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Pervasive Software Reviews

42 Reviews
42 Reviews
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Pervasive Software President, CEO, and Director John E. Farr
John E. Farr
24 Ratings

    In my position, I found Pervasive (now Actian) to be a good place to interact with good people and do rewarding work.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Pervasive Software full-time for more than 5 years


    Annual salary increases, a very fair bonus program and other perks, free training in many areas, relaxed environment with casual dress, and for me, the opportunity to use my skills and many years' of experience.


    Like all tech companies, Pervasive experienced constant turnover during the seven years I worked there, so that as soon as I had gotten accustomed to an existing set of co-workers' personalities and work styles, along came new people bringing lots of changes. It took resilience and flexibility to work in this ever-churning environment.

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    I'm unable to say what it's like now because with the 2013 purchase of Pervasive by Actian, management has totally changed. But in the seven years I worked there, I found Pervasive to be a very good company to work for, and I'm grateful for my promotions, salary increases and opportunities.

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Pervasive Software Interviews

Updated May 6, 2014
Updated May 6, 2014

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    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 weeks - interviewed 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
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Pervasive Software Awards & Accolades

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Innovative Solution Award, Information Management, 2011
40 Vendors We're Watching, Information Management, 2010
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Headquarters Austin, TX
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Acquired By Actian
Founded 1994
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Acquired by Actian.

Mission: Acquired by Actian.

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