ActiveState Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2021

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  1. "Top tech company fun place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Public Relations Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -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

    Cons

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

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  2. "Legit Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ActiveState full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    When I first considered joining ActiveState, I was very skeptical about their 5-star rating but they gained my trust very quickly. ActiveState is seriously the best company I have ever worked at because management have a direction and they know how to get there. Also, the employees are some of the best people ever and it is an absolute privilege to work with them. - Good Compensation - Stocked Fridge - Tight Knit Team - Stocked Fridge

    Cons

    No cons - there is nothing I would change.


  3. "Smart, motivated co-workers plus innovative product equals great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Management/Marketing Department in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best part of working here is being surrounded by really smart people who have literally written the book on various technical topics. Combine that with working on an innovative product (Stackato) in a cutting edge space and a management team that encourages experimentation and you have a perfect environment to excel.

    Cons

    There is honestly no much bad to say. The company is growing quickly, so space is a concern. This is being addressed though.

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  4. "A Lot to Get Excited About"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ActiveState full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    * Genuine people and friendly work environment * Very transparent with good communication around expectations, goals, responsibilities * Lots of great perks like a bonus system, stock options, health credits, Friday lunches and social events * The company acknowledges and awards excellence * Great importance placed on hiring for cultural fit so retention is good and morale remains high * Lots of talented individuals working on cutting-edge tech

    Cons

    * Could be some improvement in interdepartmental communication

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    ActiveState Response

    September 18, 2018Demand Generation Manager

    We would welcome any new ideas that would help with more open communication within our office. People and transparency are a huge focus for us at ActiveState! We want our employees to feel valued and be rewarded for their contributions, while they work on exciting new tech developments.

  5. "An incredible place to work and feel valued"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ActiveState

    Pros

    -Great management -Employees are encouraged to try new ideas and made to feel empowered -Everyone is treated as adults and not micro-managed -Employees feel valued -Transparency across the board -Fun work environment

    Cons

    Can't think of anything negative to say. This is a rock solid company to work for.

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    "Great company if work culture is your focus"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ActiveState full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This company has a great working culture compared to any I have worked at.

    Cons

    Small company so there is little room for upward growth. They seem to hire new management from outside before looking internally.

    ActiveState Response

    September 20, 2018Demand Generation Manager

    Thank you for your feedback, we are very proud of the culture that we have fostered at ActiveState. We like to consider internal applicants and have filled positions with internal candidates when there's a match in skills and experience.

  7. "Highly Recommended"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ActiveState full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Totally open atmosphere, shrewd management, company really acres about their employees.

    Cons

    Well maybe some people don't like to work downtown....

  8. "Sr. Account Executive"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast moving, innovative company. Fantastic group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Almost zero cons to working at ActiveState.

  9. "great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Web Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ActiveState

    Pros

    the team is great, very knowledgeable

    Cons

    limited resources makes for inefficient context switching

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  10. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very laid back, friendly company with great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Inter-team communication - particularly when designing new features - can sometimes be lacking, and can cause more churn than is desirable.

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