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It's time to turn things around.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Plano, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

I have been working at Activant Solutions (California)

Pros

Activant has some very talented people working for them. I've had the priviledge of working with such people for many years. Combine that with the loyalty and friendships made over the years with coworkers as well as clients has been very rewarding.

Cons

No bonus, no matching on 401K, forced vacations, limiting accrued vacations hours, remote locations are unimportant and are treated the same as or given the same respect deserved as if you were in Livermore or Yardley.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When you have less people doing the same amount of work or more expect complaints from clients and deal with it. Take responsibility for it but do not act surprised by it and throw your employees under the bus. That's the cowards way out.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Activant Solutions (California)

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Activant losing ground with inconsistent management and unstable RIF decisions to pump up bottom line numbers........

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    Current Employee - Software Support  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Software Support in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Activant Solutions (California)

    Pros

    My division has a very loyal employee group from the sole proprietorship days that work very well together despite the lacking talents of the "new" corporate executive management team. We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest customer satisafaction producing an extremely loyal customer base ready and willing to provide prospect referrals. Even with the uncertainity of the next management move which most certainly includes additional RIF potential we still continuing to drive performance both in technology and support arenas.

    Cons

    Executive management has been unable to produce a focused, market-driven business plan based on the independent division strengths and weaknesses. Given the contraction of the current wholesale industry segment the ability of a company to work with their client base is imperative. This fact seems to be lost on those responsible for making or breaking this company. Seemingly arbitrary hirings increasing the executive salary load while reducing the "working" population with little regard as to the full impact these lost employees might actually have on the efficiency and effectiveness of the entire workgroup has made it difficult to remain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your successful work teams instead of trying to force them to follow proven poor business practices. Listen to your customers -- ALL of them -- not just a selected few from specific platforms. Realize that communication is the MOST important practice in times of uncertainty. Stop working from the top down and realize that it is the employee not management that keeps a business viable. Respect the talent that you have!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Truth hurts sometimes but you have to learn to listen

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    Current Employee - Do Titles Really Mean Anything?  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Do Titles Really Mean Anything? in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Activant Solutions (California)

    Pros

    If you Love Stress and a future that your unsure about, then come to Activant.

    Cons

    Training and education of employees simply does not exist. Career paths start and stop at square one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees. You do not keep people with empty promises and pipe dreams. You really should spend time looking at what the different locations have to offer vs what you think you see.

    Consolidating redundancies is great but what is the down side and is it really practical in all cases, are you sure they are really redundant?

    There are a lot of un-happy people within Activant and not just a single division or location, there are alot of people within the company, I think more then you imagine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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