EPAM Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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EPAM President, CEO, and Director Arkadiy Dobkin
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Pros
  • Many different projects in different areas and technologies, lot of experience (in 8 reviews)

  • Interesting projects, really big names in customers (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Low salary for developers, not often promotions (in 10 reviews)

  • Some projects can run long, in some cases there is hard to change from a role (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    ok company, offers US employment for foreigners, much better than other belarussian companies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EPAM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Offers relocation to the USA at any time with L1 visa Pays for relocation expenses Provides good insurance, also loans without interest You will work in the office of the customer (for example, in Google)

    Cons

    Not much help from american HRs Useless trainings Boring and cheap events/teambuildings All their titles are useless in the office of the customer (the customer will impose their own job duties anyway) According to the customer you will be a contractor with less rights than their full-time employees


  2. Great for starters

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Java Software Developer in Newtown, PA
    Current Employee - Java Software Developer in Newtown, PA

    I have been working at EPAM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for starters in the IT sector

    Cons

    Management is disorganized and not really looking out for your best interest / satisfaction of employees.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Political nightmare

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EPAM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great portfolio of customer brands and projects. People in some teams get shown a great deal of coddling while others are shafted. Delivery groups for the most part like the organization because the other choices are just worse in terms of jobs overseas.

    Cons

    New world of management is instilling fear and cut throat behaviors as employees try to save their own jobs and teams (if you're lucky via an acquisition).

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the employee and their abilities and not on spreadsheets and numbers. The new sales leadership style seems a bit too much like an Old Guard approach from a bad EMC or IBM.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Interesting company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EPAM full-time

    Pros

    Great people International reach Trending up in stock Opportunity to relocate internationally Good IT infrastructure Great colleagues, opportunities and events

    Cons

    Very long hours Not that great vacation policy -10 days plus holidays Include fee in foreigners' contract for leaving if they sponsored h1b

    Advice to Management

    Provide better vacation policies Not tie down foreign employees Continue to improve and be better and better Improve project estimation mechanisms


  6. Helpful (5)

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EPAM full-time

    Pros

    Good life-work balance, plenty of projects, diverse multicultural environment, informal productive atmosphere, reasonable management, colleagues are top notch professionals.

    Cons

    Average salaries, limited growth opportunities, working as a contractor at the customer site may be somewhat limiting


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good company to start IT career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at EPAM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company to start IT career.

    Cons

    Low wages, not many career possibilities, projects are limited to WEB front-ends only.


  8. Helpful (10)

    Relocation services provider

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EPAM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Clients include a lot of large well-known companies and in some cases this implies interesting projects. - The majority of employees are smart and easy going people. - Low competition in middle management, chances of rapid career development up to Director level. - The C-level execs know what they are doing. They grew up one of the biggest and most profitable businesses with East European roots. - The business model is very profitable.

    Cons

    - The main focus of the company in the US is to quickly satisfy clients' demand in workforce if they want to contract out a project. - After you are assigned to a client's project, the management forgets about your existence. - An average employee stays 2-3 years awaiting for the green card and leaves as soon he/she is authorized to work for another company. - Compensation mostly correlates with employment authorization status, not the real performance. Way below the market. - Employees quickly become demotivated and depressed.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your people.


  9. Helpful (5)

    Just bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Java Developer in Weehawken, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Java Developer in Weehawken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EPAM (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was not able to find any interesting projects. Everything is so trashy.

    Cons

    To many to describe in words

    Advice to Management

    Owner should fire them all


  10. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EPAM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Abilities to travel all over the world, interesting projects of different types. Easy to relocate. Nice people and friendly environment

    Cons

    Salaries are not the highest priority in the company, but this is compensated by interesting projects and opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Be more employee oriented than company oriented. After all, its employees that make the company, not directors and VPs


  11. The company with opportunities and great social life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at EPAM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunities to grow professionally as there a lot of internal trainings and it shares. good opportunities for career growth due to personal development program. amazing social life.

    Cons

    there are some projects using old technilogies. can be stuffy in in the open space.

    Advice to Management

    continue to develop and expand the company opening new offices in other cities and countries, develop further internal mobility.



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