Access Company Reviews

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  • It was a great place to work that never met its potential

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Access Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
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    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, smart engineers, great benefits. Great pedigree from PalmSource and Be history, great potential in mobile software space. Many good efforts to standardize their software were attempted. Great patent portfolio.

    Cons

    Missed schedules, disappointed customers, frustrated employees. Market changes more quickly than ACCESS could respond to it. Move to Linux was good, but competition caught up. Royalty model was good, but then Google gave Android away for free.

    Advice to Management

    Too late. Missed the market opportunity.

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Access Company in August 2014.

    Interview

    Yahoo Messenger interview, afterwards checked with supervisor and offered me a position. They offered me the position and listed software and hardware I would have to acquire. I asked how this would be done and (shocker) got a bit of a run around. I pressed the issue explaining my hesitation, but what really set me against it was they wanted to send me a check that I would use to pay for the items via Western Union or MoneyGram.
    Those are used to Launder Money, if not scam you into a legally binding contract.
    DO NOT ACCEPT THIS JOB FROM THEM!

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    Reasons for Declining

    The way they would work is they would send me a check and I purchase equipment through a 'preferred vendor' and pay with Western Union or MoneyGram.
    Those are frequently used to launder money, it seemed too good to be true, but I continued... turned out it was.
    DO NOT BE A PART OF THIS COMPANY!!! For an internet/software company to rely on Western Union or MoneyGram means they are either up to something fishy or truly incompetent.
    NOT WORTH YOUR TIME!

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Website www.access-company.com
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1979
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

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