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Perficient Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Pros
  • I loved the flexible schedule and the work/life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • Perficient has a generous work from home policy and promotes from within (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes business units clash working together (in 29 reviews)

  • The company is laser focused on billable hours vs (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Allen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Perficient (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good employees to work with as a team

    Cons

    Management Oracle Practice unattached from employees

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue and liste and to the workers on the ground


  2. "Technical Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perficient (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    consistent increment every year, good working culture.

    Cons

    less increment then expected, less variation in work i.e. new technology

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Beware!!! Lay off frequently."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some nice talented people. Good experience. Fair compensation and benefits. Work from home options sometimes available. Flexibility and understanding, for the most part, from immediate supervisors.

    Cons

    Laying off. Beware if you are not billable you will most likely be let go. Not enough projects to sustain long term employment. Higher leadership does not care about you. You are a billable body and will get lied to. Forces employees to vote for best place to work. Top heavy and sneaky how business is handled. All signs point toward positioning to be acquired.

    Advice to Management

    Don't have kick offs getting employees excited about the future and turn around and lay people off. Honesty is truly the best policy. You will be respected for it.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Sr Technical Architect"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    not much to say. they suddenly have many projects and then none...

    Cons

    when no projects, employees are let go. they do not hesitate and very harsh and brutal. as long as they can get money out of you, you stay. then, they would not hesitate to kick off the person.

    Advice to Management

    replace some key staff, directors with new recruits.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "High turn over rate and unrealistic deadlines"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice fellow employees and good pay

    Cons

    Always the risk that can't get you a contract, and the turn over rate keep people from staying on one project long enough to finish it.

    Advice to Management

    Set deadlines better, and listen to your people about what can be done in certain time frames. Salespeople need to talk to those who do the actual work about REAL time frames.


  6. "Forward thinking and Fast-Growing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast-moving company with numerous opps at many different levels for the technical architects and analysts positions; good benefits; good cohesive enviornment

    Cons

    Different market conditions in different markets affects pay rates for same positions


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Body Shop"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parker, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parker, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good people, Interesting work, mostly focused on software development and project management

    Cons

    I don't feel that Perficient works hard enough to find the next assignments when the last one ends. Bonus and vacation payout policies grossly slanted against employees.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication between Business Units. Work harder for employees, especially when they roll off an assignment. Rethink Bonus and Vacation payout policies especially for layoff situations.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Bad Acquisition Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have been working on, and since my departure expanded, a solid college recruiting program.

    Cons

    I joined Proficient as part of an acquisition and it was not a good experience. The employees were told that nothing would change for us on a day-to-day basis, but it absolutely did. Pretty quickly the company culture deteriorated and it wasn't a fun place to work any more.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Lack of leadership and situational awareness"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a service provider, the company offers a tremendous array of service offerings, and does have some deep expertise in some areas. As an employer, they allow for remote work and do try hard to not overburden consultants with excessive travel.

    Cons

    Little interaction between the different business units, no real synergy. High turnover in management, so not much in the way of vision or focus among leadership. Little opportunity for advancement. So-so compensation and some unusual, questionable employee policies. Bad about not recognizing and compensating for extra effort.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt more standard employee policies regarding compensation, merit / utilization bonuses, PTO, etc., to be competitive with other consulting firms. Try to stabilize middle management. Encourage better communication, both top-down and between business units. Be more supportive of work/life balance, encourage 'normal' work hours, time off, etc.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "After a few years..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    On small projects, there is a lot of room for upward mobility. As long as you get to work on shorter projects, you will be exposed to lots of different work environments and technologies. Lots of smart people. Pays pretty well.

    Cons

    Sometimes you can get stuck on a project for years. Central management sometimes doesn't work well with 'regional' offices. For example, they want you to stay in hotels under a certain nightly cost, but the hotel rates in St. Louis do not work in NYC... Some clients are incredibly disorganized and will constantly change requirements/priorities/etc making your life hell.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving people around instead of letting them get stuck on never ending projects. Do more to keep clients organized and within scope.


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