Pervasive Software Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    bye bye Pervasive ... Welcome ? Actian

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SLS in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - SLS in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pervasive Software full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    culture of innovation good or bad

    Cons

    slow decision making even when obvious

    Advice to Management

    controlled by Actian who in turn is controlle by PE


  2. Good Community, Bad Pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The work environment is pretty good. You can work from home, good company outings and happy hours, and they generally let you be in charge of when you come to work as long as you get your job done.

    Cons

    Pay is horrendous. We were paid severely under market price and when we were supposed to get our raise to market price, our department got laid off.


  3. WAS a great place to work...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, relaxed environment, fun place to work (until Actian Crop bought them).

    Cons

    Bought by Actian Corp. in early 2013 :(


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Co-Workers but No Rudder on the ship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pervasive Software full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best co-workers and long term relationships. Everyone is rowing in the same direction, always willing to help.

    Cons

    Leadership is NOT driving Innovation nor developing staff for future growth

    Advice to Management

    Note to New ownership: Put customers and people first and you will not be mediocre


  6. Great family culture prior to 2004 mngt change.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The family culture was great, lots of growth opportunities during the good times. Made a lot of money on stock options over several years.

    Cons

    The 2004 management change was a change for the worse. More recent change was good - John Farr was an excellent CEO.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.


  7. good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good company and people.good company and people

    Cons

    Working at pervasive was not a bad.

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Helpful (1)

    sometimes good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Consultant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pervasive Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great working atmosphere. Casual dress code. Flexible working schedule.

    Cons

    lack of training process, the internal training does not tailored to what we would deal with everyday on a project. Very high turn over rate due to inefficient project scope, project manage time line. Sometimes you can feel like you are stuck at this position and no advancement opportunity


  9. Hopefully Actian changes the Pervasive culture because it's toxic.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Pervasive Software full-time

    Pros

    Really great people work at Pervasive, but those great people are not running the company. The company hit a wall because they reward unfairly (it's about who you know not about how good you are at your job) and their revenue has been meager for a while. If you know the right people then this job will work until you get a new manager (it will happen many times here) who knows everything about your job even though they have no background in your position or management and decide that you don't fit. It's pretty much a roller coaster ride driven by machismo and greed.

    Cons

    HIGH turnover, especially in Integration and IT, but pretty much all divisions. The divisions are not collaborative and tend to compete against each other more than actual competitors. They don't promote fairly - if you're not in sales and a top notch developer, forget about it.

    Advice to Management

    Good management starts at the top! Don't just promote - train them to be managers AND evaluate them yearly to ensure they are growing into a good manager. Promoting someone to management doesn't stop there.


  10. Great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pervasive Software full-time

    Pros

    1.) Great culture 2.) BEST team of people to work with! 3.) Great management team-always an open door and willing to help 4.) Lots of room for career growth and promotions-Management provides guidance, and feedback, while helping you achieve the career goals you set for yourself 5.) Professional development options- Pervasive invests in their employee’s and encourages the teams to attend educational and professional training programs 6.) Great work/life balance 7.) Great benefits ***You get out, what you put in. If you work hard, you will be successful

    Cons

    Internal training needs improvement Communication between different divisions needs improvement

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people who work hard, have a good attitude, and are a team player.


  11. Not a great place to work....

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are some good and very smart people, biggest pro by far is that there are some excellent co-workers to work with and learn from, benefits are pretty good too.

    Cons

    Avoid the integration division, bad experience overall there... I'd agree with many of the negatives posted here in other reviews.



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