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Aricent Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
890 Reviews

3.3
890 Reviews
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Aricent CEO Frank Kern
Frank Kern
191 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    One of the worst jobs I have ever had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer  in  Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Ashburn, VA

    Pros

    I had plenty of time to pursue other interests.

    Cons

    No communication, no direction, nothing to do

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Gud experience

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

    Pros

    Works on Cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    Need to be friendly environment

  3.  

    Pretty pathetic place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Denver, CO

    Pros

    No one bothers you. Nobody care. You get paycheck and they get theirs.

    Cons

    No communication. I still don't know who my real manager is after 1 1/2 years as it changed 3 times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First get your act together instead of lecturing and changing head office

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    good company to work with

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

    Pros

    values your work .nice management ,and flexible work hours

    Cons

    lack of appraisals and not understanding loyal employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  East Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in East Brunswick, NJ

    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
  7.  

    Very bad experience

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    • 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

    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
  8.  

    Treatment is very unfair

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Tampa, FL

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome place to work and start your career,

    Cons

    Nothing, but sometime the group that you get can have crazy working hours!

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Highlands Ranch, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Highlands Ranch, CO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent on SOW with your employees and never work with projects.which requires month-month SOW renewals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Network Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer
    Former Employee - Network Engineer

    Pros

    Great learning
    They sponsor certifications

    Cons

    I dont think i have any cons in my mind

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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