Summer & Fall Intern (Former Employee), San Mateo, CA – November 5, 2014
Pros: working from home, management
Cons: slow company computers
I was hired as a temporary intern for Actuate Corporation and worked from home. A typical day was to work from 7:30 am to 5 pm. My main task was to convert important invoices from an old system to a new and more effective system and had daily conference calls with my project manager. During my employment I gained a greater understanding of Microsoft – more... Excel and PeopleSoft. Management at Actuate was excellent. My project manager was always there to help if there were questions and was thoughtful and respectful when suggestions were offered. As I worked from home, I had little chance to meet with my co-workers. The hardest part of my job was deal with the old Solomon system as it was extremely slow, but that was to be expected. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to work closely with my project manager and being able to convert an extremely large amount of invoices by the end of my internship. – less
Manager - Financial Planning & Analysis (Former Employee), San Mateo, CA – September 9, 2013
Worked with a lot of great, hardworking people. Management means well but sometimes communication is lacking. Typical day was interacting with the people I supported, meetings, carrying on with my projects/duties.
Large innovative company which helps many others. Fortune 500, publicly traded.
Dev Comm Admin (Former Employee), San Mateo, CA – July 18, 2013
Pros: great company and people.
On a typical work day at Actuate I would test various software functionality, to make sure they correlated with the course book associated with the software. Test as manager teaching employees how to use new software. Test as employee. I outlined mistakes, and made sure they were corrected. I learned how to conduct myself in a corporate environment, – more... as well as some enlightenment to writing script, BIRT, and publishing a book from my well renowned boss. The hardest part of my job was also something I like as it is a tedious job, but I do pay close attention to detail in general and am very focused so it actually just helped hone my skills and patience. The most enjoyable part of my job was seeing those final copies of software and books all laminated and being boxed up and being shipped to people who need them the most. – less
Software Engineer (Current Employee), San Mateo – September 27, 2012
Pros: job security
Cons: rigid work hours
- A typical day would include bug fixes and working on feature development. - Since the teams are pretty small, the contribution of each team member is very large. So you end up learning a lot. - The Management is a little rigid with the work hours but overall is supportive of the employee. - Co-workers are good and easy going.