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Amdocs Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.3 1,008 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Amdocs President, CEO, and Director Eli Gelman

Eli Gelman

(300 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance can easily be maintained in a company like Amdocs(in 63 reviews)

  • The work culture here is awesome, I never felt any type of pressure(in 94 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance; employees are encouraged to work many extra hours and weekends(in 137 reviews)

  • Management seems proud that there is no work life balance(in 37 reviews)

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    A company that offers 2 weeks holiday to every hire regardless of experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON

    ProsThe compensation and bonus plan are well funded, and employees are taken care of well on a daily basis with a refreshment program that provides food and beverages. Contribution matching on RRSPs is a good thing, and also well funded.

    Because other provinces have more holidays given for various observances in Ontario we get two floater holidays.

    ConsSince we were purchased by Amdocs our benefits plan is terrible, and we don't even have an option to top it up. There is no employee stock purchase plan.

    The company offers any new employee, even for filling senior positions, two weeks holidays, this is just absurd and means that new employees are often of very low calibre.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more than 2 weeks and you may attract better talent, cut the red tape and bureaucracy, for such a far reaching company with so many physical sites there needs to be a much more decentralized set of processes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Miss the place , but not the work....

    Senior Subject Matter Expert (Former Employee) Montreal, QC

    ProsExcellent for those who gets an opportunity at a very early stage of their career (within 2-3 yrs of college passout).
    Gets to learn a lot of things technically and also professionally.
    Interactions with teams across the North American continent adding to your knowledge base.
    Good to work for 4-5 yrs..
    If you don't care about your career and just want to earn money, then this place is for you.

    Cons- No respect or acknowledgement for the good work contributed. Only appreciated when you leave the company.
    - Bad management.
    - Almost no salary increments.
    - Learning curve reduces as you work more and more. You continue to fix the same issues every month, every release , every year.
    - You continue to grow physically and mentally ...but never professionally as the growth opportunity is ZERO (Most of the existing programmers are close to 10 yrs in the same position and are close to 40).
    - No Promotions. Any vacancies are filled by hiring from outside.
    - You reach a saturation point where you don't know what you are really good at in a global scenario.
    - By continuing to work this way, you will reach a stage where you are not qualified to be a manager (since the only thing you will learn is how to fix the issues) and continue to be a programmer at 35.
    - You can never compete with anyone outside Amdocs, because you don't know anything else.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the needs of your developers.
    Give them an opportunity to grow

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a place I would recommend

    (Former Employee) Montreal, QC

    ProsMoney is the only reason to work for Amdocs

    ConsLong work hours,
    disrespectful managers,
    outdated technologies and software
    no opportunity to grow
    military approach

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow a little care for your employees, not only once a year, when you distribute hot dogs
    Use advanced technologies

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    IF have other choices, do not come to Amdocs.

    Senior SME (Current Employee) Montreal, QC

    ProsGood compensation (for some) if you are lucky (belong to the right group).
    Good to have on CV.

    ConsNot creative environment. Incompetent management. Top-down micromanagement. Not fair promotions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour employees are often very smart (and initally very motivated). Do not kill the talent; step away when you know you have nothing to contribute.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    More like a Staff Augmentation company rather than a consultancy

    Senior SME (Current Employee)

    ProsThe compensation is comparable and you'll really stand out if you do your job because most people don't.

    ConsManagement does not appreciate your work and will make you stay up all night to to do a "really important" task. Amdocs gives you a good idea of what NOT to do on a project. There are a few good managers that will really help you with your career but most do not care at all so at the end of the day, it doesn't matter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees with respect and judge their work based on what they've done and not how much time they spent doing it. Get to know your employees and understand their interests and skill set so they will be utilized to their full potential.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not very good work

    Senior Software Tester (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsFood and transport facilities are good.

    ConsBad quality of work
    Almost no growth options for people working in Testing domain
    Salary hike is very very bad as compared to other companies
    Weak HR
    Management only comes into picture during salary hikes. Rest of the year they are in dormant state

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK

    SSME (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    Pros1. You get good food at various times of the day.
    2. Your GLs are not technically involved, so you can fool them anytime.

    Cons1. Your GL is just a manager who keeps on bugging you on the progress of the project. He doesnt help you technically at all.
    2. The company is just for the persons who can butter and have stayed in the company for a long period.
    3. No team hierarchy, persons with 1 year experience can be seen doing work of 5-6 years experienced person.
    4. No transparency.
    5. No onsite opportunities atleast in service sector. They always say there is no budget and company is trying to move all the work offshore.

    Advice to Senior Management1. Try look beyond people who have stayed long in the company. Promote people who are deserving.

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    Not a good place for women to work, very judgmental management

    Development Expert (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    Pros1>Site trip
    2> good exposure
    3> Its a pleasure working with israel team , you learn a lot

    Cons1> You feel vulnerable to judgement as a woman, management doesn't take you seriously
    2> Bad culture, 90% management is men and they work on loyalty gathering, you need to be in favor of managers to rise.
    3>A lot of people try to steal credit from each other, you need to be very hard to survive here
    4> During downsizing first people to be fired are women. At least in some teams.
    5> Not Much scope for technically inclined people, this is a place for beurocrats and only people who rise are the non technical ones.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a notice of deprecating culture in DVCI.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No Processes, pathetic work life balance

    Senior Subject Matter Expert (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsSince this is a product based company, the learning curve is good and also the in hand salary is better.

    Conswork life balance is worst.. the company has no value for employee and they care only about profit margins.
    People are only "resources" @ AMDOCS. The company holds not even CMMi 3.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management keeps blind eye to work life balance although everybody is aware of the situation.
    The Israeli management does not care so its not a point.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Limited Options

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA (US)

    ProsFree parking, spacious cubes, excellent work personal life balance (often overtime is compensated by additional days off)

    ConsRegardless of how well you perform, raises are nonexistent (even for cost of living). Promotions rarely exist and usually only after one threatens to quit. Organization is quite disorganized and doesn't work well as a team. Not the ideal workplace for top talent

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in talent (promotions and pay increases). Ensure all teams are working to the same goal. Remove the hierarchy issues

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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