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Amdocs Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 1,003 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Amdocs President, CEO, and Director Eli Gelman

Eli Gelman

(297 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance can easily be maintained in a company like Amdocs(in 63 reviews)

  • The work culture here is awesome, I never felt any type of pressure(in 94 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance; employees are encouraged to work many extra hours and weekends(in 137 reviews)

  • Management seems proud that there is no work life balance(in 37 reviews)

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    Horrible, worst period of my life

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIf you want the company to hire you and forget you exist

    ConsBenefits does not worth working for, management with ego, sucks life out of you

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in employees then invest more

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    Don't walk, run away from this place.

    Storage-software Development Expert (Former Employee) Champaign, IL

    ProsThe only thing going for this place is the salary. They pay high salary for the area, which traps you if you live accordingly.

    ConsOffice politics run rampant, even to the detriment of the product they put out. Programming is shoddy, with clients having to be repaid thousands and thousands of dollars due to poor implementation, and then patches are applied that end up breaking other things. More work is piled on, and they do not hire appropriately. They have cycles where they have to let people go, and artificially select candidates to place at the bottom of the bell curve to get rid of, then five months later realize they need to replenish because they THINK they have a new client coming on. BEWARE - they will hire you then the contract will fall through because the account execs are IDIOTS - and they will just tell you to leave with no feelings. Corporate used to send out employee satisfaction surveys, and they were so bad that have meetings were started on how to approve morale, then they decided it was just easier to get rid of the people who complained the loudest. Upper management is incompetent, and tries to micro-manage because they think the problem is the people, when in fact the process structure in Champaign stinks. People are given work with little preparation, and as for training - you better be prepared to learn it yourself somehow, because there is none. I blame corporate centers in Israel and St. Louis for looking with a blind eye toward a group of overall miserable people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop letting people from India take all the leadership positions. They have no idea how to relate to White Americans, and have no management nor people skills. As to the senior management team, they all need to be replaced. Most rose to the level of their incompetence, as the old adage goes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    What a Joke

    IT Software Engineer (Former Employee) Omaha, NE

    ProsIf you're an American, you're good for maybe 3 months, then they move your job to India or Israel. This company got the IT contract of my past employer a couple of years ago and promised job safety. Instead, I got stuck training someone in Pumba, India in middle of the night for 6 weeks (didn't speak English). This company is a typical example of how our country is going downhill bigtime. I had a safe job with a telecommunications co. for years only to lose it to overseas. Unreal....

    Conssee above if you are even worried about where this country is going

    Advice to Senior Managementquit outsourcing......ruining Americans lives

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    In hindsight... horrible!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStill some of the most talented people I've ever worked with.

    ConsI have been able to overcome the years of brainwashing. The worst part involved the infamous lack of work/life balance. Many reviews revolved around the horrendous career paths, but when just about everyone is working 80 hour weeks, it's difficult to differentiate yourself unless you have an Israeli last name, which still does not guarantee a promotion. Also mentioned is the stagnant technology, which will hinder your chances of finding a position outside of the telco space.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management would not deem this site worthy to even acknowledge. To my former coworkers, I urge you to get out and really look for a company you won't be a slave to. To those considering accepting job offers, think twice unless you're desperate.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Amdocs Widow

    Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsThey hire highly qualified candidates.

    ConsThey do not reward based on merit. Those of us whose spouses work for Amdocs are known as "Amdocs Widows" for a reason. There is absolutely no concern for work/family balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you hire an employee, you are also involving the family. Stop hoarding the employees' time and energy and causing their families to deteriorate as a result.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Reduced workforce, increased hours

    Senior Programmer/Analyst (Former Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsThere are no pros that I can think of.

    ConsAT&T turned over our jobs to Amdocs. After the first year, layoffs began. Every few months, there were more layoffs. In order to get everything done, mandatory overtime was imposed. Later, mandatory overtime was increased. Finally, a certain benefit promised to all newly acquired Amdocs employees was completely taken away. It was a very difficult time for all of us involved.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't believe management would listen to any advice whatsoever.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Possibly the worst employer on earth

    Senior Subject Matter Expert (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsBenefits are competitive. There are no other advantages to working at Amdocs. Unless you are a masochist, then opportunity abounds.

    ConsIn 40 years I have never worked for a person less qualified to be a manager as my last Amdocs manager. On the rare occasion that he actually showed up to work, he was completely incompetent and showed no people skills out of 5 managers I'm 7 years, I had one good manager. If you are not Israeli, or willing to work for a fraction of what the market dictates, you will not be promoted. Management seems proud that there is no work life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBlow it up and return the money to shareholders.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Forget to grow if you didnt born in Israel

    Director (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsIt is a Large company around the world and the major employer in Israel which gives you lot of resources to work with

    ConsEven thou you have a lot of people to talk to there is No trust if you are not from israel

    Advice to Senior Managementopen up your mind

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sweatshop

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCash company ... They talk a good talk

    ConsPay you for a 45 hour work week ... But no time to take lunch

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    Poor

    IT Project Manager (Former Employee) Birmingham, AL

    ProsGood medical benefits, dental and vision acceptable. Does offer 401k. No retirement.

    ConsOffshores work to India as quickly as possible. Primarily is an outsourcing company for larger companies such as AT&T. These companies outsource the work and employees which disguises any downsizing on their part. Then Amdocs lays them off as quickly as possible and replaces them with Indian offshore employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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