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Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
245 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is usually good, but depends on the project you're on (in 25 reviews)

  • There are good people at Perficient (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • In terms of business units - the primary one is IBM (in 17 reviews)

  • Ineffective middle management and senior management entirely focused on acquisitions (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Perficient is a fantastic "pure plan" professional services choice

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

    I have been working at Perficient full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Perficient is a fast growing, pure play, professional services company. For those who have come from the IT Services industry and are looking for a fun, fast paced, yet structured and successful company to work for, this is a great choice.

    Having come from multipl Global 1000 companies, I had to really dive deep into conversations with local, regional, and national leadership to make my decision to come here. Do they have everything figured out, of course not. Do they have hundreds to thousands of smart motivated people to help get them there, absolutely. I encourage you to make your own decisions and ask to speak with senior members of the organization to come to your own conclusions.

    After almost (6) months on the job I have come away far more pleasantly surprised than shocked by any of my encounters. One of the best parts of being in leadership here at Perficient is that you genuinely have the lattitude to make a huge difference both in a local market and nationally.

    For any new employees coming in, make sure you know exactly who you work for, what your short, medium and long term career opportunities are, and do not be afraid to ask for meetings 1-2 levels above your hiring manager. Everyone at Perficient is very approachable and eager to welcome new members to the team.

    Cons

    Perficient has grown through acquisition. There is far more good from this formula than bad. Over the past year the organizational structure and go-to-market have changed to better align national delivery but the reality is this is a 2-3 year process. The local GM's need to grow more towards entreprenuers and away from strictly local delivery GM's. This will help with staff decisions being made on a project-by-project basis to long term FTE decisions to improve the mix of our markets and our expertise. I am seeing the tide turning but again it will take time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push forward more swiftly on aligning national delivery and cross train local market GM's and leadership to truly represent the very best of what Perficient does to all local market customers. Push for more culture led training and education to help all employees, regardless of practice, to feel attached, nurtured, and invested in. While the acquisition process is very effective and helping us grow, to the extent we come up with better overall delivery strategy, career roadmaps, and overall directional strategy by business we can more swiftly integrate these new companies into this exciting company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent tech consulting firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Perficient full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Perficient is a good place to break into technology consulting. They pay well and the work life balance is better than big consulting firms. They have small groups, so the opportunity to shine is always present.

    Cons

    Its a big enough organization to stop functioning like a boutique consulting firm. The bonus policy is flashy, but it is kind of screwed up. It rewards billable hours, but penalizes you if you dont make certain number of hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the bonus policy, provide better processes for organization workflows.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company that could be so much more.

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

    I have been working at Perficient

    Pros

    Pockets of high intelligence scattered here and there. People, for the most part, want success for themselves and the firm and are committed to their clients.

    Cons

    This is a mash up of a number of companies acquired over the years. There seems to be little capacity, ability or interest for leveraging what can be collectively accomplished with so much talent, other than trying to scale above 500MM in revenues. Management's goal, which can be easily summed as building a company that can be sold with a pay-off, might not be in the long term interest of the rank and file nor the company's clients. But that's life. There are deep and unsettling issues with politics here, up and down the chain, which go beyond the norm as people fight to get noticed and promoted, hold onto what they have or lack the desire and incentive to share knowledge and client access unless this is in their self-interest. There really is no binding culture to speak of, which is quite unfortunate given the drive of so many talented professionals. Though there have been some valiant attempts at trying to fix this it's unlikely the issue can be resolved given the history of the firm and the profile of the executive team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bold that good things might come to all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Company does not sell solutions just another placement firm

    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Perficient full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A large client base and an occasional cocktail party

    Cons

    treated like a commodity not a consultant
    2 weeks vacation
    Limited Paid Holidays

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent Employer but no room for growth in SBU's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant

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

    Pros

    Decent Salaries, knowledge sharing among the divisions.

    Cons

    Poor Career development methodology. People have a better chance of moving up by going out rather than within the organisation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve HR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great

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

    I worked at Perficient

    Pros

    Awesome culture, super talented employees, autonomy

    Cons

    Employees who work closely with founders are the ones who get promoted to senior positions quicker than those who work equally hard but have a lower profile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    If you are looking for a body shop, work here!

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

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

    Pros

    Decent project work. Decent pay.

    Cons

    You are a number.
    Zero employee appreciation.
    No clear path for success.
    Management needs anger management classes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn that the most successful companies take care of their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perficient

    Pros

    Good company for gaining experience.

    Cons

    Management seems to be a bit chaotic.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT heavyweight but lacks vision for the future in Healthcare

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

    I worked at Perficient full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Bright, hardworking consultants who passionately believe in their work

    Cons

    Lack of vision for Healthcare, mostly dependent upon those who have little working knowledge of the Healthcare space but believe they have all of the answers. Lack of working organizational structure which changes with a whim

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a Healthcare leader who will drive your vision and provide structure

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Give up your life.

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

    I worked at Perficient

    Pros

    Learn lots of stuff quickly

    Cons

    No work life balance and constantly changing requirements. Job Shop and travel all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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