Paragon Solutions

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Paragon Solutions Reviews

Updated June 5, 2014
Updated June 5, 2014
26 Reviews
2.9
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Paragon Solutions a great place to start.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Migration Analyst  in  Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Former Employee - Migration Analyst in Plymouth Meeting, PA

    I worked at Paragon Solutions as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    For anyone new to the project management or business analytics field signing on with an agency is a good option. As a source for development agencies offer a range of projects to satisfy client demands. As such, Paragon Solutions works with medium to large corporations by supplying projects with talent to match objectives.

    Cons

    This is no la-di-da position. Once a part of the Paragon family be prepared to hit the ground running. This is not a con, more so a heads up to be prepared. If not, you will be counted out of the project. Paragon requires skilled analysts to drive the requests of organizations poised for success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good job. Acquiring good, strong and seasoned talent enables your organization to make its mark as a provider of solutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    For the most part a nice company to work for.....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Paragon Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Overall, they are a nice company to work for. Having the right manager makes it better. Always paid on time and pretty good health benefits.

    Cons

    Seem to have outdated processes and an old school way of thinking. They do not invest much in Employee training and are not usually able to give raises to accomodate cost of living increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to new ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Paragon

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Plymouth Meeting, PA

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

    Pros

    Excellent, very supporting consulting company

    Cons

    None, they were very understanding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Consulting and Systems Integration

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Paragon Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Mostly on-site project work providing opportunities for varied industries and client interaction experience. Colleagues have a "Team" attitude and are very helpful.

    Cons

    Some projects are of short duration, so there is not much time or room for promotions, salary increases. New projects and resource allocations seem to be a constant struggle for the home office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know staff skills and abilities; performance reviews would be helpful upon project termination.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Two years removed

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Cranford, NJ
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Cranford, NJ

    I worked at Paragon Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Can't think of any right now.

    Cons

    I just wanted to mention that I'm not the only one that feels company is going down hill. I worked there for 4 years and was let go when owners son wanted my job. That was two years ago. And while they did me a huge favor, the pattern of hiring friends and family first obviously continues. You will always be an outsider there if you are not family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sometimes people like to be treated with respect.

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

    Has become a fundamentally poor company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engagement Lead
    Former Employee - Engagement Lead

    I worked at Paragon Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Paragon was a strong company when I joined, and I had several very good years working for them and was quite satisfied. However starting in 2011, the company began a steady decline which has left it continuing to struggle.
    I had many good colleagues on project teams; however anyone who is able to find another position is heading for the door.

    Cons

    Projects are oversold and underdelivered. Client dissatisfaction has become a constant issue as Paragon is trying to survive with under-experienced staff. Repeat business (the lifeblood of any consulting firm) has diminished to the point of being non-existent
    CEO hires relatives & family friends into operational management positions, then wonders why the business operations are inept.
    Offshore developers are incompetent.
    No true vision.
    No career development; staff are viewed as expendable resources.
    Back-stabbing and gossip-ridden culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development  in  Cranford, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Development in Cranford, NJ

    I have been working at Paragon Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Hard working, dedicated people throughout the company.
    Ethical in doing business the right way.
    Innovative, can do attitude from senior management

    Cons

    Doesn't always have name recognition when calling on customers.
    Company has a career path options but because we are a mid-sized firm it has less options then some of the bigger firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the strategy of providing the highest value possible to customers and business will continue to grow like it has for many years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Paragon Solutions

    Pros

    Benefits pay hours time off

    Cons

    Do not reimburse for internet connection or cell phone

  10.  

    Descent people working harder not smarter

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Paragon Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They have many, many genuinely decent people. Medical benefits are nice.

    Cons

    If you were hired on as a staff aug resource hired out to clients, expect little interaction with Paragon, unless it's at Merck or AT&T. Otherwise, you are on your own. For those working in operations, marketing and sales, expect little agreement amongst senior management as many of them don't necessarily like each other. The company seems to lack vision and objectives beyond financial objectives. They set a revenue number, but have no idea how to get there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are no longer taking the risks they need to grow the company. They think they have moved from staff augmentation to systems integration and advisory solutions. They have really not. The CEO is a great man, but he must decide if he wants to grow the company or wind it down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fairly effective staffing company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Paragon Solutions

    Pros

    Have good relationships in the Life Sciences practice, allowing for growth. Good administration (payroll, expenses, etc.). Effective at finding outside resources to meet client requests.

    Cons

    Does not invest in employee development. Senior management is not involved with client engagements; they operate almost as separate companies. Limited experience in financial services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with what you know - staffing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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