Sterling Commerce

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Sterling Commerce Reviews

Updated July 11, 2014
Updated July 11, 2014
85 Reviews
3.6
85 Reviews
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Sterling Commerce President and CEO Bob Irwin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Friendly employees, good managers, good benefits and supportive Human resources (in 7 reviews)

  • Comparatively less work pressure than other peer companies which leads to better work-life balance (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Middle Management was pretty incompetent and for the most part resting on their yrs of service (in 6 reviews)

  • Slowly going bigger with lot of policies and processes in place that hampers the career growth (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Family oriented, but before IBM bought SCI

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative  in  Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Sterling Commerce full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Chaleenge and the customer base

    Cons

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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the family atmosphere!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Exciting Technology

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer  in  Littleton, MA
    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Littleton, MA

    I worked at Sterling Commerce full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sterling offers industry leading products in the B2B software space, especially their order management software. The order management software is supported on a number of platforms including Websphere and DB2. In addition, they support existing customers using older products, with excellent customer support, products including Data Synchronization Manager, Supply Chain Visibility, and Supplier Portal.

    Cons

    These were not negatives for me, but I understand that they may be for others.
    This is not a 9 to 5 type of job. You'll be working with international teams, and may need to extend your day earlier or later.
    Agile methodology is used, with short duration sprints, which may not appeal to everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Stellar products, stellar work-culture, and some awesome people to work with!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Sterling Commerce full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, sharp, ambitious, and yet collaborative. Great products and opportunities. After its acquisition by IBM, the company's market-reach has increased manifold.

    Cons

    I can argue at length that everything about Sterling Commerce was great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IBM values this company. I can only think it will grow it further.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Premiere Enterprise Software Solution provider sold to IBM by AT&T...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Sterling Commerce full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent product, support reputation, and development.

    Cons

    Rotation of plans/territories every 9 months during period of multiple transitions (i.e. verticalization, product specialization, eventual realignment with Websphere portfolio).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ unbiased territory reviews for more equitable distribution of accounts to ensure potential is in line with quota expectations, and ripe deals not hoarded by managers to line the pockets of their cronies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Folksy, not a market leader

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Lowell, MA

    I worked at Sterling Commerce full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Midwest based, folksy demeaner. Small town feel at meetings

    Cons

    Midwest based, market followers. Not innovative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave product strategy to the folks on the coasts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    This is where careers go to die.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Director in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Sterling Commerce full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You will probably live through it.

    Cons

    Inept management, confused product strategy, politics so bad that people stab one another in the front.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop fixating on quarterly EBITDA and pay attention to your staff and customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company, not enough innovation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Sterling Commerce full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good work environment, mid west values

    Cons

    lacked innovation and investment in new ideas. Killed the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire the telephone execs that were put in place by AT&T. What do they know about the software business anyway?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    You can work hard but you may have to do a bit of re-work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Sterling Commerce full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are nice, mostly but don't seem to focused on strategic, proactive strategy.

    Cons

    Company is not a leader in innovation, only reacts to what others in the market do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Base your HQ on either coast to seek out the best minds work for you in the software industry...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It's just OK

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sterling Commerce full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fair amount of time off.
    Good benefits
    Great people.

    Cons

    Some groups are difficult to work with. "No" is their default answer.
    The most political place I have ever worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the "if you don't like it, there's the door." attitude and value your people and their need to go home on time once in a while.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Marketing  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - International Marketing in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Sterling Commerce full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Challenging projects, excellent products, vision for the future, large customer base, software that really helps businesses grow.

    Cons

    Employee opinions aren't always considered, work often goes un-noticed, very often a "my way or the highway attitude.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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