Perceptive Software

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Perceptive Software Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
113 Reviews
3.2
113 Reviews
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Perceptive Software President and CEO Scott Coons
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • People are very kind and the work-life balance is highly valued (in 14 reviews)

  • If you need to work from home, then that is completely fine with them most of the time (in 7 reviews)


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

  • Professional Services Policies are a mess (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work with above average benefits.

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

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

    Pros

    They treat most of their employees right.
    The company is growing quickly since Lexmark acquired it.
    Professional Services events every couple of months: Golf, winery tours, saddlers...
    Living the Dream mentality.
    Decent salaries.

    Cons

    If you are not in with management it is difficult to move up.
    A ton of traveling in a few roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good work-life balance, very low to non-existent raises

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Shawnee, KS
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Shawnee, KS

    I worked at Perceptive Software

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Some managers are great and are very good mentors. These managers try their level best to maintain a good work environment and promote good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Some managers need more experience to be effective leaders. Middle management feels like a clique and after a while, developers feel like peons. They will give you what you ask as far as salary but raises are atrocious. I liked the company and would have not considered moving to my current job if salary was commensurate with my expectations. Good place to gain experience and move on...even promotions only allow for 5%-6% raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the effort to maintain a good work-life balance. Need to be aware of the fact that Perceptive's compensation and so called salary scale is way below industry standard. IF I had stayed at Perceptive, it might have taken me 10 years to make what I currently do at my current workplace.

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A positive, rewarding place to grow your skills and enjoy those you work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Readiness Professional in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Program Readiness Professional in Shawnee, KS

    I have been working at Perceptive Software

    Pros

    The overall company culture is relaxed and casual. People are treated as adults unless they give reason not to be.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better. There is a bit of a clique-ish mentality in middle management that is somewhat difficult to crack

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accelerate the construction of new work space. The building is bursting at the seams. Continue to cut the dead weight that has been holding back some of the departments and let the people who are creative, talented and fantastic at what they do become the next generation of leaders that can take the customer focus of Perceptive and grow it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work but changing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee, KS

    I have been working at Perceptive Software

    Pros

    Fun environment and good people.

    Cons

    Underpaid and benefits degrading (meaning health, dental, vision costing more but delivering less).

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A sales driven organization that feels like a grade-school playground sometimes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Shawnee, KS

    I have been working at Perceptive Software

    Pros

    Fun environment, lots of events, very smart people, rigorous hiring process, free food often, plenty of access to resources/training, great peers to learn from. Decent benefits for families.

    Cons

    Growing pains: Parking is crappy, shortage of restrooms, workspaces are small and yet not organized for collaboration: people sitting at folding tables, different workspaces for different departments with no sense to it. Engineering (Developer) political clout way too high and quality/respect suffers. Management is a very small tight circle that commands and controls in a manipulative/bad parenting "Here's some candy now shutup" kind of way. Benefits are poor for singles. Lack of attention to depth and quality. Poor software architecture based on embedding and tangling into systems. More focus on acquisition of customers and employees than on executing strategy and tactics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show a clear purpose, strategy, and focus for all of the growth... all of the pain of growth doesn't seem purposeful or measured. No clear direction other than to "Sell to everyone no matter what."

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive, though the rapidness of change (even for the positive) can be unsettling at times.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee, KS

    I have been working at Perceptive Software

    Pros

    Flexible time off and work schedule, ability to work from home when you like, senior management devoted to maintaining a relaxed and fun company culture. Strong emphasis on work-life balance and overall pleasant work atmosphere with many perks.

    Cons

    Mid-level management often managing employees with more experience and knowledge, opportunities for advancement infrequent despite frequent restructuring of teams and departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior leadership does a fantastic job of communicating down--free flow of information hits a hiccup with mid-level management. Try to overcome this obstacle.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    High learning curve, but good support system and room for growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Consultant in Shawnee, KS

    I have been working at Perceptive Software

    Pros

    Perceptive is a great work environment. A real attempt is made to create a fun and creative place to work. There is some lack of organization and consistency, but given the determined growth of the company this is not out of place or really even a negative

    Cons

    Although they are making an effort, there are still real inequalities in the compensation and promotion track. Until they cut away the luck of the draw approach to the plum assignments necessary to meet the metrics of promotion, there will be talent that looks elsewhere out of frustration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On the surface the use it when you need it vacation time is great, but underneath there is an implicit punishment for taking time off. This 'earned' time off doesn't count towards your utilization and as a direct result, time off will almost guarantee that you will not be eligible for a quarterly bonus. At the end of the day it feels really bush league.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Work hard, play hard but you have to make yourself noticed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee, KS

    I have been working at Perceptive Software

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, ability to make mistakes and try new things.

    Cons

    They have a hard time recognizing some of the best talent they have. Management can be insulated and miss who the really important minds are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your people.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Shawnee, KS

    I have been working at Perceptive Software

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome culture, fun coworkers, and great product to sell.

    Cons

    It is definitely growing and there are some growing pains that go along with that.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee, KS

    I have been working at Perceptive Software

    Pros

    Awesome company culture (e.g. internal and external dodge ball tournament)

    Cons

    Going through some growing pains

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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