ADP Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work life balance if you are in the right department (in 155 reviews)

  • Allowed to work from home in poor weather - albiet - depending on your manager - some frowned upon the decision of working at home (in 58 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is a challenge at times (in 50 reviews)

  • Lack of communication from upper management (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    HR Sr. Director GPT

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GPT Human Resources in Roseland, NJ
    Former Employee - GPT Human Resources in Roseland, NJ

    I worked at ADP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ADP's tools are great to use as an HR Professional. That's all.

    Cons

    ADP has great tools for associates to express views via Engagement Surveys, 360's etc., but little/nothing is done to address issues that are identified. Problems that are both verbalized and noted are ignored in department.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should use the same standards within certain groups as they do for the rest of company. Pay attention to employee engagement scores. Pay attention to associates in group.


  2. Terrible factory mentalitily, benefits great, but you work 24/7 no time off. You even work on vacation. Horrible.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at ADP as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Big Company Name, Stock Purchase Plan, Credit Union, Tons of Discounts, Job Locations everywhere, working remote is the norm

    Cons

    Company is constantly leaning (stock price is great), but job sacrafices in states hurt

    Advice to Management

    Keep jos in the US and provide better training, also screen applicants better. Cheap is what you pay for.


  3. Software Engineer at ADP AdvancedMD

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in South Jordan, UT

    I have been working at ADP full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It can be a very stable job, and they do seem to try. The only really big benefit is the stability.

    Cons

    Leadership will sell products before they are done. They will also give you hard deadlines without any feedback from the developers first. We still use XML and archaic COM+ technology like we live in 1999. The 'architects' are the ones that refuse to move technology forward and when they do they refuse to follow industry practices. The health plan is the worst plan they can. Plan on around 9k on any major (and sometimes minor) medical problems. The management has stopped listening to those below them and the new CTO will keep changing what he expects without telling you his expectation. Very little recognition to employees and the recognition they do give is a joke. You can win a free lunch every month or so, but only two teams out of like 10 can win each time. Good luck getting any promotions either. Nobody gets promoted and nearly everyone is hired as a senior engineer.

    Advice to Management

    Follow better software practices and quit focusing on how to squeeze every dollar out of your clients and employees. Make good software and people will come.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    ADP Caught with Posting False Positive Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at ADP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Name recognition since ADP has been around.

    Cons

    The review of the timelines of various reviews show a pattern when a negative review was posted, soon afterward several mysterious positive reviews were posted. Repeated such pattern is a first sign of False Positive Reviews by ADP Cronies. Secondly, truly happy employees typically do not spend time trolling around the Internet, waiting for negative reviews to be posted and then soon afterward post positive reviews in large proportions to counter the recent negative posted review. That is another sign they are False Positive Reviews by ADP cronies. The third sign is after such false positive reviews by ADP cronies, there are ADP Responses of "Thank you for the honest review!" to imply that the negative responses were not honest, when in fact, the mysterious positive reviews were made by ADP cronies. These patterns show the level of dishonesty and false facade at ADP.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "C" class employer attracting under-qualified candidates

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing above the trivial. Occasionally good people are found, but have a short shelf life.

    Cons

    Have found ADP to be a "C" class employer that attracts uneducated and often unqualified candidates. Despite the appeal of the official mission statement, the "behind the curtain reality" is that the everyday cultural norms are: creative blame shifting, insecure "leaders" with personality disorders, counter-cohesive, superficial data results to justify large bonuses, and mass cronyism. Educated Candidates should steer clear of any positions outside of Corporate HQ.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp of current hiring HR policies, personality testing requirements for manager and leadership positions, require a minimum M.B.A. for any VP level candidate, spin off lagging business units such as Retirement Services and focus on core.


  7. I would not recommend

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, good growth opportunities

    Cons

    Independent work, minimum training in the field - online only (after work hours)

    Advice to Management

    VP should be nicer to his sales reps.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Implementation Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at ADP full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You learn about payroll and taxes for companies and yourself

    Cons

    I am not the one for tike clocks..They watch you like a "hawk" for time... you tied down to a desk and phone ALL DAY...

    Advice to Management

    Didn't really see any...unless you kiss butt....didn't care about three education.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Horrible stressful job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Operator
    Former Employee - Computer Operator

    I worked at ADP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits were above average, pay was above average.

    Cons

    Management was uncaring and invisible in times of need. A ton of stress on your shoulders everyday, then threats that you needed to do more than what you were exhausted doing.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Don't work for Major Accounts

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADP full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job, a paycheck. Pays the bills.

    Cons

    They say one thing and do something else. Major Accounts doesn't care what you can do. Fake. High School environment run by the biggest kid.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp Major Accounts starting from the very top. The money major account has made is not from talent but from regulation.


  11. Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at ADP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Financially Sound; Good Client Base

    Cons

    Old Technology; limited options with Mainframe

    Advice to Management

    Invest in Technology



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