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Found 158 of over 163 reviews
4.0
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Parallels CEO Birger Steen
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Found 157 of over 163 reviews

4.0
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Parallels CEO Birger Steen
Birger Steen
99 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Lots of great people learn from both engineering and management.(in 20 reviews)
  • "Pay and benefits are good.(in 10 reviews)
  • "small, lean, fast paced, good products, great teams(in 9 reviews)
  • "In our country there are not much opportunities have both a good job and salary.(in 7 reviews)
  • "Open dialogue Management is accessible.(in 7 reviews)
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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. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great company

    Jan 25, 2021 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Team focused on result and making good product

    Cons

    Not at this time, works well

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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
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Company

    Sep 23, 2020 - IT Helpdesk Specialist in Bellevue, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Place

    Sep 1, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great workspace, friendly community, fun kitchen perks

    Cons

    Personally do not have any cons to share

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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
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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
    Former Employee

    big big big fun in Parallels

    Apr 18, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    talented team with extreme motivation

    Cons

    didn't notice them - it was huge fun

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    A Great Place to Work

    Apr 3, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. Flexible schedules - getting your work done is what counts most. People love working here and get along very well.

    Cons

    Not too many, actually. Senior management is very reserved and isolated - could communicate more to the employees. Rare to get an update on the business or direction of the company. Most information comes third hand. Company has split off divisions and has sold them. Opportunity for career growth is limited.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Taken great care of their employees!

    Aug 9, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great health benefits, 401k match, great work/life balance, and chance to grow in an exciting field. They have set it up to attract top tech-talent and it shows, each new employee brings amazing skillsets to the team. New office location in downtown Bellevue is very nice as well.

    Cons

    Still in midst of large changes including split of 2 other companies - Plesk and Virtuozzo. Can be chaotic.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Fast growing company with tons of potential!

    Mar 27, 2015 -  in Renton, WA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Moving in the right direction for innovation. Highly motivated employees with a breadth of knowledge. Very friendly and fun place to work.. Very fast paced allowing you to learn new things every day. A great place to work to build your career and resume!

    Cons

    There are a few legacy and cultural challenges that exist but those are improving every day.

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    3 people found this review helpful

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    Director of Global Recruiting

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Parallels has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 163 reviews left anonymously by employees. 80% of employees would recommend working at Parallels to a friend and 62% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Parallels employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.0 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Parallels. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

80% of Parallels employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Parallels 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Parallels to be culture, benefits, career development and the cons to be senior leadership, management.

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