Aricent
3.3 of 5 788 reviews
www.aricent.com East Brunswick, NJ 5000+ Employees

Aricent Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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3.3 788 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

Aricent CEO Frank Kern

Frank Kern

(151 ratings)

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

Pros:
  • "versatile, flexible working hours, amazing place to learn many tech stuffs as a fresher"
    in 55 reviews
  • "work life balance is good , less competition compared to other companies , nice co workers"
    in 44 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/Life balance not good if you are a good performer"
    in 27 reviews
  • "No work from home option which results in late night stays at office"
    in 11 reviews
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Good Place to work

Test Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at Aricent full-time for less than a year

ProsFlexible timings and nice working environment

ConsGrowth is not that good

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Learning Experience !

Technical Lead (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I worked at Aricent full-time for more than 5 years

Pros- You get opportunity to work on best technologies in industry
- open culture, technically sound ppl, good opportunities to explore
- Believes in retaining good and technically sound employees
- Mostly you get opportunity to station yourself in technology of your choice
- Some management ppl are really genuine, depends majorly on your performace

Cons- Salary is not at all competitive as per market standards
- Aricent is not growing, its the same what it was 5 yrs back.
- You'll have tough time if you are not performing well

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease start investigating your vision and future goals.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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best company

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I worked at Aricent full-time for less than a year

Prosbest training, best culture, good atmosphere

Conssalary, increment, distance from home, crowded

Advice to Senior Managementincrease salary

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too much workload

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I worked at Aricent full-time

Prosflexible timing, fresher training is very good

Consvery gruelling, workplace culture not that good

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

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Going down with the culture over period of time.. lacks transparency..

Director (Current Employee)
Chennai (India)

I have been working at Aricent full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAdmiring technology opportunities
Long term loyalists
Freedom of work

ConsLeadership, lacks transparency, frequent changes at top level
Organizational growth concerns
Short term policies lacks long term vision for company & employees

Advice to Senior ManagementBring back the transparency on management actions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent Work Place & Great Learning Opportunity

Senior Engineer Testing (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aricent full-time for more than a year

ProsGet chance to work on High End technologies.
Salary is typically more than Avg Market Salary
Free Snacks,Free cabs after 8PM

ConsCould not Find any thing

Advice to Senior ManagementFor new Joinees,instead of keep waiting them for giving Appraisal after 1.5 years,please make it on early basis else compensate the 6 months arrear.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fruitful journey with Aricent

Senior Test Engineer (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I worked at Aricent full-time for more than 3 years

ProsRelaxed work environment (although depends on project)
Onsite available (less frequent thought, but yes)
Easy to switch between different projects (strong IJPP culture)
In general good work-life balance

ConsOld school of management
Average salary (really really average)
No retention policy

Advice to Senior ManagementLaid back attitude should be strictly abolished by the senior management
Mandatory skill upgrade for all levels (technical/non-technical) should be imparted and checked
Make salary more competitive

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Working as a E2 - software engineer at aricent

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aricent full-time

Proswork timings are flexible but deadlines have to be met on a regular basis.
Nice people to work with

ConsLess pay for junior level employees

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good career growth

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Chennai (India)

I worked at Aricent full-time for more than a year

ProsFriendly environment, Good career growth (Aricent has a very good reputation in the field of telecom and datacom).

ConsChanging policies in lines of other service companies.

Advice to Senior ManagementIn recent times the company policy is being changed in lines with other service companies. Please stop doing that and stick with traditional Aricent policies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Aricent

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I have been working at Aricent full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat work environment and culture

ConsManagement can be improved further

Advice to Senior ManagementMore transparency would be great

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