Pervasive Software

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Pervasive Software Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
44 Reviews
3.3
44 Reviews
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Pervasive Software President, CEO, and Director John E. Farr
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Co-Workers but No Rudder on the ship

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great family culture prior to 2004 mngt change.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pervasive Software

    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 ManagementAdvice

    No advice.

  3.  

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pervasive Software

    Pros

    good company and people.good company and people

    Cons

    Working at pervasive was not a bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    sometimes good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Consultant in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Pervasive Software full-time (more than an 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not a great place to work....

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pervasive Software

    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.

  9.  

    Jump ship!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Pervasive Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you want to get into software - IE gain experience to go elsewhere - this is a good first stop.

    Cons

    Cons are covered in extreme detail on this site - most are very true. Consider yourself warned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great product, but a fundamental change is needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Solid Management Style and Good Supportive Atmosphere

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Pervasive Software as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Daily 10 minute check-up on progress of the assignments on each member of the QA group.
    Accessibility of my Supervisor, when I have question and concerns about my assignment.
    Helpfulness of all the employees

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Love this company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great management, great partner focus, excellent job of enabling you to do your job and an excellent work life balance

    Cons

    Training programs have been lacking in the past - this is something that has changed drastically as of late however. They have implemented new hire trainings that are most effective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue in the Partner focus and with Customer Centric sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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