Perceptive Software Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Very laid back work environment, unlimited vacation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perceptive Software

    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
  2. Growing company with potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perceptive Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  3. Great Company to Work For!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Ashburn, VA

    I have been working at Perceptive Software full-time (less than a year)

    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
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  5. 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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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Shawnee, KS

    I have been working at Perceptive Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  6. 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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perceptive Software full-time

    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
  7. Enjoy the people I work directly with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perceptive Software full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart people
    Amazing solutions that are achieved using dated products

    Cons

    Struggling with growth
    Acquisitions haven't been managed well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful

    Great growth potential but a migration towards Corporate micro-management has hindered workplace experience

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    Current Employee - Manager - Professional Services in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Manager - Professional Services in Shawnee, KS

    I have been working at Perceptive Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great growth potential for entry level employees, true open door management, comfortable work environment

    Cons

    Salary is lagging behind regional standard, too many products currently offered causes confusion and obstruction, poor communication between company divisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what we need to sell, jettison the rest, and allow other departments to push back on sales about questionable statements of work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Headquarter centeric! Going through growing pains.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Perceptive Software full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun Positive Energy in the company headquarters

    Communicates well company wide (monthly meetings and biweekly updates)

    Great 401k matching (5% matching + 1% just because)

    Cons

    Acquired Companies too fast, feeling growing pains.

    Difficulty integrating new and better products (Basically they want to sell clients a product that hasnt seen much revision UI wise. Think windows 3.1 kind of dialog feeling)

    Company culture is not present at remote offices.

    HQ centric. If you don't work in KC, you don't matter. Basically, we working as a remote team needed the HQ team to develop something on their main product. It took them 6 months and we needed to have their Director of Engineering to tell the teams to actually do the work. (They kept pushing it off)

    HQ talent and development speed is incredibly slow.

    Too much integration. Want to make their product one monolithic product rather than having the smaller products accel at what they do.

    --Local Office

    Terrible people to work with. Very caustic, ego driven, high pressure, mentality is: DEVELOP DEVELOP DEVELOP!

    Incredibly unprofessional work environment. People yell at one another. "You F***ed up the build! Go fix it!" rather than "Hey the build is broken, could you take a look at what caused it? I think its related to X, Y or Z in your code"

    No time to think or learn new technology

    These are not fun people you want to hang out with outside of work.

    Poor management chain. The main manager works from home.

    Poor path to promotion

    Doubled the physical size of the office and then laid off half the engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIRE MORE YOUNG AND UPBEAT PEOPLE.

    Eliminate the strict usage of scrum

    Get rid of rally, its terribly slow and is only good for making managers feel good that the numbers are changing.

    Make the remote offices feel more like members of the team. Integrate cross functional teams with the KC office.

    Encourage more travel between HQ and remote offices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Fun, relaxed company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Shawnee, KS

    I have been working at Perceptive Software full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Environment, People, Energy all contribute to a great culture.

    Cons

    Management is often out of touch with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great company, hit a salary wall

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    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Shawnee, KS
    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Shawnee, KS

    I worked at Perceptive Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company. Great culture and people

    Cons

    Salary growth can be stagnant if you start there early in your career as with any company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be proactive in assessing the needs of your people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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