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Project manager

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Amdocs full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Good atmosphere. Gives you a feeling of stability. A lot of options in the company to move to different directions.

Cons

A lot of internal politics.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    This probably isn't the tech job you're looking for.

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    Current Employee - Senior Subject Matter Expert in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Subject Matter Expert in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at Amdocs full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of potential:
    - Amazing, sharp, clever people as far as the eye can see
    - There's a lot of very interesting work which needs to be done
    - Champaign is a great town to live and work in
    - Health benefits are great
    - Pay is on the lower end of competitive for the market overall, though mid-range of competitive for the area
    - There are a handful of groups doing some neat things
    - The customers of Amdocs are some of the best in the world to work with
    - Bonuses are great, or so I'm told

    Cons

    Amdocs is suffering from chronic mismanagement, and abuse of workers is rampant.
    - On-call schedules result in very frequent long (more than 50 hours) work weeks
    - Resistance to change is excessive and arbitrary, and nepotism abounds
    - Ratio of managers to workers is almost 1:2 (and actually is in some areas).
    - Applications in use are ancient and aging, corporate doesn't want to spend the money to fix the problem, so instead they hire people to perform data fixes 24/7 instead of actually fixing the bugs.
    - People in management reserve the right to demand your presence on a "bridge" at any hour of the day, regardless of your plans.
    - Those who are hired as programmers are often only used in a tier-3 support capacity.
    - All of the above problems lead to a stagnation in personal growth and skill-atrophy.
    - Management doesn't want to hear what you think or want, they only want you to do as you're told and pick up the phone when you are called.
    - Management always hearkens back to when things were much, much worse whenever a problem arises, and then uses that as a pretext to avoid solving the problem.
    - The company chases people away in droves and then chooses not to back-fill those positions. This makes fewer people do the same amount of work.
    - The company uses the word "professional" to mean "do what I say without question," and they do so repeatedly at all levels of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your workers do not belong to you, and the more you remind people that they can leave and go work somewhere else if they don't like where they are the more likely they are to actually do so.

    Senior management may also want to stop extolling the virtues of hard work while bragging about the perks of their jobs, too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Stable Job but lacks the thrill and growth

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    Current Employee - Group Leader in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Very stable job (hardly any lay off), competitive pay

    Cons

    Lacks employee care, personal growth, can get boring after a while

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the ball rolling for employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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