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Actuate Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
49 Reviews

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  1.  

    Actuate is very friendly place to work, and I learned a lot from them

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Mateo, CA

    Pros

    Great coworkers and friendly environment. Managers are helpful when learning new things

    Cons

    I wish they had snacks at the break room. Conference rooms are too cold.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Thorough on-boarding process, strong mid-level management, very flexible work life balance too.

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Mateo, CA

    Pros

    The benefits are outstanding, especially for those requiring full family/partner benefits. Many other perks include a free gym on campus, delightful location near the SF Bay.

    Cons

    None that I have seen to date.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing now, employees and customers alike seem very pleased with the recent evolution of changes which are all positive.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales Rep's Dream Job!

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    Current Employee - Major Account Manager
    Current Employee - Major Account Manager

    Pros

    Out of this world salary + commissions! Work from home but with all the back-end corporate and systems support one needs. Salesforce CRM. Sales Development Reps that not only call into your territory to follow up on Marketing leads, but nurture those leads to hand off to you to CLOSE! No micro-management but loads of support from Upper Management and Product Engineers

    Cons

    When you're in a field of your own, it's difficult to be properly evaluated & ranked by analysts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better educate Gartner & Forrester to ensure that our placement is reflective of our true performance,which, as we're a class of our own is a challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    Pros

    Great vision and leadership; it's a challenging and rewarding environment.

    Cons

    None personally, my overall experience working with Actuate is positive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Creative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Actuate is the perfect size company. They are just Big enough to produce a great product and organization to support it globally, but at the same time small enough to be agile in the process of building relationships and influencing product direction.

    Cons

    Actuate is right in the grey area of being a big company and a small company so the internal processes are busy catching up to the larger volumes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees for their feedback on what can be done to make things even more efficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexibility of job, opportunity to grow in role.
    Great relationships with managers
    Working with a team who support you.

    Cons

    Working outside of corporate can be sometimes be challenging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good people and technology to work with.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Mateo, CA

    Pros

    Friendly professional atmosphere, very sales and customer focused.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to train the sales force, continue to push marketing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Solid, stable company with a wonderful culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    Pros

    I'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.

    Cons

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Family Style

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    My team is very family oriented. Everyone is out to help everyone else. Sales Management is also very helpful to all of us as well. The fact that the product is Open Source is also a big plus. I was not always a believer in Open Source but when you have a community as big as the BIRT community it makes things easier on Sales People because we talk to so many people that are familiar with the overall solution.

    Cons

    Being a smaller company you need to be somewhat of a self-starter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more product training for new sales reps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Intellectually stimulating job with freedom and support to try new things

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    Pros

    The best part about Actuate is that the company is small enough to make a difference but big enough to get something done. Your manager allows you to try new things while you perform your duties. Also, everyone is willing to help you figure out the best course of action and the environment is very collegial.

    Cons

    The cons really can be a plus. About half the work force works off site so the office can often seem empty even when a lot of work is being done. I also work from home a fraction of the time so I probably should not list this as a con. The pressures of the marketplace also sometimes forces us to release products that are not fully baked and Actuate ends up doing many dot releases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not stand still. The market is shifting rapidly and Actuate cannot rest on its laurels. I sometimes think that past success has lulled people into thinking that future success is guaranteed. Actuate has to make sure that we put some more distance between what our competitors offer verses what Actuate offers.

    Recommends
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