Aricent Reviews in Palo Alto, CA

910 Reviews

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Pros
  • Very good work culture and approachable higher management (in 121 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours in the office (in 61 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance, compensation, employees not paid as per the qualtity of work (in 33 reviews)

  • no work from home option leading to late stays in office (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    It's a good company, organized way of growth

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    Former Employee - Technical Leader  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Leader in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Aricent

    Pros

    Aricent does not have any politics in the work environment, good to work with people.
    Fair management and approachable to management team.

    Cons

    It has onsite and offsite work, need to co-ordinate work with back team. When u r onsite, u don't know information, what is going on the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communiate well with onsite people, have more expore of the company progress and project progreass. Need good HR team as well.

    Recommends
  2.  

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

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    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
  3.  

    Worst company ever

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Used to be a great company

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Aricent

    Pros

    Good collegues and good infrastructure. Good product line and innovative ideas.
    Lots to learn if you are beginer. Training courses and facility is nice.

    Cons

    Lost its focus and direction due to lack of vision from senior management. HR can not control attrition. Global business focus is missing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide focus and direction, integration and vision is needed. Focus on employee retention and long term relationships for the employees

    Doesn't Recommend

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