Pariveda Solutions Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
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Pros
  • Employee owned which all participate in (in 7 reviews)

  • Accelerated career path is intended to guide each consultant to be a well-rounded executive (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is considered to be more like a work-life "wobble" (in 6 reviews)

  • You might not work super long hours, but they're typically engaged hours where you're working your brain on full throttle (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Great workplace and career trajectory

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great workplace. Wonderful people. Unheard of career trajectory.

    Cons

    Not the best work-life balance. Somewhat office specific.

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    Happy Employees

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Consultant (C1) in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant (C1) in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Pariveda Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Get to work on different projects every 6-8 months
    -Great employee benefits
    -Great company

    Cons

    -After 2-3 years you move away from development and into project management.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Challenging work and long hours, but it pays off

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant (C1) in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant (C1) in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Pariveda Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional Development and transparency are priorities at Pariveda. Mentor program and consistent feedback makes it clear what you need to do to advance. They are transparent about salaries and expectations for every level within the company, from Consultants to C-level executives. Career paths are clearly laid out, and promotions are available every 12 months. You work on small teams with talented peers, solving interesting problems using cutting edge technologies. Competitive salaries and benefits. Lots of happy hours and events.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can get out of sync, but I think it depends on the client you are assigned to. Some of my coworkers worked 40 hour weeks, but I worked 50-60 hours on the projects I was assigned to, without overtime. You are expected to do things outside of work (networking events, research current technology trends, volunteering, etc) in order to advance. That's not so bad, but the extra expectations can add up.

    Advice to Management

    Offer benefits to employees who work overtime.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great place for career growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant (C1) in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant (C1) in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Pariveda Solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mentor Program
    Very collaborative work environment
    Dedication to employee development
    Interesting and varied work
    Clear expectations for promotion
    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    No signing bonus for experienced hires
    Advanced degree holders start at the same level as Bachelors degree holders

    Advice to Management

    Provide more ways for people to earn bonuses

  6. Great place to grow your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate (A1) in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate (A1) in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Pariveda Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pariveda offers a very clear framework for advancement within the company. Employees work with a mentor to set goals to achieve a specified level of skills and experience in all aspects of their career. There is a diligent focus on growth and accomplishment, and a culture of positive feedback and mentorship.

    Cons

    Because advancement is so clear and transparent, it removes the option of making an extremely fast rise. Employees are only eligible for promotion once per year, and that might not be fast enough for some people. There is no "quick way to the top" because of who you know, etc. Everyone (including upper-level executives) has to satisfy the requirements for promotion, and the compensation for each position is pre-established and well-known.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Challenging work and a learning-focused environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant (C2) in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant (C2) in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Pariveda Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You are constantly being pushed and encouraged to develop yourself, skills, and career which in turn leads to positive reviews, promotions and becoming a respected leader in your field. I have never worked with a smarter group of individuals who are truly interested in learning and growing both their career and their colleagues'. The review and promotion process is very thorough and I always feel as though my Manager, Review Writer, and Mentor are representing me to the best of their ability.

    Cons

    The always-growing, always-learning environment is not for everyone. People who want to go to work, do their job, and go home without all of the extras (community service, training classes, mentoring, etc) are not going to thrive in an environment like Pariveda.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to strive to promote Women in Technology and STEM in schools.

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    Smart people, great hiring practices, not for everyone

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best thing about Pariveda is the caliber of its people. Do not let up on your hiring requirements and on bringing top execs to college interviews. That makes a difference. The work is challenging and interesting. Limited travel which is rare for consulting, this is aligned with the sales model of selling local. Management is caring.

    Cons

    Team meetings from 6-8pm are an expected occurrence, as are long hours on projects. Flex time is not an option, except for a couple isolated cases of internal roles. Business model is rigid and does not allow for variation from the set 'track', it is very much a up or out environment.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that there is a gap in your Manager to Principal track, as many that you have spent time grooming will need to temporarily slow down in their career for a few years. Either build in real repeatable options or simply acknowledge that this will be your model (hire Consultants, groom into Manager, half of the managers leave, and hire VPs from outside) and be transparent with your employees about it.

  9. Great place to grow quickly with smart people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant (C2) in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant (C2) in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Pariveda Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pariveda gives you the opportunity to grow quickly with training and a clear path of expectations to move forward. The people who work here are incredibly smart and truly buy into the mission of growing people. You get a mentor and the culture is one of openness and sharing. The collaborative nature of the teams is something that I enjoy.

    Cons

    There are some people who do not fit the Pariveda mold. It is fast paced and can be challenging and demanding at times. This is not a place to come land and stay still in your career. This is not necessarily a con but it is something that can hinder some who don't expect the aggressive workload and fast paced career growth.

    Advice to Management

    The more the transparency the better. It is always interesting to hear about the direction of the company more than once a quarter.

  10. One of the best companies to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pariveda Solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pariveda Solutions has an amazing company culture. They are all about fostering growth and career development in every single person. They have clear, written out requirements for promotions so you know exactly what you have to do to be promoted. They give constant feedback on work to ensure all employees are working properly and meeting the goals they set for themselves. The mentor program is incredibly helpful. The company pairs each employee with a mentor to discuss anything from a difficult boss, tough project, or any other questions one might have. They have a strong focus on community service. They also host many fun social events so the company can get to know their colleagues better. If you are a recent college graduate I highly recommend working here. They genuinely care about their employees and will help you launch your career. The alumni program is also something that makes Pariveda such a great company. This group is designed for alumni of the company to stay connected to one another and the company to help expand their business network. They genuinely care about their employees while they are employed and even after they have left.

    Cons

    It is not an easy job. Pariveda expects you to deliver results, but that is what makes the company successful.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Pariveda really cares about the individual

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consulting in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Consulting in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pariveda is very focused on growing the individual. This is the only place I've ever worked that thinks about their people first before anything else. You will hear "but is this work interesting enough for our people? Would it help grow them?"

    Cons

    Pariveda has a lot of meetings. They like to do things in a face to face way, not necessarily a bad thing but your calendar is sometimes full of meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Consider remote working arrangements where you could work in the office 60% of your work week and be in a home office environment. Working in the office affords great relationships but sometimes its good to break away and have solace to work on the work itself.

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