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Headquarters Renton, WA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1999
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Parallels is a Red Herring Global 100 winner, an award that is given to the leading private companies from North America, Europe and Asia, recognizing their innovations and technologies across their respective industries.

Our Parallels Desktop for Mac software is the worldwide leader in enabling users to run Windows applications on a Mac without rebooting, with a 78 percent market share1 and is used by more than 50 percent of Fortune 200 companies.

Parallels Hosting and Cloud Service Delivery solutions enable service providers to deliver and profitably grow hosting...

Parallels – Why Work For Us?

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About Parallels

Parallels® is a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement and cross-platform solutions. Parallels began operations in 2000 and has developed into a fast-growing software company with more than 900 employees across offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Hosting and Cloud Services Enablement Business

Parallels makes it easier for service providers to grow and Profit from the Cloud™ with innovative service delivery software, expertise, and its partner ecosystem. More than 9,000 service providers rely on Parallels to deliver thousands of applications and cloud services to more than 10 million small and medium businesses (SMBs) in more than 130 countries. The company’s customers and partners include traditional Web hosters, communication service providers, value added resellers (VARs), distributors, and website designers.

The company’s flagship hosting and cloud services integration mechanism, Application Packaging Standard (APS), is a free and open industry standard that creates a simple and quick way for services providers to offer new applications and cloud services, including aggregated third-party applications and services. The APS ecosystem includes hundreds of independent software vendors (ISVs) who rely on Parallels service provider partners as additional channels to reach millions of SMBs.

Cross-Platform Applications

Parallels cross-platform applications make it possible and simple for consumers and businesses of all sizes to run and access applications they need on a variety of platforms. Parallels Desktop for Mac, the award-winning and No. 1-selling Mac desktop virtualization software with 90 percent market share, has shipped more than four million units1. Parallels Desktop empowers enterprises, businesses, and consumers to run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side on a Mac without rebooting.

Parallels Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) enterprise solutions include the Parallels Management Suite plug-in for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), which makes SCCM 2007/2012 a universal and comprehensive cross-platform solution to manage Macs and PCs with ease. Additionally, Parallels is adding iOS and Android support to Parallels Management Suite to empower CIOs and IT professionals to easily manage PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, and Android devices through one infrastructure management solution.

Working at Parallels

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Employees are “Satisfied”   67 ratings


89% Approve of the CEO   44 ratings

Parallels CEO Birger Steen

Birger Steen


Great company in high-growth mode

  Current Employee in Renton, WA

Pros: Fast growing, high paced environment with a global touch.
Very intelligent people with great innovative ideas.
Everyone is very friendly and makes and effort to be friendly.
There is a new wave of leadership that has come in which makes this…
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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Renton, WA Jun 2013 – Reviewed Feb 18, 2014

Interview Details – This position supports a world-wide network of offices and employees and required a large number of interviews with various stakeholders locally and around the globe. This is a unique role and would not be the same experience for those joining the company in other capacities. Without exception…Full Interview

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Parallels Awards & Accolades

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20 Coolest Cloud Platform Vendors, CRN, 2014
Best of TechEd (Systems Management category), Microsoft and Windows IT Pro, 2014
Tech Elite Virtualization 50, CRN Magazine, 2014
Top Three Cloud Platforms, Website Magazine, 2013
Best of the Best,, 2012
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