Actuate Reviews

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  1. Great Company to work for.

    Former Employee - BIRT in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - BIRT in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Actuate full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good technology and work environment, great team and people. I like the open environment that you have a chance to learn everything and anything you want to learn.

    Cons

    I don't really have a con. If I must say one, I would say they may need to spend more energy and money to promote BIRT, a great open source tool.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder.


  2. great work environment

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

    I have been working at Actuate full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    laid back atmosphere, work hard play hard employees

    Cons

    internal communication could use some work

    Advice to Management

    better communication between departments


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Actuate full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Actuate 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.

    Cons

    Not getting to interact with other organizations.

    Advice to Management

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


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  5. Future looking bright!

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

    I have been working at Actuate full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  6. Company assessment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Actuate full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, my manager does not micro-manage, excellent benefits including gym membership reimbursement. Employees do not sit around gossiping, it is more of a small company family atmosphere.

    Cons

    The company does not give out large raises, but they do provide frequent promotional opportunities for those that want to advance their careers.

    Advice to Management

    Direct managers are asked to communicate company vision and strategy, but most employees want to hear it directly from the top.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Room to grow!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Actuate full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The recruitment process was very realistic. The team was very responsive to my emails, which helped me feel appreciated and wanted! The team is very collaborative, open to suggestions, and willing to take risks to gain a competitive edge. I chose this company over a massive competitor because I felt I could make a stronger impact and retire here instead of going through the usual churn and burn.

    Cons

    My only concern is that a larger company acquires this one and filters out redundant positions. Other than that, no complaints.


  8. Intellectually stimulating job with freedom and support to try new things

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Actuate full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Family Style

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Actuate full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    A little more product training for new sales reps.


  10. Solid, stable company with a wonderful culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Actuate full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  11. Good people and technology to work with.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Actuate full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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