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May 7, 2015

 

Open Letter to Potential Candidates, Former Employees and Current Employees,

                Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Actiance. We value honest feedback at every level of our organization, and this forum is no exception. Whether positive or negative, we read these reviews and use them, as appropriate, for improving processes, managing resources, and enhancing employee experience.  As humbling as it is to read negative feedback, we want you to know that we hear you. And, we are actively applying what we learn.

                It is an evolutionary time at Actiance, and I recognize that there are areas where we need to improve including internally communicating our company’s vision and strategy as well as investing time and resources into technology and our employees.

                For our Bangalore-based employees, we are committed to improving the work environment by, among other things, investigating new facilities while remaining in the highly desirable Bangalore area. We are in the midst of implementing a more comprehensive employee evaluation and merit program, and we are improving our training/mentorship processes and engagement tools to foster a fun and challenging team environment that focuses on high-levels of satisfaction for everyone.

                Actiance is constantly growing. We are at the cusp of a huge market opportunity at the intersection of social, big data, and compliance. However, we are not only concerned with the growth of the company, but also the personal and professional growth of our employees.

                If you desire a career with a market leader, now is an excellent time to consider an opportunity at Actiance. With innovative and unique products coming out over the next few quarters combined with committed leadership, we look forward to the company’s continued success in the years to come – and your part in it. Thanks for reading.

 All the best,

 

Kailash Ambwani

CEO & President

Actiance, Inc.

 

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WHAT WE DO

We enable your organization to use the Unified Communication, Enterprise Social Software, Instant Messaging, social networking, and custom-built enterprise apps it needs with the regulatory, legal, and corporate compliance it requires.

Our platform is a foundation you can build on now and in the future. It integrates with your existing infrastructure and scales as your requirements change so you can unleash social business.

Actiance is based in Silicon Valley and operates offices in North America, the United Kingdom, and India. Actiance is privately-held with funding provided by Credit Suisse, JK&B Capital, Scale Venture Partners, and Sutter Hill Ventures.

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    Mature, but growing company with a bright future if we execute properly.

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    Pros

    Hard to understand some of the negative reviews here. But people are expected to work here. This isn't a place to hide and take home a paycheck. Engineers are expected to product quality products. Sales are expected to sell. Support is expected to support. If they don't, this isn't the right place for them. Nice new headquarters, with lots of room to expand. There are 3 main product lines, all three of which are growing. There has been a lot of focus on improving the company culture over the past year. We've started holding more all-hands meetings to keep people informed, and weekly, now daily, company lunches. There is more to be done, but definitely on an upward trend.

    Cons

    Like every company, we need to execute properly in order to grow.. Resources can be tight, but you typically have what you need to perform your job. Some teams are held more accountable than others. The CEO can be very demanding. He expects a lot out of people. But those that deliver are well rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on product quality. Make the existing products the best they can be, then build new products.


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    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Actiance in November 2014.

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    I was hesitant to apply after reading the reviews here...I should have listened to that instinct. Interviewed over the course of 3 months for Product Marketing position. Included several phone interviews and 2 in-person interviews. 6 total. After bringing me in to the office for a multiple person, multi-hour interview, said they would like to schedule another round of interviews with other executives/team-members moving forward. The hiring manager went on vacation and never got back to me, even after checking in with their recruiting coordinator several times. They kept saying that they would schedule it and let me know. After investing that much time and energy into them they didn't even have the decency or professionalism to wrap up the process or give me any kind of answer whatsoever, just endless delays. Very inconsiderate, un-professional and off-putting. No wonder employees are jumping ship like mad.

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Additional Info

Website www.actiance.com
Headquarters Belmont, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1997
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology

Actiance® is a global leader in communication, collaboration, and social media governance for the enterprise. Its governance platform is used by millions of professionals across dozens of industries. With the power of communication, collaboration, and social media at their fingertips, Actiance helps professionals everywhere to engage with customers and colleagues so they can ... More

Mission: Unleash Social Business: The Actiance platform allows organizations to realize the full potential of social business by providing one platform to manage all communication, collaboration, and social networking channels.

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