Perficient Employee Reviews about "business units"

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  • "Provides great work-life balance(in 121 reviews)

  • "Work from home situation in covid has been coordinated very well(in 52 reviews)

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  • "Working with other business units can be a challenge(in 32 reviews)

  • "work-life balance can be challenging(in 22 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      The Microsoft Business Unit is the best place to work

      Oct 8, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Management cares about you and your career - Challenging work - Co-workers are smart, work hard and are always willing to help - Opportunities for growth and improving skills - Company continues to grow

      Cons

      - Operational processes and systems - Working with other business units can be a challenge

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company and leadership, but the consulting life isn't for everyone!

      Dec 20, 2019 - Technical Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You get to interface with various levels of business (clients, directors, project managers, architects, technical leads, consultants, developers, and contractors). Great for networking. Many opportunities to learn technical skill sets from other business units, provided you have the time to learn them. A lot of cross training if you want it. Can work remotely depending on the needs of the client. Strong leadership and sense of direction in terms of overall business growth.

      Cons

      Clients can sometimes require consultants to be on site, so you could potentially be away from home for months at a time depending on how Perficient wants to expense travel. Client demands can be unreasonable and cause undue stress. Your satisfaction will mainly be determined by your director of the business unit. Awful directors can cause consultants to leave or quit altogether. Consulting in general has a high turn over rate. Consulting life isn't for everyone.

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      Perficient Response

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      Thank you for this thoughtful review. We are glad you are finding satisfaction with your role! We absolutely agree - consulting life isn't for everyone. Because of the work we do for clients, many consultants travel, so we do offer a consultant bonus. We strive to provide a manageable work-life balance, but if you feel like you still need support, we encourage you to speak to your manager or reach out directly to us at glassdoor@perficient.com.

    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Large company with a lot of offices and different management styles

      Apr 5, 2019 - Lead Technical Consultant in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's hard to summarize all of Perficient in one review. Part of the growth model is based on acquisitions so different business units/ teams can feel like completely different companies with very different policies and management styles. That said here are the pros and cons for my business unit: Flexible work from home policy and good management. Never felt micro-managed and as long as you get your work done and clients are happy, you can do pretty much what you want. Interesting technology and good clients, never had a tense conversation with a client or was staffed on an impossible project. Happy hours, good team work and overall smart people. No drama or politics that I could see.

      Cons

      Not a lot of opportunity for growth, you have to push really hard to move up. and come in with a clear plan. It feels like higher up management only cares about sales revenue, employee satisfaction and customer satisfaction are only important if it can drive revenue up. Somewhat bureaucratic - getting an unusual expense approved is a pain, 2 weeks of vacation needs approval from several managers, the time tracking systems are cumbersome and God help you if you need something from IT. Nothing really exciting about the company, it can be a fine place to work, but it feels like a pretty standard 9 to 5, which can be good if you're just looking for a paycheck.

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      The Longer I am Here, the Worse it Becomes

      Jun 13, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Work from home has been introduced but mostly because the office is empty due to everyone quitting or getting laid off.

      Cons

      Here we go: Benefits are obscenely bad. No paternity or maternity leave (in 2019!). PTO is extremely low when compared to other agencies. Holiday schedule is a joke, although you are given a floating holiday in case you want the day after Thanksgiving or Christmas Eve off. All of the equipment and internal software is outdated and difficult to use, although we are somehow a tech company. They do roll something out with minor improvements every few months with no training, though. Internal processes are weighed down with administrative red tape that makes getting to a decision or next step impossible in the short term. This may be due to those administrators trying to justify their jobs for the next round of expected layoffs. The work is boring. No new exciting clients have come through the door in some time. None of the other business units know what the agency does, so work has dried up, which is why morale is in the dumps. All anyone cares about is utilization and bringing work forward, but no new work is coming in. Everyone is worried about the next round of layoffs. It's hard to imagine this business unit lasting another year. Very few of the directors review work or coach their employees.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Place to Work

      Nov 15, 2019 - Associate Technical Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      "A company where you can have a perfect work life balance"

      Cons

      Working with other business units can be a challenge

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      Perficient Response

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      Thank you for your continued service with us! Many of our colleagues cite communication as a key factor for success and have found it by actively building relationships across the company. We recommend working with your manager to find out what types of opportunities we have available for cross-team collaboration. Please also feel free to send us any of your ideas or more detailed feedback to glassdoor@perficient.com. We will respond to your email within 48 business hours.

    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Requested Review

      Nov 29, 2018 - Senior Solutions Architect in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - good team dynamic, everyone is engaged and helpful to each other - good support from sales/marketing teams on proposals and contracts - local leadership engaged and communicative on company goals/progress

      Cons

      - multiple simultaneous assignments (due to staffing issues) - generally difficult to interact with other business units due to incentive structures

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Senior Technical Architect

      Nov 27, 2018 - Senior Technical Architect in Frisco, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility with work hours and location, great team and technical resources, high moral and ethical practices.

      Cons

      Hard to move across Business Units.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Constantly acquiring smaller companies but failed to grow bigger, Go figure

      Sep 30, 2014 - Director of Operations in Mid City, MO
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      Pros

      Competitive pay and above average PTO and benefits. Relatively younger work force and self-funded health plan make company health insurance affordable with good coverage. Good, talented people to work with if you can find them as part of the just got acquired group or a few diamonds in the rough within the older business units. You also get company stock (not option) as part of the compensation package when you reach certain level. It is only good if the stock price goes up because you have to pay taxes on the day it is vested. you might end up loosing money if the stock goes down.

      Cons

      No career opportunities! This is how the company works. It grew to current size by acquiring 2-3 smaller companies every year or so. That strategy used to work many years ago. Now, it is only doing so to survive, by acquiring companies with good earnings to keep Wall Street happy and stock price steady. The problem is not the acquisition itself, most of the time, they do buy good companies. The problem is with the integration. If you don't integrate the newly acquired assets, how can you keep the best talent you just bought? So the GMs and VPs are either from newly acquired company or people who play politics well. Very rarely you can work your way up to GM level. Remember, this is only a mid-size company!

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      10 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great people, lots of opportunity

      Jul 5, 2016 - Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Perficient is a consulting firm that offers tremendous opportunities and a variety of work experiences. Motivated consultants can forge a path here, and will have many opportunities to showcase talents and to be rewarded for work. Perficient has a generous work from home policy and promotes from within. Perficient is a consulting firm, consulting is not for everyone, but for those who enjoy the variety of work, becoming an expert in a specific field or industry and demonstrating thought leadership, Perficient can provide an exciting and rewarding career. Perficient has good fluidity across business units and has a variety of roles. Benefits and vacation policy are solid. There truly is work/life balance here and individual managers care about their people. Consultants are encouraged to blog and share their expertise and the blogs are widely read. This can really help elevate your profile and can help with MVP recognition.

      Cons

      Perficient has primarily grown via acquisition. In some cases the acquired companies have taken a long time to assimilate, leading to a disjointed experience depending on the business unit. The current management team seems to be addressing this and driving a cohesive experience across all business units.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Mediocre consulting firm

      Mar 15, 2014 - Technical Consultant in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company is now regularly listed as a top 10 IT consulting firm, so it has some brand appeal. There are numerous business units to get involved in, but this is very dependent on Director and the office you work at.

      Cons

      I can only speak of the offices in the Boston, NYC, and DC regions from my experience. There are three types of roles - business analyst, infrastructure, and technical analyst. Infrastructure folks are your stereotypical network guys and focus exclusively on configurations/installs. Technical analysts are your developers who are often underpaid and not as well respected as they should be for an IT consulting firm. Business analysts tend to requirements gathering and have the best work/life balance. At some offices, the ratio of business : technical folk is appalling considering the technical nature of the work. In terms of business units - the primary one is IBM. There is other work in Pegasystems, EMC, but no noticeable growth. In the case of Pega, this unit consistently finds difficulties landing projects. Directors play too large of an importance in project management, and lack technical chops. Company culture has fallen by the way side after the acquisition.

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      10 people found this review helpful
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