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Parametrix Reviews

Updated August 13, 2017
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  1. "Engineer II"

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parametrix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Parametrix is a great place to work. Fun people, support from all levels of the company, and 100% employee owned. You have flexibility to pursue new opportunities and continue your professional growth.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about them.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a great job,


  2. "Project Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Project Acoutn in Puyallup, WA
    Former Employee - Project Acoutn in Puyallup, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Parametrix full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Poor management in Finance. If you aren't one of the CFO's little puppets, you won't stay very long.

    Cons

    Great coworkers, excellent wages, somewhat room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Clean house in upper management starting with CFO

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Surviving for now"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Puyallup, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Puyallup, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good community of people. Good Benefits. Free lunches occasionally. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Basically forces engineers to change from "Engineers" to marketers" who have to cold call clients to seek work when time is slow. This leads to engineers spending excess time doing overhead work and thus having to work long hours to keep up with project work.

    Advice to Management

    Start mentoring the young employees. All the oldies wont be around forever and currently nothing is being done to replace them when they are gone.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parametrix full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. I had a lot of opportunities for training, growth, and interesting work.

    Cons

    Long hours at time but a good team to work with.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "The Fear Factory"

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    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Artist in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Artist in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Parametrix full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    In the beginning of my 8 year career with this company the pros were many and varied. It was like a big, happy family. As time went by, they all rather wilted and died.

    Cons

    This is an "employee-owned company" which means the top echelon can pretty much do as they wish without worrying about rules - they don't have any. People would be there one day and gone the next, this is after many years service to the company. No explanations other than, "Robert is no longer with Parametrix."
    People who do not sell contracts are viewed as attachments to be trashed as soon as they are not pulling in enough billable hours to earn their own pay as well as a hefty mark-up for company coffers. Engineers and accountants run the company, their self proclaimed "Core Values" are a total farce - they only apply to the top tier of "employees."
    The CEO is aptly named: a noisy "look at me" bird worth little.

    Advice to Management

    There is more to life than your next bonus earned mostly by the peons under you. This company could be great again, but I don't see that happening.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Office Temp"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Parametrix as a contractor

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly people, professional attitude.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to note at this time.

    Advice to Management

    No criticism to note at this time.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Going down the tubes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Puyallup, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Puyallup, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Parametrix (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    it is close to my home

    Cons

    The company "feel" has changed and not in a good way. Management is extremely unproductive. They have people in charge that have no business being in management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Fire a few of the division managers and improve the moral of the office.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "If you can make it rain, you will be loved"

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    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Portland, OR

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere
    Good allowance of time off and flexible work schedule, can work from home, etc
    Provides work related resources without much corporate hassle
    Benefits are decent. In general the HR side of the company is great. But...

    Cons

    A few bad apples have clawed to the top of the fray,

    Poor leadership, "do as I say, not as I do" mentality,
    People are treated based on the money/contracts they bring in. Bring in projects and they leave you alone. And if you don't bring in projects they won't help you. You are on your own here.
    Top heavy management, very high overhead. Lots of people who are responsible for programs but don't really seem to be doing anything tangible or productive.
    Lots of managers but no good leadership.
    No support by management. Any sign of trouble and you will be abandoned.
    In general the management is closed off to the main body of the company and that tends to breed rumors and speculation. Sometimes it feels like you are just manufacturing TV sets and not part of an employee owned company. It used to be a whole lot better. Now it's soaked in politics and power struggles.

    Advice to Management

    A leader has a responsibility to be the example. Show how things are done and help guide people with a hand and not a fist. Part of being a good leader is the ability to listen objectively and have trust in the people you work with. You are not always right, so listen to the facts don't dismiss the stories so quickly. You are part of family of coworkers that are not out to get you. Read any book on leadership. At least that might indicate you are trying to do a good job and care about the people around you.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Nice Place to Work. Would work there again."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends

    Pros

    As an employee owned company, feel like each employee has a voice and can make some difference if they would like to. Good colaboration between teams and offices. Company knows how to have fun.

    Cons

    With today's economy, everyone is struggling to find work and it can be quite streesful. Office morale is a little down right now.

    Advice to Management

    Look for more ways to share work and balance work between offices. One of the reasons Parametrix overhead may be too high is because we have a lot of support and admin staff.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahape (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahape (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learnt lot of things. Good individual growth

    Cons

    no Cons to be mentioned . I was happy with the experience