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13 days ago

Regional Territory Account Manager – easy apply

Actiance Washington, DC +2 locations

Todays communications landscape is dynamic and increasingly complex. Actiance allows companies to use email, enterprise social software, unified… Actiance


13 days ago

Channel Sales Manager (VARs) – easy apply

Actiance Boston, MA +2 locations

Todays communications landscape is dynamic and increasingly complex. Actiance allows companies to use email, enterprise social software, unified… Actiance


13 days ago

Alcatraz Engineering Manager – easy apply

Actiance Redwood City, CA

Actiance is seeking a successful Engineering Manager to be part of leading edge Big Data development team. This… Actiance


13 days ago

Regional Named Account Manager – easy apply

Actiance Redwood City, CA +2 locations

Todays communications landscape is dynamic and increasingly complex. Actiance allows companies to use email, enterprise social software, unified… Actiance


12 days ago

Technical Account Manager Strategic – easy apply

Actiance New York, NY

Todays communications landscape is dynamic and increasingly complex. Actiance allows companies to use email, enterprise social software, unified… Actiance


13 days ago

Director, Strategic Partnerships – easy apply

Actiance Redwood City, CA

Todays communications landscape is dynamic and increasingly complex. Actiance allows companies to use email, enterprise social software, unified… Actiance


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Product Marketing Manager – easy apply

Actiance Redwood City, CA

Actiance is seeking a Product Marketing Manager for Vantage. Vantage enables security, management, and compliance… Actiance


12 days ago

Director, Product Marketing Manager

Actiance United States

Were looking for someone to make an impact. You're innovative, conceptual, and a developer of… Actiance


13 days ago

System Administrator – easy apply

Actiance Redwood City, CA

We are looking for talented System Administrator supporting productions environments. Individuals main responsibility… Actiance


13 days ago

Channel Sales Manager (VARs) (Bay – easy apply

Actiance Redwood City, CA

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Kailash Ambwani
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    Frequent Layoffs, Frequent shifts in focus

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    I worked at Actiance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small company, market leader in a niche area. Pre-IPO, but has been pre-IPO for at least 15 years so don't hold your breath on that point. Product portfolio is small so easy to gain expertise in the technologies. Pay Scale was reasonable, no complaints about salary.

    Cons

    Management switches focus regularly. No consistency. One example -- While I was there, we changed file systems strategies at least 5 times (from file servers to SharePoint to IBM Connections to email(!) to SalesForce. Email and SalesForce are not meant to be used as file servers, so it was a weird, clunky fit. Each switch required you to move all your own files to the new system. Switches were not announced, you just found out when the old server was removed. Layoffs are a regular event. Even high performing employees were laid off. It was not uncommon to be recognized one week in an All-Hands meeting and laid off a couple weeks later. Employees are half in India and half in the US, and the two sides seem strained. Documentation is written in India and can be incomprehensible. Yes, they are the market leader, but it is a niche market area and can become saturated quickly, leading to a feast or famine situation. I suppose this contributes to the constant layoffs. When I started, the focus for sales was 100% on the banking & finance industry. Anyone who suggested selling the product to any other industry was quickly shot down. Once that market was saturated, management seemed overly reluctant to widen the focus. The product would be applicable to many industries, not just the financial area, but management seems reluctant to move outside of their comfort zone. It's very unfortunate, as it prevents them from expanding or growing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Internally: Pick an IT strategy, any IT strategy, and stick with it. Changing file systems every 6 months is nuts. Employees are not disposable. Constant layoffs have a chilling effect on the workforce and make even your top performers feel uneasy and subtly threatened. The layoffs seem to hit everyone without regard to their performance. If you are going to manage your cashflow by cutting people, at least try to cut people who are not doing their jobs. When you lay off some one who was recognized the week before at a meeting, it sends the wrong signal to remaining employees. When an employee gives a two week notice, don't ask them to keep it a secret from everyone. Allow them to make an orderly transistion and hand-off their accts or projects professionally. Do not order them to act like everything is fine and then vanish on the last day. That prevents anyone from saying goodbye, does not allow for closure and contributes to the general unease of the remaining employees since it appears a lot like a layoff if you did not know that the person quit. Try to eliminate the 'Us' versus "Them" mentality between the US and India. Get some writers who are native to the English language for the documentation team. Customers complain bitterly about the quality of the documentation and they are right! The documentation looks like a joke now. Professional documentation will make the whole company look more professional. Externally: If the sales people that you just went to a lot of trouble and expense to hire have contacts in industries other than the financial markets, leverage them! You are limiting the potential for growth by restricting where you sell the products. Once you sell everything to all the banks and insurance companies, then what are you going to do? You only have 3 products. It's not like you can keep selling the same guys those 3 products over and over.

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