Actuate – San Mateo, CA
• Responsible for all aspects of selling Actuate's BIRT Product Line including the following: • prospecting, cold calling and lead qualification… Actuate
Actuate – San Mateo, CA
To provide logistical support to all lead generation activities and programs. Responsible for generating inquiries through various direct marketing… Actuate
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I have been working at Actuate full-time (more than a year)Pros
They 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.Cons
Ah 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 ManagementAdvice
I 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 .Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEO