Perceptive Software

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Perceptive Software Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
113 Reviews
3.2
113 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • People are very kind and the work-life balance is highly valued (in 14 reviews)

  • If you need to work from home, then that is completely fine with them most of the time (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • There is a bit of a clique-ish mentality in middle management that is somewhat difficult to crack (in 6 reviews)

  • Professional Services Policies are a mess (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perceptive Software

    Pros

    Interesting products and plenty of variety here to keep your mind occupied. Lots of perks, opporunties, flexible work hours, and decent benefits

    Cons

    Difficult to advance into managment level positions. The older employees are less receptive to input and in general there is a "walled" environment. If you are looking to advance, look elsewhere.

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    My experience at Perceptive was great, but could have been a bit better.

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    Former Employee - Salesforce.com Developer in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Salesforce.com Developer in Lenexa, KS

    I worked at Perceptive Software as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I loved the laid back atmosphere that Perceptive has. They didn't mind that I didn't wear business casual every day (most people wore jeans or cargo shorts and a polo). They push to have "fun" at work, so they have a slide going from the second floor down to the cafeteria, a dodgeball court, ping pong tables, and corn hole in the office. The hours are also very flexible. If you need to work from home, then that is completely fine with them most of the time.

    Cons

    I was an intern, so I didn't have a whole lot of time to form too many bad opinions on the company. My biggest bone I had to pick with them is their structure. My department was going through a couple of different managerial changes during the time I was there, so that made it hard to know what to do and who to ask when I needed guidance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales Engineer

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at Perceptive Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The office culture and work hard / play hard atmosphere on the sales team encouraged employees to remain engaged but not feel like they were suffering while at work. Free beer helped.

    Cons

    No direct comp for Sales Engineers means individual performance is not rewarded, tracked or measured.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Uncap commission, let the SE team make as much money as they can.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It was good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perceptive Software

    Pros

    Work/Life Balace is a pro

    Cons

    Overexpansion is a con for me

  6.  

    Flourishing company with solid future.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at Perceptive Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Plenty of opportunity for those who excel. Great co-workers and interesting work. Very flexible vacation policy. Allowed lots of independence in daily work.

    Cons

    Sometime wasteful culture, we spend where we shouldn't and don't spend when we should. Not enough adoption of externally created technologies, a.k.a. not invented here syndrome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't always look to lead the industry where you want it to go. Sometimes it is more fruitful to see where the industry wants to go and help them get there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very laid back work environment, unlimited vacation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perceptive Software

    Pros

    Low pressure from upper management

    Cons

    They are buying a lot of companies so it seems unorganized at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Growing company with potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perceptive Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible time off and work from home schedule. Overall, the company really strives for work-life balance while keeping a fun and relaxing environment.

    Cons

    Presently, the company is undergoing some changes at the top and bottom in terms of strategy and direction. I think this will be a successful player in 12 - 15 months, as the strategy comes together. However, working in a company that is transitioning from start-up to power player is challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to differentiate the contributions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Enjoy the people I work directly with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perceptive Software full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart people
    Amazing solutions that are achieved using dated products

    Cons

    Struggling with growth
    Acquisitions haven't been managed well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great growth potential but a migration towards Corporate micro-management has hindered workplace experience

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    Current Employee - Manager - Professional Services in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Manager - Professional Services in Shawnee, KS

    I have been working at Perceptive Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great growth potential for entry level employees, true open door management, comfortable work environment

    Cons

    Salary is lagging behind regional standard, too many products currently offered causes confusion and obstruction, poor communication between company divisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what we need to sell, jettison the rest, and allow other departments to push back on sales about questionable statements of work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun, relaxed company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Shawnee, KS

    I have been working at Perceptive Software full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Environment, People, Energy all contribute to a great culture.

    Cons

    Management is often out of touch with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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