirectional communication.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty good overall.

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay and benefits. Good people to work with. Very flexible working environment.

    ConsNot much energy in the company. Some bad management decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people doing the work. Too much top down.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not much room for growth. Departments don't work well together

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPretty good location on the Peninsula

    ConsPoor communication between departments and often played the blame game

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    How They're Surviving

    Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company still has that spark of an enterprise software company from the late 90's. Creative, independent with a eye to the future. CEO is well grounded and accessible if you pretend you're from New Jersey / NY. Got to be ready to be part of the "boys club" if you want to move up. Sales culture is typical of companies like this. Miss your number for a couple of quarters and you better be looking for a new job. Development is pretty closed off from the rest of the company (good/bad?). Marketing is actually a high point for them.

    ConsI worked from home. The company didn't embrace the remote worker idea to much. Hurt me in the end. I found the product space a little boring, with few exciting ideas coming from development. They were swimming through the current recession by going back to existing customers and "making them honest" on their software license/contract terms. This actually was the only revenue driver for the last 12 months and the company would be toast today if it weren't for the 15 years of license violations that they're now policing. It's almost like banked money they're now collecting. Customers are happy to get 50 cents on the dollar for their purchase back in 2004. It's a win-win, but with a mafia/IRS kind of twist...come clean and pay up, or we'll yank your license.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a buyer and get out of the market while you can. Oracle and SAP will crush you in 2 years. Otherwise, get lean and continue down the open source route. Prepare employees for the inevitable downsizing and cut them some options.

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