Activant Solutions (California)

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Good company to work for, but growth and acquisitions have stunted culture of company.

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Former Employee - Sales in Livermore, CA
Former Employee - Sales in Livermore, CA

I worked at Activant Solutions (California)

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Well respected product, long tenured employees with excellent knowledge of target markets. Well established and loyal customer base create very steady and reliable recurring revenue stream.

Cons

Economic downturn has heavily impacted target markets. Future direction of the company toward new growth markets or innovative products that will propel growth is not clear, as there does not appear to be any new, innovative thinking that will drive future growth. Service model has not adapted over time, and perceived value to customers is in question. Slightly lower comp plans than is typical in most other software/service sales positions.

Advice to Management

Return to a sincere "customer first" support model that delivers real value to existing customers based upon their stated desires. Look for growth markets and technologies that will broaden the offering and drive future expansion in new directions (difficult to achieve, but critical to future success). Honor the contributions of long-term employees who have built the foundation.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Limbo - the first circle = hopelessness.

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Yardley, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Yardley, PA

    I have been working at Activant Solutions (California)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work Some good. talented employees

    Cons

    Bad management Lack of direction and vision

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with more respect and loyalty


  2. Company needs clear direction.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA

    I have been working at Activant Solutions (California)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good People, good customers, good products.

    Cons

    Too rigid in process. Need to think outside the box a bit. Too narrow focused.

    Advice to Management

    Shift management to more forward thinkers versus 25 year vets who do not change with the markets.


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