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Pivotal Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (PVTL)
Computer Hardware & Software
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Pivotal is a leader in agile and lean software development practices, helping clients adopt methods and technologies to change the way software is built. Our cloud-native platform and suite of data tools, along with our pairing practices, optimize for change and teach ... Read more

Mission: We transform how the world builds software.

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Pivotal – Why Work For Us?

Why Pivotal is an Inspiring Place to Work

As a recognized leader in disciplined agile and lean software development practices, Pivotal combines the Silicon Valley state of mind, modern approach, and infrastructure with organizations’ core expertise and values. Our cloud-native platform and suite of data tools drive software innovation for many of the world’s most admired brands, helping enterprises move at start-up speeds and with greater business agility. We optimize for change and teach next-generation developers to create and build new solutions, and are committed to open source and open standards.

Our methodology is about evolving, in both development and innovation, and our culture is empowering. Our 2,000+ employees across offices worldwide subscribe to an ethos of kindness. We make a point to bring empathy to each and every project, and are guided by a purposeful mission—to transform how the world builds software.

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Do The Right Thing: It’s not about us. It’s about user experiences. We don’t make decisions based on titles or chains of command. We work together, test, and do the right thing.

Do What Works: Our approach to software development is refreshing because we apply a methodology of continuous improvement—testing, iterating, making the call, shipping, and moving on to what’s next.

Be Kind: We write software for humans. We walk in customers’ shoes. We build things, fix things, and collaborate. We value empathy and respect others.

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Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision
Flexible Spending Accounts (Healthcare, Dependent Care, and Limited Purpose)
Behavioral Health Benefits

Highly competitive salary
401(k) & company match
Equity with 100% employee participation
Short term disability
Long term disability
Individual disability insurance
Life Insurance (inc. Dependent Life Insurance)
Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance
Accident and Critical Illness

Commuter Benefits Program
Annual Fitness Reimbursement
Employee Assistance Plan
Paid Maternity, Paternity, and Adoption Leave
BackUp Child Care
Adoption & Foster Assistance
Identity Protection Services
Group Legal
Discounted Home, Auto, and Renters Insurance
Pet Insurance
Tuition Assistance Program
Professional Development
Company Discount Options

Open, collaborative workspace
Catered breakfast daily, lunches and themed events
Fully stocked kitchen with a variety of snacks and drinks providing options to different dietary needs
Ping pong tables

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Diversity—of thought, background and experience—brings out our most creative and innovative ideas and selves. Our values help us make Pivotal a safe and inclusive workplace for everyone. Our vision and aspiration for inclusion is to continuously find ways to make Pivotal a place where everyone thrives. Here are just a few examples of inclusion in action:

  • Inclusive Benefits: Wherever possible, Pivotal provides the most inclusive benefits. We make a point to care of all our employees.
  • D&I Council: Our D&I Council is a team of volunteers dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion by enabling Pivots to do the right thing.
  • Grassroots Teams: We have over 20 local grassroots groups in o ces globally which localize our D&I initiatives and inform our strategy.
  • Employee Resource Groups: Our ERGs serve to enhance the workplace for under- represented groups while building bridges to allies across the company.
  • Training and Resources: Pivotal is investing in in-house resources to provide employees with practical, actionable resources on topics related to D&I.

Most importantly, our D&I initiatives reflect Pivotal’s values—Do What Works, Do The Right Thing, Be Kind—things we need to consistently practice, and doggedly protect.


Pivotal is committed to fostering a culture that promotes diversity and inclusion and encourages everyone to be their best. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Together We Can Build Something Meaningful.

At Pivotal, you can tackle the most challenging problems, unleash amazing opportunities, and build technologies that have real impact to business, people and the world.

Every employee has a voice and the autonomy to make decisions, and we work together to drive toward tough, but rewarding achievements.

Explore our open jobs here on Glassdoor – or directly on our careers site – to find the right role for you and apply.

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    "Positive work environment where one can thrive"

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    Core values. Pivotal really encourages one to be kind and supportive.
    Career paths. Opportunities to take on new responsibilities and explore different roles.
    Team work. Pairing and working together as a team allows one to build rapport with team members and be exposed to new technology. Many internal job opportunities
    Management is supportive. Leadership team is engaged in day to day activity and always ready to lend a hand.


    Fast growth rate. Work life balance is difficult at times as we are continually looking for ways to scale and continually improve ourselves.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your people. Love how engaged and open management is. Truly looking for ways to improve and empower their teams.

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Pivotal Interviews



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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Pivotal (Cambridge, MA) in December 2017.


    Recruiter changed my outlook from passive to actively interested by being honest, engaging, and enthusiastic, a true champion of Pivotal. The interview team was professional in the zoom meetings and accomodated to my hectic work/personal life schedule. The culture that I witnessed on the day of my on-site Stand and Present on my target company was the tipping factor in accepting the job offer.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you tailor your previous work experience and personality into our value proposition, and what are the steps that you would take to ensure a positive, lasting relationship with prospects.   Answer Question
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Pivotal Awards & Accolades

  • Google Cloud Technology Partner, Google, 2016
  • CTO Award for Innovation, Morgan Stanley, 2014
  • WhatWorks Award, Bersin by Deloitte, 2016
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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