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Updated Jun 24, 2022

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Being a woman in tech, I only recently started advocating for myself at work about advancement opportunities. Because of this I wanted to ask this question to my male counterparts. When you have 1:1's with your direct reports and talk about career growth / aspirations what is your managers’ response typically? I’d like to gauge how my experience (negative) differs from others. For instance are you met with blockades, enthusiasm, dread, etc?

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good company for start

    Apr 20, 2022 - Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    management people mng help growth

    Cons

    prj transion relocation assessment move to other depts

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great employer

    Mar 29, 2021 - Data Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Challenging work, great team, flexible and great work life balance

    Cons

    Lots of changes in a short time

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great company for those looking to develop skills

    Jan 18, 2021 - Marketing Manager in Kirkland, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Ample learning opportunities and a great team to work for

    Cons

    Healthcare plan could have been better compared to other tech companies in the area

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great company

    Jan 25, 2021 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Team focused on result and making good product

    Cons

    Not at this time, works well

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Company

    Sep 23, 2020 - IT Helpdesk Specialist in Bellevue, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Awesome people to work with, a can do attitude, and they're all about helping each other out. Work life balance is great. Benefits aren't bad either.

    Cons

    Unknown direction at this time beyond Parallels as it is now.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Excellent Growth Opportunities at Parallels

    Nov 4, 2019 - Marketing Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommend
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    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.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Place

    Sep 1, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great workspace, friendly community, fun kitchen perks

    Cons

    Personally do not have any cons to share

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good experience

    Dec 17, 2020 - Senior Ae in Bellevue, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You get to be creative

    Cons

    No room to advance career and legacy technology

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good place to work, but definitely has its "growing pains."

    May 21, 2012 -  in Renton, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Employees are provided a high degree of autonomy in their jobs. Flexible work schedule and ability to work from home. You are trusted with managing your own work load in a manner that suits you. Still growing, so most positions are cross-functional and allow you to work on a broad range of projects. Seems to be a lot of opportunities for growth and promotion. Most staff are former Microsoft employees, so you are working with individuals who have a high degree of industry experience and knowledge.

    Cons

    There are disconnects between departments and it's hard to determine who does what.There seems to be a lack of ownership and sometimes you have to harass people for a response. Everything must go through executive management for approval, which creates a bottleneck effect and slows down the process for action items, particularly when quick turnaround is required. The travel and expense management definitely needs to be improved. Individuals are financially responsible for their own expenses until reimbursement (no corporate cards). Having to do POs for every expense/invoice is slow, tedious, and the AP department does not submit payments in a timely manner so you have angry vendors. Egencia does not provide pricing for half the flights or hotels it shows as available, so you have to go back a few times to check different pricing to stay within the travel policy.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  10. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Didn't stand a chance

    Aug 13, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    1 or 2 departments are lead by good management. flexible work hours. good people for the most part.

    Cons

    older, "jaded" upper management with sometimes "1950's management style" abusive tactics. no real direction, constant change to strategy, low morale, many overwhelmed at their positions within the company, each department is its own entity and does not work together well, very poor communication - a "hurry up and get it done" attitude, but impossible time constraints, constant "meetings" requiring many levels of presentation and expectations don't allow it

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    9 people found this review helpful
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