Activant Solutions (California)

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2 people found this helpful  

Love the place -- ditch the antiques.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

I have been working at Activant Solutions (California)

Pros

Good salary and benefits with room for growth!

Cons

Lots of business unit managers have been around way too long. They don't think outside their antiquated box and seem to be coasting until death or retirement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of the oldies who can't change.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Old school 8-5 company that is unlike a software or high tech company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA

    I have been working at Activant Solutions (California)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance that is promoted by Sr. management. It is not a overtime every night kinda place but a 8-5 place. Most people seem to arrive after 8am and leave before 5:30pm. Good job if you have a family, another job or a hobby.

    Cons

    No upward career mobility because they expect you to just do your job and be happy about it. Most decisions need to go to Senior management. Salary increases only match inflation, if there are any salary increases. Most employees are long timers who have been at the company over 10 years and they don't know a different way of doing things or have different ideas. Very stifling if you want to grow in your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to provide a compelling vision for the company and not just focus on EBITDA for the next quarter. A vision where we believe and can strive for. Where is the company going? What is the future look like?

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

    Great workers, horrible management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - NOC Administrative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - NOC Administrative in Austin, TX

    I worked at Activant Solutions (California)

    Pros

    Ability to work from home.
    Small Teams - great teamwork together.
    Not to difficult of a job.
    Decent starting pay.
    Good place to coast, if you're just looking for that.

    Cons

    No real training.
    Promises often, follow thru seldom.
    No internal movement possible.
    Lack of skill improvements.
    Hardware not up to date, or keep up to date.
    Tools out of date, and band-aid to death, new tools have issues not fixed or address old issues.
    Lack of clear policy and procedures. Yet what management uses against you constantly.
    Lack of management knowing how things truly work.
    In 3 years 1 raise and was below inflation
    Work load increases constantly with 0 compensation.
    Talk of "We" and "Team" until something goes wrong then it's someone's head on the chopping block and nothing but finger pointing from management.
    No true thinking out of the box. Tho asked to do so, implementation will just get your hand slapped, and if it fails then large amounts of blame are placed.
    Don't rock the boat, or you'll be out the door.
    Have to have that yes man mentality getting talked down too, or blamed for things not your fault, should be meet with canned responses and not the actual events that took place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at your management teams. If a manager can't keep his head count filled in this economy, what does that say about that manager. It's more of a buddy system for promotions or moves in the company. I've seen this company lose a lot of great talent (especially in the last year) due to poor management decisions / thought process. Management really fail to see the big picture and don't care how their decisions affect the other workers. Layoffs are taken very lightly and without rhyme or reasons. Who you think should be let go stays, and who should stay gets let go. Needs to be some sort of better training for the managers of this company, as they tend to be very unprofessional when dealing with real situations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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