Aricent
3.3 of 5 855 reviews
www.aricent.com Redwood City, CA 5000+ Employees

Aricent Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.3 855 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Aricent CEO Frank Kern

Frank Kern

(178 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good work Culture, flexible timings, healthy communication"
    in 109 reviews
  • "versatile, flexible working hours, amazing place to learn many tech stuffs as a fresher"
    in 57 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/Life balance not good if you are a good performer"
    in 28 reviews
  • "no work from home option leading to late stays in office"
    in 11 reviews
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    Went down hill after being acquired by KKR. Former Datalinkx all but gutted. Stay away from this mess

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
    East Brunswick, NJ

    ProsNone any more since carrier services div gutted out. Just a body shop now.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDivest it off and put it out of its misery.

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

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    Very bad experience

    Director of Sales (Former Employee)
    New Brunswick, NJ

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementGo away. Definitely your IBM experience did not applied here.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAwesome place to work and start your career,

    ConsNothing, but sometime the group that you get can have crazy working hours!

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    Treatment is very unfair

    Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsAs long as contract is there, they respect and make you work. Payment is on time. HR gets involved to support administration issues

    ConsVery less pay to employees and not even a welcome lunch/dinner or yearly bonus gift. No perks. Just annual salary and once contract is over, they leave you on road.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at how employees are directly working at client sites and get feedback to have relationship with employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you are on h1 Visa don't work with Aricent

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Highlands Ranch, CO

    ProsThey pay good salary, but if some one promised to pay relocation ask them to put it in written.

    ConsThey hire you as full time employee even if they sign SOW for three months and no chances of renewal. Once the project is over they dont even give a chance to look for other projects.
    I joined in Nov 2012. they recruited more than 15 people(for one project) around month of NOV, by jan -feb 2013 they fired 10 people is in one project. one of them is on H1 Visa and his wife is pregnant .

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe transparent on SOW with your employees and never work with projects.which requires month-month SOW renewals.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Aricent is no more exciting.....it lost its charm

    Senior Technical Lead (Current Employee)
    New Brunswick, NJ

    ProsFocused as working in only in one domain

    Conslost its culture over period

    Advice to Senior ManagementNew management try to learn Aricent culture

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Network Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat learning
    They sponsor certifications

    ConsI dont think i have any cons in my mind

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A mess

    Sales Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsNone that I can think of t
    At all

    ConsTotal disrespect or people's contributions

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit

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

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    It's been all a slow decline

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are so many areas that are screaming for improvement.

    ConsEveryone is change averse, nothing moves forward or gets better. Good ideas and efforts to improve things are dismissed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to make hard decisions and choices. Its been status quo for way too long.

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

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    Aricent Group

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood training provided once you join

    ConsNo cons i can think of

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice to senior management

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