Parallels

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5 people found this helpful  

Lifer, will work until my duties are no longer required.

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Current Employee - Sales Account Management in Renton, WA
Current Employee - Sales Account Management in Renton, WA

I have been working at Parallels

Pros

+ Competent employees, challenging technologies and always evolving environment. We are building something here.

Cons

As an evolving company we are a bit weak on internal standardization of our tools used to track clients and manage the data - details out to our partnerships, license schedules to resellers and awareness as a brand name is a bit weak but growing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

We are growing and evolving, I'm sure the challenges will become check-offs in the future.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    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

    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.

    Recommends
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  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    An experiment in reverse outsourcing

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Renton, WA

    I worked at Parallels

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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