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Parallels is an exciting environment!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA

I have been working at Parallels

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

growing and expanding industry with so much possibility and opportunity. fast paced environment. high energy competitive compensation booming industry amazing opportunity

Cons

commuting in can be challenging given that the headquarters are in Renton but it is manageable.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    An experiment in reverse outsourcing

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Renton, WA

    I worked at Parallels

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule - most development resources are on Moscow and Novosibirsk time, so tele-conferences are usually early morning or very late at night. Work Environment - casual, friendly -- never a question of whether you will get the tools and hardware you need to be happy and productive as a developer Cool technology - provisioning the "building blocks" which enable cloud computing

    Cons

    Communication is challenging - lack of respect for diverse ideas/opinions, local and remote management not always on same page. Goal setting and lack of accountability. Career opportunities are limited State-side as a developer.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focus on long term prospects - devotion to targets and metrics are well and good, but take your people (and culture) into account, hold people accountable for mistakes, and continue to reward innovation and initiative. Be more aggressive in the enterprise space. Make a deeper investment in Parallels Automation.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Approach with caution

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Parallels

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The right industry to be in right now. Some of the technology and products. Customer base and customer list. Many of the employees are top notch, bringing previous work experience to the game. Most employees are a joy to work with in spite of the corp culture. Tools and methods are improving.

    Cons

    Negative corp culture driven from the top down (not the bottom up). Employees pitted against each other. High turnover. Lack of best practices. Unusual organizational structure and behavior for a middle aged, mid sized ISV. Immature executive leadership in many cases. Some of the products are showing their age.

    Advice to Management

    Agree with other reviewer - in summary, grow up.


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