Pegasystems

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Pegasystems Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
207 Reviews
3.5
207 Reviews
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Pegasystems Chairman and CEO Alan Trefler
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance, amazing place to see technologies come together to solve real world problems (in 22 reviews)

  • Interesting Product and some smart people left (but they're nearly all gone or retired) (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • The work-life balance is not balanced, even if you have young children (in 20 reviews)

  • no onsite for professional services mobility (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenging and dynamic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting and hard problems, good location, great benefits, growing company, lots of opportunities, never bored, always challenged, fast paced, rewards results

    Cons

    Can be very top down management at times, lots of growing pains around process, very reactionary which can be frustrating, politics take a while to navigate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Top down, ego driven and little support for new hires.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Practice Leader in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Practice Leader in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Pegasystems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good market penetration. Plenty of work to do. Salaries are fairly competitive. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Top-down management style (with many questionable decisions coming from the upper tiers).
    The CEO's ego is unmatched...he gave Steve Jobs a run for his money in terms of his ability to infuriate and alienate friends and foes alike. Several businesses have moved to Appian because of it.
    Work/Life balance is ludicrous - 60-70+ hour work weeks are the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin working to change out old, study execs and managers that lack a modern approach to business. Don't triage every project simply because it's yellow and the triage team needs work to do (that results in folks spending more time generating data and/or managing toward Pega rather than the client).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Tough place for new employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pegasystems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of sales expertise and industry vertical expertice
    Interesting product capabilities

    Cons

    New hires are given very little direction/ mentoring
    Too many cooks in the kitchen- everyone wants to drive strategy in the account
    Tenured reps dont interact with new reps
    CEO alienates accounts with his ego
    Closed culture
    Customers feel trapped in the technology/ pricing arrangments
    Work/Life balance not a focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO needs to become more humble when dealing with customers if he expects to grow the company in line with expectations. HR needs to focus on employee success

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 11 people found this helpful  

    Extremely nice, hardworking people!

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

    I have been working at Pegasystems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I've only been at Pega for a few months, but I've already felt firsthand how much the company invests in its employees. Hard work pays off and is rewarded.

    Solid group of diverse, hardworking individuals. I love the fact that I get to work with teams from around the world.

    Good perks too. I get free parking near downtown Boston and on top of my regular vacation package I get 2 days off to use for voluteering/charity work.

    Cons

    Growing pains here and there as we're expanding, but nothing out of the normal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to and trust your staff. They know the company best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Development Consultant

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Business Development Consultant in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Business Development Consultant in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Pegasystems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The leading BPM provider in the market. The company has a feel of a start-up and yet well established. True management transparency with open door policy. Team collaboration across the company despite geographical limitations. I would recommend everyone to work at Pegasystems in a heart beat.

    Cons

    The company seems to never stop growing and might seem a bit fast-paced for those who want to stay in the same position forever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open the product up to accommodate other market segments, especially growth markets. There is a tremendous need for the product in other geographies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good upward mobility

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pegasystems full-time

    Pros

    Lots of room to move up the ranks due to high-growth and recognition of those who are hardworking and willing to go the extra mile. A lot of opportunity to raise your hand for projects that offer high visibility and added responsibility.

    Cons

    Fast-packed, very intellectual environment - not for everyone, although I enjoy it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers who have been with the company for a very long time may hold more sway than is appropriate - make sure not to play favorites.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Terrible experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pegasystems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    nice office building and free parking in the city

    Cons

    i did not have a good experience. the job i was hired to was a new position and management had no direction as to what they really wanted the job to be. once my manager realized that the job wasn't what was wanted my life was made a living hell. My manager would not speak to me or provide any sort of guidance or feedback. My work environment was so awful I was lucky enough to find a new job. hours are extremely long with no recognition or relief. you are looked down on if you take a lunch or leave before 6. I have seen many people in the area i worked for be treated badly just because one manager doesn't like them. teams do not work together. It is close to impossible to know or meet people in other groups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great company, friendly atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pegasystems

    Pros

    Great employee benefits and compensation

    Cons

    Very fast paced and results driven environment

  10.  

    Quiet company for middle level software engineers

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Pegasystems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    very nice culture and friendly people, the environment is not an issue and people get along really well.

    Cons

    not much way for career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    demonstrate a little more generosity in dealing with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    Bad Management - big on ego

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Pegasystems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice location if you are in the City area.

    Cons

    I worked at Pega for over 1 year. One of my worst career move. I had the worst experience in-terms of any technical lead. I found it difficult to get across my ideas to management, which they did like hearing but didnt act or let me act on it. Always focusing on exiting PRPC Rules product, which looks good on paper but has extremely muddled technology. You are recruited telling you will learn different technologies (Java, JS, Mysql etc) but believe me, you will primarily be working on layer above - PRPC gui.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower people you hire to make positive changes. Lower your ego of PRPC knowledge, connections, clicks within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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