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Cool Place, RIP
great place to work. breakfast, lunch provided (lunch often). awesome perks, ping pong, foss ball. great equipment refreshed often. too bad it's VMWare now
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Opportunity to Learn and Grow
Great opportunity at a young company to grow and learn. People culture is extremely important at Pivotal , thus allowing individuals to be their best .
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Excellent technology
Pivotal's technology portfolio, stands up to it's competitors and often exceeds customer's expectations for reliability and performance. The various capabilities within the software stack made positioning of the technology against larger corporate proprietary solutions very easy
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Fun place to work
It is a fun place to work. Great work/live balance. Challenging and always able to learn new things. The down side is that is little to no experience in the system level space. If you're a coder, it's a great place to be. If you're a systems person, the place is not for you.
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Great for growing developers.
A great, collaborative culture with a strict agile process. Wide disconnect between executives and individual offices. A great place to learn to be a better developer and work on large projects.
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Fun workplace with ping-pong and foosball table.
Great company and people to work with where you learn exponentially. With the mission to "be kind" people working at pivotal are empathetic and value your opinions. They give you enough space to grow and learn. It is a growing company with lots of amazing people ready to share and learn from each other.
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Great Culture and exciting state of the art technology to work on
Smartest people you will ever work with. Everyone has a great attitude and wants to do the right thing. You will learn a lot. Since going public, the company is experiencing some challenges in balancing the growth with the demands of a public company
Pros
people, technology
Cons
growing pains since going public
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Great company
I loved working at Pivotal. It's a supportive and positive place that brings out the best in the people who work there. I should have never left. The CEO is amazing.
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Chaotic Environment
If you thrive in a workplace with no structure, no processes in place, daily disorganization, unsupportive managers- then this is the place for you. Also, if you like rotating managers every month, this is the place for you.
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lunch provided, kitchenette as well.
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Great place to work except for the sales culture
Pivotal had the best culture I've ever worked for, The tenets of do the right thing, be kind and do what works was followed very closely by everyone except for sales management. The sales manger was toxic Very insecure and micromanagey. And you know what they say about a great job being ruined by a bad manger.

They do have great technology and super sharp folks. If they iron out the kinks with sales management, they could do very well.
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fast paced start-up like atomosphere
While Pivotal was a great employer., being subserviant to EMC made things cumbersome, never really knew where benefits came from, etc. Or who to contact for issues
Pros
ample advancement, super smart colleagues
Cons
travel
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Conservative Hard Money Lender
Open to looking at any project. Terms are average, leverage is minimal. Lack of transparency and underwriting guidelines. Very conservative lender overall.
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Very dependent on the co-workers.
Pivotal taught me everything I know today about retail. Reading blueprints, planograms, and dealing with product. Some co-workers were very lazy but there were a lot of amazing people there as well.
Pros
Weekends off
Cons
Long time from home
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Good but could be better
The work life balance of Pivotal is exceptional. They offer breakfast every morning and free lunch on Tuesdays. In the Palo Alto office, you're allowed to bring your dog which is a nice perk. I would like it better if the culture was more involved with employee incentives and perks.
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Work life balance, discounts, free meals
Cons
Punished if worked overtime, no room for growth, management could be better, no annual reviews, sticklers on budget so no active company culture.
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Very productive
I loaded and unloaded trucks. I used to make boxes to put workout equipment in. The co-workers were friendly. I got to learn how to drive a forklift.
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Productive and Innovative Place to Work
Great energy and creative work place that enables developers and enterprise companies and opportunity to develop software to change the world.
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Very good company
Very professional environment , Very good benefits , good culture , good management .

Its great company in the Bay area

Company is part of EMC . They have very good work atmosphere and everyone is pretty friendly . Glad to be part of their team.
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Fast Paced, people oriented, happy place to work.
It was a joy to work at this location. It was very professional with so many genuinely nice employees. They took great care of you as an employee there and always brought a smile to your face. It was fast paced most of the time, leaving you to have to think on your feet a lot. There was a lot of answering emails, phone calls, employees at the front desk, and helping out with events.
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Free snacks, free drinks, happy environment, and sweet people.
Cons
Sitting all day long.
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