Pegasystems Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Pegasystems Chairman and CEO Alan Trefler
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Pros
  • Great work life balance, amazing place to see technologies come together to solve real world problems (in 22 reviews)

  • Smart people who work hard to make the product better (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance is ludicrous - 60-70 (in 20 reviews)

  • Professional Services leadership only interested in 50% margins and not customer success (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Architect in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Architect in Cambridge, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaboration in a scrum room environment makes social nerds like myself happy to come to work every day. Interaction with people from around the globe enriches my cultural awareness to build together a great product within a fair trade exchange.

    Cons

    Every con is dealt with fast and turns into an opportunity to grow and get better.


  2. Competitive Intelligence Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Pegasystems part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Given the ability to work on documents that immediately made a difference for the company. Very amenable to using your strengths as the company's strengths.

    Cons

    The culture trends conservative and cliquey. The sales and Marketing teams don't get along, to the detriment of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to change and put more weight on the under-funded Competitive Intelligence department. Invest in the Sales Engineers, they are the future of IT.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great opportunity for hard workers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pegasystems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pega is great company that has some unique technology and has a very high ceiling that could be achieved. If you are a hard worker and can deliver results, this company will give you opportunity and a path for growth. With Pega product knowledge, you have ample opportunity to move around the company and up the ladder, as well as outside opportunities as well. Quality Pega developers are in high-demand in the marketplace and it is only growing.

    Cons

    The company has a very strong CEO and executive team. They are knowledgeable and have vision, but sometimes I think the company needs to do a better job listening to its employees and proactively seek out fresh ideas and perspectives from the teams on a more regular basis. This is for both product and strategy.

    Advice to Management

    It's time for the company to open up more, both product-wise and developer-wise. There are some relatively easy steps it can take to really put some pressure on the competition and drive the growth everyone wants to see. It's time to open the floodgates.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Many opportunities for growth

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

    I have been working at Pegasystems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits package is excellent Remote work flexibility depending on manager/department Incredibly smart people Investment in training You have a lot of control on your career growth/promotion path

    Cons

    Work/life balance not always a priority

    Advice to Management

    Would like to see more woman/diversity in senior leadership roles. CEO/senior leaders sometimes involved in business decisions that should be left to middle management-creates bottlenecks


  6. Helpful (4)

    Growing - Great Strategy in place

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New strategies are driving change and growth in the company Feels like a small company but has "big company" benefits Able to influence change, fast paced

    Cons

    Sometimes high expectations for fast turnaround Can work many hours if you don't manage it well

    Advice to Management

    Don't waver from the strategy - execution is key!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The best software on the market and I enjoy the build for change environment.

    Cons

    So much to do, so little time to do it in. Focus on the wildly important - but everything is wildly important.


  8. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Pegasystems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bleeding edge technology and very growth focused

    Cons

    One has to be uber smart to work and succeed


  9. Helpful (3)

    Pegasystems Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pegasystems

    Pros

    Positive workplace culture, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes there lacks communication between engineering and the design/PM side


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pegasystems

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and coworkers.

    Cons

    Long hours and heavy travel

    Advice to Management

    Go for it, don't be shy.


  11. Helpful (12)

    Senior Management needs a shake up

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible product, some fantastic people. The company should be doubling every year in size based on the capabilities of the organization and the product.

    Cons

    Senior managers are insular, and many have never (apparently) worked anywhere else. They have absolutely NO CLUE how to communicate and effectively motivate. They just want it done their way. No questions asked.

    Advice to Management

    Ask questions, and then really listen (don't just pretend to listen) to the answers.



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