Perceptive Software Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
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  1. Great Company to Work For, Needs More Employee Growth Opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Shawnee, KS
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Shawnee, KS

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

    Pros

    Really great people, some of the best and brightest I've worked with. Very fun place to work, easy to develop great relationships inside and outside of work. The technology is really solid and the company is committed to taking care of customers and providing the support they need to succeed.

    Cons

    I left because I didn't see how I was going to grow into bigger roles. Perceptive didn't have an organized way of developing people for leadership roles and I couldn't see how it The acquisition by Lexmark damped the original culture somewhat, but not as bad as I'd feared.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to grow employees into leadership roles and provide a career path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Sales-focused company that has a high turnover rate.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Ashburn, VA

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

    Pros

    Very professional and organized company.

    Cons

    The business analyst position is basically a telemarketing position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't fool anyone into thinking you are not trying to advertise a telemarketing position as a legit business analyst position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Great opportunity in certain depts, others not so lucky

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

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

    Pros

    Great vacation policy, happy hours, casual environment, you get to know everyone in the building- lots of cross-functional opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of career progression in certain departments, a lot more political than 5 years ago when it was a private company, family fun activities have been eliminated, too many people "own" the same process and don't want to help push change to a process that is broken or needs improving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't become another typically "office space" environment. Bring back the things that made the company fun! While you do not have to have extravagant Christmas parties, don't take away all family activities. Replace them with something lower cost. Offer career progression in all departments. Make sure those doing the dirty work are properly recognized.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Pretty good software company to work for in Kansas City. Not sure why there is such a low ranking. Looking around at other software companies in Kansas City I cannot find one that I would rate as high as this company. Sure there could be some improvements but I am satisfied with working here.

    Good work/life balance.
    Flexible Vacation Policy.

    Cons

    Professional Services Policies are a mess

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great people, good culture, great benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Shawnee, KS

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

    Pros

    Perceptive has a very relaxed culture. As long as you're getting your work done, they aren't sticklers for the 40 hour week or the 3 weeks of vacation per year thing. It's a work hard play hard atmosphere. Compensation and benefits are also very competitive for the area.

    Cons

    The fun culture seems to be declining since Perceptive was bought by Lexmark. Many of the perks have been slowly disappearing and I'm not quite sure when (or if) that will plateau.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Stay away from this company. You can do better elsewhere.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Perceptive Software full-time

    Pros

    They reimburse your expense reports.

    Cons

    Layers of bureaucracy. Micro management. Busy work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Good place to work, but culture is slowing changing

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of good and smart people work at Perceptive. Company culture has always been one of the strengths of Perceptive. Strong core ECM product which has been supplemented by several solid products that were acquired.

    Cons

    All the acquisitions have caused many challenges in all departments. The company culture has always been good, but it has slowly changed since the Lexmark acquisition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great company to work for in the past

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Shawnee, KS
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Shawnee, KS

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

    Pros

    Used to treat employees well

    Cons

    Laid off many people people

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Perceptive Software sales and marketing organizations are very poorly run

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

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

    Pros

    Not many unless you like hanging around work at 4pm on a Friday once every couple of months for a "Pour-by-4" . . .just what I always wanted . . . spend more time with my work mates at the start of a weekend.

    Cons

    Sales management in particular is very unprofessional and inexperienced. They tend to hire young, cheap labor from Kansas City area and push them until they burn out and leave. 2 year tenure is considered a veteran. Pay (commission) plan is so convoluted and confusing that they had to create a special calculator spreadsheet to estimate what they have another system already setup to calculate. . . and once you figure out the net commission rate you will want to cry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop buying unrelated, disparate companies and then expect your sales staff to sell their products and services after a 10 or 15 minute power point presentation on the product that you pass off as "sales training".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Perceptive Software full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly and helpful colleagues, good benefits, solid pay. Lots of promotions from within.

    Cons

    Losing some of its fun and unique culture due to Lexmark. Not a huge deal, but I know it irks some of the senior people here for 5+ years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the things that separate Perceptive from other companies or you will lose some very talented people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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