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    Bureaucracy Grande Supreme, with a side of Crispy Flextime

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    I have been working at Perceptive Software full-time

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    As acquisitions pile up, there's a sense of progress and possibilities for the future, even if we're not quite sure where to "put" the acquired companies in our mental map of the company's soul. Lexmark continues to support what was originally Perceptive's general flextime policy and spirit, which (at least in my group) values getting your work done (whenever and wherever that takes place) over a compliant show of sitting in a cubicle during certain hours. That's good, because our division uses many remote (home-based) employees. I have a hard time believing many other companies have this progressive of an attitude about self-motivation and face time, particularly among the Fortune 500, and for many of us it's a definite loyalty-builder.


    Owner Lexmark's IBM-bred culture of hierarchy, hyper-specialization, consensus, buck-passing, meetings for everything, politeness and fear of contradicting one's "superiors" produces an almost comical level of bureaucracy, which continues to spread to the once-agile Perceptive team. The ISS (hardware) team based in Lexington are individually smart and hard-working, but collectively they can make screwing in a light bulb a two-month process. I sense that the top brass understands this, but seems powerless to do anything about it other than spouting slogans like "Be disruptive!" Unfortunately, through years of natural selection, the ISS-ites I've met appear temperamentally incapable of doing anything but obeying orders, waiting for approval and generally playing it safe.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your lieutenants, corporals, chiefs of staff and field marshals that it's okay to ask questions, talk back, and trust their own instincts. While it's true that leadership ultimately has to answer to shareholders, and at some point your subordinates have to get behind your goals and strategy, promote a culture that allows for airing alternate viewpoints and promotes talking through and making a case for your big initiatives--rather than allowing them to treat you like divine royalty whose word is law.

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Updated Apr 11, 2015

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Perceptive Software.


    Applied to many jobs. Heard back during peak hiring period. Interview set up was convenient and friendly. Nothing stressful about the process other than waiting to hear back; they obviously have very specific periods they hire for.

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Headquarters Shawnee, KS
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1989
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors EMC, OpenText, Omtool

Perceptive hopes your company is receptive to its document management tools. The company provides software and services that companies use to manage documents, workflows, and other enterprise content. Its ImageNow software suite includes tools for document and content capture, integration, imaging, Web publishing, and workflow management. Its customers include Asante Health System, Georgia Tech, Novant Health, and Vulcan Materials. Perceptive has technology alliances with such companies as Canon, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, and SAP. It sells products in 30 countries... More

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