Pariveda Solutions

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Incredible Experience, Great People

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

I have been working at Pariveda Solutions full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Not just busy work. Our leaders look for projects that are valuable to our clients, interesting for our people, and located in our region. We work in teams so there is a natural support system on our engagements as well as a great network across the company to provide guidance, insight and best practices.

Our tough hiring process probably means we miss out on some having some great people join our team but keeping the bar high means a high success rate. Working with such incredible talent makes everyone bring their 'A' game each date and ultimately grows us better and faster.

Cons

The company culture is wonderful but with rapid growth, there has been a frequent need to 'pivot' and change direction. The company leaders are very attentive to culture and continually looking to make improvements but a higher degree of formal communication would help make the need for change better understood.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep building this great company but look for ways to improve an already transparent organization by sharing your strategy when implementing changes.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Excellent place to work, but only if you fit their mold

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    Former Employee - Associate (A2) in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Associate (A2) in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Pariveda Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone here is top caliber talent. The company health is publicly shared with employees, usually on a quarterly basis. Most consultants do a good job of self-organizing social events, and company-sponsored events are frequent. You can easily stay in touch with your local base.

    Cons

    Mentors are often too busy to regularly meet because the entire firm is working insane hours. Also, because mentors are hit and miss, you might end up with a bad one. Zero bonus compensation, no comp time, and no opportunity to increase your salary outside of yearly promotions (assuming you even get approved for a promotion in the first place). The company seems to be structured around the lower consulting levels working at high bill rates for insane hours each week. They've pretty much had to do layoffs every couple of years. Most people leave and go on to bigger and better jobs when Pariveda determines that they no longer fit the mold. You have little to no choice in what kind of project you work on. If your number is up and you're available, you get slotted. The company cares more about keeping you billing than what you want in your career, at least from this perspective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up your strict hiring practices. Find a way to let those who don't want to go sell consulting services become more technically focused. Offer bonuses for staff members stuck on projects with months-long death marches. If they're adding to your bottom line, toss them something in return. Fix your compensation model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Incredible opportunity to advance your career in a short span of time.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager (M1) in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager (M1) in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Pariveda sets a high bar for hiring and relies primarily on employee referrals for new recruits. The result is that you end up working with incredibly sharp, focused people that collectively share in the company's vision for what/how a consulting company should function. Other pros include:

    - Local/regional model means limited travel
    - Lucrative pay with the fastest promotion structure I have ever seen in the industry (or any other industry for that matter)
    - Great transparency when it comes to things like employee pay structure, company policy, financials, etc.
    - A solid framework for career development with a genuine emphasis placed on employee growth
    - Continuous feedback; no surprises when it comes time for work performance / reviews

    Cons

    As most people can imagine, consulting in a broad sense, isn't for everyone. Pariveda does it's best to cope with some of the not so great things about consulting. However, I still feel like things like longer hours tends to be the norm. It depends on the OIC running the project, but it's no secret that it's very unlikely you will be working any less than 45 hours a week at most client engagements. The other thing I will mention is that despite the company being in denial about an "up or out" work culture...that's still pretty much the case. Work life balance is considered to be more like a work-life "wobble". Pariveda expects its employees to be passionate about the work they perform. If technical challenges and coding are an interest or hobby and not just a plain work chore for you, you will enjoy working for Pariveda. If you don't fit in that category, you will probably not enjoy the ride at some point in time. In addition, the company has grown to a size where some of the transparency and "cozy start-up" like policies are giving way to more process-oriented policies. It's not a bad thing and it's only natural considering how fast the company has been growing, but Pariveda is certainly not the same place to work at compared to what it was just 5 years ago (I can only speak for the Dallas office).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to seek ways to maintain the original work culture that made Pariveda such a unique firm. Be sure to not compromise on core company values as we continue to grow in size.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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