Aricent

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Aricent Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
1,006 Reviews
3.3
1,006 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.  

    Satisfying & full of opportunity to learn new technologies

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

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

    Pros

    Loads of technologies to work on

    Cons

    Salary is Low. Benefits are less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more flexibility to engineers to choose the domain they want to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun to work and learn till you reach the saturation point. Depends on what you wish to achieve.

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

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

    Pros

    Lot of oppurtunities for Network Programming and devices

    Cons

    No JAVA Projects. Not much scope for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better salaries and promotions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    negotiate before joining

    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer Test in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer Test in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    good benefits & perks provided

    Cons

    low salary & unprofessional middle management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve compensation of employees atleast to 80% of the market rate

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  5.  

    Non-binding contracts to employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Aricent as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not to much to say about this contracting company. It was a short lived opportunity through them and they were quick to have me start.

    Cons

    Difficult to keep up with the Payroll for them. Which is why I guess the company I was contracted for deiced not to use them after the last fiscal year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to keep the aggressive nature down for competing to keep jobs. I had a really difficult time working and finding suitable training due to the foreign contractors competing for positions. Which was a huge factor in this company having to lay me and more off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Layoffs in CSS business unit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in East Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in East Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Aricent full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting pipeline overseas telecom companies

    Cons

    Be careful about applying for full time positions now, going through layoffs in November 2012; be sure to discuss which business unit you would be in

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, OK products, bad management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Great people very knowledgeable, technology leadership, very good ideas and proposals and commitment for the technical teams in India and Belgium

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, lack of focus and very bad decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    worst company I've ever worked for....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in East Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales in East Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    benefits package was good.. can't really come up with anything else.

    Cons

    Cut throat, nobody trusts anyone, new Sr Management is aweful. In their infinite wisdom, deals are being lost due to extensive "Gating" process. This will bit them in the _SS becaus the job market is pretty good and everyone is looking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the plan is to pare down the workforce by being as obnoxious and unmotivating as possible, then this is a brilliant plan and should be studied at all Grad schools. They company is in a really bad position and better do an amazing employee turnaround if they expect to survive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Employee Politics

    Current Employee - Technical Leader in East Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in East Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Aricent full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities,world wide clientage,best technology projects

    Cons

    Office Politics growing huge, some people are better priviledged than others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be neutral, its work

  10.  

    It's a good company, organized way of growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Overall Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Aricent

    Pros

    Technology focus, mature SW Engineering practices, professional & open culture

    Cons

    Compensation raise and growth opportunities are getting limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation should be aligned with market condition

    Recommends

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