Activant Solutions (California) - Although I was good at what I did and received good management reviews, I was always worried about losing my job | Glassdoor
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"Although I was good at what I did and received good management reviews, I was always worried about losing my job"

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Former Employee - Data Analyst in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Data Analyst in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Co-workers were some of the best people I have ever worked with. The benefits package and salary were highly competetive. Always had a flexible work schedule with no trouble getting time off.

Cons

Absolutely no formal training! My job was complex and it was virtually impossible for anyone to have the skill set and knowledge to complete the required job tasks. Learning was accomplished by asking my co-workers (and interupting their work) many times over and over through the course of a two year span of time. After two years, I pretty much knew what I was doing but still had to bother my colleages from time to time.

Management would only give raises to the elite employees...The chosen ones!!! All other employees (about 80% of the total work force) received no raises for several years.

Management never valued the employees. As stated earlier, no training or raises were provided. Also, great employees were either laid off or fired. There was never any recognition for a job well done and I never knew if I was doing a good job or not. There was very little effective communication between management and employees.

Advice to Management

Value your employees!!! Quit focusing solely on the profit margin and create a positive work environment. Laying off good employees year after year to increase the bottom line will bite you on the rear end!

Other Employee Reviews for Activant Solutions (California)

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management from CEO down"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Yardley, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Yardley, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to entire operations
    Good people (Not Senior Management)

    Cons

    Stagnation
    benefits are inadequate
    antiquated systems
    No thought out plans just shoot from the hip

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of our CEO who is just incompetent, CFO who is just a political individual and the rest who don't know how to manage people and have no strategic plan except for "lets lay off" to make our numbers.


  2. "Great place to start my career. Should have left after current management took took over"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people. Good experience working with small business owners.

    Cons

    Watching management work is like watching a bucket of crabs. Instead of focusing on working together to get out of the bucket they focus of pulling each other down to make themselves look better.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the entrenched middle management that look to make the other managers look bad and blame frontline managers and supervisors for poor results and issues. Middle management is anyone not the president or a frontline manager.....


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