Actuate Reviews in San Mateo, CA

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
51 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

    I have been working at Actuate as an intern (less than an 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
  2.  

    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 (more than an 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
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  3. 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 (more than an 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
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  5.  

    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 (less than an 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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    Sales

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

    I have been working at Actuate full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Access to managers who can make decisions. Everyone on board has the goal of doing something great to be successful in their career.

    Cons

    Everything has to get approved by the CEO regardless of amount or strategic influence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the people who get feedback from the field feel good about suggesting change, rather than being scared to speak their mind.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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

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

    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
  9.  

    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

    I have been working at Actuate full-time (less than an year)

    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
  10.  

    Company assessment

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Room to grow!

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

    I have been working at Actuate full-time (less than an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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