Aricent

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Aricent Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
1,002 Reviews
3.3
1,002 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture, Great learning place, fun to work in this company (in 137 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours in the office (in 68 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance, compensation, employees not paid as per the qualtity of work (in 37 reviews)

  • Comparatively Less Salary growth of employees (in 23 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very bad experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    I worked at Aricent full-time (less than an year)

    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
  2.  

    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

    I have been working at Aricent full-time (more than an year)

    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
  3.  

    Awesome experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aricent

    Pros

    Awesome place to work and start your career,

    Cons

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

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Highlands Ranch, CO

    I have been working at Aricent full-time (less than an year)

    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
  6.  

    Network Engineer

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

    I worked at Aricent full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning
    They sponsor certifications

    Cons

    I dont think i have any cons in my mind

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Lead in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Lead in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Aricent full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Focused as working in only in one domain

    Cons

    lost its culture over period

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management try to learn Aricent culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's been all a slow decline

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

    I have been working at Aricent full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are so many areas that are screaming for improvement.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Aricent Group

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aricent full-time

    Pros

    Good training provided once you join

    Cons

    No cons i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to senior management

  10.  

    A mess

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

    I worked at Aricent full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of t
    At all

    Cons

    Total disrespect or people's contributions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    will not provide projects when you are out of project--worst managemnet

    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Aricent full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    there is no pro to this junk company

    Cons

    they use you from morning 8 to night 12 including saturdays and sundays and thay dont pay
    will leave you when project is done.
    no support when you are incrisis.
    they are not aricent aricent bought this junk company call datalynx
    worst managament.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they never change..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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