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Parallels Overview

Bellevue, WA
501 to 1000 employees
1999
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors

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Parallels Inc., a global leader in cross-platform solutions, makes it simple for customers to use and access the applications and files they need on any device or operating system. We help businesses and individuals securely and productively use their favorite devices and ... Read more

Parallels Reviews

  • "Excellent Growth Opportunities at Parallels"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Excellent life/work balance
    -Premium/Competitive benefits
    -Expansive opportunities for internal growth
    -A clear directive from management/executives
    -Under Corel, there are constant cross-functional opportunities for those who seek it
    -Internal culture is friendly and transparent

    Cons

    Many Parallels employees are high-functioning and have high-output for their productivity. So, a new employee or junior hire who may be entering early in their career may feel left behind without meticulous supervision and constant alignment.

    Merging of systems with new acquisitions or internal system changes is difficult to keep up with but it's clear the change is always to the benefit of the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Communication could be improved. Please, continue the deep understanding of employee needs and frustrations. Surveys and follow-ups are great - but over-communicate future change versus after-the-fact to help every employee be prepared on what to expect to ensure the continuation of high-quality output.

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Parallels Photos

Parallels photo of: CEO Birger Steen - Summit 2014
Parallels photo of: Launch Day!
Parallels photo of: Employee Summer Event in US
Parallels photo of: Employee Summer Event in US
Parallels photo of: Employee's children enjoying a corporate event in US.
Parallels photo of: Global Staffing & Recruiting Director with Russian Recruiting Team
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Parallels Interviews

Experience

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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Parallels.

    Interview

    The interview process was great. Scott did an excellent job keeping me in "the loop" in terms of the overall schedule and setting expectations around the entire process from interview to potential offer. The team asked the tough questions but also painted a clear picture of the role, what they were looking for and what it can be like working for a global company like Parallels.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were very targeted around HR Programs and Processes. However, it was also clearly an interview to ensure I was a good fit for the team dynamic.   Answer Question
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Parallels Awards & Accolades

  • Tech Elite Virtualization 50, CRN Magazine, 2014
  • The Top 25 Innovators Of 2014 - Birger Steen, CRN Magazine, 2014
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