Prolifics Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Can get opportunities to learn new technology(If you are LUCKY:)) (in 3 reviews)

  • Good place to learn and manage things by interacting with client (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much in the way of work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Recently changed bonus structure to costs rather than as an incentive to bill (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Low Salaries

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Onsite opportunities, Scope of gaining knowledge is good.

    Cons

    Low Salaries, Low hikes, strict time management. should have 9.5 worked hours logged through biometric system, No cab facilities, High Work pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Change of Policies would reduce rate of resource resignations.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Worst Company...Stay away!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like to work from home you will be happy in the NY office. Absolutely no one shows up to the NY office unless it's a day when top Management decides to visit the office for board meetings which is not often. There is no HR, no IT, no Marketing, no PM's, and no consultants. It doesn't come across as a real company if you have experience working at other companies.

    Cons

    When you read many reviews saying the benefits are bad trust that they ARE bad. The salaries are also low compared to other companies. You can work extremely hard and don't be surprised if you get a measly bonus. Politics in this company is ridiculous and worst of all they do NOT care about their image to save money. If you are an individual that takes pride of your work than it will be hard for you to work at Prolifics.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes. If you continue to let certain unintelligent individuals that call themselves management make major decisions that affect the company then it is going to FAIL. Also, try to aspire to be a real company. Try to put in some time to learn who ALL of your employees are before it's too late and all of the talented and hardworking one's walk out the door.


  3. Not a good company to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solution Architect
    Current Employee - Solution Architect
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to professional development materials on IBM technologies

    Cons

    Worst bonus plan, company is becoming greedy about bonus plan structure & salary. Insurance premiums are too much high and does have only 2 options to choose.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are equal to clients and they are real business revenue generators. They should be paid well on par with the industry, otherwise they won't stick to the company for longer.


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  5. Quality Assurance Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    This company is great as a foot-through-the-door into the IT field, especially because they have high-end clients like Williams-Sonoma and Tesla. This gives someone great on-the-field experience working with elite technology and business processes.

    Cons

    Not a very high salary. Not very transparent.


  6. Helpful (2)

    A once very good company has lost it's focus, and seems not to care.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Prolifics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The continuing exposure to new versions of software is great. If you don't mind studying on your own time, the company can be used to learn a lot of new software. There are some excellent people there (not all). Probably more useful now as a stepping stone job then as a destination job.

    Cons

    The company is trying to grow itself -- but that means hiring people too quickly, who aren't as good as the ones who were there before. Previously, the company chose quality, now it wants quantity, with the resulting drop in overall consultant quality. Almost none of the old management or consultants are still there from before the sale -- this means that everything that made it worth it is mostly gone. Management seems not to understand or care what it's lost. Vacation policy is stingy and prevents long travel (makes travelling to India a real pain, since you can't stay very long). Bonus plan is largely irrelevant. Health plan is High-Deductible Health Plan -- don't have kids.

    Advice to Management

    Step back and recognize that consultants aren't just widgets that can be replaced -- the training and dedication takes a long time to develop and nurture.


  7. Helpful (7)

    Run away

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some smart and capable people

    Cons

    Lack of transparency. At best management is undeserving of trust. At worst, they may be purposely deceptive. Business model is a race to the bottom. Want to approach and win new business by being the low cost supplier rather than doing the work to distinguish themselves as experts who have compelling business and technical experience that is worth buying. There are really two companies in Prolifics, the IBM practices and everything else. If you are on the IBM side, it probably sucks less. If you are in one of the other practices, be prepared to be treated as a second class citizen. Be prepared for the IBM folks at Prolifics to ignore you unless they want to sell their stuff to your client. BTW, the IBM folks won't reciprocate by inviting you to their clients. They will provide vague excuses about the sensitivity of their relationship with that client or with IBM. Management will always back the IBM practices.

    Advice to Management

    A tiger cannot change his stripes. No advice that I could provide would be heard by management or worth my effort.


  8. Helpful (5)

    Once great environment steadily withering away...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many bright, fun individuals working here that try to carry on the mentality that used to exist. And with aggressive growth goals, there is seemingly lots of opportunity to prove yourself.

    Cons

    New management (within the last few years) seems to have no understanding of what company culture is and has steadily stomped it out at every opportunity. Turnover is also incredibly high, especially among long-time employees at mid and senior management levels. This has made it incredibly difficult to really grow in the company - I feel like I spend more time re-proving myself to new bosses annually than actually growing professionally. More generally, professional development is almost non-existent, especially for non-billable staff. Workload is another growing concern; management seems unwillingly to replace non-billable staff when they leave, instead redistributing the work among the remaining staff. This leads to a constant feeling of scrambling to catch up on an ever-growing task list for everyone without any time to address the larger, more strategic challenges that could improve productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Culture is not an unnecessary frill, but a critical component to employee satisfaction. Moreover, excessive turnover should be examined as a real issue, not just a constant opportunity to "find someone better." At some point it doesn't matter how talented the people you hire are if you don't invest in ways to actually keep them.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Great atmosphere, Not Greatly Run.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prolifics full-time

    Pros

    Great people who still believe in the product and are still standing behind the technology.

    Cons

    Since the purchase by Semantic Space, the overall confidence has gone way down. Top execs have left within a year for obvious reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Ask the top level execs the reason for leaving and work off that reason. Could be one individual or multiple.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Knowledge gaining ground

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Prolifics full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility Roles beyond your designation Multiple Clients multiple tech to work on Freedom to work

    Cons

    backstabbing company policies Management not employee friendly Lack of ethics Low salary No support and acknowledgement for a hard working employee


  11. Helpful (3)

    Not bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team Good people Nice place Cool atomosphere

    Cons

    Lack of pay No work life balance Lack of appreciation No training Send you to any clients Do not take your input Only higher ups listen Too draining

    Advice to Management

    Pay needs to be way better.



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