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Employees rate Washington 6.6% higher than the overall average
I have been working at Pariveda Solutions full-time (More than a year)
Incredibly focused on developing their people - the entire firm is centered around that. A ton of learning opportunities, and advancement opportunities as well. Management is incredibly supportive, and always accessible (but very busy). Also encourage a good work life balance - family is always first. Intellectually challenging and stimulating environment.
Expectations are very high (only a con if you're not willing to put in the work).
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.