EPAM
3.9 of 5 121 reviews
www.epam.com Newtown, PA 5000+ Employees

EPAM Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2014

Be The First To
Add Photos

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.9 121 reviews

                             

97% Approve of the CEO

EPAM President, CEO, and Director Arkadiy Dobkin

Arkadiy Dobkin

(77 ratings)

92% of employees recommend this company to a friend
121 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in

Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Ability to choose projects in different locations and industries"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Friendly environment, great office and corporate culture"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "there is low salary, no corporate benefits"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Lack of career opportunities in case you want to strictly stay on technical line"
    in 5 reviews
  • Show more review highlights

Reviews

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

No nonsense consulting

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsGood clients, good projects; focused on retail, media, and finance

ConsPoor communcation, not much by way of getting together

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter onboarding

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

Welcome to a career black hole: Empathy Lab

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at EPAM

ProsSome very, very talented people at every level; organized, buttoned up organization that has (for the most part) a clear plan for growth.

ConsIf you are looking to create inspiring, ground-breaking, even close to "cutting edge" experiences, you will starve. The bottom line is the bottom line. The smartest people in the room will (and do) always have the corner office. If you're junior to mid level, this is a hard place navigate--especially when you're ideas will likely never be heard or taken seriously. If you do come from a top level position at a globally recognized agency/brand: you're probably still going to have to fight to maintain that space. I've seen people many years my senior treated like amateurs. I left with very little of substance in my portfolio and an overall feeling that I spent a few years being underutilized and waisted. On the other hand: I do know now what it's like to work for a company going through an acquisition.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou have an extreme talent pool, and you're paying them. Let them speak, let them create and let them innovate. In other words: let go. Lastly: if you're NOT going to be selling or building innovative digital experiences, than let everyone know before they sign up. A lot of us want to work at a place that has a healthy outlook on new technology and an R&D lab. How else will we be viable in ten years?

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

Disappointing

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Conshohocken, PA

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

ProsGreat client mix with many interesting projects.

ConsManagement more often than not breaks promises. Leads in a do as I say, not as I do manner. Much infighting at senior levels. U.S. sourced employees have fewer opportunities given the company would rather move lower paid Eastern European personnel into roles or move the work to Eastern Europe.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrust and develop employees to take over your role. Lead by example, if you expect your teams to work endless hours, do so yourself.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

It's great place to work!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at EPAM full-time

ProsGood team and good company

ConsNo downsides at all.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at EPAM

Prosprovide a good social package and suppoort

Consmanagement level and retention department

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Good company for start

Senior Software Test Engineer (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I have been working at EPAM full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIt is good way to start working in the USA

ConsSalary is not big enough

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

Worst company has ever seen

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsThere are some talented enginer

ConsChaotic projects, people treated as a resource.

Advice to Senior ManagementHandle people as a human not as a resource

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Decent company with healthy culture

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Newtown, PA

I have been working at EPAM full-time for more than 5 years

ProsJob security, opportunity to work in many different countries, interesting project, great people

ConsAverage salary, low career growth opportunities, average hardware, not the best technical support

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more options for career growth.

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Good way to USA

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Irvine, CA

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

ProsThe best way for relocation to USA

ConsSalary is too low for CA

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Lead Software Engineer

Lead Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I have been working at EPAM full-time for more than 8 years

ProsFast growing company, +30-50% per year for several years.
Many different project in different industries with different technologies.
EPAM isn't staffing company, but also does full software development circle for its customers.

ConsHard to change project in company, there isn't clear way to change customer unit.
Weak relationships between engineers from different business units, horizontal communications aren't developed and looks like discouraged by management.

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop horizontal communications.

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for EPAM? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at EPAM reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for EPAM CEO Arkadiy Dobkin. All 121 reviews posted anonymously by EPAM employees.