Mission: Our mission is to grow individuals to their fullest potentials. We develop, manage and apply talent for the benefit of clients, in partnership and for profit.
Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE named Pariveda Solutions one of 2017's Best Small & Medium Workplaces. #finfam #learncoachgive http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQHgf
Who better to share about the Pariveda internship experience than our 2017 Summer #finterns themselves?! Each year we embark on fulfilling our mission to grow people through our internship program. This past summer we had 3 philanthropic internships in which the brightest college students from around the country learned to use technology to give back to the community. Check out the video - http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQy1G
In 2003, we asked one simple question. Can a technology consulting firm be successful by focusing first on growing the individual to their fullest potential? We believed that through an unwavering commitment to developing people we could create a different kind of company. We created Pariveda. At our very core, we desire to help the individual grow through learning, coaching and giving to others to achieve their fullest potential. The individual is defined as our people, our clients, recruits, alumni, and our communities.
It is through this belief in helping the individual, counter to industry norms, we have grown revenue each and every year since 2003. We believe in providing for the security and well-being of our people and their families through an ESOP where stock is earned from the very first day of work, 401k match, paid sabbaticals and 100% paid medical. We employ a cohort model for compensation in order to foster collaboration across our employees. All employees at a certain level are paid the same so that no individual focuses on their own credit but rather the success of the collective firm.
We leverage a proprietary Expectations Framework (EF) to guide the career development of our employees. The EF maps our expectations across 5 core dimensions (Effectiveness, Business of IT, Relationships, Leadership, and Others First). This creates a clear framework for coaching our employees to achieve their maximum potential through rigorous development.
We believe in the efficiency of small teams working together to solve complex problems leveraging strategy and technology. We believe in growing deep relationships with our people, our clients and others in our networks. Our people develop trusted relationships with clients because of the value we provide them. Value realized is evidenced through a client repeat/referral rate of 85%. We are unwavering in our commitment to excellence and growing individuals to their fullest potential.
While we expect our solutions to change over time with technology waves, our product is consistent. Our product is our people.
We develop our people who are high-potential consultants into solution architects to solve global business problems. Our solution architects, because of their growth experiences using a variety of frameworks and technologies, create highly-effective solutions to our clients’ most difficult problems.
We are passionate about creating interesting solutions to the unknown/unmet needs of our clients and grow, both our people and our clients, through those experiences. We deliver strategic services and technology solutions. Pariveda's technology solutions include custom application development in areas such as strategy, mobility, cloud computing, data, portals and collaboration, CRM, custom software, enterprise integration and user experience.
We are focused on delivering a return-on-investment quickly. Agile solution delivery is woven into the fabric of Pariveda’s culture, and our project approach is based heavily on Agile delivery to create value sooner. Key Agile tenets include: business/IT collaboration, continuous integration, automation, prioritization, minimum viable product (MVP), among others.
The Business of IT® is not only our trademark, but it is the mantra we strive to bring to our clients as we assist them in running their IT organizations like services companies inside their corporate enterprises. From the way clients define their internal strategy, to the way they manage and deploy their resources and deliver value to their organization, our proven methodology enhances the value of IT within each client organization.
Pariveda Solutions, Inc. is a leading management consulting firm specializing in improving our clients’ performance. We are complex problem solvers who provide strategic consulting services and custom application development solutions for mobility, cloud computing, data, portals and collaboration, CRM, custom software, enterprise integration and user experience needs of our clients.
Pariveda solves the complex problems of clients ranging from Fortune 100 to Global 2000 to startup companies and spanning multiple industries. Our people develop trusted relationships with clients based on the value we provide them. Clients partner with us for our high-caliber combination of technology and business problem-solving experts, our high-quality delivery consistency and our focus on building lifetime relationships.
Our Vice Presidents are responsible for both the engagement pursuit and engagement delivery ensuring continuity and accountability from the sale through solution delivery. Over 85% of our business is through referrals and additional work at clients, and many of our clients engage us on initiatives year-over-year.
We know and understand digital transformation. As a national full-service IT and business consultancy, we have delivered strategies and developed custom technology solutions for many customer-facing, B2C applications that span both online and mobile domains. We understand the key business drivers and value proposition for investment in digital and are equipped to help guide you here. We understand a variety of industry and technology landscapes. We have extensive experience over the past decade working across many industry markets.
We pride ourselves on our ability to collaborate alongside our clients to achieve successful outcomes. We remain focused on producing solutions which are sustainable whether you choose to enhance internally or ask Pariveda to do so.
I have been working at Pariveda Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)
I joined with the expectation I would meet specific career milestones within a certain period of time, and that is exactly what has happened. The opportunities I've had at Pariveda have given my career an incredible boost with respect to my peers. This is all made possibly by Pariveda's commitment to developing people to their full potential (which is supported by processes meant to bring transparency to growth areas).
I've worked with people in several offices and hands down the best part of Pariveda are the people (which we refer to as Fins). Pariveda consistently hires bright and motivated people (often times young and fun too) across all offices, which helps maintain a culture that is truly unique to Pariveda.
Work-life balance is something that I've had very-little challenge maintaining at Pariveda. Unlike friends at the "big-4" firms, where careers also get propelled at the expense of burning people out, me and my teams are not being beaten down by unrelenting 60 to 80 hour weeks (which are the norm at those firms). There are weeks that may require extra hours, but they are the exception, not the rule. This has afforded me the opportunity to experience a lot more in life.
Commutes can be rough, depending on clients, but leadership is sensitive to this and will work to accommodate those teammates.
Very focused on growth and ownership, meaning that budget sometimes leans more towards growing new markets and buying back ESOP shares. This sometimes gives the impression that Pariveda does not put enough money towards employee perks like jackets or happy hours (granted, salaries and benefits are great).
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Pariveda Solutions (Washington, DC) in January 2018.
The interview process was about 2 months long, but I went multiple weeks with zero response from the recruiter that was my contact through the process.
Initially, I went through a phone screen and then came in for an on-site aptitude test (BAPT). It's a fun and engaging exam that lasts about 3 hours. Afterwards, I had lunch with a team member. A few days later, the BAPT results came in and a behavioral interview was scheduled with a VP in the office. The general idea behind the behavioral interview was to see what kind of exposure I had to solving problems and working with certain things. The VP wasn't confrontational but also wasn't very approachable. After that interview, it took 2 weeks for Pariveda to get back to me about moving forward with a case interview (despite following up with them multiple times). The case interview is a 3 hour presentation where I was given a hypothetical question and had to respond with a solution. It didn't require technical programming knowledge, but did involve developing a mathematical algorithm. After I worked on that for two hour, I presented my findings to a panel. From there, I waited almost two more weeks before receiving a phone call regarding their decision (again, despite following up with them multiple times).
For a company that is consistently rated as one of the best companies on Glassdoor (something Pariveda loves to promote), I was disappointed in how little they care about future potential employees' time. I spent more time waiting for responses from Pariveda than I did prepping and interviewing for the position. The interview process is over the top, especially for an entry level position. The case interview isn't catered for an entry level candidate interview. Individuals applying for entry level positions don't have multiple years of experience, so Pariveda should consider re-developing their job position descriptions to cover this. Not hiring someone because they are "too junior" sounds like it's the candidate's fault/problem, but in reality it is Pariveda's problem.