1. Helpful (8)

    "Great but..."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pariveda Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company culture at Pariveda is great for the most part. The benefits are pretty good and unless you're in an office like SF, the pay is okay. The people are awesome as well and really the backbone of the company. Most people are genuinely helpful and supportive, which makes coming into work a lot easier. Everyone is intelligent, helpful, and always willing to learn, which is important because the culture is one in which learning is strongly supported. All of these attributes can be found from VPs down to Cs, too. Pariveda preaches and (for the most part) practices transparency. They do a good job of communicating generally important information such as financials, staffing, performance, etc. Performance scales and salaries are included in this transparency as well, so employees know exactly what's expected of them in order to move to the next level. Side projects and continued learning are encouraged throughout the company. Other initiatives are promoted, such as learning, community service, networking, and fun. Having this creates camaraderie and connections in the office outside of the 9 to 5 grind. Work/life balance is great because, very rarely, do people end up holding production support roles. There's no on call either. Just some travel, which depends on which project you get staffed on.

    Cons

    Everyone is evaluated against the same scale. Which means that if you're a high performer and Joe Schmo is at the same level as you and did the bare minimum to get by, you'll both get the same recognition: the same promotion and pay. This behavior discourages employees to go above and beyond what's expected of them due to lack of recognition across the entire company. Doing more is not going to help you in the long run, ultimately, it will lead you to burn out. Pariveda prides itself in local clients and minimal travel. However, that's not necessarily true, especially for smaller offices that hard time retaining local clients. This can lead to continuous travel to a larger market, which could also mean crossing time zones and early meetings. This would be fine, if Pariveda wasn't actively communicating that there isn't much travel.

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  1. "Incredible Culture & Focus on Development"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant II in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pariveda Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The greatest part of Pariveda is the fantastic culture. Everyone cares about everyone else's personal development and commitment to interesting work. Your career goals and what you want to become (as long as you express it!) are valued highly by the management team, and opportunities are provided for you to become a well-rounded expert in what you want to excel at. Finally, the management team is ridiculously approachable. I've played video games with the office manager after hours!

    Cons

    As with any consulting job, you may end up with work that you're not 100% in love with from time to time. However, unlike most companies, it's okay and you should express that to your management, and they will legitimately do what they can to give you interesting work! Additionally, you have to be expressive of what you want to do or where you want to end up (like with most jobs) to get interesting work and to develop in what you love. Finally, the pay is less initially than industry software engineering, but the development and payoff in the long run is worth it (plus you'll move a lot faster).

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  2. "A company that supports an accelerated career progression through a clearly articulated set of expectations"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pariveda Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pariveda has a clearly defined career progression with a defined framework that provides expectations at each level. Progress is measured against the framework rather than against each other, which inspires a cooperative mutually supportive culture.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a challenge within the consulting industry. Although Pariveda tends to have reasonable expectations compared to the industry, there is still some degree of late nights and weekend work required occasionally, and these are not always predictable.

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