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ActiveState Reviews

Updated 12 Apr 2019

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  1. "Best employer I've ever had"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer, Team Lead 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ActiveState full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There's a lot to like about ActiveState, but the most important factor in all of it is that we have a really good upper management team, starting with the CEO. If you have questions or concerns, they are always available to hear them and they respond well. If they don't know the answer immediately they will tell you so and set a date for future updates ("I'll look into this and get back to you by next Friday"). A good...

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    Cons

    Right now (April, 2019) we're in flux as we move towards a new product, which has us moving from a mostly Enterprise-focused sales model towards a SaaS product aimed at a much larger userbase. This leads to a bit of chaos (but not a lot), which I expect to settle down as the product matures and our userbase grows. There are other things that aren't perfect. Sometimes deciding on things that cost a non-trivial amounts...

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    Advice to Management

    Mostly keep doing what you're doing. As long as you're open to feedback and willing to discuss problems as they're raised I think any of our current problems can be fixed.

    ActiveState2019-04-12
  2. "Legit Company"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ActiveState full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    When I first considered joining ActiveState, I was very skeptical about their 5-star rating but they gained my trust very quickly. ActiveState is seriously the best company I have ever worked at because management have a direction and they know how to get there. Also, the employees are some of the best people ever and it is an absolute privilege to work with them. - Good Compensation - Stocked Fridge - Tight Knit...

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    Cons

    No cons - there is nothing I would change.

    ActiveState2019-03-21
  3. "A Lot to Get Excited About"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ActiveState full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    * Genuine people and friendly work environment * Very transparent with good communication around expectations, goals, responsibilities * Lots of great perks like a bonus system, stock options, health credits, Friday lunches and social events * The company acknowledges and awards excellence * Great importance placed on hiring for cultural fit so retention is good and morale remains high * Lots of talented individuals...

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    Cons

    * Could be some improvement in interdepartmental communication

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Continue to focus on hiring the right people and making sure everyone feels valued.

    ActiveState2018-07-06

    ActiveState Response

    September 18, 2018Demand Generation Manager

    We would welcome any new ideas that would help with more open communication within our office. People and transparency are a huge focus for us at ActiveState! We want our employees to feel valued and be rewarded for their contributions, while they work on exciting new tech developments.

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    "Great company if work culture is your focus"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ActiveState full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This company has a great working culture compared to any I have worked at.

    Cons

    Small company so there is little room for upward growth. They seem to hire new management from outside before looking internally.

    ActiveState2018-02-14

    ActiveState Response

    September 20, 2018Demand Generation Manager

    Thank you for your feedback, we are very proud of the culture that we have fostered at ActiveState. We like to consider internal applicants and have filled positions with internal candidates when there's a match in skills and experience.

  5. "Highly Recommended"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ActiveState full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Totally open atmosphere, shrewd management, company really acres about their employees.

    Cons

    Well maybe some people don't like to work downtown....

    ActiveState2017-08-24
  6. "Sr. Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ActiveState full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fast moving, innovative company. Fantastic group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Almost zero cons to working at ActiveState.

    ActiveState2016-02-08
  7. "An incredible place to work and feel valued"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ActiveState

    Pros

    -Great management -Employees are encouraged to try new ideas and made to feel empowered -Everyone is treated as adults and not micro-managed -Employees feel valued -Transparency across the board -Fun work environment

    Cons

    Can't think of anything negative to say. This is a rock solid company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, the company is well run and the projects continue to flow. This is a great place to work and feel valued.

    ActiveState2015-10-28
  8. "Smart, motivated co-workers plus innovative product equals great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Product Management/Marketing Department in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ActiveState full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The best part of working here is being surrounded by really smart people who have literally written the book on various technical topics. Combine that with working on an innovative product (Stackato) in a cutting edge space and a management team that encourages experimentation and you have a perfect environment to excel.

    Cons

    There is honestly no much bad to say. The company is growing quickly, so space is a concern. This is being addressed though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what we're doing and keep investing in growing the company.

    ActiveState2014-08-15
  9. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ActiveState

    Pros

    the team is great, very knowledgeable

    Cons

    limited resources makes for inefficient context switching

    Advice to Management

    less change for the sake of change. the site has taken a turn for the worse. no change would have been better than this

    ActiveState2009-01-22
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