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Helpful (5)

Great place to work and getting better every day!

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

I have been working at Parallels full-time

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Very motivated employees who are focusing on making positive changes.
International presence makes the culture interesting and allows lots of learning.
Very fast paced and in high growth mode.
Fun environment and great people!

Cons

There is some inexperience in management, but I believe this is part of growing pains. The company has made HUGE strides over the last few years and continues to keep getting better.

Advice to Management

Continue to listen to the employees and continue to focus on Talent Management.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Trying hard to become a professional company but still hampered by immature, arrogant and autocratic Russian leadership

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    Former Employee - Director in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Renton, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positioned well within an explosive industry segment of cloud services brokerage, Good US sales org that is capitalizing on the hype with a sense that the house of cards may collapse

    Cons

    unprofessional management/leadership if its Russians you are reporting into; highly diluted stock structure so despite pre-IPO hype the options don't have much upside, lack of customer focus

  2. Helpful (5)

    Good place to work, but definitely has its "growing pains."

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Parallels

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are provided a high degree of autonomy in their jobs. Flexible work schedule and ability to work from home. You are trusted with managing your own work load in a manner that suits you.

    Still growing, so most positions are cross-functional and allow you to work on a broad range of projects. Seems to be a lot of opportunities for growth and promotion.

    Most staff are former Microsoft employees, so you are working with individuals who have a high degree of industry experience and knowledge.

    Cons

    There are disconnects between departments and it's hard to determine who does what.There seems to be a lack of ownership and sometimes you have to harass people for a response.

    Everything must go through executive management for approval, which creates a bottleneck effect and slows down the process for action items, particularly when quick turnaround is required.

    The travel and expense management definitely needs to be improved. Individuals are financially responsible for their own expenses until reimbursement (no corporate cards). Having to do POs for every expense/invoice is slow, tedious, and the AP department does not submit payments in a timely manner so you have angry vendors. Egencia does not provide pricing for half the flights or hotels it shows as available, so you have to go back a few times to check different pricing to stay within the travel policy.

    Advice to Management

    Parallels is large enough that a organizational restructure is necessary so that only pertinent action items need to go through executive management. VP level should have ability to approve standard action items.

    Better software/process is needed for travel, expense, and invoice management. This is painful.

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