ActivIdentity

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ActivIdentity Reviews

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  1.  

    Nice people but heavy in office politics.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at ActivIdentity full-time

    Pros

    Most of the engineering staff are friendly.

    Cons

    Leads lack accountability and too much politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engineers should be concentrate on deliveriable and products. Create an accountable engineering process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great people, horrible management, no future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    laid back environment, overall great people who work there with the exception of management, good learning experience, innovative products

    Cons

    no measures of accountability, lack of leadership and communication from management team, management badmouthing employees and blaming them for companywide problems, hard workers do not get awarded, products and processes are not well managed, owned by parent company who has no understanding of software business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to step up and address issues instead of blaming individuals for companywide problems. Need to focus on helping parent company understand the business so better decisions can be made. Need better HR department to manage talent management and acquisition. Need to get rid of old-timers who are too stubborn to change and adapt and dragging the company down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Great potential but old-timers managers use archaic implementations not following new trend and up to date technology.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at ActivIdentity

    Pros

    Small teams lead by long time employees managing high turnover flock of new employees.

    Cons

    Too much turf control no promoting entrepreneurship ideas and actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should use 360 degree feedback approach instead of do what I say type of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great team to work with but career growth is not there

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at ActivIdentity

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    Bad management
    Career growth is not there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really wish they managed the projects well and motivated the employees that are excellent contributors.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A company with such great potential, but poor management has killed this company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at ActivIdentity

    Pros

    Work in a market that is moving fast
    Much French culture
    Some, but few, smart people (but not in management)

    Cons

    No career development
    Much French culture
    Mediocre to poor product
    30+ year "start-up"
    Most of the best talent is has left

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late now, but too much "power" within French led engineering. Accept for "Fortress" most of the products were buggy & incomplete. To much was sold before it was truly "enterprise" ready.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Lost it's direction

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ActivIdentity (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good products and a team that was enthusiastic about winning accounts.

    Cons

    Actividentity has implemented the wrong strategy. The multiple management changes took the company off course.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    European model does not work in the US

  8.  

    Can pay the bill, employees are cool, management is clueless

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

    I have been working at ActivIdentity

    Pros

    - overall good people
    - good place to work if you specialize in that technology
    - good benefits

    Cons

    - HR is a joke and not a resource for employees. People that run it are LOST
    - Top management is a joke. Have very little integrity (exception of current GM)
    - Out of touch with customers and market
    - Recent acquisition has taken them on an ill fated path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go figure it out yourself and see you at the soup kitchen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Managements desire to hold onto power and not let go

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

    I worked at ActivIdentity

    Pros

    The company provided it's employees a great service in providing on the job training and knowledge enhancement.

    Cons

    Arrogant co-workers and little room for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    RIF

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer

    I worked at ActivIdentity

    Pros

    Sales: Good Pay if you work hard.

    Cons

    They Love RIF's, and do not ask your manger for his feed back about you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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