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Parrot Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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Parrot Président et Fondateur Henri Seydoux
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Very shaky organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool products to sell
    Great employees which create a friendly work environment
    Office downtown San Francisco with easy access to Muni, buses and bart
    Decent number of vacation days provided

    Cons

    Products are launched too early at very random timing
    Company sells in too many countries and can't provide a reliable support locally
    Customer support is understaffed which doesn't provide the best customer experience
    Very fragile top-management organization that evolves every 6 months which doesn't allow to build strong foundations in the subsidiary
    Employees not paid at the market level
    No career growth plan for employees
    Tied to a French headquarters which slows down the decision-taking process drastically
    Very low benefits for employees (rarely pays bonuses, no lunch provided)
    Very fast and competitive market and company is too slow at upgrading and keeping up with innovation
    HR onsite not knowledgeable about US labor laws and the market

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees, see what they need to feel better at work and work with them to find a common ground
    Put customers at the heart of your strategy
    Micromanaging isn't healthy for the subsidiary nor the HQs
    Take the subsidiary''s feedback into consideration when building a worldwide strategy as it's your primary market
    Provide more insights on company's strategy to employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small intimate team setting. Start-up feel.

    Cons

    No structure, no mobility, poor communication, low-paying.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Parrot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, great people

    Cons

    too much influence from oversea's HQ office

    Advice to Management

    Listen to local offices more, stop with global platform, respond to customer needs, try not to force your vision on the customer


  4. "engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    product is interesting, lead the market.

    Cons

    doesn't make the sale point, poor marketing


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Parrot a great place to work ?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great enginering company to work with when you are crazy about high tech products. Lot of smart people in there and a real pleasure to work with them.

    Cons

    Very political especially within the head management. Seems to be a company where is good to be for a short period of time, and then move and create your own start-up.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better attention to your people, they are not only pawns. Majority are fantastic people, dedicated to their company.


  6. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A growing company that gives you the potential to learn a lot about the technologies being used. Other engineers are generally good to work with and are willing to collaborate.

    Cons

    Some disorganization in the company. Things are not always clear and transparent as they should be. Depends somewhat on your manager thought as well.


  7. "CEO Country Manager"

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    Former Employee - General Manager - Chief Executive Officer in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - General Manager - Chief Executive Officer in Madrid (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Always moving into state of the art in new technologies

    Cons

    Management at headquarters not acting as multinational way of doing

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Bien mais .."

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    Current Employee - Ingénieur Logiciel in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Ingénieur Logiciel in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Parrot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    ambiance , Bureau à Paris , Équilibre travail/vie privée

    Cons

    salaire trop bas , RH pas terrible


  9. "Ingenieur"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bonne ambiance / Tres dynamique / on apprend de ces collegues

    Cons

    Certains departements permettent moins de mobilite interne que d autres. Pas de mobilite a l etranger. Salaire ?


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Parrot Automotive"

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    Current Employee - Customer Project Leader in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Customer Project Leader in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Les projets peuvent être intéressant, en fonctions des services il peut y avoir une bonne ambiance entre collègue.s

    Cons

    Pas de reconnaissance, organisation bancale, vison à court termes uniquement.
     Planning très très court, aucun investissement sur la progression/formation du salarié.

    Advice to Management

    Avoir une vraie stratégie à longterme


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