Perceptive Software

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Perceptive Software Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
121 Reviews

3.6
121 Reviews
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Perceptive Software President and CEO Scott Coons
Scott Coons
99 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • People are very kind and the work-life balance is highly valued (in 12 reviews)

  • Flexible time off and work from home schedule (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • There is a bit of a clique-ish mentality in middle management that is somewhat difficult to crack (in 6 reviews)

  • Product is a little cumbersome and the growth process of being acquired by Lexmark is not super smooth (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Everything is Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lenexa, KS

    Pros

    Work-life balance, culture, time-off, personal growth, compensation

    Cons

    None, none, none, none, none

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More pay and benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work/Life Balace is a pro

    Cons

    Overexpansion is a con for me

  3.  

    Shifting priorities + Poor Integration of Acquisitions = Chaos

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Image Now is a great product and remains core competency for PSW.

    Cons

    Acquired products (and people) have not been integrated well into the PSW organization. PSW is faltering on selling and servicing acquired products. Sales leadership is poor at best at building a "team atmosphere". Silos reign along with significant finger pointing when overly optimistic targets/goals are not achieved. If you didn't go to college at Kansas or K-State - you'll be at a disadvantage. Layoffs after acquisitions have been haphazard and downright cruel to exiting employees. Pay scale is relevant if you live in the KC area. Not so much if you're located in a more expensive (cost of living) state/area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dig in and pay attention to integrating teams from legacy PSW-Lexmark and acquired companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Flourishing company with solid future.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Plenty of opportunity for those who excel. Great co-workers and interesting work. Very flexible vacation policy. Allowed lots of independence in daily work.

    Cons

    Sometime wasteful culture, we spend where we shouldn't and don't spend when we should. Not enough adoption of externally created technologies, a.k.a. not invented here syndrome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't always look to lead the industry where you want it to go. Sometimes it is more fruitful to see where the industry wants to go and help them get there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    No longer the great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits are still good and those below middle management are great. The new headquarters is a great building with a lot of hi tech bells and whistles

    Cons

    No longer the start up culture. Assimilation by Lexmark increases everyday, taking the culture that perceptive was known for away piece by piece.

    Little to no opportunities for advancement
    Compensation is well below what is warranted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management needs to be cleaned out and you need to work hard everyday to retain as much as you can of what used to make this a great place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company to Work For!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative  in  Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Ashburn, VA

    Pros

    Great Work/Life Balance. Great People. Casual Work Environment. Fun Activities to include 4 by 4's. Work From Home Opportunities. Travel Occasionally. Company has increased their market share incredibly in last 10 years and has great backing by Lexmark.

    Cons

    commute is long and salary is not as high as it should be for the area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very laid back work environment, unlimited vacation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Low pressure from upper management

    Cons

    They are buying a lot of companies so it seems unorganized at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Growing company with potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible time off and work from home schedule. Overall, the company really strives for work-life balance while keeping a fun and relaxing environment.

    Cons

    Presently, the company is undergoing some changes at the top and bottom in terms of strategy and direction. I think this will be a successful player in 12 - 15 months, as the strategy comes together. However, working in a company that is transitioning from start-up to power player is challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to differentiate the contributions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    A bright star slowly falling from the sky, what once was great is on it's way to destruction.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Shawnee, KS

    Pros

    Culture, food, 401k, dress code, vacation policy. Great place to start as an entry level employee. Just don't stay long.

    Cons

    Immature organization. Too prideful of this culture... It's fun and all, but also not the point of operating a company. Keggers and caffeine makes smart employees happy enough only to temporarily cover the contempt of how sad middle management and lack of experience is. And you better be a native English speaker from a Big 12 school... Else you will be shunned from the majority of the e employees in Shawnee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make some of the tough decisions already. You sold the company and expect to compete in the Fortune 500 and international spaces but still want to operate like a small business that caters to Mom and Pop businesses with boiler plate solutions. The "hey I am a 25 year old wiz" thing, armed with bad templates, is not what it takes to cut it long term. The empty promises made to your larger customers may soon be the only "image" this company has. Cookie cutter simply will get you in far enough to fail. Hire some people with experience help transform the way you are doing business and grow., or at least TRY to do something different. Something beyond a tentative 3 month roadmap could help. Otherwise, all I see is a sinking ship with a pile of old ink cartridge money in the cabin, being driven by someone with no map or idea what it's like to navigate these types of waters. Hey, at least some really smart decent people got rich.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Perceptive's technology is artfully designed and works across platforms. It is easily integrated with other systems.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great teamwork and internal support. The technical support teams are fantastic and very easy to coordinate. The people go above and beyond for each other.

    Cons

    If you can't follow the right college sports team you might as well forget talking to anyone in the office. And, not everyone wants to play dodgeball.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up to new thoughts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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