Pariveda Solutions Associate Reviews

Updated 11 Aug 2020

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Pariveda Solutions CEO Bruce Ballengee
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  1. "People-focused consulting"

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

    I have been working at Pariveda Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pariveda is a great place to work to continue learning throughout your entire career. Some of the best things: - Transparent pay scale - Consistent and non-competitive review and promotion process - Clear growth path (Consultant -> Associate -> Manager -> Principal -> Vice President) - Formal mentor process to support and assist growth - Great people in a team-focused, collaborative environment! - Attention paid to individual well-being and office/company culture to support work-life balance and sustainable staffing - Emphasis on placing employees where they will be able to grow, not simply where they will provide the greatest profit for the firm - Transparency around firm financial metrics - Individuals at all levels encouraged to take initiative to engage with the office or company — assist with recruiting, lead technical or non-technical learning opportunities, etc. - Community service hours required at each level, and office teams dedicated to creating group service opportunities - Expectations Framework that describes the behaviors and expectations at every level across a variety of categories, giving a clear idea of what is needed to move to each level

    Cons

    This company is very white, and very male. There are support networks created company-wide for groups that fall outside of those categories, and the company touts a commitment to diversity, but that hasn't changed the fact that if you are not white and male, there will be times where you will be the "only" in a room. Pariveda is very demanding, in that they expect you to put continuous time and effort into working on yourself. This is not an environment where you can just coast. The review and promotion processes are intense, and designed to identify growth areas in which the company can support you. You will be put in positions and situations that stretch your abilities in order to help you grow them, which can be very stressful — Pariveda's goal is to keep you right on the learning edge of stress, where you're never quite comfortable, but you're never too far out of your depth. The career path at Pariveda is designed to build well-rounded professionals. It leads from heavily-technical roles up through high-level management — if your goal is to stay purely technical, and not move to account and client management, then this path may not be for you.

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  2. "Talent driven consultancy with a focus on personal growth"

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

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

    Pros

    Pariveda's business model focuses on using talent to drive profit, and backs that up by investing heavily in the professional development of each employee. The company takes a very serious approach to mentorship and reviews, with the executive team taking several days every term to go over every performance review and make sure everyone is getting the feedback and direction they need to succeed. Since consulting can be so high pace, this extra care taken by higher ups really helps to prevent employees from falling into a rut and focusing entirely on the day to day, especially early in a career.

    Cons

    Because Pariveda is so focused on growth, you are expected to continue your professional development on your own time in addition to work hours. This means reading books, doing personal projects, and lending your time to teammates when needed. This is less a con and more a warning that you should be ready to put in a lot of work on yourself if you want to be successful at Pariveda.

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  3. "The longer I work here the more I realize how special it is."

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

    I have been working at Pariveda Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I joined this company out of college, and used to think that all companies were like this - treated you like a real person and not a resource, gave you advice to help you advance your career, and made sure you were happy in what you were doing. In my time here, I've consistently been rejuvenated from learning that these things are not standard at other companies and that I'm truly set up to succeed and be a better version of myself. The people here listen to you and genuinely want to help you in whatever way they can. Management does a great job of making sure everyone is finding value in their work and finds their work challenging and stimulating, which is an especially tough thing in consulting where we don't always get to pick the work. The career path and growth is there - which makes it all the more rewarding to stick around. It all boils down to the fact that they treat you like family here, not because they have to but because they value people as people and not as a resource or a means to sell work.

    Cons

    We're getting bigger, and you can start to feel the growing pains. The firm is going through a big change right now, with opening our first international office and branching out in to new areas of consulting. While it is an exciting thing to be a part of, management feels stressed and has a lot on their plates because of the changes. They are heading in the same direction, but it seems like some people have different visions and everyone isn't used to having so many people to communicate to, so it sometimes feels like people are stepping on each other's toes or heading somewhere without a plan to get there.

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  4. "A place to grow"

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

    I have been working at Pariveda Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Well defined Expectations Framework enables employees to be active in their career development and growth - Values support collaboration with fellow employees instead of competition - Open pay scale and established specific salary at each level provides security in equality of pay between co-workers in the same role - Mentor program promotes connections outside of projects and a diverse point of opinions

    Cons

    - Promotions are considered only after a set period of time. There's no way to "speed up" the process. (However this does ensure enough time to become proficient in skills vs. at level)

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  5. "Deserves Five Star Rating"

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

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

    Pros

    The list of pros for Pariveda seems to be endless. I continue to be amazed by the culture, growth opportunities, and emphasis on their people. Every employee has others in mind and is more than willing to support others. Pariveda provides the resources for successful careers with certifications, a variety of different projects/technologies, and career advisors to help you through each cohort. There is a clear path for each promotion. It is unique to find a consulting firm that asks for consultants opinions and actively changes processes based off of those opinions. Pariveda strives to make it a better workplace for all.

    Cons

    I cannot thing of any cons!

  6. "Develop your career in a holistic way with the support you need"

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

    I have been working at Pariveda Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pariveda gives you so many opportunities to grow yourself technically, personally, and in the business space. You have a say in how you want to develop in your career. You also get a personal mentor that gives you support throughout that development. Pariveda follows through on mentorship. Around the company, career development and mentor responsibilities are the top priority. What's more, the people at Pariveda have created a close-knit culture that is inclusive of all and creates a comfortable work environment. That focus on mentorship creates close and valuable relationships that build on each other throughout the company.

    Cons

    The track for growth can prove to be too fast for some. Pariveda uses a framework that lays out a path for growth in many different areas. Everyone grows in different ways and at different speeds, so it may not fit someone's development. It can be tough for some employees who compare themselves to others in growth; not that other companies do not deal with this challenge as well.

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    Pariveda Solutions Response

    June 3, 2019Founder and CEO

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback! I appreciate your post regarding mentorship’s importance as an essential element of the unique growth journey we offer each and every Fin. Mentorship is a powerful tool for career development - for both mentor and mentee. We are always seeking to improve our mentorship programs and practices, as well as better prepare our mentors as they guide their fellow Fins. Please continue contributing to the feedback culture in Atlanta and across our firm by sharing your ideas with your own mentor and Lead Links.

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    "Company Truly Cares About Growing Their Employees"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pariveda has done a great job figuring out as a consulting company that their product is there people and working hard to develop that "product" and keeping employees happy has created a fast paced growth environment which is fun and fulfilling to work in.

    Cons

    Pariveda recruits with the selling point of you are eligible for promotion every year. While many times the promotion does happen within a year time the average is really more around 1.3 years for promotions. While this is still much quicker than most organizations, coming in with the idea that you will be promoted every year will set you up for failure and frustration/disappointment.

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  8. "Great place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    At Pariveda, growth opportunities and resources are readily available, compensation is above average, and company culture is awesome. I can honestly say that feel valued and cared for.

    Cons

    Working for Pariveda can be extremely challenging at times. Pariveda employees are required to get out of their comfort zone on a regular basis. There are often tight deadlines.

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    "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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    "Growth opportunities abound"

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

    I have been working at Pariveda Solutions full-time

    Pros

    There are many good things about Pariveda: we have a transparent pay-scale, an ESOP, a clearly defined career path, and a large emphasis on mentorship that will help you feel supported in your career journey. Additionally, with Pariveda being so mission-driven it can leave you feeling inspired to find what your personal passion is and integrate it into your professional life. This further boosts engagement and career growth which I personally value most. If you are looking to grow and be stretched in ways that you haven't before, this is the place to do that. There are many opportunities to have an impact on both your local market and the company as a whole regardless of your position.

    Cons

    With growth comes discomfort so not everyone will thrive under the strong feedback culture we have (although this was a personal growth area for myself that I was able to overcome at Pariveda). Additionally, your career is in your hands. While there is support and development opportunities along the way, it's ultimately up to you to take the initiative and implement changes as you grow. The commitment to growth and learning may not be for everyone.

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    Pariveda Solutions Response

    October 5, 2018Pariveda Solutions

    Thanks for the thoughtful review!

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