Actuate
3.5 of 5 42 reviews
www.actuate.com San Mateo, CA 500 to 999 Employees

Actuate Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2014
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3.5 42 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

Actuate President, CEO, and Director Pete Cittadini

Pete Cittadini

(26 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Solid, stable company with a wonderful culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Mateo, CA

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

ProsI've been with Actuate for nearly 10 years and am very happy here. The company invests in its employees and takes care of those who perform. Provides a great work-life balance and the opportunity to learn and grow in areas of professional interest. Promotes collaboration and cohesiveness both within and between departments and this fosters a very positive work environment.

ConsI really don't have anything negative to say--I wish the office was a little closer to home but I am provided a lot of flexibility to accommodate my commute so this isn't an issue.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good people and technology to work with.

Account Manager (Current Employee)
San Mateo, CA

I have been working at Actuate full-time for less than a year

ProsFriendly professional atmosphere, very sales and customer focused.

ConsTraining was somewhat insufficient initially, though they are striving to improve it now.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to train the sales force, continue to push marketing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Future looking bright!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Actuate full-time for less than a year

Pros- Teams being built with more senior staff. Had too many junior people previously
- Company adding new processes for efficiency
- New products and solutions adding value to customers
- Compensation in line with industry

Cons- Company working on internal communications

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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My experience has been great. Actu has allowed me to work cross functionally in my department with high level executives

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Mateo, CA

I have been working at Actuate full-time for more than 10 years

ProsActuate is a place where you can be surrounded by some outstanding, smart, motivated individuals and be challenged in your role. It provides the ability to work independently and in a team environment.

ConsNot getting to interact with other organizations.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to allow employees to make an impact and bring the knowledge that they are experts in and apply it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Positive Experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood Technology
Work / Life Balance
Systems

ConsMarketing Presence - Been profitable market leader for twenty years but nobody knows who we are.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Revolving door for salespeople

Account Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Actuate full-time for more than a year

ProsLocal sales manager was good but sr. managers were concerned with their own survival.

ConsHigh sales turnover, frequent territory changes, average product made it difficult to create real relationships with clients. I knew I was in trouble when a client pulled a stack of biz cards from their drawer and said they were all my predecessors.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It's a mixed bag

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Actuate full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgood work life balance, nice employees, friendly environment, generally accessible exec staff, flexible with family, small enough that most people get to know each other

Conshigh turnover, no employee retention plans, below average compensation and near impossible to get an increase, few opportunities to grow, have to leave to improve career, party culture spills into work time, some long term dead weight in the ranks, steady loss of talent and nothing happening to stop it

Advice to Senior Managementtime to try something new

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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great work environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Proslaid back atmosphere, work hard play hard employees

Consinternal communication could use some work

Advice to Senior Managementbetter communication between departments

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Believe these reviews

Sales Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsIts an easy place to get on board because of the turnover

ConsWhat a mess. If you need a job then take it but keep looking while you listen to the stories.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to shareholders. Take a deep look at the senior leadership and ask yourself if this is where you want your money to be invested at?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I wish I had paid more attention to my career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Actuate full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe employees are great team players

ConsUpper management doesn't have a clue how to run a business.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees better

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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