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Updated February 13, 2019
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Software Testing Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good opportunities to relocate and growth

    Cons

    small salary rates it's good for beginners

    EPAM Response

    Oct 8, 2018 – NA People Lead

    Thank you for sharing your EPAM experience. We appreciate the feedback and continuously look for ways to enhance the work environment. If you want to share more specifics, please contact me at... More


  2. "Delivery Manager at EPAM Inc"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Help with relocation from CIS. Nice and friendly atmosphere. A lot of oportunities to GROW. A lot of customers in USA.

    Cons

    Low salaries for L1 VISA applicants

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Better-than-average bodyshop"

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    Former Employee - Technical Solutions Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Solutions Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EPAM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Relocation assistance (plane tickets for you and your family, compensation for overweight luggage fees, a month of extended stay hotel and a car rental, 1 year interest-free loan)
    - Green card application process exists and is known to finish successfully (albeit you have to wait for 1 year to start the process and it takes about 3-4 years to complete it if no significant delays have been encountered)
    - As a contractor - you have access to some of the perks regular employees of EPAM's clients (e.g. Google) provide - free food, parking, laundry in the office, etc.
    - Good benefits package - insurance (including eye and dental), H1B matching (up to 2%), free English classes
    - Great (and competent) people working with you on the project - usually L1/H1 visa holders tend to be qualified or overqualified for the tasks at hand - so you can savor moments of working with smart people
    - You are still being paid "on bench" while the company is finding a new project for you - if your previous project ended. You can use this time as a quasi-PTO (although you are not expected to do so)
    - You can progress to middle management rather quickly - although this does not necessary mean that you will get significantly more money

    Cons

    - You work for a bodyshop - so the projects you will be working on are either too boring or too inconvenient for regular employees of EPAM's clients. Be prepared for unusual schedules, meaningless support busywork, legacy support etc.
    - You work for a bodyshop - your salary is limited not by your contribution or by your actual market value - but by the sum of money the client is paying for your position. Business is business, do not expect them to lower their profit margin to give you more money. And also expect to have less than competitive salary (in comparison to product companies that are currently hiring)
    - Review process happens twice a year - but is completely opaque - you do not know what you need to do to get a rise. Goal setting is useless, change of grade does not necessary mean that you are entitled for a promotion. Participating (for free) in EPAM's internal projects is expected to maximize the chances of a rise. Having an offer from another company helps too though.
    - You work for a bodyshop - be prepared for "we do what we are paid for" approach - if the customer wants you to mop floors - you will end up mopping floors. Management is usually not able to (and not willing to) argue with the customers regarding this.
    - You are "exempt" employee - so no such thing as "overtime" exists for you, you work as much as needed to complete your tasks. You can get some payments or other forms of reimbursement though, depending on the project and management
    - You are usually left alone after getting assigned to a project - if the client is not complaining - you will have little to none communication with your management. Any conflict with the client is almost automatically decided in favor of the client though.
    - Be prepared for significant turnover of people - expect that 80-90% of your colleagues on the project will leave shortly (3-6 months) after getting the Green Card.

    Advice to Management

    to improve human resource retention you might want to give some power over salary and bonus budgets to resource managers - as they are the people who actually know who is working well and who is ready to leave


  4. "Delivery Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EPAM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities, very experienced and smart people work here.

    Cons

    I think salary is below average.


  5. "Good company to start SE career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EPAM full-time

    Pros

    Stability, bench time is paid, variety of clients and directions to work.
    Offices around a world.

    Cons

    Salaries typically below the market. Some of the project are very intense.


  6. "Good for relocation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Relocate easily
     - Green card application
     - Health insurance

    Cons

    - Compensation below market
    - No or low bonuses


  7. "Ok to Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Onsite Travel, Variety of products,

    Cons

    Micro Management, Too many cooks

    EPAM Response

    Jan 14, 2019 – NA People Lead

    Thank you for taking the time to share your perspectives on working at EPAM. Feedback like yours helps us to focus on where we can improve the overall employee experience.

  8. "Good company for growth"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Manager
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EPAM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    many projects
    a lot of different technologies

    Cons

    small salaries
    small bonuses
    no team buildings


  9. "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EPAM full-time

    Pros

    senior management are nice people

    Cons

    only 3% matching for 401K plan


  10. "Should you work at Epam"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EPAM full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and life balance are the biggest pluses at Epam.

    Cons

    Working with offshore teams and lack of growth to your next level in your career.