Activant Solutions (California) - Original Company fan - Private equity as owners equals unsatisfied employees in the case of Activant. | Glassdoor
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"Original Company fan - Private equity as owners equals unsatisfied employees in the case of Activant."

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Current Employee - Customer Service in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Customer Service in Los Angeles, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Activant Solutions (California) full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Many home based positions. Supervision is limited to crisis management. Do your job well and you will have more latitude to do your job.

Cons

Quarterly profit goals trump and long term growth strategy. Projects proposed and started for the entertainment and approval of management. Once senior management is bored with the excitement, the projects die. Many remnants of said projects linger to clutter necessary work.

Advice to Management

Short term goals (and long term goals for that matter) are the concern of staff, managers and directors. C level management should focus their attentions to the strategic positioning and the future of the company. Corporate worth isn't measured in 90 day increments.

Other Employee Reviews for Activant Solutions (California)

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Weak management dilutes opportunity for success"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Denver, CO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees within Activant made it a good place to be. As long as you worked with Directors and below, you had a good chance of success and satisfaction. Geographic location was also a consideration. I lived closed to the office, thus it was worth staying.

    Cons

    Poor management skills. VP and Sr VP titles handed out based on longevity vs. capabilities. Most VP level executives are simply waiting for their tour of duty to end. No feeling of responsibility toward employees under them. The world is theirs -- we simply live in it.

    Advice to Management

    Build something. Stop hanging on. Offer visions and strategies, so employees know where the ship is headed. Come to terms with the fact that you are not the smartest people in the company, and let others contribute.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Too much reactionary cost cutting, need more strategic leadership."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large organization. Good people overall as employees.

    Cons

    Management is too focused on EBITDA and not enough attention is paid to growing the company. Too many platforms to manage effectively. Sr. Management seems a little too shortsighted and overcontrolling.

    Advice to Management

    Hire good people and trust them to make decisions in their departments. Focus on growing the company's top-line and the EBITDA will follow. Lead by example.

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