Sterling Commerce Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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  1. It's just OK

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Great Place to Work

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

    I worked at Sterling Commerce full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    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.


  3. Sr Software Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, OH

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

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

    Pros

    There is small company environment. There is lot of opportunity to move within the company in different roles and different depts. The managers are cool and open to ideas.

    Cons

    Slowly going bigger with lot of policies and processes in place that hampers the career growth

    Advice to Management

    None..its not acquired by IBM


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  5. A great place with great people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales in Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

    Pros

    It was a good place to work. Not going to get rich but can provide a good steady revenue stream. The people are good midwestern people and everybody looks out for each other.

    Cons

    Being a company that has been in business for 20+ years there are a lot of old processses and rules that don't make sense today. Oh and IBM bought them.

    Advice to Management

    Good company and good people. Try to retain your identity throught the IBM integration.


  6. Nice place

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Desktop Technician in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Desktop Technician in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Sterling Commerce

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Sterlign Commerce was a great place to work. Friendly employees, good managers, good benefits and supportive Human resources. Overall, recommended.

    Cons

    There seemed to alway be rumors of being bought or closed. Never really had a lot of confidence that I would be there for the long haul.

    Advice to Management

    promote your people


  7. Erratic, sporadic, exciting, frustrating. Management seems uncertain.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Lowell, MA

    I worked at Sterling Commerce

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Now that we're under IBM there seems to be a better sense of what the future roadmap strategy should be.

    Cons

    Management can be "folksy" but not very strategic in their technical understanding of what our customers really need. We should be able to lead our customers, not the other way around

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your front line managers (sales and product) who work hands on with the customers and have a keener sense of what needs to be done.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Company Died When Sam Did

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Sterling Commerce

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Facility with free parking Basic Employee Benefits are Decent

    Cons

    Constant State of Layoffs Big Dreams by Executive Team with No Extra Resources to Achieve Those Dreams Executive Team is Concerned More About Themselves Than the Company All Decisions are really made by CFO. Executive Team and Ex-CEO were mainly evasive and dishonest in their communications and actions with employees. Ex-CEO was really just a mercenary and had no technical skills himself although he was supposed to be a technology leader. He never programmed a line of code in his life. Too many decisions made behind closed doors with a few friends of management ever knowing what was going on. Killer grapevine. The old secretaries pool was a source of constant "killer" gossip. Everyone's salary information and business was out there and being discussed. Middle Management was pretty incompetent and for the most part resting on their yrs of service. They mainly came to the company with good resumes and they all have pretty low technical and product knowledge. There is no master plan for the company. Just hit the EBITA targets and if you don't then group cuts and layoffs are the first and easiest answers.

    Advice to Management

    It's pretty hopeless. You can't cut your way to greatness and you have no ideas. This place will be very lucky if it can stay open long enough to get all the source code moved to India.


  9. Quality Company with Great Solutions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Sterling Commerce

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Solutions, Smart Workforce Keeps promises to Customers with top tier solution capibilities

    Cons

    Sales Org is Silo'd and Small Mid Market is not respected as large enterprise sales. Sales Leadership is fratured and too remote. Training is disconnected from sales.

    Advice to Management

    Too much ego in management.


  10. Very good but now gone

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Sterling Commerce

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great workplace. Good teams lots of opportinuty

    Cons

    IBM acquisition destroyed the moral of the company.

    Advice to Management

    You should have never sold to IBM. Customer hate this and so do the employees.


  11. Good for pay & benefits, not so good for professional growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Delivery Consultant in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Delivery Consultant in Lowell, MA

    I worked at Sterling Commerce

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work culture, Good compensation and benefits, Nice perks

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for professional growth, too much politics internally

    Advice to Management

    Chart out a clear and a better professional growth plan for employees and maintain transparency in promotions



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