1. Helpful (2)

    "Its an average company."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Pune
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pivotal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay.Event though not spectacular. Mostly stable jobs. Even in layoffs they provide sufficient severance package. In some groups good one can find good career options.

    Cons

    Averse to innovation. Company leadership is confused what they want to achieve. Some pivotal labs culture might be stifling for engineers.

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    Pivotal2015-02-07
  1. "Growth and Opportunity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Management Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pivotal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn and grow throughout

    Cons

    Senior Management inconsistent with communicating vision

    Pivotal2020-02-12
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Pivotal Labs Santa Monica, CA"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pivotal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sometimes the not really free breakfast wasn't cold.

    Cons

    "Unlimited PTO" that required at least two weeks notice, two approvals and was capped at 10 days (except for some people). The tyranny of structurelessness: Pivotal's company culture is dominated by juvenile, arrogant, toxic, hostile, and unaccountable implicit power structures. They tell you "You don't have a boss." but you do and it's a dozen sycophantic twenty-year-olds who don't know how to program. Fraudulently allocating "Pivots" with limited to no experience as subject matter experts was an absurdly common practice and was rarely if ever questioned. The most obnoxiously arrogant "Pivots" were the ones with the least experience and in fact many were not even capable of writing software more complex than "Hello World" in any programming language or platform. Pair programming is worshiped as a technical panacea but is in reality a calculated bodyshop ploy to circumvent accountability and charge twice the price for less than half the mediocrity. Overwhelming emphasis on conformity to silly, meaningless agile cargo cult rituals rather than actually shipping quality working software for customers. Most of the teams don't even practice TDD. Weekly tech talks that were sometimes nothing more than thinly veiled, passive aggressive public shaming of a person and/or point of view. "Pivots" were often eager to publicly shame colleagues and clients at the daily all hands office stand up for any minor deviation from the mindless agile extreme programming cult yogababble. Crowded, noisy, and messy open office floorplan. If and when you do get honest feedback that isn't just passive aggressive trolling there is a likelihood that it will be a picture of your face with crude genitalia drawn all over it and posted on the office Slack channel. Your manager, office leadership, HR, and colleagues will all think it's hilarious. Leadership predilection for inappropriate sexual relationships with direct reports. Compensation far below market value.

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    Pivotal2020-05-07

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