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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Pervasive Software.

    Interview Details

    Multiple rounds of interviews with sales managers and sales director. After the first round or two of interviews, presentation to the broader sales mgr/sales director team.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation phase was open and honest. The sales director personally texted me going into the weekend to see what I thought about what they had come back with.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Project/Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Pervasive Software.

    Interview Details

    First, I had a phone Interview by the manager I would directly report to. I was then called back and asked to come in for back-to-back personal interviews with 5 others in the same department with various leadership roles.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Engineering Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Pervasive Software.

    Interview Details

    At time, they need people real quickly so there were 5 people interviewed me plus a phone interview.

    It was really lay back not stressful.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't have a chance to negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Enterprise Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Pervasive Software in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    The process was an application, personality test, phone interview with manager, technical phone interview, and then a business presentation.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They said no negotiation, but I later found out that many did.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Pervasive Software in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    staffing interview, phone interview, in person interview - It was overkill to go through 3 rounds to get the job when it was pretty entry level. The overall process was not hard but it was long and I think it could have been shortened up. I'm sure they have their reasons for the length

    Interview Questions
    • they were all pretty straight forward - nothing too hard or out of the ordinary   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    none - it was take it or leave it
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Pervasive Software in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed first by the manager of client services. He was very pleasant and had a lot to share about the company and the role in general. I had a second phone interview with a technical lead. That interview was specifically about my technical abilities. One small disappointment was that job description appeared to be written like any other "sales" engineer or pre-sales position but when I was interviewed by the technical lead, she seemed to want someone with more of a developer and scripting background. Had I known that was a requirement, I may not have applied. I assued the job would be more like doing technical presenations and demos, but it ended up sounding more like pre and post sales implementation support. Good overall experience, I just wish the posted description would have better matched the interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe your experience with scripting languages.   View Answer
    • There were actually not a lot of questions in the interview. We spoke extensively about the organizational structure and how a systems engineer gets trained at the company, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Pervasive Software in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer was bright, enthusiastic and personable. Everything seemed to click extremely well. The job was perfect for me and I was more than qualified for the job. The interviewer expressed some concern about me being "over-qualified". I didn't have a good reply at the time so I followed up later that day with an email that covered several reasons for hiring over-qualified people including "would you rather have your competitors hire the over-qualified applicants"?

    Not only did I not get the job, the interviewer wont even return my phone calls. <sigh>

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Pervasive Software in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Detailed, Interviewed by 5 people, with an accompanying 20 minute presentation

    Negotiation Details
    Salary, Guaranteed Compensation for 3 months. Be open and have reasons for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales/Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Pervasive Software in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    I scored this interview through a staffing agency (My contact there seemed to place her clients interest before mine) , she gave me a personality test. Then said she didn't know where I would fit in since they are only looking for individuals with LESS than one year sales experience.
     Then set me up with an interview with 4 different representatives (different departments) from Pervasive, this took 2 1/2 hours.
    Guy # 1 seemed laid back , explained things to me. Was amicable.
    Guy #2 was asking more questions and was all business.
    Guy #3 was an ass, very inconsiderate. No sense of humor. Terrible time all together.
    Guy #4 was very young and didn't quite know what he was doing...It felt very canned.

    In conclusion, I didn't follow up with any of them because I left with a bad feeling. I felt like 3 out of 4 of the interviews were in bad moods, probably because they didn't like their jobs. I was overqualified for the position anyway and am looking at positions paying 2-3 times more.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Pervasive Software in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interviewees are asked to prepare a custom presentation detailing how one would sell the Pervasive product; little direction is given which - honestly - is a good test for the candidate for a variety of reasons. This can be a PowerPoint, Slide Rocket or whatever else a candidate dreams up.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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