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Updated June 11, 2017
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Actuate President, CEO, and Director Pete Cittadini
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "software engineer"

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

    I worked at Actuate full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Management has changed a lot as I heart from the people still stayed.


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Actuate as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people there are really cool and hardworking. They all were great mentors and took time to get to know the interns.

    Cons

    The company was a mess. Nothing ever got done in time.

  3. "Actuate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Actuate (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work - life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of communication and direction from management


  4. "okay company"

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

    I worked at Actuate as a contractor

    Pros

    flexible hours
    nice office
    good location
    education reimbursement
    excellent people

    Cons

    no mobility
    strict management
    benefits were cheap compared to similar companies
    clear favoritism with promotions

    Advice to Management

    no more favoritism


  5. "Great People to Work With"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of great people to work with at the individual and first level manager levels. Good technology that was fun to work with.

    Cons

    CEO had trouble innovating and sticking with a strategy. Every 9 months the CEO was trying to reinvent the company which made it impossible for any strategy to get traction.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategy and stick with it. You have a good team, strong technology and loyal customers. Trust in them more.


  6. "Good technology"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The technology is rich, particularly the scope of products and the ample range of APIs. Requires some investment to learn, but once you pass that hurdle, you can do exactly what you want.

    Cons

    Changes in product direction make it difficult to complete development projects with the thorough attention to detail necessary to this type of technology.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the needs of the international customers which also affect major domestic customers who have international development centers.


  7. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Actuate full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great team building activities, kick-offs, and club trips
    -Accessible management, as a mid-size company

    Cons

    -Did not evolve the vision to keep up with the Industry

  8. "Very nice environment to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Helpful seniors, let you grow, and think independently.

    Cons

    Long irregular work hours. Less planning before starting a project

    Advice to Management

    should spend more time in planning first.


  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to have personal impact on various aspects of the company. Good work/life balance, freedom to pursue personal and professional interests. Good office spaces, and infrastructure.

    Cons

    Lack growth plan. Salaries could be more competitive. information and plans change. not sure how to manage back to growth organically. single product with limited investment


  10. "Positive Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Technology
    Work / Life Balance
    Systems

    Cons

    Marketing Presence - Been profitable market leader for twenty years but nobody knows who we are.


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