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Parallels Reviews

Updated 6 Jan 2020

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4.1
81%
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82%
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Parallels CEO Birger Steen
Birger Steen
99 Ratings
Pros
  • "Awesome kitchen, mostly great people(in 9 reviews)

  • "Fast paced, technology and customer focused, great Dev teams here in Moscow(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "The Russian/Norwegian/Swedish cultures do not mesh with the American culture as well as they think they do(in 7 reviews)

  • "some growing pains with processes and tools that need improvements(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Exciting product, Growing SaaS/IaaS/PaaS space"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Parallels full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Technically brilliant and flexible IaaS/PaaS platform - Combined technical platform with business functionality - Growing company culture

    Cons

    - none really - possibly brand identity for core product offerings

    Parallels2017-11-27
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Better be here!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Parallels is active in a changing market. With the current portfolio there is limited competition. So if you want to be part of the team that helps the cloud service providers to stay "ahead of the curve" than Parallels is the place to be.

    Cons

    In transition form start-up to corperate processes.

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    Parallels2015-04-06
  3. Helpful (8)

    "Currently Crossing the chasm"

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    Current Employee - Director Sales Engineering in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A fast passed company with a Cloud product portfolio that is unbeaten in the industry. Great people with a passion for where they work. The ability to build your own career path is still evident in this emerging company which makes for an exciting future if you know how to drive it

    Cons

    Company is emerging from a startup into a main stream player which causes a number of growing pains. The next couple of years will be exciting or challenging, depending on your point of view

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    Parallels2014-05-06
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Nice"

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    Former Employee - SDET-2 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parallels full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good tools(Git, Atlassian, Apple, Linux, Scrum meeting, Agile/Kanban), good offices, flexible hours, no mandatory events.

    Cons

    Narcissistic management. Focus shifted from work tasks. No opportunities to grow if you not a good friend/family member of key people.

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    Parallels2020-01-06
  5. "Excellent Growth Opportunities at Parallels"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Excellent life/work balance -Premium/Competitive benefits -Expansive opportunities for internal growth -A clear directive from management/executives -Under Corel, there are constant cross-functional opportunities for those who seek it -Internal culture is friendly and transparent

    Cons

    Many Parallels employees are high-functioning and have high-output for their productivity. So, a new employee or junior hire who may be entering early in their career may feel left behind without meticulous supervision and constant alignment. Merging of systems with new acquisitions or internal system changes is difficult to keep up with but it's clear the change is always to the benefit of the employee.

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    Parallels2019-11-04
  6. "Adequate IT employer in CIS"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Manager 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Parallels full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent salary, good company culture, interesting job

    Cons

    Lots of mini-corporate culture nonsense, the company sold out its business units in 2016-2017 to other corporations, so now it's a very different company.

    Parallels2019-07-10
  7. "Senior Network Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parallels full-time

    Pros

    Good company to grow in depth in Virtualization technology

    Cons

    nothing to say ..its a good company

    Parallels2019-05-10
  8. "Parallels"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Parallels full-time

    Pros

    entrepreneurial fast paced dynamic environment

    Cons

    all the cons that come with a constantly changing environment. Some people thrive others dont.

    Parallels2018-10-29
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Dint waste your time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Parallels full-time

    Pros

    In Bellevue which is a great place to visit.

    Cons

    Mini Putin running the joint

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    Parallels2018-08-28
  10. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Parallels full-time

    Pros

    -very flexible schedule -interesting projects -projects are famous in the Geek world

    Cons

    -old-school project management, no agile -no bonuses

    Parallels2018-08-06
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