Pariveda Solutions Employee Reviews about "career path"

Updated 22 Nov 2019

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  • "Work/life balance and associated stress from carry-over work is always a challenge in a consulting environment(in 17 reviews)

  • "occasionally working long hours to ensure a project's success, or feeling isolated on your client team), this is the one thing I come back to(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great company that focuses on developing their employees"

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

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

    Pros

    Growth, culture and transparency are three things that make Pariveda great. Pariveda has a very well-defined career path, and they work very hard to help you grow along that path. Semi-annual reviews are compiled based off of feedback from your peers and include areas of growth to focus on for the next cycle. The culture here is also excellent. People genuinely care about each other, both professionally and personally, and company-sponsored events such as happy hours and movie nights help foster that camaraderie. Transparency is also very important at Pariveda. Salaries are made public to everyone in the company, and there is no competition for promotions, both of which foster trust amongst us.

    Cons

    One of the downsides of consulting in general is that there tends to be a variety of work that you may not be particularly interested in or good at, and this is true at Pariveda as well. Another issue is that with only one career path, if that path isn't the path for you, then it can be difficult to grow and further your career at Pariveda.

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    Pariveda Solutions2019-11-22
  2. "Unique consulting company focused on people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 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's mission is unique and is focused on helping employees self-actualize. It does this by having a fair and balanced review process, detailed and plentiful feedback from peers, upper management and others, having opportunities both at clients and internally for growth and having a strong internal mentorship program. The pay is competitive with other companies in the industry and the benefits are great especially fully paid medical premiums and matches for HSA and some FSAs. They hire great people and that is by far one of the best parts of working at Pariveda is getting to work with highly motivated people who are amazing at what they do.

    Cons

    Similar to other consulting companies the work is varied and so occasionally that can mean long hours and may not always be fully aligned with career path. Both of these are much shorter-lived than at 'typical' consulting companies. Plentiful feedback does take some getting used to at the beginning of your tenure but is extremely valuable to personal growth.

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    Pariveda Solutions2019-10-21

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  3. "Great Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Transparent career path, salaries, and growth structure. Pariveda is really invested in the growth of their employees. The executive team really cares about their employees, and maintaining a good culture company wide.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind.

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    Pariveda Solutions2019-10-21
  4. "Great progressive company!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Strong mentoring program - Focus and interest in Diversity & Inclusion initiatives - People-first always, not just when it's convenient - Progressive and innovative, but methodical and deliberate in approach - Defined career path and constant focus on growth and development areas - Employees have multiple avenues to connect with each other across the company

    Cons

    - Salaries are not competitive in some markets - Flextime is hard when working on a project and/or at a client site, but that's just the consulting industry and not specific to Pariveda.

    Pariveda Solutions2019-10-22
  5. "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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    Pariveda Solutions2019-10-21
  6. "Great Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay level transparency Work life balance Vacation (forfeit at cap) Well defined career path and review structure Great environment (people, office)

    Cons

    We receive constructive feedback from peers, which means we also need to give that same level of feedback, which could be demanding and draining.

    Pariveda Solutions2019-10-21
  7. "Amazing Place to Work and Grow"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant (C1) 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great culture, focused on making you the best version of yourself - Feedback is encouraged and management genuinely cares about you - Competitive pay and benefits - Linear and transparent career path - Amazing work/life balance because most clients are local

    Cons

    - You can't climb the ranks faster than others

    Pariveda Solutions2019-10-21
  8. "People-focused consulting"

    5.0
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    • 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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    Pariveda Solutions2019-10-02
  9. "The employee comes first!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President 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 never seen a company where the employee truly comes first. Pariveda believes that by putting the employee first, client work improves and intra-company contributions (and community activities) multiply. Growing a person to their fullest potential is all Management Team members' highest priority - everything else follows. -- Well-designed career path that includes all forms of assistance/training/support to help a consultant succeed through hierarchical ranks. -- Benefits are at par with (or better than) what much larger companies offer.

    Cons

    Usual consulting-sector cons, including projects that have peaks and troughs in terms of work-load; consultants have to accept some days with long hours. Having said that, work-life balance (for a consulting firm) is excellent.

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    Pariveda Solutions2019-09-17
  10. "Great people, transparency, and growth opportunities!"

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

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

    Pros

    * co-workers that are friends and care about your career growth * no competition among peers for promotions * transparency to understand your career path and salary increases * a significant amount of vacation time * management trusts you to make decisions and are willing to help if needed * you are given opportunities to challenge yourself

    Cons

    * some clients require you to work from their office 3-4 days a week

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    Pariveda Solutions2019-09-16
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