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Actian has quickly transformed itself into THE major player in Big Data Analytics

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  • Culture & Values
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Current Employee - Senior Director, Marketing in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Senior Director, Marketing in Redwood City, CA

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

Pros

New website that better tells the Actian story. Management open to new ideas from employees and willing to adapt/change. Very intelligent people at all levels. Very collaborative

Cons

Very fast changing, dynamic culture. Probably too fast changing for some people. Organization used to be siloed across 3 groups: Ops Databases, Integration, and Big Data based on 2013 acquisitions. In the last month, they re-org'ed and morphed into offering a single Big Data platform.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide company equity (stock) to all employees so they feel ownership

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Positive Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Positive, cordial atmosphere where everybody is available and approachable
    - Interesting work
    - Environment enables people to take decision and take ownership.
    - Excellent management team
    - Startup in a well settled and established company.
    - Great in integrating different products (after 3 acquisition) and aligning a single strategy

    Cons

    - Sometimes slow to react to technology headwind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Schedule and implement career trajectory plans for employees
    - Be more aggressive in innovation and R&D

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Actian for Big Data and Analytics.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Architect in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Chief Architect in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Actian has assembled a suite of enterprise software products particularly in the areas of big data management and analytics through careful acquisitions within a short span of time. It has brought in an excellent management team to position the products in the market place, actively integrate them to build a cohesive story around big data and analytics, and effectively compete to take the market share it deserves. For enterprises that have the mix of NoSQL data in and around the Hadoop environment, Actian will be a compelling player as Actian's products integrate well with the Hadoop environment.

    The company now has a clear roadmap in terms of products, their cohesive integration including Hadoop and the market it wants to focus which is very compelling in every sense. Coming from the enterprise software technology market, it is quite clear to me that Actian is in the early phase of rapid growth. For anyone - an employee, a potential future employee, a customer or a partner - association with Actian will potentially be a rewarding experience going forward. I am personally very bullish on its future.

    Best to All Actians.

    Cons

    Acquisitions always bring challenges. Processes and efforts are in place that address the challenges to create the 'One Actian Cultural Identity' and the progress is already visible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your focus on Big Data and Analytics. Your roadmap is on target. Execution is the key.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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