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Act-On Software Overview
Portland, OR
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
At Act-On, we love marketing as much as you do. We are a marketing automation company with a passion for helping you, the marketer, do the best work of your career. As a mark of our innovation, we created the only workspace that powers the customer experience from end-to-end ... Read more

Mission: To empower marketers to do the best work of their careers.

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Act-On Software – Why Work For Us?

Our story

In 2008, we founded Act-On with big ambitions of our own. We saw a massive change in the way people were approaching buying decisions (i.e., the new “buyer’s journey”) and a corresponding need for marketers to better engage and interact with prospects online. We also saw an opportunity for marketers to use technology to directly drive business.

At the time, marketing technology solutions were designed for the IT department, not for the marketer. Nothing worked “out of the box.” These were complex marketing solutions requiring long, expensive implementation periods and dedicated personnel.

We built Act-On for the 21st century marketer: We made it simple to operate, but powerful in generating results; elegant in its user experience, yet comprehensive in its functionality; effective out-of the box, yet extensive in its ability to integrate.

Today, marketing and sales teams at over 4,800 companies use Act-On to drive their business.

Our values

Simplicityattention to detail, and accountability are the core values that drive everything we do at Act-On.

We find simple solutions to complex problems; we build straightforward, user-friendly applications; and we ensure that we’re easy to do business with.

We know that paying scrupulous attention to detail builds a robust, resilient business – and truly delights our customers.

And finally, we prize accountability. At Act-On we are accountable to each other as we work to build a great company; and we are accountable to you, our customers and partners, as we strive to empower your success.

Careers @ Act-On

Our Vision

At Act-On, we’re growing fast, working hard, and fiercely dedicated to our customers. We truly believe in Act-On's potential to change the world of marketing, and we're looking for a select group of individuals up to the challenge to see that vision through.

Our Culture

The Act-On crew is motivated, enthusiastic, goal-oriented, and not afraid to let loose for a little fun when the time is right. Work is important. And so are stocked kitchens, scooter races, and a lighthearted atmosphere that facilitates flexibility, team cooperation, and dedication to the company cause.

Come do the best work of your lives! Check out our career opportunities

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Portland, OR
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    I have been working at Act-On Software full-time (More than a year)


    I joined Act-On maybe two years ago as an engineer. This place was a goddamned mess with a ton of crap left over from the previous CEO. First week I was thinking of quitting. Second month I was sure I needed to find a new job. I couldn't start the search back then because of some personal reasons but now I'm glad I didn't.

    - The new head of engineering was an internal promotion, which I almost never see. He's good and paying attention to all the things that weren't looked at before.
    - I had this list of people who I would fire if I was the head of engineering and guess what, 4 out of the top 5 are gone.
    - We're working on some pretty cool new products and technology.
    - We're moving to a standard agile process. Yah, this place was on this weird waterfall anarchy method before. Not great.
    - The exec team seems to actually care about us instead of just yelling at engineers to "work fastah!"

    Total turnaround in my opinion.


    More change! I get it, we got the old timers who still want things to stay how they were but the rest of us want more change and we want it now.

    Also, can we get some healthier snacks in the kitchen? Some of us don't run on pure sugar.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Love that you promoted D to head of eng. Love that you promoted internal folks to team leads. Love that you're telling us why we're building the stuff we're building. Love the fun events at PunchBowl. Feels like I'm working at an actual tech company instead of someone's garage.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Act-On Software (Portland, OR) in December 2016.


    I applied online and was contacted within a week. The first step was to schedule an initial phone interview. They asked basic questions about my work history and skills. They then set up a second phone interview. The process was quick, compared to some companies that take weeks and weeks, they seem to have the hiring and on boarding process down well.

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Act-On Software Awards & Accolades

  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, 2016
  • Forrester Wave Leader, Forrester Research, 2016
  • Hermes Creative Award - Gold Winner, Hermes Creative Awards, 2016
  • America's Fastest Growing Private Companies, Inc. 500, 2015
  • Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, Deloitte, 2015
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