Activant Solutions (California)
2.3 of 5 77 reviews
www.activant.com Livermore, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Great workers, horrible management.

NOC Administrative (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Activant Solutions (California)

ProsAbility 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.

ConsNo 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Tools out of date, and band-aid to death, new tools have issues not fixed or address old issues.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 Senior ManagementTake 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Love the place -- ditch the antiques.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
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… Advice to Senior Management: Get rid of the oldies who can't change. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
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. … 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… Advice to Senior Management: Management needs to provide a compelling vision for the company and not just focus on EBITDA for the next quarter. … No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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