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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. 3.0
    Former Employee

    OK company in a high growth market.

    Feb 4, 2014 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Parallels enjoys high brand recognition in its run windows on mac, control panel, and hosting automation target markets.

    Cons

    Can its collection of acquired products scale to meet market requirements?

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

    Best career boost ever

    May 9, 2015 - Technical Support Engineer in Novosibirsk
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Parallels is definitely the best place to work at. Started working there as a junior support engineer with literally no experience and grew up to a chief support engineer in 4 years gaining huge variety of skills. Working at Parallels you get: - Awesome people to work with - Interesting and challenging job. Working as a 'simple' technical engineer you gain serious skills of a system/infrastructure architect. - Wide career opportunities including relocation all over the world - Endless field for improvement. Innovations and personal projects are highly valued by management - Lots of benefits as gym, corporate transport, food, health insurance, certifications

    Cons

    Despite all the pros there are some cons: 1) Working as a Support Engineer you have to work 4 days a week - 2 night shifts and 2 day shifts. People who cannot change schedule easily might have a hard time working in support. 2) Stress. If you deal with clients you have to be prepared to get some stress. Either you become immune to stress and angry customers, or you'll eventually burn out. Working night/day shifts doesn't really help your mental health either. Besides these 2 points there is a last, but not least one. Some might consider it a pro, but I think it's a "con" after all. it is difficult to move on. Parallels is such a nice place to work at you will not wish to leave even if your career demands new challenges, some people decide to stop growing and keep doing the same job after many years without any intention to change anything. It's too comforting to stay there.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Nice start for a beginner, a dead end for a professional

    Nov 27, 2016 - Software Developer in Moscow, Moskva
    Recommend
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    Pros

    1) A well-known brand 2) A lot of skilled professionals (but it depends on the department) 3) An OK work/life balance (but it's totally up to you!) 4) If you're a novice, Parallels is a good opportunity to see how serious IT companies do their business with a decent amount of bureaucracy and learn a lot about processes

    Cons

    1) A lot of managers can't stand if you dispute their decisions, even if they are obviously wrong 2) Salary depends a lot on your relationships with your manager - you might get extra bonuses or you might permanently stay underpaid 3) Coworkers mostly are nice people, but if you are an introvert it will be hard for you to do your jobs as a lot of tasks require social communication 4) Company is very caution about decisions and stick to outdated technologies and processes - you won't learn a lot of new technologies here 5) Considering a large amount of offices, it's almost impossible to get a relocation 6) Company is not multicultural, as all offices are isolated from each other

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    1 person found this review helpful
  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    The Best ;)

    Aug 20, 2014 - Manager in Moscow, Moskva
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I’m working at the Company more than 6 years and I definitely got something to say Some evident benefits: - Working at Parallels, you work in stable and fast growing company - You can generate good ideas and proposals hoe to make your work better or even how to make work at Parallels overall better. And it will be supported by your manager. And moreover they will be applied. - We have very democratic dress-code and culture - It’s great to work with professional team and with very interesting people around

    Cons

    And a couple of rooms for grow: - Not all business process are going smoothly - We have some tough deadline

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