Pegasystems

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13 people found this helpful  

Terrible experience

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Recruiter in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Recruiter in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Pegasystems as a contractor (more than 3 years)

Pros

location, co-workers, collaborative, fast paced, always changing

Cons

they treat contractors like contractors, lot's of micro-management, old boy network and no work life balance

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Loosen up the reins a little. You spend mi=oney to hire talent then you should let candidates do what they were hired to do.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 14 people found this helpful  

    Just Awful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Location is good. Near the green and red line and not in Boston so less of a traffic issue. The benefits are pretty good. Those are really the only good things.

    Cons

    -Clunky, badly designed product. It's as if the products were developed for the sake of developing. Slow-loading, ugly to look at (even the most current 2014 versions). Honestly, don't understand why any client would choose their limiting software over a more common development solution. More money for less scalability and less adaptive software.
    -Pay is not very competitive.
    -Awful management that only cares about advancing their own careers (don't rock the boat). This seems to be the trend across all frameworks.
    -Very corporate. EVERYTHING is political. And consequently it takes months to get even simple things done. They surround the old-school managers with young people but it's all smoke and mirrors. This is an "old" feeling company, not an agile, young one.
    -Because of the corporate nature, there's very little room for advancement. The mangers are "lifers" and they seem to only promote people who either shmooze with them or who are also lifers. Feels like a dead end, and going to work gets tedious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at who your managers are. Break up the circle of buddies who aren't interested in keeping pace with the modern software world. Get rid of the base PRPC team of developers and designers and start over with capable people who want to create GOOD software. Right now it's just revisions of the same dated product, and it's past showing its age. It's virtually unusable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Pre-sales Software Engineering Managerer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Pre-sales Software Engineering Managerer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great company, great people, great product

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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