Parature
3.6 of 5 19 reviews
www.parature.com Herndon, VA 50 to 149 Employees

Parature Reviews

Updated Jan 6, 2014
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3.6 19 reviews

                             

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Ching-Ho Fung

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59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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An interesting experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Parature

ProsParature has a great company culture, even though it has had it's bumps in the road.

ConsLack of a matching 401k plan.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Parature is a great place to work! Great camaraderie!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Parature full-time for more than 10 years

ProsI really love the people and culture at Parature. The team is very passionate about the success of clients and the "do-whatever-it-takes attitude" has been infectious over the years. Every first Friday of the month, lunch is catered in for employees, so everything from all you can eat Five Guys burgers to thai food has been a really great perk.

ConsCommute is pretty far with the HQ located in Herndon, VA.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company and product positioned for success in a hot market

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Herndon, VA

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

ProsPeople at Parature are nice and easy to work with
Product is solid - competes with the big players in the industry
Access to Executive Management
Fun culture with events throughout the year
Fully stocked kitchen and many in-office lunches
Ability to take on multiple responsibilities and have a role in overall company success
Pet friendly atmosphere

ConsSome bumps in the past but the company has rode those out and great things are already in place

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep charging forward with a great product and team on hand

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very fun experience with an extremely laid-back work culture.

Technical Services Intern (Former Employee)
Herndon, VA

I worked at Parature as an intern for less than a year

ProsCasual - wore shorts/t-shirt everyday
Very nice, smart people that are always available to answer questions
The product they advertised and sold was very effective and well-made - have big name clients that were fun to work with and learn about

ConsSmall company - didn't seem like there was much room to grow past a certain point

Advice to Senior ManagementExpand!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Parature

ProsFun environment, Great place to work, Lot of new technologies to ascertain.

ConsAt this point I am not seeing any cons.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Love it here, you would, too.

Database Administrator (Current Employee)
Herndon, VA

I have been working at Parature full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat work environment, great management, solidly competitive pay and benefits, flexible and great work life balance.

ConsI'm gaining some weight from the free soda and snacks. ;-)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The golden age of Parature is long gone.

Sales (Former Employee)
Vienna, VA

I worked at Parature full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFun environment. Free food occasionally.

ConsWay back when, it was a bigger company. While the product was somewhat antiquated it was a fun environment. Now, it's just a shadow of what it once was. The product is still antiquated, but the people are good. Though job security is not guaranteed. Layoffs happened all the time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice atmosphere, but company doesn't feel sustainable.

Intern (Former Employee)
Vienna, VA

I worked at Parature as an intern for less than a year

ProsTalented young employees have the ability to move to other parts of the company, provided they demonstrate knowledge of the core product. The office environment is enjoyable, with food and ping-pong provided.

ConsThe company doesn't inspire tons of confidence. When I worked there, the office was located in Tysons Corner, and they've been forced to move to a cheaper location. The core product is seen as a cheaper alternative to services such as Salesforce, but it feels like you're getting what you paid for.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake the core product more robust. The tons of tiny bugs make it hard for new people to catch on, and can make troubleshooting very difficult.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Friendly Atmosphere but lack of leadership

Technology Area (Former Employee)
Vienna, VA

I worked at Parature

ProsVery flexible work schedule. Everyone is very friendly including senior management. True startup environment with free drinks and snacks. Open to ideas.

ConsLeadership is lacking. There is no clear vision of senior management heading for the same goal and purpose. It was once innovative and leader in the space.

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OK

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Vienna, VA

I have been working at Parature

ProsThe People
Free Snacks & Drinks

ConsNo Opportunity for Advancement or Professional Development
Salary Not Competitive
Constant Changes to Compensation Plans, Always to the Benefit of the Company

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open with your employees, listen to ALL of your employees not just the select few in the "in crowd", reward ALL employees for hard work not just the select few in the "in crowd", deliver on promises made to employees - especially monetary promises

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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