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ADP Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
1,759 Reviews

3.6
1,759 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work-life balance unless you want to move into higher management (in 114 reviews)

  • You're able to work from home remotely in case of something like bad weather or illness (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is compromised due to unrealistic workloads (in 36 reviews)

  • Upper management wants massive productivity in areas they no longer understand (in 34 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great people, great culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Roseland, NJ

    Pros

    If you find a place that is full of great people who really care about doing good job, and it has the flexibiity and culture that you fit with, you have found a place to stay. I have been elsewhere - I stay because on-balance it is a great place to work.

    Cons

    It takes time to get acclimated. It is a very relationship based culture - you need to know lots of people to have career success. I am an introvert so it took time, but it was worth it. You have to have a longer term view to get it, not a place for a rocket to the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to talk to the new hires and get their input!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic company for ambitious young professional

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MBA Intern  in  Roseland, NJ
    Current Employee - MBA Intern in Roseland, NJ

    Pros

    1. Great business to be in. HCM is hot and growing; innovation-driven. In such a company with very diverse B2B offerings, you can literally learn a lot about business in one place.

    2. Great growth opportunity. As an intern you are given a important project, and getting great mentorship. ADP is the leader in talent management, e.g. it has a dedicated talent management system, including a trove of online courses and books.

    3. The culture is great. Great work/life balance. People are nice and approachable. Diversity is highly valued -- the CEO himself is an immigrant/minority, really brilliant yet humble.

    Cons

    Common with large corporations -- sometimes different BUs/depts are not efficiently integrated -- clients might feel like dealing with multiple companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unsinkable Slow Boat To Somewhere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    Very stable employment if you don't violate HR rules you can stay for years. Good people to work with meaning they are clean, kind, and considerate. There have been some really great days to work at ADP.

    Cons

    Silos everywhere that don't let you see much of the company outside your office. If you want any variance in your career with ADP after you are hired, be prepared to move somewhere other than this office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a product platform and stick with it. Multiple times the business has picked a platform, spent money and manpower to make it stable and profitable, then either replace senior management or acquire a new platform which results in ADP throwing out the bathwater, and baby along with it, just to start the whole madding process over again.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great place to build a career!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Portland, OR

    Pros

    The people, products, pay/benefits and culture. Lots of autonomy, responsibility and virtual work opportunities. Growth, stability and industry leader.

    Cons

    Global processes and practices are progressing more now under new leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company but antiquated processes and technology

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    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager  in  San Dimas, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in San Dimas, CA

    Pros

    You will work with very smart people who are specialists in their areas. A very stable company with lots of opportunities to learn and grow if have the right boss.

    Cons

    Innovation is an alien concept to ADP. They never had to compete for Business. Too many antiquated processes and no investment in people or technology. The management has just been milking the cash cow but never bothered to invest in its people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to work in a competitive marketplace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    As corporate as it gets

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    Former Employee - Retirement Services District Manager  in  Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Retirement Services District Manager in Allentown, PA

    Pros

    weekly/monthly incentives for sales professionals
    45 days paid training with bonus draw in salary
    comprehensive benefits

    Cons

    very corporate environment. fratty upper management
    low base
    westcoast hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    ADP 2014 Summer Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - App Tier Administration  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - App Tier Administration in Alpharetta, GA

    Pros

    The company has a great and diverse atmosphere. Despite my title as an "Intern", I was treated with the same level of respect that an employee with tenure is given. My supervisor was very approachable and and I was often given meaning work which made my experience a great practical learning experience. They also had many "Talk with a Leader" sessions which had the company's higher ups talk about their past experiences and giving advice on anything from life to navigating Corporate America.

    Cons

    As with any large global companies, your team is split between various locations which means you have to have phone/web meetings to accommodate for the various timezones. The meetings really get tiring after a while.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Former Employee-Digital Solutions Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    High compensation for star performers, including stock, bonus, amazing President's Club trips. Tremendous upward mobility within the organization. Great management for sales teams.

    Cons

    Fairly low base salary but competitive to other large public companies. Monthly quota for sales became ridiculous and was actually cut back because no one could achieve the increased load.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Hard work but pays off

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SBS District Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - SBS District Manager in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and little management involvement in your daily activities as long as you sell. The company gives you all the tools and technology you need to succeed. They have the best trips for top performers, sometimes every quarter but at least once a year. Health Care Reform is driving a lot of business to ADP. It is really easy to sell against competitors because products are superior.

    Cons

    The first year is really hard and most people cannot handle the work it takes to be successful here. The base salary is low in your first year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher base salary and better sales training for tenure reps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Well run Fortune 500 company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vantage Consultant
    Current Employee - Vantage Consultant

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn. Opportunities to interact with other companies

    Cons

    Fortune 500 company. At times, a 'learn as you go' environment. Sell it, then support it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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