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"Big company mentality slows decision making but brings stability"

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Former Employee - Director in Pleasanton, CA
Former Employee - Director in Pleasanton, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The best thing about working at ADP (National Accounts Division) was that there was no fear of going under or profitability. The company is large and stable. I worked for ProBusiness and they bought us out, and before the buyout one always wondered if and when the company would be come profitable and if it did not, when the next round of layoffs would be. ADP is an industry leader in outsourcing of Payroll, Payroll Tax and HR benefits.

Cons

After working for ProBusiness, the sheer size of ADP after the buy out settled brought things to a near halt. Nearly every decison has to go up and then back down the hierarchy for approval. Also often seemed like those very distant from the reality of the local business were forcing changes to things that "weren't broken" but refusing to put funds into areas that really needed to be revamped. Very old school management style and very "male" upper management team.

Advice to Management

Be more open minded to change.

Other Employee Reviews for ADP

  1. "Generally a good place to work and grow your career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global (domestic and international); good opportunities to move around country; great benefits and compensation. Great training opportunities in all subject areas.

    Cons

    Work Force becoming more lean in some areas which may impact an individual's overall workload and work/life balance.


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    "Solid benefits, mind-numbingly boring job with really bad company culture."

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    Former Employee - Tax Manager in San Dimas, CA
    Former Employee - Tax Manager in San Dimas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic, and start immediately. Also the E-learning programs and other value adds such as tuition reimbursement are top-notch as well. They also had an on-site doctor at the tax center I worked at. Good vacation to start, and a decent if not spectacular salary.

    Cons

    Horrible company culture centered around how difficult it is to advance your career within the company. Tons of internal politics and poorly hired middle management because of said politics. An extremely unpleasant place to work. Literally could not pay me enough to ever consider going back to work for them in any way shape or form. Internal structure of company made it almost impossible to fire poor employees, and management typically didn't understand the day to day role of the people they were managing.

    Advice to Management

    Fire 90% of your middle management, they received these jobs due to kickbacks and relationships, not any particular aptitude for managing people.

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