Actiance Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
57 Reviews
2.6
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Kailash Ambwani
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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 6 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  

    Best place to build / start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Actiance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Have worked for 4 plus years and had the great time learning up new technologies. It’s a small fast growing product based company with good work culture. Each individual’s hard work is recognized and rewarded accordingly. Employees are very well paid. Managers are friendly and always open to discussions or any kind of suggestions.

    Team management is good and team members are given responsibilities to take up new things and handle on their own. They are as well motivated when necessary.

    Flexible work timings. Company is located within the city which helps reduce travel time for most of them.

    Employees can have fun with well organized quarterly team outings and company outings, sports events..etc..

    Cons

    Company facilities and infrastructure can be still improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the same. Also, having frequent discussions with team members related to improvements/changes required in the team will definitely help in delivering an even more good quality product.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Deeply Technical, some of the best guys to work with, constant adoption of new technologies

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actiance

    Pros

    Biggest advantage is the technical depth & the exposure. Server side technologies fun to work with
    Some of the best guys in the industry to work with - Technically as well as the Leadership team
    Never a dull moment. Constant adoption of new technologies makes work exciting
    Company moving fast, growing very well into new areas & domains
    Some very senior architects hired recently, new architectural developments on the horizon
    Good co-ordination b/w Dev guys & the testers, Agile adoption has worked well for us

    Cons

    Priority shifts, some rapid releases - result of early market penetration into new domains

    Too many new initiatives coming up; makes it challenging for managers to balance juggling existing resources to meet current commitments and hiring new people for future work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create budgets & put in proactive measures to help better facilities, invest in tools & processes to improvise workflow management, intra-department communication

    Starting looking at stuff like TDD, White box Testing approaches to take quality to the next level

  3.  

    Actiance...Small, Great place to work....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Lead  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Actiance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Here what I got as an employee

    • Credibility
    • Respect
    • Fairness
    • Good dynamic work environment
    • Technical growth on cutting edge technologies ( UC, Collaboration.....)
    • Cast your views & ideas
    • Flexibility on work hours

    Here is what my Leaders are doing

    • Honor
    • Information Sharing
    • Valuing followers
    • Engaging followers
    • Developing followers
    • Always drives to do things in a better way for next time

    Cons

    • Small Place
    • Changes in decision, but happens for bigger cause either for doing things for better way or to catch up your technology train. Of course trains also changes route to reach to destination & you should be able to understand why the train changed the routes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Active expansion at a better pace to catch up the growth................across all divisions…………….

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work in, small and dynamic;

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Engineering
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Engineering

    I have been working at Actiance full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great technology space; Very challenging engineering problems
    Fast changing Unified Communications space makes brings unique engineering design and architecture problems... excellent for engineers
    Application layer protocols, Large data, high volume transaction processing, Web 2.0, enterprise scalability and reliability, very complex deployments
    Very open and dynamic work culture

    Cons

    Can be a challenge because of being a niche market; things change very fast
    Decisions change often but for good reason (most often). Not doing them would lead to wasted effort; Needs the required attitude to stay abreast... otherwise can be overwhelming

    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Healthy environment, Small company, Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Actiance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been working in Actiance for 2 years, as a full time employee.
    It is a small company and people know you, and know what your are working on. The teams here are closely knit and its is easy to approach any team member or any manager at all levels for discussions. This open culture reduces a lot of dependencies and helps people perform well and complete complex tasks quickly with better quality.

    Hard work is well recognized. The company has rewards and recognition for the employees and the employees are rewarded well. The company celebrates the employees birthdays and also organizes lunch and snacks on the house. And there is a team outing every quarter and a company outing once a year.

    The company allows employees to work from home and also when in office the timings are flexible.
    Managers/Directors are reachable and are open to discussions on any good suggestions or new ideas.
    Compensation offered is competitive as per the market.
    - Hard work is well recognized.
    - Healthy work environment, no dirty company politics.
    - Good place to learn and implement.
    - You can gather good knowledge of social media domain.
    - Office is centrally located.

    Cons

    Its a small company, so people who work get recognized; similarly people who dont work can easily be identified. This is surely not a point to worry for people who are here to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep up the good job, openness to ideas and the excellent integrity across teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The best company I have worked so far!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Actiance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. Lots of stuffs to learn.
    2. Managers are very friendly and technically very strong. Get to learn a lot from them each day!
    3. Good Atmosphere to work

    Cons

    Policies are not employee friendly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to learn technology and the latest trends in unified communications space

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Actiance full-time

    Pros

    - apolitical management and good leadership in technology space.
    - hard and smart work gets recognized and rewarded
    - engineers get a chance to visit US, where the market is, and there by get a chance learn things first hand
    - if one is a bit patient with working environment one can learn a lot
    - very good team spirit.

    Cons

    - HR policies are not explained properly leading to mistrust.
    - At times changing priorities, may be due to the nature of market space the company is operating in, creates stress on employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - office ambiance can be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Core technology company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Actiance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Actiance India Pvt. Ltd., is a true Engineering delivery center, with core product development being done from Bangalore Center. Engineers work on cutting edge technology and have the ownership of product that is delivered to customers. In a sense it is a true New Product development that happens in Bangalore.
    Engineers work on latest technology trends to keep the products ahead of competition.
    Leader in Unified Communications and Social - Compliance and Security.

    Cons

    Facility could be improved
    Image and branding of the company in India could be done
    Training engagements (technical / softskills) for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an open culture to change and improve processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actiance full-time

    Pros

    We can get the chance to learn different technologies.

    Cons

    Management is not Good .

  11.  

    Great place for anyone willing to work hard & not look for shortcuts!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Actiance full-time

    Pros

    1. Mature & approachable India management team that does a wonderful job of shielding the rest of the team from the usual cross border corporate politics
    2. Bangalore is the primary engineering center & a lot of neat engg work is delivered from here
    3. Lots of opportunities for anyone willing to work hard - no need to be savvy in corporate politics, just need to be passionate about what you are doing, willing to learn and go above & beyond the call of duty!
    4. Fun, hardworking and dependable co-workers

    Cons

    Can get a little stressful at times as engg teams can sometimes be expected to deliver under highly uncertain circumstances (req not clear, frequent changes to schedule, deliverable etc.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be great if you can manage to squeeze out some budget & time to get Actiance India on par with the best-in-class product development centers in India in terms of employee perks, processes, facilities etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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