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Paragon Development Systems Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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  1. "PDS Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Analyst in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Paragon Development Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back, friendly, helpful, fun

    Cons

    There are none that I have had yet.


  2. "Good for most employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Paragon Development Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, generous PTO, option to work from home, flexible with your schedule

    Cons

    No 401k match, expensive insurance, little to no training

  3. "Great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paragon Development Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The team I was on were a great bunch of individuals.
    Freedom to choose where to work, be it at the office or home.

    Cons

    The type of work, call center work wears on a person.
    Not much room for advancement beyond the call center atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Let people rotate out as not to get burned out.


  4. "Your Professional Voice is Heard Here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Account Director in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paragon Development Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    No Company is without it's challenges, but PDS is certainly a place where your professional voice can be heard. If you're willing to learn, opportunities are abundant and management is craving your insight and innovation. Many who have left of their own accord have returned realizing the grass may have been greener elsewhere but only with more manure.

    Cons

    Product Branding and Practice Focus is an Achilles heel. Continued work is needed.
    Constant Annual restructuring of upper level management gets confusing on who to turn to with ideas and opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees. The opinion of the masses is relevant and will keep you ahead of your competition. Not to mention...retention of great talent.


  5. "Annual Company Reboots and No Career Advancement Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Paragon Development Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of fun people. Casual work environment. Opportunity to get lots of certifications before moving elsewhere.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility in job schedule. Terrible benefits and no change despite numerous complaints. No direction from executives and really seems the rather new leadership doesn't actually understand the company and direction. ABSOLUTELY NO career advancement in any role, in any office (Only seen it three times in a sales role in past 6 years). Literally every January for the past 6 years there has been an entire company reboot....now back to the original reboot idea from 6 years ago...

    Advice to Management

    Move on and out of PDS and let existing long-term employees that actually understand the business and specific market grow and lead.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "No longer the company it once was"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Paragon Development Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of people left at PDS who are highly dedicated to the company and its success, and who understand that teamwork is the best and truest way to care for clients and colleagues.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, some of the executive team doesn't seem to share that teamwork attitude, and instead seems to care more about their own personal status and power than taking care of all employees. The lack of focus and direction in where the company is heading can be demoralizing, especially when a different focus, initiative, or plan is presented every quarter.

    Advice to Management

    In addition to the regular annual fiscal audit, you may want to consider a performance audit of your executive team. I saw some fairly shady practices while I worked there that I'm confident were an unnecessary drain on the company's bottom line. If you're an executive of the company, you should be more interested in how the company is doing, not in lining your own pocket.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "You need to find a CEO like Craig"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Paragon Development Systems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good, work from home, lots of vacation. Many of the managers are dedicated to the company. Exciting and always something new.

    Cons

    They are always under staffed so you have to put in way too many hours. Sales goals are impossible (a 60% increase over the prior year) so you will never see a bonus. Senior management is not interested in the core business, they are just using it to fund a software startup in California.

    Advice to Management

    You need to replace the executive management team with people who will work on the PDS core business. You need to find someone like Craig who was passionate about the core business. The majority of your employees don't fit into PDS 2.0 which is why they are leaving.

  8. "A great firm to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Solution Architect, Network and Security in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Technical Solution Architect, Network and Security in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Paragon Development Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home, god pay, great coworkers, great manager,

    Cons

    Sales goals were too aggressive, causing reorganization

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic sales goals


  9. "Has pros and cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great management and fun team to work with.

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities and long hours. Work not challenging enough.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Unclear of job title"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Paragon Development Systems full-time

    Pros

    Really can't think of any.

    Cons

    Where to start.
    If you enjoy brown-nosing, than this is for you.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up


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