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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.

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
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    I have been working at Pivotal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Lots of learning opportunities
    * Continuous feedback ( I have 1-1 meetings with my manager every two weeks)
    * Meeting with smart people
    * Free breakfast
    * Transparency
    * Being on call is not mandatory

    Cons

    * 9-6 work
    * Can't watch cat videos all day. Have to work
    * Have to ask for solo time.

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Pivotal Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Co. Dublin
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Pivotal (Dublin, Co. Dublin) in January 2018.

    Interview

    The interview consisted on the following parts:
    * Quick telephone chat with a recruiter to see my motivation and my potential fit in the role
    * 1h remote pair programming session, in which we built a data structure in Java (TDD).
    * 4h remote pairing with a colleague from the office. Half day of work with them, we picked a couple of tasks from their backlog and we worked on them together (pair programming + TDD).
    * Full day onsite interview. They sent me to their Dublin office, I spent one day as an actual employee: breakfast, standup, half day of work with one person, lunch with the product manager, half day of work with another person and a small chat with the head of the office.

    The process was really a lot of fun, I got in touch with pair programming and TDD for the first time. Everybody was super nice to me at every moment, and I felt really relaxed in every step from the process.

    I really enjoyed the process even though they decided not to make me an offer after the on-site day. Thanks Pivotal!

    Interview Questions

    • Build a specific data structure using TDD and Pair Programming.   Answer Question
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Pivotal Awards & Accolades

  • Google Cloud Technology Partner, Google, 2016
  • CTO Award for Innovation, Morgan Stanley, 2014
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