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  • Can not integrate with many real-time external POS applications (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Stellar products, stellar work-culture, and some awesome people to work with!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, sharp, ambitious, and yet collaborative. Great products and opportunities. After its acquisition by IBM, the company's market-reach has increased manifold.

    Cons

    I can argue at length that everything about Sterling Commerce was great!

    Advice to Management

    IBM values this company. I can only think it will grow it further.


  2. "Premiere Enterprise Software Solution provider sold to IBM by AT&T..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sterling Commerce full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent product, support reputation, and development.

    Cons

    Rotation of plans/territories every 9 months during period of multiple transitions (i.e. verticalization, product specialization, eventual realignment with Websphere portfolio).

    Advice to Management

    Employ unbiased territory reviews for more equitable distribution of accounts to ensure potential is in line with quota expectations, and ripe deals not hoarded by managers to line the pockets of their cronies.

  3. "Folksy, not a market leader"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Lowell, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Midwest based, folksy demeaner. Small town feel at meetings

    Cons

    Midwest based, market followers. Not innovative

    Advice to Management

    Leave product strategy to the folks on the coasts.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "This is where careers go to die."

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    Current Employee - Director in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Director in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will probably live through it.

    Cons

    Inept management, confused product strategy, politics so bad that people stab one another in the front.

    Advice to Management

    Stop fixating on quarterly EBITDA and pay attention to your staff and customers.


  5. "Good Company, not enough innovation"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sterling Commerce full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good work environment, mid west values

    Cons

    lacked innovation and investment in new ideas. Killed the company

    Advice to Management

    fire the telephone execs that were put in place by AT&T. What do they know about the software business anyway?


  6. "You can work hard but you may have to do a bit of re-work"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are nice, mostly but don't seem to focused on strategic, proactive strategy.

    Cons

    Company is not a leader in innovation, only reacts to what others in the market do

    Advice to Management

    Base your HQ on either coast to seek out the best minds work for you in the software industry...


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - International Marketing in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - International Marketing in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging projects, excellent products, vision for the future, large customer base, software that really helps businesses grow.

    Cons

    Employee opinions aren't always considered, work often goes un-noticed, very often a "my way or the highway attitude.

  8. "Sr Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sterling Commerce full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is small company environment. There is lot of opportunity to move within the company in different roles and different depts. The managers are cool and open to ideas.

    Cons

    Slowly going bigger with lot of policies and processes in place that hampers the career growth

    Advice to Management

    None..its not acquired by IBM


  9. "A great place with great people"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sterling Commerce full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a good place to work. Not going to get rich but can provide a good steady revenue stream. The people are good midwestern people and everybody looks out for each other.

    Cons

    Being a company that has been in business for 20+ years there are a lot of old processses and rules that don't make sense today. Oh and IBM bought them.

    Advice to Management

    Good company and good people. Try to retain your identity throught the IBM integration.


  10. "Nice place"

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    Former Employee - Desktop Technician in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Desktop Technician in Dublin, OH
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Sterlign Commerce was a great place to work. Friendly employees, good managers, good benefits and supportive Human resources. Overall, recommended.

    Cons

    There seemed to alway be rumors of being bought or closed. Never really had a lot of confidence that I would be there for the long haul.

    Advice to Management

    promote your people


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