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Amdocs Reviews

Updated 14 August 2014
Updated 14 August 2014
1,051 Reviews

3.3
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Amdocs President, CEO, and Director Eli Gelman
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Pros
  • Work-life balance can easily be maintained in a company like Amdocs (in 66 reviews)

  • The work culture here is awesome, I never felt any type of pressure (in 97 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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  1.  

    Lots of promises, poor delivery

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good, although pay rises are small. I was in a company acquired by Amdocs and existing perks were honoured.
    Office environment good, with weekly fruit and delivery of snacks and small food items for staff.
    Amdocs seem keen to adopt new technologies, so potential chances to expand skills and learn new things.
    Amdocs offers training and online resources for learning

    Cons

    Amdocs is a massive 22000 person bureaucratic monster. Initial promises of training and career progression ended in nothing. Expect endless email invitations to pointless town hall meetings. For an IT company with a large IT dept and a dedicated dept handling mergers and acquisitions, the integration of our company into theirs was a mess, and this was not a unique experience as I heard of other companies that had also suffered poor experiences. In one case, they bought a company without realising the company had their own software platform. Their IT systems are a mess. Our IT manager was moved into pre-sales and an expensive contractor hired to do the exact same job. They are overly paranoid about security but then make mistakes like linking staff to the wrong personnel systems in their records, exposing personal information. Management and control of resources, servers, etc is very Israel-centric.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on promises of career development and training. Put more trust in external managers. Sort out the IT department. Stop spamming staff with pointless emails.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very aggressive organisation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reading, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England

    Pros

    Extremely good benefits in terms of medical

    Cons

    Cliques, very Israeli centric - a lot of good people say that they don't expect development opportunities because they are not Israeli. Above market pay but the shine of that wears off when you realize that they "own" you and will suck the life out of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your management culture will only get you so far.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    One word: Kafakesque

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They pay money. I like money. Since I've been there a long time it's fairly comfortable.. they do all the usual benefits, and some managers make an effort to try and keep people happy.

    Cons

    There seems to be a biannual rotation of senior managers who don't seem bothered with what the division does. Actually getting new development approved is near impossible unless a customer has already signed up money for it, so you are always behind the curve. Cost cutting on things like hardware is just insane. There is a management emphasis on working weekends even when there is no work to do, it just seems like a reflex. There is zero sense of direction or development, there is no desire to be the best or take on competitors from the management, presumably because these things are not in their control.

    Promotions are slightly less frequent than blue moons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like cowards and show some actual vision.,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management run Amok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Bath, England
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Bath, England

    Pros

    Basic salary is fine.
    Conservative financial management with large cash reserves, means company doesn't have to be reactionary to minor blips and issues.

    Cons

    Horrifically bureaucratic with process out-weighing function in every aspect.
    Technical ability/innovation completely unvalued both for the people with it and those trying to gain it.
    Very Israeli-centric
    No respect for work-life balance. I accept that occasionally in IT there will be 'crunch' times, but this is ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify the core people that produce things that customers actually pay you for.
    Shed 2/3 of the rest of the company. If you're in doubt as to what to retain, ask the people actually delivering what support they need and retain those that give it or try to. You're currently paying people to hinder them and just letting the excellent people resign and walk away. Basically you might have noticed top->down isn't working, so how about trying it the other way.

    When things go wrong, dive right down to the bottom to understand why and fix the issues (or not, it's your company). Please, don't just shuffle interchangeable managers/departments around every year and wonder why nothing improves. It's insulting to me and makes you look foolish to us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager in London, England

    Pros

    Freedom to do whatever you want. Can take on any role. Good exposure to Telecoms. Challenging environment with opportunity to learn on the job

    Cons

    Don't expect any reward even when you bring in new business! Too many divisions. Hard work but need to be self motivated to survive. Don't expect any in house training!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think globally

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    I imagine the work experience can be very different depending on which group you work in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reading, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England

    Pros

    Benefits are some of the best I've seen.
    Flexible work hours
    Ability to work from home
    Opportunity to experience different parts of the company

    Cons

    Very political - "escalations" at the drop of a hat
    Meetings about having meetings about what's going to be on the agenda of the next meeting
    Difficult to get your head around the different parts of the organization. Plus, it's constantly changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the PMI process to include newly acquired companies into the Amdocs fold more fully
    Set objectives that are complimentary across departments rather than conflicting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not great....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England

    Pros

    Relatively stable, OK for 'coasters'

    Cons

    Politics, Organizational incoherence, Poor customer and partner reputation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop inter-departmental warfare, address reputational issues and morale issues.
    Create a small company ethos that encourages innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Customer/Data Support,Liaison, FTP, Tandem, Tbol, Unix, MS Office, Research

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Support  in  El Dorado Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Support in El Dorado Hills, CA (US)

    Pros

    Benefits, Location, Breakfast, Some co-workers, parking, breaks, showers, not many other pros to consider discussing after Amdocs take over in 2005

    Cons

    Management, Cliques within co-workers, no perks, no raises, Cultural differences, off-shore bungles, no cross-training, no training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak/Learn English, Listen to tenured associates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good for people who can remind senior management about their existence frequently

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SSME  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - SSME in Pune (India)

    Pros

    Its a so called product development company
    Products are very complex
    Good for developers

    Cons

    Bad for QA professionals
    No work life balance
    employees are treated as machine e.g 1hr= 20 deliverables

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow in different areas where world is growing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Its just okay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Group Leader  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Development Group Leader in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    Pros

    work-life balance is great.
    can work from home.
    compensation is good.

    Cons

    there are cuts every year so every year i'm afraid of losing my job.
    management are all yes men - they don't challenge leadership at all and in turn policy changes are put in place that hinder rather than help.
    no room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to be more in-tune with what's really going on. Policies and changes they put in place they try to make one size fits all and it doesn't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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