Pythian - They're Drinking the Kool-aid while the CEO is selling the company... err, looking for investors.. | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (10)

    "They're Drinking the Kool-aid while the CEO is selling the company... err, looking for investors.."

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    Current Employee - Technologist in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pythian full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, and free drinks (If local)

    Cons

    It's all glitter, until you look behind the curtain and see how much of a mess it is. Why else would a 20 year old company be in shambles and needing investors? Managers expect miracles from you, but don't give you the time to do it. This leads to poor performance, and makes you look like a complete dolt when you can't deliver. There is too much of a "bro" culture, and low-level employee cliques that are good at sucking up to exec and C levels.

    Pythian2018-11-06

    Pythian Response

    November 16, 2018VP, Human Resources

    Pythian is proud to have been in business for over 20 years. We work in the fast paced technology field, and, like every other business in this field, we must to continue to grow and evolve in order to keep pace with the ever changing market demands - and that includes business investment and adaptations to technologies and services at strategic inflection points of our business lifecycle. We have been very open and transparent of Pythian’s ongoing plans with our global employees and while we realize it can be uncomfortable for some people, others see this planning as an opportunity for growth. Successful investment will no doubt be beneficial for Pythian and all our global colleagues worldwide and we are excited about these next stages! Regarding your comment on our Managers, leadership is difficult at the best of times. Our leadership team is made up of experienced professionals committed to building and investing in our people to exceed customers expectations. As we all know, market changes happen quickly and we work hard to adjust to our client needs. Unfortunately, this does cause friction points at times for our employees as we navigate through together. We do appreciate your feedback and should you have any further comments, please feel free to reach out directly to me at graham@pythian.com

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  1. "Excellent culture, collaboration & promising opportunities"

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    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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    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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