Pervasive Software

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Pervasive Software Reviews

Updated June 3, 2014
Updated June 3, 2014
43 Reviews

3.3
43 Reviews
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Pervasive Software President, CEO, and Director John E. Farr
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  1.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    none

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    sometimes good

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

    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
  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    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
  7.  

    Jump ship!

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

    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
  8.  

    Solid Management Style and Good Supportive Atmosphere

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

    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
  9.  

    Love this company

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

    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
  10.  

    Don't wo

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Decent benefits and some great co- workers.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Don't work here. Especially in the Integration Division.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get someone to run the Integration Division who actually cares about employees (and not just the male ones.)

  11.  

    A common direction and shared goal please.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Vast amounts of technilogical learning possible
    Insight into other industries (non-technology sector focused)
    Career networking possiblies with other companies
    Benefits not too bad for company size
    Physical employee resources kept up to date with latest technologies

    Cons

    Business unit needs not evenly balanced
    Learn to say no, not everything needs to be a yes
    Train all employees properly on what/how/why of their role and the proper methods to perform their individual duties
    Ethics needs to be instilled at management level and transmitted to contributors
    Tends to be more focused on numbers than the people.
    Make commitments that make sense for the growth of the company beyond a number focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let go of the employees who cause more harm than good, keep the valued employees who repeatedly put 110%+ effort into the company and strive on a daily basis to improve the company, the products made, and the customer experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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