Parasoft Reviews

Updated January 29, 2016
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  1. "Associate Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment Great technical managers Good On the job training

    Cons

    Mediocre Compensation Nothing else to complain about


  2. "Professional Services"

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

    Pros

    Smaller company that should be able to react to change more quickly.

    Cons

    Lacks leadership and direction. Unprofessional environment. Not uncommon for managers and employees to yell and scream profanities. Static Analysis tools are a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Sell off static analysis tools and cut your losses. You can never become a premier SA company. Most opportunities is in the functional test tools. Been at companies that have gone with other tools and the only thing in favor of Parasoft was price and most companies realize that is not enough.


  3. "Smart, committed leadership, happy customers"

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    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parasoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I'm relatively new to the sales team, so I never met the Leadership that other reviews have scorched. In my experience the new people are bright, proven, and a pleasure to deal with. When I talk to customers they like us significantly more than CA, IBM, and HP (our main competitors) and analysts like Forrester have given glowing reviews.

    Cons

    Some things about the company feel dated, but hey it's a three decade old company. That said, it feels like they're committed to change, innovation, and remaining a leader.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused, it seems like we're going in a good direction, keep investing in what will enable your sales teams to succeed.


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  5. "Great place for developers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parasoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very developer-centric Free lunch Small enough to listen to you

    Cons

    Lower salaries Not the prettiest place


  6. "Solid technical and agile development teams"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parasoft full-time

    Pros

    Very technical development teams, focused on results, capable of delivering incremental business values in sequential product releases, great opportunity to learn the latest technologies, ability to work in collaboration with management and receive direct feedback to improve, good balance between work hours and personal life.

    Cons

    Outdated office, but construction of a new one should start soon; private company, so no stock options... though other benefits are reasonable; located a little bit aside from the biggest technical hubs - Santa Monica, downtown LA, Irvine


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    "Horrible management and company culture"

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

    Pros

    Good engineering staff and team collaboration, work from home is also a good option if you are not close to the office and have a long commute

    Cons

    No long term vision, no management direction, just happy to stay afloat and keep the owner happy

    Advice to Management

    Look for a better way to grow the company other than rebating software and cutting personnel


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Unfortunate Mismanaged Launching Pad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Parasoft will give you a chance. You have to take that chance and grow. 2. You will meet great people (Although the number of people is quickly depreciating as the attrition continues). 3. You will get to interact with awesome technology and great customers.

    Cons

    1. Unless your in development, you wont be taught. You will be thrown into the deep end so be ready to swim. 2. The culture is really lacking and very old school. Dont think Silicon Valley or Hooli. This is going to be rough and politics are abound. 3. Management can become overbearing.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is really to take a good hard look at the way upper/mid management conducts themselves and see if there is room for improvement. The mentality of we can do it better, and whenever someone leaves they are useless really needs to be exterminated. Think outside the box perhaps.


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    "Great people, terrible company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Parasoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The development, support and services people are great they all have great knowledge and are easily approachable

    Cons

    Company has no true future plans to expand it's product line or services, they rely on the base niche customers but the products are now facing competition from the open source community. They lay off people without any apparent reason.

    Advice to Management

    Without investment there is no growth it may be good for people that has been there for a long time but offers nothing for career advancement of new people.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Stay clear if you are in sales"

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

    Pros

    Most of the people in the trenches are nice and know a lot about the product, it is always good to know niche technology like they have.

    Cons

    Management has no clue of the direction the company is going, they have been lucky to survive this long based on their legacy products but open source is hurting them already.

    Advice to Management

    Should listen to the people working directly with the customer to really understand where the market is going.


  11. "Great work environment. Great sales and engineering opportunity."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great products made in house

    Cons

    Largely unknow in the market



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