PAR Technology Reviews

Updated February 16, 2015
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  1. field engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PAR Technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay understanding management good benefits

    Cons

    lots of travel sporatic training

    Advice to Management

    need to be more organized more pro-active


  2. Good place to get experience, no change of promotion

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PAR Technology

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, benefits are OK (or at least better than nothing). Lower level management easy to work with.

    Cons

    Upper level management disconnected with how the company operates, pay raises are few and far between. I 15+ year employee can make more money at Wal-Mart distribution in less time. Lower level employees are not offerend many chances at promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being a company to get experience at and to leave, become a place that people want to stay at not constantly looking for a way to leave.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Don't Bother

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PAR Technology full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people, many of whom really want to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Managers are poorly trained. Lots of fighting between different parts of the company. No room for growth. Lots of nepotism. Company hasn't made money in years.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people you hire who have worked in real companies. There is a reason why you're not making any money.


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  5. You may get blamed for something

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Specialist in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Specialist in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at PAR Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Dress code has recently relaxed compared to most companies that I'm aware of.

    Sense of teamwork is starting to show itself.

    Cons

    Accountability is a big problem... hence the title. It's something that is supposed to be improving, but I don't see that happening any time soon.

    There isn't any vacation carry-over like there used to be.

    You may find yourself pigeon-holed into a position instead of advancing.

    A lot of older "seniored" management which isn't going anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Accountability needs to be corrected. Vacation policy is hard to use.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Lots of work, but was happy when they laid me off.

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at PAR Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company van, company gas card, company paid storage locker, worked from home and the pay was okay. Your paid for overtime hours.

    Cons

    Your on the clock 24 hours a day, at least 12 days in a row then 2 days off, if your lucky. You are on call on all of the holidays and must stay in or near you service area.

    Company has a lot of former military personnel in management position, they run the company like they are still in the military and your just a soldier. You have no say and to just take orders. Will move you around the country with little or no notice.

    If they decide to terminate you you get a call from your manager to meet at you storage locker. You show up, they take the van, company phone, keys to the locker, company computer, then drive you home. No heads up!

    Advice to Management

    Even with soldiers you can only push them so far.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Management need to hire more people to get the job done.

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    Former Employee - Senior Material Handler in New Hartford, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Material Handler in New Hartford, NY

    I worked at PAR Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Over time is a positive but you can only work so many hours before it starts to take its toll physically.

    Cons

    With all the cut backs and layoffs people have to work twice as hard. That makes the person or persons less productive. In the eyes of PAR if your not overwhelm you not working hard enough.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to relate to the employe personalty and verbally not just send emails. I belonged to a problem solving group and at PAR and training the number one problem. Training was not proactive in regards of not have the resources or time to train personnel properly.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Many years with PAR

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Old Field, NY
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Old Field, NY

    I have been working at PAR Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a good company to work for once upon a time. Have seen many people leave in the last few years. The people made the company but now many of those people are gone.

    Cons

    Very poor upper management no business strategy. They think installing headsets is as good as selling an entire pos system. Everyone is a number now and customer service is no longer a priority. Bad decisions being made consistently. They hire a Vice president and layoff several technicians. Too many chiefs that get paid for nothing. The old regime is still in place that laid off over half the field for the CEO’s 50% bonus. Sales people are poor and don’t sell systems or service contracts. NCR is taking customers all over the place.

    Advice to Management

    Get people in place that have vision and a strategy...


  9. Helpful (1)

    Fun while it lasted

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PAR Technology

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to set your own work schedule in the field. OT was always available. Management is just a phone call away.

    Cons

    Constantly changing scope of responsibilities in the field. Work life balance tilted heavily toward work due to the on call nature of the position.


  10. Helpful (2)

    25 years of belonging to a Family

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at PAR Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Par is one of the few companies that has many, many employees that have been there over 25 years, it's because we feel like a family, support and care about each other. We are a team. I started at the bottom and have worked my way up through at least 10 promotions. It just takes hard work.

    Cons

    Like most companies in America these days, there isn't such a thing a 40 hours work week for salary employees, but I can't imagine where you could go these days and not be in the same situations.

    Advice to Management

    Survey the people who do the work before making commitments, they are the experts.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Thought I had a foot in the door, but now it's stuck...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at PAR Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits and most of the management is very understanding and sensitive to their employees. Overall, a good company, but their 'old school' business tactics are sinking the ship.

    Cons

    Have an odd schedule, with only every other week end off. You may be forced to work over night and overtime is a thing in the far distant past. No transferable skills to offer other technical companies as the software/hardware support you provide is completely proprietary. Extremely little chance of advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive instead of reactive. It's amazing there are still customers.



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