Aricent

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Aricent Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
1,006 Reviews
3.3
1,006 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture, Great learning place, fun to work in this company (in 137 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours in the office (in 68 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance, compensation, employees not paid as per the qualtity of work (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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Slip it up and sell it off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    One of the worst jobs I have ever had

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

    I worked at Aricent full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I had plenty of time to pursue other interests.

    Cons

    No communication, no direction, nothing to do

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Divest it off and put it out of its misery.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very bad experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A mess

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

    I worked at Aricent full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of t
    At all

    Cons

    Total disrespect or people's contributions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    they never change..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

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

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

    I worked at Aricent

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Make ACCOUNTABILITY & INTEGRITY your priority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Worst company ever

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

    I worked at Aricent

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    they take fake interview to take their own candidates

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

    I have been working at Aricent

    Pros

    i have cleared first round that is voice communication round and given answer of every question techniqal question.why they said u can go

    Cons

    interviewer was stupid ,dont have techniqal knowldge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please dont take fake interview ,respect the talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    worst experience as a fresher

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Aricent full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good opportunity to enhance technical learning ,
    flexible timing.

    Cons

    worst senior management, listen everyone about employee problems but no one do any action upon same.
    senior technical experts are less knowledgeable , managers are pathetic, managers have no idea how to handle big work in limited time,worst employee rating in appraisal, too much politics , favoritism .
    pay less with more and more work, no work life balance at all, 6 day full time working when u have bad senior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please not only to employee ,but do also some +ve actions.
    pay more as work .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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