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ActiveState Overview

Vancouver, BC
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable


Founded in 1997, ActiveState is a global leader providing software application development and management solutions. The company’s products include the ActivePerl, ActivePython and ActiveTcl dynamic language distributions, and developer tools such as Komodo IDE and ... Read more

Mission: Our Values:

We have a mindset for growth and play an active role growing the use of Perl, Python, and Tcl in communities and within enterprises.

We value working with others and work cooperatively as a team, with our customers and ... Read more

ActiveState Reviews

  • "Top tech company fun place to work"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Public Relations Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Public Relations Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ActiveState full-time (More than a year)


    -Proven global leader in open source language solutions
    -Great work life balance and it's fun working there
    -Effective approachable senior management and awesome CEO
    -Kind colleagues
    -Well-run with purpose and vision
    -Great benefits and review process
    -Strong learning opportunities


    Suggestion to senior management is to keep doing what you're doing

    Advice to Management

    Especially keep up with the learning opportunities such as lunch and learn and more. It's such a great way for colleagues across the organization to have fun learning and connect more on developing solutions.

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ActiveState Photos

ActiveState photo of: The ActiveState office in downtown, Vancouver.
ActiveState photo of: A weekly Activator lunch in Ten Forward. Remote team members join via video conferencing.
ActiveState photo of: Product team and Marketing making use of our pod chairs.
ActiveState photo of: The ActiveState leadership team engaged in lively discussion.
ActiveState photo of: A well-deserved Friday pasta lunch
ActiveState photo of: A whiteboarding session in Spock's Quarters.
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ActiveState Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at ActiveState (Vancouver, BC) in January 2014.


    Very pleasant interview experience. Talked with decision-makers in my department on the phone and in-person at their office in Vancouver. All the people were warm and welcoming, the overall process was stress-free, and all my questions were answered.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the biggest challenge you ever encountered building X?   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • 👩🏻‍💻🙋🏻‍♀️📢Join @WWCodeVancouver on Aug 23rd at the ActiveState HQ for an interactive panel discussion on how women can make their voices heard in tech!

  • We're hosting a meetup for Vancouver Software Development Managers Wed, July 18th. This roundtable is a follow up to Andy McKay's engaging discussion on collecting developer metrics. Join us for some thought-provoking discussion and meet some of the ActiveState team.

    Developer Metrics Part 2 - Roundtable Discussion

    Last month we heard from Andy sharing his experience with collecting developer's metrics ( and now it's time for you all to get involved and share your experience! We are going to do a follow up session on Developer Metrics through roundtable discussions.

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