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As part of sales it depended on your account base

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Approves of CEO

Pros

If you were lucky enough to end up with a large financial services company then you could hit your numbers.

Cons

If you did not it was only a matter of time before you realized it was time to move on. The products have a limited market. Lots haves vs haves not.

Advice to Management

You should not have geo based teams, all named accounts and spread the wealth around.

Other Employee Reviews for Actuate

  1. Helpful (1)

    Good product for 1990s , need to overhaul strategies and innovations

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has good array products and kind of stable from customer point of view .

    Cons

    No innovations Mediocre salaries Lacks focus on product development No information sharing at all

    Advice to Management

    Be open , bring good people with good money as well retain good talent.Allow them to bring new ideas to table. Please share more information with employees. Open BIRT tutorial series to everyone.


  2. Helpful (4)

    How They're Surviving

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company still has that spark of an enterprise software company from the late 90's. Creative, independent with a eye to the future. CEO is well grounded and accessible if you pretend you're from New Jersey / NY. Got to be ready to be part of the "boys club" if you want to move up. Sales culture is typical of companies like this. Miss your number for a couple of quarters and you better be looking for a new job. Development is pretty closed off from the rest of the company (good/bad?). Marketing is actually a high point for them.

    Cons

    I worked from home. The company didn't embrace the remote worker idea to much. Hurt me in the end. I found the product space a little boring, with few exciting ideas coming from development. They were swimming through the current recession by going back to existing customers and "making them honest" on their software license/contract terms. This actually was the only revenue driver for the last 12 months and the company would be toast today if it weren't for the 15 years of license violations that they're now policing. It's almost like banked money they're now collecting. Customers are happy to get 50 cents on the dollar for their purchase back in 2004. It's a win-win, but with a mafia/IRS kind of twist...come clean and pay up, or we'll yank your license.

    Advice to Management

    Find a buyer and get out of the market while you can. Oracle and SAP will crush you in 2 years. Otherwise, get lean and continue down the open source route. Prepare employees for the inevitable downsizing and cut them some options.


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