Actiance Reviews | Glassdoor

Actiance Reviews

Updated November 8, 2018
158 reviews

Filter

Filter


2.7
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Actiance CEO Brian Cramer
Brian Cramer
9 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "It is a great place to learn how to write a product" (in 5 reviews)

  • "It's a fast paced start-up environment with great potential" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work life balance, new office is a shoebox, micromanaging abounds, no help from coworkers or managers" (in 10 reviews)

  • "The HR policies are old and is more of service based company rather than product based company" (in 11 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to be!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Actiance full-time

    Pros

    Sr leadership and a board that focuses on people.
    Great pay and benefits.
    Exciting work with very cool technology and amazing customers.
    Market leader.

    Cons

    Challenges with the Smarsh integration are delaying some deals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "No more happy time"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Actiance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There aren’t any. I guess it would be the free food? Not really sure.

    Cons

    Where do i start! Major platform issues all the time. This did not exist before the merger which like many other reviews said its more like an absorption. So many people have been let go. It’s done very silently because they don’t want to cause disruption. We are constantly lied to about the direction, the future and everything in between. One day we are told things are great “business as usual” and the Reality is very different. We are basically being used until the “transition” which is really the transfer of our knowledge is done the remaining people will be cut as well. Redwood City is such a temporary office you can tell from the cheaply made call center style desks. No one comes in. No one wants to be there if they don’t have to. It’s so different now. It’s bad! Most are riding it out until the new year. Mostly all executives are in Portland. That says a lot about the RWC office future

    Advice to Management

    Get some training on how to be honest and not liars.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Product Management Team"

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

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

    Pros

    Free lunches, free snacks and coffee.

    Cons

    overworked and underpaid. With the double digit years that I worked for Actiance, I received a very minimal raise only because I said I was going to quit. No 10 year announcement and acknowledgment. Let go when it transitioned to Smarsh and they treated me with no respect. I was let go for a reason that no one else was let go for.


  4. "NA"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    There are no pros here at this company.

    Cons

    Anything and everything you can think of here happens.

    Advice to Management

    Actually stabilize the tech and company.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Garbage Dump Of A Place"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

    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.


  6. Helpful (5)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (5)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good, Relaxed work. Talented people"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  9. "Working at Actiance"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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