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A common direction and shared goal please.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

I worked at Pervasive Software

Pros

Vast amounts of technilogical learning possible
Insight into other industries (non-technology sector focused)
Career networking possiblies with other companies
Benefits not too bad for company size
Physical employee resources kept up to date with latest technologies

Cons

Business unit needs not evenly balanced
Learn to say no, not everything needs to be a yes
Train all employees properly on what/how/why of their role and the proper methods to perform their individual duties
Ethics needs to be instilled at management level and transmitted to contributors
Tends to be more focused on numbers than the people.
Make commitments that make sense for the growth of the company beyond a number focus

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let go of the employees who cause more harm than good, keep the valued employees who repeatedly put 110%+ effort into the company and strive on a daily basis to improve the company, the products made, and the customer experience.

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    Work Hard and Benefit From It

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    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Pervasive Software

    Pros

    Pervasive has a strong culture of nurturing those who are passionate about their careers. Employees that are interested in bettering themselves and developing as a professional in their field will feel at home amid a culture of constant improvement and personal growth. This makes the company an especially good opportunity for entry level employees, since their good habits are reinforced from day one by the company's experienced staff (senior employees are highly encouraged to serve as mentors); it also contributes to the promote from within mentality that is prevalent. The company has a "reap what you sew" mentality, so employees are allowed to enjoy the benefits of their effort. Management is upfront and clear in expectations and feedback is forthcoming and constructive. The general situation at the company is made all the better by the strong market demand for its products. In sum, Pervasive offers employees the opportunity and freedom to create their success and benefit from dedication and hard work - the accelerators are fantastic!

    Cons

    In many ways, Pervasive is a large start up. Such a culture has a lot of great things to offer but there are some annoying aspects as well. The persistent reliance on "Tribal Knowledge" is case in point. Although it is better than it used to be, the company still struggles to scale up its new employee training and dissemination of what works and what doesn't. As a result, new employees are somewhat forced to scavenge the old fashioned way for the most effective strategies. Finally, there are some practices that I don't quite fully understand. The company has a resistance to hiring remote employees which seems a bit out of place in 2012.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Double down investment in your employee's professional development.
    Keep breaking down the silos between the various divisions; everyone will benefit from more cross-pollination.
    Keep investing in the high growth areas of your business.

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    Engaging, Challenging, Rewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Pervasive Software

    Pros

    1. Employees are great people, hard workers, and very team oriented.
    2. Data Integration has widespread pain through multiple companies and companies are eager to use software platforms, like Pervasive, to solve real problems.
    3. Fun environment, fun atmosphere
    4. Great work/life balance, along with the potential to make high 6 figure compensation.
    5. Minimal micro-management, entrepreneurial attitude, high professional growth.

    Cons

    1. As the business grows, or new products are developed, infrastructure needs to grow or respond to growth faster.
    2. Job/Performance feedback needs to be more structured and more consistent.
    3. More defined career growth or plans for career growth. There are a lot of opportunities internally for career growth, but no defined path.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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