Actiance

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Great company with good people

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Actiance

Pros

Dominates its industry segment. Really smart and dedicated people.

Cons

Technical Support delivery needs more process maturity and consistency.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    CEO failure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belmont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belmont, CA

    I worked at Actiance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Quality people who work hard everyday
    -on-time paychecks
    -good work/life balance
    -fair benefits

    Cons

    -extraordinaly high turnover in multiple departments, especially Sales
    -Ego driven CEO who does not take input well and is always blaming the employees for his own failures
    -Heavy Micro Management from CEO and Execs
    -Weak executive team. (good executives leave due to CEO)
    -Constantly changing direction and goals
    -Berates employees in front of others
    -Employee morale is extremely low. Many employees are actively looking for new jobs. Once economy improves, more turnover will happen
    -Poor internal processes. CEO often refers to company as start-up even though it has been around for ~12 years.
    -CEO doesnt trust employees, and therefore many employees dont trust CEO.
    -Very low % of sales people make quota per quarter. CEO has philosophy that if you reach your quota or goal than it was set too low
    -Goals are changed if you over-perform to prevent paying them amount originally defined.
    -No transparency
    -Have not been successful outside of a single vertical market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not believe this company has a chance for success with the existing CEO in place. Its time for the Board to evaluate his position and make change.
    While CEO is still there:
    1) Stop Micro-Managing and start Macro Managing
    2) Trust your employees and start being open about company. It is OK to tell them company performance. The rank and file dont have any idea of company performance by $ - its always a percentage.
    3) Build and KEEP a strong management team
    4) Stop blaming the sales people constantly - look internally, as YOU are failing them, not the other way around. You hire people who are successful at other companies and they fail at Actiance
    5) Empower the employee! Make them feel as if they have a voice.
    6) Find ways to promote from within. Company very rarely does even though most are well qualified.
    7) Reward quality of work not just quantity of work. Hold Executives accountable.
    8) Must lower the turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pathetic management, no focus on product quality and only focus on customer money hungerness.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Actiance full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. They have great website showing that they are working on something great (This is trap for customers).
    2. Easy going when you just say "YES" for eveything.
    3. I don't remember if there were any Pros there.

    Cons

    1. No matter how talented or capable you are, the opportunity will be given to an more experienced person and it does not matter how that other person performs for the same.
    2. Good product but in wrong management hand.
    3. No great learning, 2 products using very old technologies and no people in technology domain entertain that.
    4. There are some people who are leading some teams and really don't know the meaning of LEADER.
    5. No proper training for the things, you just need to do all yourself so whatever you know is only you know.
    6. They don't have proper bakcup systems for their BUG TRACKING tools and Enterprise wiki so once they have lost all data which is a very essential practice with organization.
    7. If you ask any client machines/desktop/hardware to the IT department, they ask 100 questions and even you answer all of them they don't give the same.
    8. India office is in pathetic condition, can you imagine they installed new tiles capet of black color and ask everyone to not to drink or eat anything around work station so that these tiles carpet could not be dirty. But i think black does not show any dirty spot and for GOD SAKE this is tiles carpet if even it is dirty you can change only that square block of carpet which will not cost more than 500 INR i think.
    9. Internet speed is worst and no proper connectivity for your mobile wifi.
    10. Toilets ---- i think while making office space they forget to reserve space for toilets so they adjusted it in very conjusted area.
    11. Other than india Office all there offices have proper facilities but here in india i don't know whey we adjust overself this much?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Please take rest and hire some ambitious people in your board so that company can grow.
    2. People make company not customers, if people are happy and they see they are really working in something great they give their 100% to do that but not for any pathetic customer requirement which is going to ruin the quality of products.
    3. Please this is humble request that actiance there been for more than 15 years and still group of few people so either change yourself or sell it to someone who can take care of it. It really need a hot blood to derive just actiance to a BILLION dollars enterprise not just the old people or their job securities.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO
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