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EPAM Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  • should be more possibilities for work-life balance (e (in 20 reviews)

  • Low salary comparing to other IT companies (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Ticket to US, exposure to big clients, if lucky"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Delivery Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Delivery Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EPAM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    For those seeking relocation opportunities - at least used to be a good choice.
    For those on early stages in career - opportunity to be assigned to big client and grow
    For those who ready to explore - pretty flexible in arranging transfers within US and between industries / practices.
    Pretty mild bench management policies.

    Cons

    Not all accounts are equal, obviously. But assignment will be influenced more by current location rather than skill set or aspirations.
    After certain point, very limited opportunities to grow - move to the same position or similar position in another account likely.

    Advice to Management

    Try applying the same (or at least some) career development practices for on-site personnel as it's done offshore. Otherwise, EPam badge will mean very little to your employees working as contractors/consultants at clients facilities.
    Utilize the skills etc of your employees, skills which they were hired for in the 1st place.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Might be a good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great people and community
    - Epam has a lot of tools to support your development

    Cons

    - salaries are low in The States if you are on visa
    - no willing to change a client/project

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible, Disorganized Mess - AVOID"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EPAM full-time

    Pros

    In the US - very casual work environment and good work/life balance - because there is very low expectations of employees so there is little stress but it becomes very unfufilling

    Cons

    the company operates like an overgrown start up - there is very little infrastructure in terms of HR, and support. Internally, there is little communication or room for upwards mobility. Pay is extremely low, and there is little room for upwards salary increases.

    Advice to Management

    invest in the internal infrastructure of the company


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great customers, world-wide known brands, who are able to provide you with challenging projects with top-notch technical expertise required.
    Company still believes in engineering excellence, which is good if you are an engineer :).
    Good benefits, insurance, etc.

    Cons

    Unlike Eastern Europe centers, US branch of organization is much more disorganized, caring less about employees and more about customers - good for business, bad for people.
    Crappy projects and small "bad and not-interesting" customers still exist in big numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Engineering excellence is great, but not all roles can and should be filled with former engineers - some positions would benefit more from seasoned professionals rather than ex-developers trying new roles.


  5. "Epam Systems Inc"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Devops in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Devops in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company in Ukraine, cool offices, cool benefits, interesting projects, huge knowledge base, flexible work conditions.

    Cons

    Small vacation in US, 10 days before 5Y and 15 after


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Bodyshop"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EPAM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good support for relocation. Many clients and locations. Good health care plan. Has 401k

    Cons

    Salarie is not up to market, however, consultants has to do a lot.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Avoid if you can"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good relocation package.
    Top tech customer in Mountain View, CA. Work on-site at the customer's office.
    The company and its revenue is constantly growing in the US (but not your salary).

    Cons

    Salaries are way below the market average. No guaranteed bonus, very reluctant towards salary raise.
    They promise to start the Green Card process in 1 year, but in fact they try hard to postpone the starting date. Also the whole GC process in slowed down as much as possible. This is how they "retain" their employees. LOL

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good company to get some experience for non-experienced"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Mountain View, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good company for young perspectives
    - do H1B visa
    - relocate to work in other country
    - compensate bench time

    Cons

    - If you can't sell yourself right, you just be treated as slave for all that managers hierarchy.
    Low-level management is just not competent. They treat you as furniture. Your resource is not protected in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue do what you do, and you will get what you have to


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Good place for pumping up experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Often very professional and nice colleagues (in SW development, not management), hand-picked from Eastern Europe division
    * You may be lucky to get interesting projects here
    * If you live in Eastern Europe and are eager to relocate to US - it might work out here (this got a little broken in past couple of years, but still)
    * You have a good chance for an opportunity to get hands on more interesting stuff than just coding, like design/architecture (common lack of good project management is your friend here, software development is often not that streamlined and organized)
    * Health insurance/Dental are quite good. 7 sick days, 401k matching, 10+1 days of paid vacation (15 after 5 years)

    Cons

    * Low salary and almost non-existent raises/bonuses (if you are not in management)
    * PMs and mid level management really needs attention
    * This is not the company that actually bothers much about your needs (applies only to EPAM US division)
    * Lots of inaccurate document processing recently (e.g. accounting mistakes with W-2)

    Advice to Management

    Stop loving Management caste, for the level I saw - you can staff more skilled/motivated PMs from the scratch very quickly. Take attention to needs of Mid/Senior developers instead, they are not on L visa forever.


  10. "As I worked in EPAM as QA Engineer (manual)"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead QA Engineer in Conshohocken, PA
    Former Employee - Lead QA Engineer in Conshohocken, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EPAM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company can propose re-location to US from Ukraine (as was in my case), so great for people who look for such chance. Great benefits, open space office. Every year company increases and grow. Good medical insurance.

    Cons

    As I was re-located so in Ukraine lots of benefits and company events that company pay for its employees, but not here in USA (but I guess this is not exactly EPAM, such policy and less benefits in lots of US companies). I think that as I was relocated, so my salary is less than if I would have worked for some US company.

    Advice to Management

    I like the company and don't have much proposals to Management. Projects are ok.


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