Perficient Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Perficient CEO Jeffrey Davis
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Pros
  • The office culture is such that work/life balance is emphasized (in 25 reviews)

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

Cons
  • No consistency across the business units (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    Professional, cares about its customers, encourages innovation and ambition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perficient full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a company where hard-working, driven and ambitious people can build a career. I have been promoted many times in my 5+ years here, recognized for outstanding work and been given multiple opportunities to work on exciting, fun projects. My boss is very engaged in my happiness here and looks for opportunities to give me projects that I'm excited to work on. The PTO policy and the insurance benefits are exceptional and promote excellent work/life balance. They also have very competitive maternity leave benefits. The CEO is inspiring. He has a strong sense of focus on growth and profitability as well as dedication to integrity, customer experience and other important values. These are things that clearly influence the culture of openness and transparency. The "town hall" meetings held regularly by the CEO and COO are inspiring and energizing.

    Cons

    The company is growing really fast, so if change is something that makes you uncomfortable, you may not enjoy working here. I find that the many acquisitions each year and the fast pace are exciting and make it feel like I'm working at a different company every year. Things evolve and change quickly, and people change roles frequently. It's a wild ride.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. Perficient Business Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Colleagues are nice, fun, and extremely intelligent people.

    Cons

    Low pay. While co-workers have a great deal of knowledge, there is a lack of collaboration and knowledge transfer.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be more communication.


  3. Perficient Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work in, Easy atmosphere, friendly colleagues, Healthy Compensation and Benefits

    Cons

    Should get into more technical projects

    Advice to Management

    Aim for more cutting edge projects


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really loved the work, the people and the culture

    Cons

    I was laid off! The business i was hired for was completed and when there was no additional projects, i was laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Plan and resource better.


  6. Wise to keep away

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Perficient full-time

    Pros

    Easy interview process to get in. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Poor hiring standards and very poor growth for existing employees has led to an exodus of good people and sub-par employees swelling the ranks especially middle-management. Pipelines are really bad in some practices. People are hired and fired after an engagement. These engagements last a few weeks to a few months sometimes. Stay away, unless you like to deal with the stress of losing your job every few months. Middle-management are in their ivory towers and treat consultants like cattle to be traded. They don't care about you and your value will be determined not by the skills you bring to the table, but in consulting dollars and hours that you may or may not make because of the poor pipelines. Once they're done treating you like dirt, they put you out to pasture. No matter how hard you work you will never grow here.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better management!! Don't give free rein to middle management. Maybe treat people like people. Be absolutely transparent in your hiring process. Have some oversight over managers who hire and fire people because they couldn't sell engagements.


  7. Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Perficient full-time

    Pros

    Freedom, Management, Experience, Small-company feel

    Cons

    Growth, Silo'd, recent new ownership


  8. Helpful (1)

    Perficient Inc.

    Former Employee - Developer Technical Consultant in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Developer Technical Consultant in Ashburn, VA

    I worked at Perficient (More than a year)

    Pros

    When we got acquired no one was laid off, and I still got to work with my former great co-workers.

    Cons

    The company grows primarily through acquisitions of other companies. I felt compelled to leave a year or so after my former company got acquired due to HR changes/benefit changes and just more red tape in general. Some company decisions also now felt more motivated by the whims of higher ups instead of what was best for the workers and the company as a whole.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Microsoft business unit is very strong

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I just recently left the Microsoft business unit after many years. I personally went in search of more opportunity for advancement, but overall the business unit is well run and full of some of the smartest people I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    Once you get outside the Microsoft business unit things get more uneven. No maternity leave. (!) Internal IT and accounting are run by underperformers whose poor contributions are tolerated.

    Advice to Management

    Please, join the modern age and pay for maternity leave.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Business Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Open environment that promotes knowledge growth -Exposure to a broad base of clientele

    Cons

    -Top management seems unorganized -Focus on sales more so than consultant quality and retention


  11. Helpful (2)

    All about growth, not about employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Perficient full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary if you can negotiate it.

    Cons

    Poor middle management, GM's are hit or miss.



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