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I have been working at Pariveda Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)
The focus on personal development is something that is incredibly unique and has no equal amongst previous companies I've worked in, consulted for / worked with, or employers of friends and family.
The amount of transparency, empathy, and adherence to core values turn Pariveda from just a job to working with an extended family willing to support your needs and provide you with honest feedback to support your growth.
The rigor in the interview process, which is overall a great thing, prevents the overall ability to scale.
Advice to Management
Continue to keep a focus on what truly matters and further empowering the teams.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Pariveda Solutions (Washington, DC (US)) in January 2018.
The interview process was about 2 months long, but I went multiple weeks with zero response from the recruiter that was my contact through the process.
Initially, I went through a phone screen and then came in for an on-site aptitude test (BAPT). It's a fun and engaging exam that lasts about 3 hours. Afterwards, I had lunch with a team member. A few days later, the BAPT results came in and a behavioral interview was scheduled with a VP in the office. The general idea behind the behavioral interview was to see what kind of exposure I had to solving problems and working with certain things. The VP wasn't confrontational but also wasn't very approachable. After that interview, it took 2 weeks for Pariveda to get back to me about moving forward with a case interview (despite following up with them multiple times). The case interview is a 3 hour presentation where I was given a hypothetical question and had to respond with a solution. It didn't require technical programming knowledge, but did involve developing a mathematical algorithm. After I worked on that for two hour, I presented my findings to a panel. From there, I waited almost two more weeks before receiving a phone call regarding their decision (again, despite following up with them multiple times).
For a company that is consistently rated as one of the best companies on Glassdoor (something Pariveda loves to promote), I was disappointed in how little they care about future potential employees' time. I spent more time waiting for responses from Pariveda than I did prepping and interviewing for the position. The interview process is over the top, especially for an entry level position. The case interview isn't catered for an entry level candidate interview. Individuals applying for entry level positions don't have multiple years of experience, so Pariveda should consider re-developing their job position descriptions to cover this. Not hiring someone because they are "too junior" sounds like it's the candidate's fault/problem, but in reality it is Pariveda's problem.