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Actiance Reviews

Updated August 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work is not that hectic, flexible timing makes easier to maintain work-life balance" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Overall a great company where you can learn a lot" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "There will be no work life balance after joining this company and besides that they will also add a stretch goal to achieve in your goals" (in 9 reviews)

  • "The HR policies are old and is more of service based company rather than product based company" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Working at Actiance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Actiance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Vibrant and healthy culture
    - Strong executive team with industry expertise and long term vision
    - Company is focused on taking care of employees with great benefits, compensation and appreciation- Great career growth opportunities
    + People, People, People! Diverse set of employees makes working here fun

    Cons

    - Fast paced environment can be hard for some people to keep up.

    Advice to Management

    with the fast pace of growth should not lose its current culture when growing.


  2. "Not where you want to be right now!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Actiance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the pros are the free lunchs-Eat Club that is offered, but being in Silicon Valley this is a standard perk and when you look at the scope of it other companies offer better

    Beer (if you're young this may excite you) for professionals this is not a real pro

    Great people in the Redwood City office, not too many are left

    Cons

    I thought the cons were bad when we were Actiance alone but with the merger/acquisition the cons I thought were cons were not so bad looking back.

    Grass is not greener on the other side is a fact.

    Lots of the good talent have left and if they haven't left they are on their way out

    A lot of uncertainty and insecurity about positions and departments

    Redwood city feels like a temporary location now

    Very click-ish, very high school gossipy culture and its from top down

    A lot of the positions are being move over to Portland

    Advice to Management

    I don't think advice matters because there are so many stupid meetings with surveys that follow and nothing changes. Good luck to those who are left.

    I was lucky enough to get out before they got rid of me!

  3. "Garbage Dump Of A Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most if not all work can be done remotely.
    Technology has been around awhile.

    Cons

    No work life balance, new office is a shoebox, micromanaging abounds, no help from coworkers or managers.

    Little to no room for advancement.
    Tons of product bugs and problems.
    No effort to bring people together for better collaboration.

    Terrible communication and little to no collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe try actually caring about your staff and not just the bottom line. Also saying people are your most important asset then getting rid of them doesn’t exactly go together.

    If you want a thriving profitable business you have to start by treating your employees right. It makes no sense to hire people then micromanage them. Trust, Empower, and remove road blocks for your staff.

    Most importantly work-life balance is critical saying you have unlimited PTO. Then creating a culture of fear for taking PTO is completely absurd.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Actiance is doing terrible in Google Ranking right now & there's a very good reason for that."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Actiance full-time

    Pros

    Good boss, but he tricked me to learn everything I know and then after he thought that he knew everything then he tried getting rid of me and now after months of me leaving I can see that he does not really know everything yet and the company is struggling in Google searches, I hope he knows now that it was my magic that got Actiance to where it was at. Let it be a lesson for you.

    Cons

    No one in there wants to advance anything, they are all afraid of the top people there and the top officers are paranoid and super afraid of change.
    Everyone want to keep the status quo and collect a paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    You are all chickens afraid of change but now K1 is going to do a really good cleanup and get rid of the chickens that did not allow the company to grow as well as it should.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Not that great company to work for..."

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's like tread mill, will squeeze you to core.

    Cons

    Nothing much is appreciated here

    Advice to Management

    Downfall in near future


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good, Relaxed work. Talented people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Actiance (More than a year)

    Pros

    Talented people.
    Trememdous growth.
    Leader in their field.
    Work - Life balance.
    Products are enriching to work on.

    Cons

    Delegation of work is more. Hence, days sometime just go by scrolling on the screen.
    Pay raise is not substantial.
    Recognition of work sometimes goes unnoticed.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Actiance full-time

    Pros

    Great product and strong leadership

    Cons

    fast-paced environment and long hours for some levels

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Someone technical"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Actiance full-time

    Pros

    You receive a paycheck regularly.

    Cons

    Chaotic. Little Training. Silos. Political.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Sales = Avoid like the plague"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Actiance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really great people in specific functional areas of the company (I.E. sales engineering, sales, marketing, product, etc.)
    A couple of good front-line managers to help work through deal structure.
    Continuing education of product set is decent.

    Cons

    A previous reviewer called the leadership 'patronizing and childlish.' This could not be MORE accurate! I have never seen a company in my 20 years of sales attempt to publicly bully and admonish its sales people in such a vicious way. Whether it is QBRs(which are constant), forecast calls, drill-downs, deal reviews, or regular cadences. It is a non-stop beating regardless of your interaction with Sr. Sales Mgmt. Turnover among the SF is dizzying. Once leadership gets involved with a deal(they take it over),they will either outright kill it with their inability to build rapport as they constantly hammer prospects/customers out of pure desperation or re-structure things so you make no money. If you are considering taking a 'sales job' at this company I suggest having another job waiting since unless you were bought in by Sr. leadership you will not last long. Taking a 'sales role' at Actiance is truly the worst decision of my profession career. I suggest avoiding this place like the plaque.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt some changes to vastly improve the culture and values.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Professional Services Project Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PS Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - PS Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Actiance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home about 70% of the time. Good salary.

    Cons

    Senior management made a decision to make an engineer the manager of the project manager which did not work out well due to losing full control of project scheduling and deliverables. Remote engineers work too many hours and days causing quality and schedule issues.

    Advice to Management

    Have senior management be over the project managers vs the engineer which is part of the project team.


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