At This Employee-Owned Company, Career Development Is Part of Their Foundation, Not an Afterthought

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July 19, 2024 at 11:21AM UTC

“I have experienced many seasons of life in my 11 years at Pariveda. Thinking about my time at Pariveda, I can’t help but think about how these seasons of life have intertwined with my career progression. My role as a Principal at Pariveda makes me a better mother, and my role as a mother makes me a better leader, mentor, coach, colleague and more.”—Denise Moreno

Pariveda, a consulting firm dedicated to solving complex technology and business problems, constantly seeks out naturally curious problem solvers who challenge convention and look beyond the problem to address the larger picture. The result is a workforce of highly skilled and highly motivated strategic technology and business advisors who are invested in collaborating and serving as trusted guides and resources to help their clients fulfill their mission and achieve lasting success now and into the future.

To achieve these goals, Pariveda adheres to a holacratic organization structure, which aims to empower people by distributing authority and decision-making through self-organizing teams rather than a management hierarchy. 

“Being an employee-owned company frees our teams to be truly vested in working toward our clients’ long-term, sustained success,” the company says. “We don’t believe in sales quotas or commissions, leaving our strategists free to truly listen to the problems our clients struggle with and deliver effective solutions tailored to their needs.”
Find out more about why you want to join their team in this article!

A truly people-first culture.

Pariveda’s culture is “one of our most prized assets,” the company says. People come first.

Their goal is to provide decision guidance that encapsulates their culture and keeps it thriving as the company expands. Through their shared commitment to a set of fundamental values and their community’s expectations of how they work together, Pariveda defined behaviors — called “Findamentals” — that show who they are. These behaviors boil down to ensuring that everyone treats others with respect, is curious and unafraid to ask questions, supports and cares for the whole person and grows toward their highest potential, all while collaborating and celebrating together.

Pariveda has created an inclusive, safe space for their people to bring their full, authentic selves to work. Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) contribute to this supportive and caring environment. For example, Esprit de Femme, the women’s ERG, meets regularly through Slack and in-person to discuss challenges and opportunities, explore ideas and connect via social events. 

For new employees, their Pariveda experience begins with a week-long onboarding session called Dolphin School. New hires are paired with a mentor, who will help them integrate into the culture and offer guidance on how to grow at Pariveda. The extended onboarding guide facilitates connectedness and integration into the local market. Additionally, peer learning groups, peer connection groups, community service opportunities and other continued support opportunities are available to all employees.

Career development and benefits at Pariveda that we think you’ll love.

“At Pariveda, I've learned and grown more professionally than I could have ever imagined,” says Jenna Raderstrong. “I grew into the manager role, and I continue to be supported and challenged every day. The leadership team here truly wants to see me succeed, and they go above and beyond to support me.”

Pariveda aims to grow each individual from effective entry-level consultants into successful executives through mentorship, formal training and on-the-job learning. Everyone receives feedback from all directions — “it is how we continue to learn, adapt and improve each other and the firm,” explains the company.

Additionally, everyone on a project, including project and account managers, is trained across multiple disciplines to become “well-rounded future leaders.”

The Expectations Framework lays the groundwork for career development, identifying a transparent career path for each person from day one. This, Pariveda explains, is the foundation for all aspects of how people are developed, providing clarity and reducing subjectivity. 

“Your success is measured on your ability to demonstrate the clearly defined behaviors expected of you, and not on other characteristics outside your control,” the company adds. “Career development isn’t an afterthought at Pariveda; it is the foundation on which we are built.”

“We challenge each other to be the best version of ourselves so that we can make a positive impact on others,” said Margaret Rogers. “This means we are genuine, open, brave and vulnerable, leading to lifelong relationships.”

As for benefits, according to the company, “every day is Equal Pay Day at Pariveda because salaries are cohort-based, fully equitable and transparent.” This transparent pay scale ensures equity across the company.

Additionally, Pariveda offers paid parental leave, a breastfeeding-friendly work environment — including a program that reimburses the costs related to the shipping of breast milk while traveling for work — and 100% of medical, dental and vision coverage.

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