Aricent Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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Aricent CEO Frank Kern
Frank Kern
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Pros
  • Very good work culture and approachable higher management (in 137 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours, daily cab service after 8pm, onsite opportunities (in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance what so ever (in 37 reviews)

  • Comparatively Less Salary growth of employees (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Great company if you live and work in India

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Aricent full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Before the US corp office was closed, US employees enjoyed a great 401K match and good salaries.

    Cons

    Company moved corporate functions to the Indian based business units. US leaders were / are not valued and are resented by legacy Aricent peers.

    Advice to Management

    Slip it up and sell it off.


  2. One of the worst jobs I have ever had

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Ashburn, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I had plenty of time to pursue other interests.

    Cons

    No communication, no direction, nothing to do


  3. Helpful (1)

    Went down hill after being acquired by KKR. Former Datalinkx all but gutted. Stay away from this mess

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in East Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in East Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Aricent full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    None any more since carrier services div gutted out. Just a body shop now.

    Cons

    Little value here; just a body shop for those who don't need any career path.

    Advice to Management

    Divest it off and put it out of its misery.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Very bad experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in New Brunswick, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Aricent is a global company. It has a pretty decent product engineering division that has been supporting the company P&L for years.

    Cons

    The carrier support services devision is now abandoned (this is the one I used to work for). Supposedly, a new management team was going to get the division back in track, but what they did is just close the business.

    Advice to Management

    Go away. Definitely your IBM experience did not applied here.


  6. Helpful (1)

    A mess

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Aricent full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of t At all

    Cons

    Total disrespect or people's contributions

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  7. Helpful (1)

    will not provide projects when you are out of project--worst managemnet

    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Aricent full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    there is no pro to this junk company

    Cons

    they use you from morning 8 to night 12 including saturdays and sundays and thay dont pay will leave you when project is done. no support when you are incrisis. they are not aricent aricent bought this junk company call datalynx worst managament.

    Advice to Management

    they never change..


  8. Awful! Don't let the fact that it is a KKR company fool you...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Aricent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits Good Holiday schedule Vacation time is comparable Decent bonus structure Differentiation through its design firm (frog design)

    Cons

    Upper management is severely incompetent. There is constant in-fighting among the executive team. Most are too concerned with making money by bringing the company public, despite the fact that it is not ready. Finger-pointing is the name of the game here. The concept of ACCOUNTABILITY is absent among 80% of the company. Highly political - incompetent employees get promoted if aligned with the 'right' manager. Internal communication is dismal. Morale is very low. Work/life balance is non-existent. Cheap doesn't even begin to describe it. Processes are old and a nightmare to change. Real talent, when hired, tends to burn out quickly. Even KKR makes mistakes, and Aricent is one of them.

    Advice to Management

    Make ACCOUNTABILITY & INTEGRITY your priority.


  9. Worst company ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Aricent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Decent pay -Good vacation/holidays -Decent time/off

    Cons

    -working with incompetent teams overseas -horrible management -horrible politics -cheap, cheap, cheap

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture in India so that people are actually accountable for their work.


  10. Divided anual hike

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aricent

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

    Pros

    Nothing currently that i can think of

    Cons

    More than 1500 people on bench currently. New policy of double hike which is actually dividing current hike


  11. Good company for everyone except technical writers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)

    I worked at Aricent full-time

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

    Pros

    If you are a technical writer, join client project..NEVER PRODUCTS....

    Cons

    Work timings - 42.5 / week minimum (Saturday & Sunday-working, during the product release) 6-7% hike every year (Always Meet expectation. Those who argued with the manager. They will get low performance/PIP which means anytime you are jobless) No promotions Zero learning 100 mails per days (80% will be useless). Writing email for silly things like "I am in the office/I am on leave/I am leaving now etc in the subject line) Politics No Cab service Unlimited work from home for managers. HR -Useless [If you get a good manager (chances are very less), above points are not applicable]

    Advice to Management

    No use of advising



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