Pactera Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
90 Reviews

2.9
90 Reviews
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Pactera CEO Tiak Koon Loh
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • A lot of opportunities to grow by asking questions and proactively involving yourself with tasks (in 4 reviews)

  • Ability to hire (but not retain) good people (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • no training, low salary, bad work environment (in 2 reviews)

  • Also a lot of internal politics, lay off employees jsut like that saying sales team is not good and we dont have enough projects to put in (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Legacy NouvEON consulting client work was engaging and rewarding.

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Co-workers talent, client facing consulting & work-life balance. Most engagements were challenging and lead to follow-on work.

    Cons

    When NouvEON was acquired by hiSoft and subsequently merged into pactera, the company culture changed and client perception of the company became negative. Consultants began leaving. pactera became a IT outsourcing shop which turned off most if not all business consultants that came to legacy NouvEON.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Feels good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Looks good. Working in this company from more than 3years

    Cons

    Not much interaction with anyone. compensation package is good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No Career Path

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    For a consulting job, there wasn't a lot of travel. It was mostly local clients. The salary was decent for experience level, although probably below market.

    Cons

    The company went through a ton of change in the 3 years that I worked there, and there wasn't a lot of communication with the employees. There wasn't a good culture for younger employees, and not a lot of training opportunities or ways to move up within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a training program and start bringing in some promising talent from colleges rather than forcing employees to badger their friends to send their resumes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great potential but..

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Great US based team

    Cons

    Beijing team is distrustful and disrespectful of their US based colleagues. Low pay/long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring more autonomy and base processes to US.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Low pay, staff is indifferent to employee concerns

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Pactera as a contractor

    Pros

    The company Christmas party was a hoot. They went so far as to rent the Experience Music Project, which is a really cool venue.

    Cons

    This is generally considered one of the bottom feeding agencies working the Microsoft contracts. The company that this was merged from (Vanceinfo) was accused of unethical conduct, and rumor has it that they could be facing new accusations as well. The pay is also much lower than other contracting agencies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good and emerging company with growing chances to young people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Combined over-scaled and clear core value

    Cons

    Less focusing on employee individual development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Dev

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworker relationship. Good opportunities to participant in the company wise projects and provide the consulting to customers. Reasonable rewards bonus. Willing to pay extra cost to support the team growing. Care about the individual request and requirement.

    Cons

    Salary growing is slow and Hr seldom talks to you about your satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Advanced, growing; Technically a Spearheading company

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    Former Employee - Service Engineer; Consultant CE  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Service Engineer; Consultant CE in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Pactera as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Independence, fast paced business response

    Cons

    Growing admin issues with website and English translations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stick to basics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to learn the Chinese business culture!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pactera as an intern

    Pros

    Company provides transportation to/from work at Beijing.

    Cons

    Assignments were provided sporadically. When there were assignments, they were in such high volumes that I would work nights and weekends.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not a good place for career growth

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    couldn't think of any pros worth mentioning

    Cons

    I don't think they have any process for career growth of employees, you will end up with same designation/title till you are in the company. I think this is mainly because there is no performance review process in the company.
    If you think you deserve a salary hike then you have to fight for it with the HR and Account managers and management.
    Immigration team is the worst and careless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Account Managers should be trained to have better interaction with employees placed at client locations. Please introduce a performance review process just like any other company in the IT WORLD.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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