Parallels

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3 people found this helpful  

Parallels - good if you like Russian culture

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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. 6 people found this helpful  

    Tech Talks Event each quarter

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Novosibirsk (Russia)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Novosibirsk (Russia)

    I have been working at Parallels full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are Tech Talks Event each quarter where a tech geek is speaking about something. Very useful thing! Thanks to PR team.

    Cons

    Air conditioner blows me -(

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Parallels Response

    Aug 22, 2014Director of Global Recruiting

    Thank you for the feedback.

  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Communications are getting better!

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

    I have been working at Parallels full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is good that Jira, Artifactory and Confluence were bought. Our communications are getting better!

    Cons

    Cannot say anything for now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Parallels Response

    Aug 22, 2014Director of Global Recruiting

    Thank you for the feedback and for taking the time to comment. It is much appreciated.

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