Pythian - Great place to work | Glassdoor
  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Database Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits - Work from home. - Paid time off: 6 sick leaves, 15 vacation days, 12-17 statutory days (country based), 1 volunteer day, extra 10 days if new baby comes. -Professional development support: 3% over annual salary (this can vary according to your job title) + 2 professional days. - Office allowance: begin with 1500 CAD +500 per year - Speaking engagement support: 3000 CAD per year + 50 hours (only for some job titles or tech community leaders). - Paid over time: depend on the team workload. Great teams - People are divided in teams based on the technology they are experts. - Teams have some clients allotted based on the contract size and team size. - People are awesome, most teams really work as a team. - Each team has a team manager and she/he is really close to what everyone on the team does everyday. - There are 7-12 people per team. Company executives - Great visionary guys. - Good partnership programs with AWS, Oracle, Microsoft and Google. - CEO is a really nice guy with a great vision to tech trends and people. - People matters, Pythian has the Pythia index which tracks the balance of men and women in the company. Sales - Great involvement with the sales guys. - Every client has a Customer Success Manager that works with tech teams and the client. We have weekly meetings with the clients to check projects and todos.

    Cons

    Tracking time and actions is really boring, but seems to be a necessary evil. Some people work alone on their shifts, which is not good, but seems that the company is trying to fix this. Sometimes the workload gets really low and there is no work to be done to the clients, but we have a target of 85% billable hours to get. We work a lot more than inside any other company because of the billable time targets we need to reach. It should be 8 hours a day, but from these we need to bill 6.8 hours to the client, sometimes it becomes difficult to reach. On-call is not paid extra, but you can take the time off. On-call can get pretty intense and heavy, but if you have a good team maybe someone will be available to help. Sometimes the tools available to work stress more than help.

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    Pythian2018-05-28

    Pythian Response

    September 5, 2018Global Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Hello, thank you for taking the time to provide a review! We are so glad to hear your positive insights about working at Pythian! We too love the total rewards, like SEED (Professional development support), our global colleagues and the teamwork environment! We understand that the time tracking system may be challenging sometimes, however as you know this helps us keep a transparent log of the work that is being done for our clients. We are working towards getting new tools to help us be more efficient and productive in our daily activities - can't wait to share them! Regarding the on call, we know and appreciate it can be very demanding sometimes. Happy to hear you partner with other Database Consultants on your team for support as this strengthens the team collaboration. Please remember to also keep an open communication with your Team Manager for workload prioritization and balance. We will keep focusing on our amazing colleagues! Should you have additional feedback and/or insights, please email us at gudino@pythian.com

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  1. "Excellent culture, collaboration & promising opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A unique company that values experience, collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit. With a history of success and impressive customer list, it will only continue to thrive. A terrific seasoned executive team is committed to collaboration, transparency and innovation. Some of the most brilliant solution architects I’ve ever worked with in my career.

    Cons

    Nothing bad. I just with more people knew of Pythian from a branding perspective.

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    Pythian2020-01-28

    Pythian Response

    January 30, 2020Organizational Development & Communications Specialist

    Thanks so much for your positive review! When you’re on a global team like ours, collaboration is vital to the success of the team and we are so happy to hear that you are enjoying being part of all of this. As our President Keith has mentioned, this is a services business so we definitely will continue investing in our people and fostering a culture of trust and belonging. Thanks again for your review!

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Negative review had been removed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Administrator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pythian full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Allocate few thousands for employee's training every year

    Cons

    Report your time by minutes, super high turnover, all my team members had left within a few years :)

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    Pythian2019-12-12

    Pythian Response

    December 24, 2019Organizational Development & Communications Specialist

    I’m glad to see that you enjoyed our SEED allowance that we provide to all employees for their continuous development. This is a popular perk amongst our team members as they can use their allowance to attend conferences, subscribe to online trainings, attend workshops and much more! With regards to time tracking, I understand that at times it can be challenging, however it is important for our clients to maintain transparency the projects we work on. I would absolutely welcome you to reach out to our Director of HR, Heather Hillier if you'd like to discuss specific concerns that you believe have not been properly heard. You can contact her directly at hillier@pythian.com.

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