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Sterling Commerce Reviews

Updated August 26, 2017
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  1. "What will the future be"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work. Management leaves you alone, with is also a con. Take time off as needed for illness/family. Benefits not too goo but not too bad

    Cons

    What will the IBM takeover mean for the tech people....Work for a VP for the last year who has yet to sent/email/say anything to us.
    What is the overall it strategy?

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with the people that do the work.


  2. "Sterling used to be a good place to work but it's all down hill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people
    Good work/life balance
    Good products

    Cons

    Really bad Sr. Executive staff. They don't inspire. They are more interested in golf club memberships.
    Lack of internal processes
    No ability to enforce decisions
    No accountability
    Consistent year-over-year slashing workforce to make OI goals

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the lower levels. give clear goals and stay the path

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Obtainable quotas, Excelent products.

    Cons

    Favorites also do well and are handed the best territories
    Real Management is lacking. lots of filling spots with sales reps who succeed.
    Very political environment.

    Advice to Management

    take a look at your management team and be honest with who is running this company. Leadership in sales has very little respect from producing reps.


  4. "Great company, great vision, great assets, great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Sterling's people care about each other and their products. Sterling cares about its customers and its market. Sterling is uniquely positioned in the market and is the only vendor with scale, assets and focus to help its customers optimize their value chains across multiple enterprises.

    Cons

    Sterling's people's pride in their own products can sometimes shadow the fact that its portfolio is its greatest asset. The sum of Sterling's whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts. "sterlites" get this and work hard to achieve our collaboration vision for our customers."

    Advice to Management

    The vision's solid, be ruthless in executing towards it, don't be bashful in hiring and paying for the A+ players who feel our vision in their hearts.


  5. "Review of Sterling from an Engineers perspective"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Lowell, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Do not hesitate to experiment new technologies and methodologies.
    Eager to listen to employee ideas.
    Promotions are totally based on performance.

    Cons

    There are no perks other than salary.
    Not much time for doing research.
    Career path is not outlined. Employees have no idea when and what will be their next position.

    Advice to Management

    Allot time for innovation and research for each employee.
    Create awareness on career growth and show a clear path to employees.


  6. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    The employees. This was a place where we worked hard and played hard. Some of my most valued/life long friends came from here

    Cons

    I think there were times when enough was never enough. So quickly you can go from "hero" to "bum" but this may be more about working for a public company than the company itself.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe more focus on celebrating wins versus an attitude of "that was yesterday, what have you done for me today".


  7. "Work Hard and Do Your Job - You Will Be Here 10+ Years"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are large for a company in its' position
    Large product portfolio
    Executive Management team dedicated to change
    Very large marketplace of possibilities for its' products
    True line of business effect for all solutions we provide the customer
    You are an independent subsidiary of a Fortune 50 Company (AT&T)

    Cons

    People get too comfortable and then get surprised when they get challenged
    Ohio is a long way from the Modern Technology's Mecca (San Jose CA or Tokyo, depending on your POV)
    Longevity in roles often does not translate into a marketplace understanding that is current (there is nothing pushing people to remain educated)

    Advice to Management

    Require all employees to take 6 month sabbaticals every 5 years to get industry training in their field of expertise to insure that they dont become disconnected dinosaurs that object out of fear and ignorance. So if I am at Sterling for 15 years in a Marketing or Engineering role, I am required to attend formal certification and or educational training seminars.

    There is always room for improvement- Marketing needs to become more relevant in the marketplace

  8. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Compensation Package, agressive business strategy, many talented people in all areas of the company. Overall it's a good place to be.

    Cons

    It is difficult to get promoted from within, and there are a fair bit of politics to navigate in certain orgainizations.

    Advice to Management

    Good Compensation Package, agressive business strategy, many talented people in all areas of the company. Overall it's a good place to be.It is difficult to get promoted from within, and there are a fair bit of politics to navigate in certain orgainizations.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work if early in one's career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great job if first starting your career. Competitive compensation and benefits. Decent balance between work and personal life definitely attainable.

    Cons

    Lacks overall feeling of job stability. Job only as secure as the division or manager you work for. Layoffs common and sporadic during time I worked there.

    Advice to Management

    Don't really have any advice to give since am convinced management wouldn't be interested in any feedback on my experience if I did.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sterling Commerce - go in with your eyes open"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Beautiful office campus.

    Cons

    At & T, who owns Sterling Commerce runs it like a phone company, not a Software company. The Sterling executives are paid on EBITA, so when the expenses vs. revenue gets to a point their bonuses suffer, they start laying people off, cutting projects etc. When a new year starts, they start hiring again and the cycle continues. This effects Sterling's ability to stay current in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and work with AT&T on a viable business plan that restores Sterling Commerce to its former glory and makes it relevant again.


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