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Pegasystems Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, career growth (in 80 reviews)

  • Pega is a company which has a slightly different work culture (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • Very bad work life-balance in Pega Consulting (in 28 reviews)

  • You will never be invited to lunches / drinks / dinners / outings that are critical to getting rapport with senior management (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic people with incredible product."

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

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

    Pros

    Comp and benefits are great, people and management are supportive, and it's easy to get things done. They also pay additional bonuses for completing sales activity and training. By far the best company I've worked for.

    Cons

    I work remote because of the territory I cover, so I don't get some of the perks that those who work out of HQ do (ex., lunch, gym membership options, etc.). However, there are so many other incentives and benefits available, not being able to partake in the local perks is not even a blip on the radar.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. "Business Generation Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Generation Representative in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Business Generation Representative in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Places emphasis on sales training and providing good work environment
    Good benefits and company with social conscience
    Puts the customer first
    Good products and go to market strategy

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and sometimes too political

    Advice to Management

    None to offer


  3. "More cons than pros"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    some great people, and the product is cool and innovative

    Cons

    some upper management is very poor. very political. people promoted who shouldn't be while hard workers get overlooked.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of Smart People"

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

    I worked at Pegasystems full-time

    Pros

    Great people and tough problems to solve

    Cons

    New ideas take time to get traction. Not everyone has loads of paitence

    Advice to Management

    Enable the smart people to do more


  6. "Good people, horrible upper management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Non-Sales Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Non-Sales Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good and the day to day people you may work with are really good and nice. Company-wide collaboration is very minimal though

    Cons

    Upper management for the most part has no direction and spins their wheels far too often.
    Founder and CEO wants every product to be made on Pega software, often times causing massive delays to create a product that is unnecessary and could be done better and cheaper with an already created product.
    Some VPs tend to get in the way more than they help with the direction of the company

    Advice to Management

    Actually have a plan and let the good employees do work without spinning in circles for years


  7. "great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, good teams and camaraderie

    Cons

    limited career advancement for remote employees


  8. "Corporate Markets AE - Stay Away!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive - Corporate Markets
    Current Employee - Account Executive - Corporate Markets
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The corporate markets group is fun to be around and always there to help despite the downsides. The product is great for enterprise organizations with so much money continuously being poured into r&d rather than marketing.

    Cons

    For those interviewing for Corporate Markets Account Executive positions: don't listen to what they tell you... Run! The sales cycle is much longer than they say it is. Very few AEs are selling anything for those that do it takes years. The product is incredibly expensive and the service costs are insane. Business Development and marketing don't source leads for you and even the partners are weary of working with you too. This isn't a role that sets you up for success and can easily end up a bad mark on your resume.

    Advice to Management

    The Corporate Markets model is still such a work in progress. AEs need more help from business development, marketing, and partners to have a chance at hitting their numbers


  9. "Engineer"

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

    Pros

    - Great Place to work.
    - Work life balance.
    - Knowledgeable and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    -Work is based on PRPC which is not useful if you want to join some other company which doesn't work on that.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Bad place!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company. Well known. Product has good rankings in the industry.

    Cons

    Really really bad management.
    No respect for workers.
    Poor treatment of women.
    Ugly ugly place.

    Advice to Management

    Join the 21st century and stop the corporate conspiracies!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Refreshing - Well Oiled Machine"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Pega is a well oiled machine. The software is amazing. The support structure is well thought out. The CEO is a rare combination of technically brilliant and inspiring. Pass me another cup of the Kool-Aid.

    Cons

    None that I can think of



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