Pervasive Software

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5 people found this helpful  

Poor management is their biggest downfall

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

I have been working at Pervasive Software

Pros

Co-workers are fabulous, good benefits and good working environment. Location was great but that's a personal preference

Cons

Nepotism is all over the place, management brings their children (unsupervised) to the office for days on end to avoid daycare. Meetings are typically started late and without an agenda. Projects are run without communication to the team and plans/decisions are often not thought out fully, causing missed deadlines or unreasonable expectations on staff. Management is largely from abroad and has no concept of motivation. Some managers rely on intimidation as their primary means of motivation. Planning is pretty much a joke. Often times staff is asked to create elborate plans only to find out through the grapevine that the goals/feautres have been changed and the plans are moot. Staff are often harshly reviewed because of time spent on tasks that didn't benefit the final project but no communcation was offered to know goals had changed. A very difficult place to work and usually the only way to get ahead is to simply be on someone's good side.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take you children to day care instead of the office. It's unfair to your children but also to your employees. You make more money in the company than anyway - YOU CAN AFFORD IT!!! Go back to school and get basic management and ethis traning as well as brushing up on your Engrish! Just because you have an MBA does not automatically make you a manager. TALK TO YOUR EMPLOYEES. Everyone there wants to succeed but it's impossible if plans and schedules are not communicated to staff on a regular basis. Think through you product features before you have your staff jump off a bridge. Much time is wasted doing things halfway.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Can't wait to get out of this place

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    Current Employee - Integration Division in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Integration Division in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Pervasive Software

    Pros

    Nice building
    Lots of food
    Insurance coverage pretty good

    Cons

    Low salaries
    Wacko, inexperienced, incapable and/or obnoxious management
    Priorities and plans change every other minute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is far too arrogant to listen so I'm not going to bother to offer any advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    pleasant and useful

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    Current Employee - Engineering Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Consultant in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Pervasive Software

    Pros

    the work environment is great there

    Cons

    not the best pace for career growth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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