Sterling Commerce Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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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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  1. Nice company good people

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Sterling Commerce

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation , good atmosphere

    Cons

    No much leadership, No technical career.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more inputs to peers

  2. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Sterling Commerce (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Management was incompetent; didn't understand what "was" in an effort to get to where they wanted to be

    Advice to Management

    Understand the employees that work for you

  3. Family oriented, but before IBM bought SCI

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Dublin, OH

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Chaleenge and the customer base

    Cons

    IBM IBM IBM IBM IBM

    Advice to Management

    Keep the family atmosphere!

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  5. Exciting Technology

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    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Littleton, MA
    Former Employee - Advisory Software Engineer in Littleton, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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

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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 (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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

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    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 (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  8. Folksy, not a market leader

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Midwest based, folksy demeaner. Small town feel at meetings

    Cons

    Midwest based, market followers. Not innovative

    Advice to Management

    Leave product strategy to the folks on the coasts.

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    This is where careers go to die.

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    Current Employee - Director in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Director in Columbus, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  10. Good Company, not enough innovation

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good work environment, mid west values

    Cons

    lacked innovation and investment in new ideas. Killed the company

    Advice to Management

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

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

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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