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PAR Technology Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
19 Reviews
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    You may get blamed for something

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't Bother

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PAR Technology full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Even with soldiers you can only push them so far.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PAR Technology

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    25 years of belonging to a Family

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Job left no time for personal life

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PAR Technology full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not much that I would recommend

    Cons

    Very few pros to speak of

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    All you will be is a number to this company

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    Former Employee - Customer Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Customer Engineer in Boulder, CO

    I worked at PAR Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most Lower management are respectful and caring. They handled layoffs better than seen in most companies. Benefits are decent. Good vacation time, very flexible with schedule.

    Cons

    The company is going down the drain. Losing Major account after Major account, laying off 60% of work force. Absolutely no room for growth. Upper management makes drastic decisions that negatively affect employees. One bad decision after another.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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