Actiance

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Actiance Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
63 Reviews
2.3
63 Reviews
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Kailash Ambwani
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Have worked for 4 plus years and had the great time learning up new technologies (in 6 reviews)

  • Open work culture and less process driven (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work life balance due to erroneous project planning (in 7 reviews)

  • HR policy are dynamic and some of those are not transparent (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Actiance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Hard working colleagues, pretty good pay, lots of customers. Not much else to say.

    Cons

    Products are buggy. Customers are unhappy. People leave all the time so it's hard to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step aside and let someone fresh lead the company. You've been at it for a while and it's not going anywhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not take a job here.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actiance full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work and great people. First line manager is very supportive.

    Cons

    Company operates on a shoestring. There is a constant cry of no money, so you will be asked to perform tasks not usually associated with your role, and you will not be paid your full negotiated rate (no one achieves 100% of bonus or commission).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO should act like a CEO and not micro-manage product marketing, sales, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst company I have ever worked for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Actiance (less than an year)

    Pros

    There is nothing positive to say about this company. Bad management, bad products, and bad people all around. If you are smart I would steer clear away from this company. You will be out of a job soon, when this company folds

    Cons

    Too many to name, but this company is running out of money. They have products that don't work and the environment is terrible. If you are desperate and need a job, and this company is your only hope, then I would say work there, but if you have other choices, run from this place as fast as you can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. They have no leadership and everyone is quitting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    One of the worst companies to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Actiance (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are none. Nothing positive to report.

    Cons

    Everything. STAY AWAY! Unless you enjoy no money, unhappy customers, and being told you are incompetent on a daily basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dissolve the company. You will be doing the world a great service by eliminating Actiance from existience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a Good Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Actiance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Paychecks are on time, you get time off.

    Cons

    It's all about the CEO, his company vision, his product vision, his selling vision ETC and that's not working out. Products may work at times but highly unstable and difficult to maintain. Over my year in the sales dept. we were an after-thought except at the end of each quarter when everyone seemed shocked we were not closing our deals. We never made our numbers but the company was told we did- accountability seems limited. . I think the ship sailed a long time ago from this company but the board keeps it chugging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearly the CEO is the issue, change that and see what you have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating chaos

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actiance full-time

    Pros

    Sales Leadership and team is awesome and very seasoned professionals.

    Cons

    Lack of focus....tendency to change product strategy with the wind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus and don't be so cheap

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Quantity over quality

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Actiance full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent and transparent hr policies. Good work life balance. Great office.

    Cons

    You may get put on many projects that are going nowhere extremely fast. You might spend all night working on something only to find out in the morning that no one is interested anymore. The culture is older and very cliquey so if you are young it might not be the best fit. The company seems to live quarter to quarter, and morale goes up and down with the eb and flow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to what you do best and make it better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Maturing business with a startup atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Actiance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The business has a great product line and a solid market space to sell into. Product management is dedicated. Communications processes improved continuously, moving towards a more transparent culture overall.

    Cons

    Some departmental managers are not paying attention to individuals' need of support. Some sales targets would appear to be more or less arbitrary. Perks and benefits vary greatly depending on whether you are based in head office or elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct more 360 degree reviews of middle management to determine how they actually manage their teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    What are we doing?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Interesting space, great potential to disrupt market with newer offerings, very relevant solutions for companies.

    Cons

    Senior leadership refuses to connect with employees. Zero transparency or shared strategy/vision. Operates in a vacuum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people finish projects/assigned tasks before changing course again and again. Follow through on commitments made to employees. Show appreciation and boost morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Actiance

    Pros

    I really can't think of any pros. Just that the office location is nice.

    Cons

    People are very manipulative here. They do not treat their employees right. They extract the maximum possible work from their employees and then throw them off as if they have not done anything for the company. The higher management is really unorganized and has unrealistic expectations. If you are actually thinking of joining this company then let me just warn you that it will turn out to be a regret for your whole life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your promises that you make to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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