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Actuate – Why Work For Us?


Actuate Corporation, The BIRT Company™, provides software to more than 3.5 million BIRT developers and OEMs who build scalable, secure solutions that save time and improve brand experience by delivering personalized analytics and insights to over 200 million of their customers, partners and employees. Actuate founded and supports BIRT – the open source IDE – and develops BIRT iHub™ – the world-class deployment platform – to significantly improve productivity of developers working on customer facing applications. Actuate’s BIRT Analytics™ delivers self-service predictive analytics to enhance customer engagement using Big Data. BIRT Content Services empowers ECM architects to easily transform, process, personalize and archive high volume content. Actuate is headquartered in Silicon Valley with more than 5,000 enterprise customers in financial services, technology and government. Visit and


* Actuate Receives MarketTools ACE (Achievement in Customer Excellence) Award for the Fifth Year In-a-Row
* Actuate Named Top Solutions Provider to Watch for in 2012 (GovTek Awards)
* Actuate selected by KMWorld magazine as one of the top “100 Companies that Matter” in Knowledge Management 
* Actuate is crowned "Software Product of Year" at the 2010 Document Management Industry Awards
* Actuate recognized as the Leader in Open Source Business Intelligence by Forrester
* Actuate BIRT nominated for mulitple 2010 Eclipse Community Awards
* Actuate recognized as a leader in using Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) to increase customer satisfaction and improve business results
* Actuate recognized as the leader in Moble Business Intelligence by Dresner Advisory Services


Developers using BIRT number more than three million, proving that BIRT is easily adopted and is, for many, the development environment of choice. BIRT has become the backbone of many enterprise-level BI deployments, and is an integral component of infrastructures everywhere. As open source has continued to gain momentum and acceptance, BIRT has pulled ahead of the pack due to its ease of use and flexibility.

Top 10 Reasons to Work at Actuate



Don’t take our word for it. Actuate was named a Top Workplace in the Bay Area by the San Jose Mercury News and Workplace Dynamics’ list of Top Workplaces in 2012.


Free beer on tap at our San Mateo, CA headquarters.


Big enough to resource your great idea, and small enough that you don’t have to jump through bureaucratic hoops to get it implemented.


Known as the company that created the world’s largest developer community for analytics (3.5 million strong and counting). BIRT opens doors.


Creativity abounds in the Actuate hallways. From ornithologists to musicians, hockey players and even a couple of lawyers, you will be part of an intellectually eclectic crew. 


Because our customers are the world’s largest companies, you might infer our software runs the world.


We boast a sizeable Boomerang Club. It consists of employees who have left Actuate and have returned upon learning most places to work aren’t as rewarding/fun/innovative/supportive.


Competitive benefits: a choice of medical programs, company-matched 401(k), stock options, flexible spending accounts, gym reimbursement and more..


Mandatory uniforms for all employees were designed by fashion bad boy Jean-Paul Gaultier.*

*That’s not really true. They were designed by Karl Lagerfeld.


Two words: BIRT Rocks!

Actuate Reviews

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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
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    Small dynamic company, with very good technology.


    Navigating the admin side can be a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Simplified admin process to make doing business with customers easier and faster

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Actuate (London, England) in October 2013.


    Very robust and detailed. Good on follow up with references and salary checking

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    Very little negotiation

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Additional Info

Headquarters San Mateo, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1993
Type Company - Public (BIRT)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue £50 to £100 million (GBP) per year

Actuate accentuates reporting. The company provides enterprise reporting and analytics software that corporations use to analyze business data and design, publish, and distribute report content through company networks and the Internet. Actuate's customers, which have included Bank of America, Dell, Johnson & Johnson, and Lockheed Martin, use the company's software to publish financial statements, performance metrics, manufacturing and distribution reports, and customer account information; that information is pulled from databases and displayed in easily digestible... More

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