Actuate Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
50 Reviews
4.1
50 Reviews
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Actuate President, CEO, and Director Pete Cittadini
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  1.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Actuate

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to have personal impact on various aspects of the company. Good work/life balance, freedom to pursue personal and professional interests. Good office spaces, and infrastructure.

    Cons

    Lack growth plan. Salaries could be more competitive. information and plans change. not sure how to manage back to growth organically. single product with limited investment

  2.  

    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

    I have been working at Actuate as an intern for less than a year

    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
  3.  

    Tough Job but good pay

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    Former Employee - Associate Entitlement Sales Engineer  in  San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Entitlement Sales Engineer in San Mateo, CA

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

    Pros

    Exposure to many departments and workings of the company. Great pay for an entry level job with no experience required.

    Cons

    No official training program so very challenging to learn when no experience was required. The team was extremely backlogged so it was high pressure and high stress. Very specific team and company culture that does't fit everyone. No clear communication between management and team about expectations and tasks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not for professional growth if you're in sales.

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

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is pleasant for the most part, and there is no micromanaging.
    They pay for some of your yearly gym membership.
    Good work life balance.

    Cons

    As an SDR, there was no room for growth. To move up, you must leave the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more realistic expectations for compensation - what defines an opportunity makes it really hard to get one. Although I was of the top performers on the team, I barely got paid any commission.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Watch out those 5* reviews in recent couple of months, apparently there is a campaign to post false positive reviews

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    1. The work is not challenging. You will not feel too much competition here.
    2. Even if you are not confident with your own CS skill set you still have high possibility to pass interviews, as they actually don't care
    3. Benefit is good, salary is OK, bonus is a joke.

    Cons

    1. If you are some decent software engineer, don't even consider submit the resume. You can definitely pass the interview, and after that you will be treated like dirt. Oh have I mentioned that after years of hardworking you are going to be laid off the very morning a major release is delivered? That happens to more than 50% of softwear engineer last Dec. And now they are desperately hiring new engineers. Do you want to work for this kind of employer? At very least please respect yourself.

    2. It is officially a sinking boat. Just spend sometime to study 2013Q4/2014Q1 company performance. Do your homework.

    3. You will be working on grandfathered technology. The experience gained here is totally useless elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The biggest problem is CEO himself. Board should seriously consider alternative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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

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

    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sales Rep's Dream Job!

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

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

    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
  9.  

    Actuate a great place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actuate full-time

    Pros

    Supportive management and friendly environment. I just started with the company and the onboarding experience has been very positive. HR was helpful and met with me to go over company benefits and the health plan in depth. Several days after I started, HR checked back with me to make sure everything is going well. Very happy so far with this position

    Cons

    I have not seen any cons yet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A very good place to work

    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Actuate full-time

    Pros

    1. flexible work time
    2. nice person to work with

    Cons

    1. not technology oriented
    2. the company officer likes sales more than engineer

  11.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

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

    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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