Parallels

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Parallels - good if you like Russian culture

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Renton, WA
Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Renton, WA

I worked at Parallels

Pros

Parallels technology is incredible competitive. OS virtualization provides lots of benefits and if the company made an attempt to really market it, VMware would be nervous.

Cons

Senior management had NO communication down at all.
At one time, this company owed me 12 weeks of salary and I never received an explanation why this happened.
Russian founders brought their culture to the US. They frequently lay off and rehire if anyone does any thinking or questioning about strategy. They pit people against each other and just expect you to work and be grateful for a job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Grow up. Don't spend the profits on your "toys." Spend it on growing the business and learn MBWA. (that's wandering around not wandering away). Understand that when the economy gets better, you will experience the workforce voting with their feet.
Serguei makes very irrational decisions based on emotion and then expects everyone to do whatever it takes to match his "world view"

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's becoming the best place to work year after year!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Novosibirsk (Russia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Novosibirsk (Russia)

    I have been working at Parallels full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Comfortable company culture
    - Stable career growth and opportunities
    - Salaries correspond or above the market
    - Nice and comfortable communication with colleagues and management
    - Very good benefits package
    - company is working hard on improvement to make it the better place for its employees

    Cons

    There are no such cons that would make me not recommending this company to others. The only, let's say "inconvenience" is that sometimes senior management requests are not always clear and people are sometimes puzzled.
    That's of course can be the consequence of how busy the seniors are in their daily responsibilities. so it's understandable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to make Parallels the better place to be with and you'll get same level of contribution from your employees :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Novosibirsk (Russia)
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Novosibirsk (Russia)

    I have been working at Parallels full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Worthy compensation of work
    * Training/specialization switch available on-demand (for TSEs)
    * Flexible schedule
    * Many career possibilities
    * Understanding management
    * Good benefits

    Cons

    Fast pace of work which may be hard to keep up with
    Some growing pains in organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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