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Creative Environment

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at Pivotal as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

The largest factor I've come across in working here at Pivotal has been creativity. I've had the ability to build and launch new programs and projects that would take ages to implement at other companies. Once the management staff provides the high level goals, employees come together to own and launch the solutions. Opinions and ideas are very well received, while micro-management is at a minimum.

Cons

As people and programs have come over from EMC and VMware there has sometimes been a slow transition in thinking and process improvement. Pivotal is moving at startup speed and some of the staff need a little more time to ramp up and get on board with some process/system changes.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to listen to your employees. We work on the ground level and know a thing or two.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Everyone Rowing in Different Directions

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    Current Employee - R&D
    Current Employee - R&D

    I have been working at Pivotal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    EMC as a parent is a solid company, so benefits, salaries, HR policies etc are good.
    Has one of the best Data Science teams in the business (but not sure how it will be monetized).

    Cons

    Beware of Pivotal recruiters recently giving this company high ratings!

    CEO has great vision, but the executives below him aren't following it. CFO has great ideas how to make the stock worth something, but the product teams and services groups aren't doing/building the right things to make it happen.

    Product teams are concerned about their open source brands (Cloud Foundry, Spring) more than the long term viability of the company.

    Politics unbearable because of internal competition - each technology group has different ideas about product direction or which open source product to build on top of.

    Company is likely to run out of money and shed employees soon because of the cost of a huge sales force that has nothing competitive to sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that everyone is aligned to a vision that will sustain the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Poor people management

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pivotal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free breakfast, nothing more to say...

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive. Lack of people management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hear more voice from engineers, not managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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