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Pivotal Overview

San Francisco, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
2013
Company - Public (PVTL)
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
IBM, Cloudera, Amazon
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.


Pivotal Reviews

  • Helpful (1)

    "The best culture I've ever come across"

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    Current Employee - Customer Engineer in Cork
    Current Employee - Customer Engineer in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pivotal full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is great. Everyone is friendly and very knowledable, very eager to share experiences.
    The perks are amazing. Free food, free drinks all day every day. Free lunch ordered in mon-wed, and breakfast thurs-fri. There is also free transport from the city and back.
    The work is very interesting. You will love a hell of a lot here.
    The training is good too. They provide linuxacademy, pivotal academy and linkedin learning for free. You are free to specialise in different areas as you feel fit.

    Cons

    Glassdoor requires 5 words of cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Reward your staff new and old as you already do. Perhaps organise some sort of after-work activities on Fridays/Events. Be careful about the VMware acquisition, don't lose the culture.

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Pivotal Interviews

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  1. Helpful (6)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pivotal (Dublin, Co. Dublin) in July 2016.

    Interview

    I am in the early stages of my career and don't have a lot of interviews under my belt but out of the 4 or 5 interviews I have done, this was by far the most enjoyable and engaging. If your CV is regarded as a match for the position, you will be phoned by HR who will ask a few questions about you, what you know of pivotal (always have some idea of the company you are applying for), reasons for applying and where applicable, reasons for leaving your current job.
    Once you complete the phone call, they will decide whether to continue the interview by organising either an onsite/remote pair programming exercise. This is very straightforward and even with no previous pair programming experience, as long as you're motivated and eager to learn, you will have no problems here. You don't write any code during this stage, you are just coming up with a solution. Don't forget pivotal are 100% pair programming and Test Driven Development. I think at the end you should have some basic questions about development within pivotal, again engage with the other developer.
    Again after this stage, the screening developer will write up a review and send it back to HR. If successful, you will be invited onsite to basically do a days work. In the morning I was working with pivotal labs helping solve defect and in the afternoon was working with DevOps refactoring a test. At this stage is very important to keep asking questions specific to what you are working on. In the DevOps section, you will get an overview of CF architecture, you should be interested in this.
    After 2 days or so, you will hear back from HR whether they will hire you or not.

    Interview Questions

    • Screening code test was to write Set data structure using TDD.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was offered what I asked for.

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Pivotal Awards & Accolades

  • 50 Best Workplaces for Innovators, Fast Company, 2019
  • Google Cloud Technology Partner, Google, 2016
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