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Updated 14 Apr 2020

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Pariveda Solutions CEO Bruce Ballengee
Bruce Ballengee
16 Ratings
  1. "A truly unique consulting company"

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

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

    Pros

    The most important pros for me, coming from a large consulting company, include: 1) Focus on individual growth - what is truly amazing is the focus on growing the individual. We celebrate individual growth - we don't celebrate the "numbers" that an individual managed. 2) Small teams - coming from a world where larger programs were the norm and even encouraged, it's refreshing to focus on small teams that are strategically organized to deliver value for our clients quickly 3) Local work - having been on planes for a good portion of my career, it was great to move to an organization that focuses on keeping our consultants in the community in which we all live. 4) Transparent pay - so many positive reasons for having consistent, transparent pay. Everyone at the same level is paid the same (geographic COLA adjustments aside) ... and everyone knows what each level is paid within the organization. Additional pros as I've continued working here: 1) Diversity and inclusion - our dedicated focus has been amazing and the results are incredible. We continue to get stronger as we continue to hire diverse, talented individuals. 2) Recognition - In addition to programs, tools and processes in place to continually recognize people, I've never been in an organization that really cares for people. In my couple years here I've received at least five hand written letters, thanking, congratulating or recognizing me for something. These letters were from junior resources all the way up to our C-suite. Truly amazing culture! 3) Benefits - while I haven't hit it yet, I'm really looking to the sabbatical!

    Cons

    There are no bonuses. For me, I liked getting the lump sum end of year bonus that I received with other employers.

  2. "Great organization that lives its values"

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

    I have been working at Pariveda Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Defined, yet not restrictive, career paths even at the leadership level - Intentional approach to people development - Good overall compensation with many benefits not found at similarly-sized organizations - Commitment to living by mission/values with fantastic follow-through

    Cons

    - As company grows, some inconsistencies across offices - mostly noticed internally

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  3. "Great company to nurture and grow your career"

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

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

    Pros

    Having been with the firm for several years now, I can confidently get behind our motto of developing people to their fullest potential. I could have never imagined the kind of career growth and opportunities elsewhere over the same period of time. In particular, working at Pariveda for the early part of your career will accelerate your growth curve significantly. The level of mentorship and detailed career guidance you will get here is unmatched. Smart, dedicated co-workers are also something you come to expect at all client engagements, which is one the primary reasons I have continued to stick around.

    Cons

    Work/life balance and associated stress from carry-over work is always a challenge in a consulting environment. As you get more senior, the lines blur and I feel the same levels of dedicated mentorship may not seem as apparent (i.e. you have to be smart enough to seek it out from the right people). If you're fortunate enough to get promoted into the local executive team (i.e. Principal cohorts and up), you will inevitably gain exposure to some of the cross-office and leadership oriented politics that exist at all places. More importantly, you will have to find your way through the maze to continue to grow and find a niche that allows for those opportunities above and beyond account management / sales.

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    Pariveda Solutions Response

    February 2, 2020Founder and CEO

    Thank you for your contributions to Pariveda and mentoring of our Fins over the years. Growing people towards their highest potential is core to our mission and culture and that means all Fins, including our leadership, and our clients. As we scale and more of our college hires develop into Principals and Vice Presidents, we continue to adapt our practices. Your feedback is instrumental to our continuous improvement. Please continue mentoring and providing feedback about your personal experiences. Thank you for sharing your comments!

  4. "Wow, what a fantastic change of pace!"

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

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

    Pros

    Over my 15 year career, at both industry and consultancies, at large fortune 500s as well as smaller firms - I have never experienced such a strong people-focused culture as I have at my first year at Pariveda. At the very core of the firm, Pariveda's primarily focus is developing their people through transparent expectations and cultivating a safe environments that supports a bottoms-up, servant leader, feedback culture. Complete paradigm shift from the financially incentivized/bonus driven, rack-and-stack performance evaluations of every company I have ever worked for. Sure developing talent was one of the areas my prior professional development evaluations were focused on but it was a small subset of a larger predominately financial focused evaluation. Prior to this role, at the end of the day you were incentivized to complete against your peers because you were racked and stack against your peers. I am incentivized to develop our people (including my peers), our clients and myself. We have open salaries and clear expectations for advancement. This is just one example of the extraordinary culture and vision that has made Pariveda such a fantastic change of pace!

    Cons

    If you are coming directly out of college, you will most likely immediately fit right in, potentially becoming blissfully ignorant about what other roles at other firms could have been. If you are like me, an experienced hire that has several years of experience, it will take some time to transition into this extraordinary environment; as you will need to wipe away the toxic cultures/behaviors of the past. Take it slow and embrace the much needed change.

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    Pariveda Solutions Response

    December 3, 2019Founder and CEO

    Welcome to our firm! Thank you for sharing your perspective. We architected Pariveda differently in order to focus on the growth of all our Fins, regardless of years of experience or stage of development, unique in the management and information technology consulting spaces. Continue embracing the culture around you and contributing to the growth of your peers for your personal growth as well as our communities. This is how our firm stays true to our mission and provides the greatest benefit possible for our client's individual and corporate growth and success.

  5. "Amazing company with an incredibly passionate, talented and empathetic workforce"

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

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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    The rigor in the interview process, which is overall a great thing, prevents the overall ability to scale.

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  6. "People development at it's best"

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

    I have been working at Pariveda Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people and supportive culture, work at the leading edge of business and tech, a clearly defined and transparent career path, local work

    Cons

    The learning model keeps you right at the edge of your comfort zone - as soon as you feel like you've really understood something, you get moved to an area where you are relatively new. This is overall a good thing for career development, but it can be challenging to re-orient yourself and see yourself as a lifelong learner instead of an expert specialist.

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    "Great long-term place to work and grow"

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

    I have been working at Pariveda Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have been working for Pariveda almost 8 years now. At the end of the day, there are three things that keep me here. First, I have a constant opportunity to grow my career. Senior leadership within Pariveda is fanatical about providing solid growth opportunities that push you to get better, while still providing enough support that you are not in it alone. I am constantly pleasantly surprised at the direction my career takes based on client work and career goals. I could not have predicted this trajectory when I joined, but can't imagine things playing out any other way. Second, I have a great deal of autonomy in my day-to-day. I can balance time with my family (two kids) and hobbies, while still focusing on growing my career. Pariveda's leave policy (PTO, paternity leave, and sabbaticals) are exceptional and I feel like I have the tools I need to find the balance needed in my personal life. Third, I get to work with world-class performers who are smarter than me and are willing to impart their wisdom and knowledge. If you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with, you want to constantly hang out with people smarter than you! I get this opportunity at Pariveda.

    Cons

    Pariveda is by no means a perfect place to work. We get a lot right, but we have areas to improve on as well. The two key downsides of working at Pariveda center on change-management and internal-expectations. We are not great at change-management. We create new processes and do not effectively communicate them, resulting in some confusion and frustration. Typically, everything ends up working out - and decisions made are frequently good. We could just do a better job of managing the human side of change management. Something a little surprising for a consulting firm that absolutely nails this at the client site. Second, we frequently fall into the trap of permitting behavior internal to the company that would not be acceptable at the client. We have a bit of a dual standard that can be confusing at times. We could do better here, and I see steps being taken to improve.

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    Pariveda Solutions Response

    October 3, 2019Founder and CEO

    Thank you so much for all you’ve contributed to Pariveda these past eight years, as well as your thoughtful comments. We are deeply committed to helping each and every Fin fulfill their highest potential. People like you enable that to happen here. Like all successful organizations, we experience the growing pains of improving our processes. The challenge of scaling our business while seeking to fulfill our mission ever more effectively, is a challenging one. Change is not easy and we have many opportunities to develop collectively ;y as an organization, as well as individual Fins. Please keep your feedback flowing to Pariveda to help ensure what you are experiencing day to day is addressed.

  8. "Fantastic Mission and Values"

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

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

    Pros

    Intent focus on developing people which encompasses clients and

    Cons

    It isn’t easy to develop. More introspective scrutiny than any organization. This creates a work experience that can be intense and unrelenting.

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    "Old Boy's Club"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pariveda Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some interesting projects with interesting technology.

    Cons

    The management is an inept old boy's club, false promises : I can't tell you how many people were promised promotions and never saw them, complete lack of diversity : you better hope you are best friends with management for many years previous

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Just Another IT Consulting Firm"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Local projects. Focused on IT implementations. Broad IT experiences. Ultra-focused on people development.

    Cons

    Management is transparent, but controlling and slow to move. Anchored on a few large accounts. Limited opportunities to try new and different projects. Fewer emerging technology projects.

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