Actian Jobs & Careers

Hiring? Post a Job

Show:  All Results Last 7 Days
16 days ago

Sales Director Financial Services Big Data

Actian Corporation New York, NY

Actian transforms Big Data into business value for any organizationnot just those with considerable resources. Actian provides transformational… Actian Corporation


16 days ago

Sales Director Insurance Services

Actian Corporation New York, NY

Actian transforms Big Data into business value for any organizationnot just those with considerable resources. Actian provides transformational… Actian Corporation


16 days ago

Sales Director Financial Services

Actian Corporation New York, NY

Actian transforms Big Data into business value for any organizationnot just those with considerable resources. Actian provides transformational… Actian Corporation


14 hrs ago

Regional Sales Director – new

Actian Corporation Campbell, CA

Actian transforms Big Data into business value for any organizationnot just those with considerable resources. Actian provides transformational… Actian Corporation


15 days ago

Senior Development Operations Engineer

Actian Corporation Austin, TX

Actian transforms Big Data into business value for any organizationnot just those with considerable resources. Actian provides transformational… Actian Corporation


6 days ago

Financial Sales Engineer

Actian Corporation New York, NY

Actian transforms Big Data into business value for any organizationnot just those with considerable resources. Actian provides transformational… Actian Corporation


6 days ago

Finance Assistant/Full Charge Bookkeeper - UK

Actian Corporation Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

Actian transforms Big Data into business value for any organizationnot just those with considerable resources. Actian provides transformational… Actian Corporation


Actian Reviews

21 Reviews
2.5
21 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Actian President & CEO Steve Shine
Steve Shine
12 Ratings
  1.  

    Low morale, poor culture, leadership who do not lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Actian full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people at the front line make the difference at Actian. Some loyal to the core, they put up with the disdain shown by management and executives and take pride in doing a good job, serving customers whether that be in tech support, sales, presales or admin.

    Cons

    Too much to say - it all stems from too many VPs and a CEO who shows contempt for employees and customers.

    CEO and executives seem to spend a ton of money on flying around the world to attend a series of ludicrously useless meetings. Workers at the ground level are left with zero budgets to develop products or invest in internal infrastructure while the execs would rather keep British Airways and United Airlines in business. As a result, there is no platform despite the messaging, the whole company is kept going by a loyal customer base who use legacy products like INGRES and PSQL and get screwed over on price when licenses are renewed. I guess some poor company has to pay for the lifestyle of the execs.

    Despite repeated efforts to show willing, the management team is unable to treat workers like human beings and tell them what is going on. The answer to most problems seems to get solved by hiring more incompetent people, more directors and VPs with over-inflated egos and job titles who only want to pass comment on what others should do but not do any of the work themselves.

    But hey, we get the odd treat: a free breakfast here, a free lunch there and the odd social gathering. Awesome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the countless directors and VPs who are useless and don't actually do anything. Listen to the folks who actually do the work. Stop deluding yourself that the platform is anything new or that your sales team can actually sell it. Instead of flying around the world at great expense, come in to the offices and talk to your staff!

    There are good people at Actian and good products, sadly the whole firm is let down by spineless managers, a case of too many chiefs and a dictatorial CEO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

Work at Actian? Share Your Experiences

Actian

 
Click to Rate
or