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Updated February 18, 2018
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, free food, friendly atmosphere (in 120 reviews)

  • Good Work Culture- Competitive Salaries (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-Life balance needs some work (in 35 reviews)

  • No cons other than you may have to travel depending on where the project is based (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Account Exec"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, committed culture, leading edge products

    Cons

    Customer brand awareness outside of Pega. Although the new CMO is driving change in that space.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great organization to be part of!"

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

    Pros

    Senior leadership is very transparent with company standing and direction. Internal processes are well aligned to engage and empower the employees. Great customers and references. Lot of opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    The problems we solve for the customers are challenging but can be a boon in disguise. This make the job demanding at times.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place but not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid company with 35+ years of organic growth. Many good people. Compensation is competitive. Product has many positive case studies and seems positioned to succeed.

    Cons

    Not a particularly progressive company from a culture point of view. A mix of older, not very inspiring, executives, who have been there for a long time, and younger people who aren't given much opportunity to join the "club".

    HR seems concerned with protecting the company over the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Executives should focus on setting a consistent vision and direction and stop micromanaging. This is a great product... I'd be asking; "why isn't this a multi-billion dollar company?" It's not because the product isn't good.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, good benefits"

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

    I worked at Pegasystems full-time

    Pros

    Great teamwork, good benefits, didn't know how good I at it until I left :). The company allowed me to switch internally, which has become huge for my career

    Cons

    Little visibility into upper management; role was a little too narrow, which is to be expected at a big company


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, environment and products"

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

    I have been working at Pegasystems full-time

    Pros

    The people here are energetic and very collaborative. The pace is fast.

    Cons

    Can be a tough environment for people who are used to not getting into the details or backing up their positions with facts. The pace is fast.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the goals outlined and avoid chasing distractions that come up.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Growing pains - but a great company"

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    Current Employee - Staff in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Staff in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am not a technical guy, but Pega technology seems superior. This is the first high tech software company I have worked for where the customers seem really satisfied and are saving huge amounts of money through greater efficiency. That makes everyone's job easier. Pega also seems to care about it's people and tries to take good care of them.

    Cons

    Very controlled at the top. Very short path to the CEO who owns the company outright, seems to work 24/7, and can be involved in the tiniest of details around a particular deal or decision. Hard to imagine that this can be scaled further as the company continues to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Somehow the company needs to learn to truly empower people.


  7. "account executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good if you can get

    Cons

    terrible if you lose it

    Advice to Management

    keep your eye on the ball

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pegasystems full-time

    Pros

    Good product and the focus on breadth of product and vision is good.

    Cons

    Very poor middle management. Little to no people skill development or training managers. Many lack the basic skills of respect and constructive change.

    Advice to Management

    Change the upper middle management layers. Many feel it is still the "good 'ol boy" network rather than the focus on effectiveness.


  9. "Unbelievable Product, Love some of the more recent leadership hires"

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    Current Employee - Product Management in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Product Management in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Product is the best out there, decisioning capabilities, no-code — we have a big lead
    CEO is not selling shares, not focused on individual wealth, so long-term thinking dominates the culture
    New CMO seems much more in tune with branding
    CFO has tremendous charisma and communication skills, really sound business experience and outside view - he has made big difference in how the business runs

    Cons

    Our sales teams are pockets of good, but many stale places - we dont seem to want to turn of the old boys club over because of long standing relationships
    Some of our leadership team have been at the company for so long that it is beyond time to retire or move on

    Advice to Management

    Continue the recent movement to running the business using business fundamentals and not anecdotal gut feelings
    Bring in better sales leaders who will drive accountability and urgency and less excuses


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Double Standards"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great peers and great products.

    Cons

    Work-Life balance needs attention and executive leadership is not in touch with what is actually happening at the root levels.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time with the middle management to learn what is really going on in the organization.


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