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Pegasystems Reviews

Updated 13 January 2019
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  • "Work-Life balance needs some work" (in 37 reviews)

  • "No cons worth mentioning, Absolutely a great place to work" (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Solutions Engineer in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Senior Software Solutions Engineer in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    UK office can feel excluded


  2. "Overall a great Company. High pressured environment doesn’t suit everyone."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pegasystems full-time

    Pros

    An incredibly fast growing company with the best technology by far in the marketplace, standing head and shoulders above it's competitors in terms of all round capability. You can work on very interesting projects and opportunities so this attracts people to come and work here.
    You will work with the best people in the industry as the typical Pega employee is of high achiever status, experience and ability. Everyone in the Presales team in particular, has a mixed but incredible set of talent and skills.
    Pega does look after it's staff with a great benefits package.
    Some occasional movement in/out of the Presales team may present some opportunity for career progression.

    Cons

    Pressure and work load is very high due to limited presales resources and the slow recruitment of new employees impacting the ability to keep up with demand.
    Motivation and praise is very much lacking with some lower management, this is such a simple area to focus on and means a lot to people during high pressured or stressful periods.
    There also needs to be a balance of opinion between Sales and Presales as it would appear Sales people's opinions of Presales are asked for and taken note of, but not the other way around. There also seems to be a culture of cliques in the workplace which are not helpful.
    Only very occasional opportunities for Presales career progression but apparently not openly advertised.

    Advice to Management

    Look at how some managers motivate and praise the team or individual. Look to include and publicise regular recognition for success and hard work by Presales individuals both in terms of participation in opportunity Wins as well as general work ethic, attitude and approach.
    Listen to Presales as well as Sales if asking for opinions on personal value and contribution.
    Have to move faster in securing new employees or risk potential burnout of existing Presales employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great technology, but organisation has room for improvement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product and proposition, great colleagues, great client list.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to deliver in certain environments, management can be focussed too much on quarterly targets rather than strategic goals. Determination to accelerate growth means the company is at risk of losing its historical focus on strategic growth.

    Advice to Management

    Current changes to support growth plans make sense but be careful not to kill the goose that laid the golden egg.


  4. "It is a very good experience being part of pega"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Engineer in Hyde, England
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Engineer in Hyde, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Infrastructure, appraisal, events, food, culture

    Cons

    Sometimes partial, some people political


  5. "Rat Race, but with fun people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + If you're on target - everything's fine, no one gives you hard time, sometimes you're even trusted (rarely though)
    + Lynda.com access
    + thorough enablement
    + great atmosphere - the main reason I'm still here and not planning to leave anytime soon
    + high standards company with fascinating product offering
    + you can work from home once a week
    + good place to start your career as you will learn a lot

    Cons

    - If you're underachieving, no one will help you to get back on track, lack of support
    - competitiveness is more valued than collaboration ('rat race')
    - you can advance in your career only if someone higher leaves
    - flexible hours means that you can start as early as you want but still can't leave before 5:30 pm
    - lack of trust, some miscommunications, lack of transparency
    - if you're already experienced - you won't learn much

    Advice to Management

    1. propel the collaborative atmosphere
    2. trust more, communicate more, listen more


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, but not as as a junior member of recruitment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Sourcer in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Recruiting Sourcer in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pegasystems (More than a year)

    Pros

    - good perks
    - lots of nice people
    - good career progression if you're liked

    Cons

    - micromanagement of junior recruitment employees
    - recruiters not trained on how to manage people working for them
    - thankless task despite regional success
    - a very clear hierarchal structure within the team

    Advice to Management

    - train recruiters on how to speak to / manage sourcing team
    - more flexibility, work from home options (including a Friday)
    - would recommend Pega to a friend, but not a sourcing role


  7. "Uk review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pegasystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary. Friendly colleagues.
    The product is good.
    Work balance OK.

    Cons

    No career opportunities in the UK. No training. Niche product.
    If you have any ambition at all, go somewhere else.
    If you are just in for the money, come in and plan to only stay for few years.
    Also, considering how little investment there is in the UK, then there is frankly not a long term good outlook. Be warned.
    In many aspect, UK reading is not anymore the headquarter in Europe.
    That's why I simply can't recommend anyone in the UK to join.
    But if you were in Poland or India then I would recommend it.

    Advice to Management

    Well ,none. You are doing good for the company, but Pega is simply not a good proposition for UK job applicant.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Process driven beyond its means"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary
    Good benefits (pension, bonus, healthcare, dental etc).

    Cons

    The culture is very process driven, with little to no opportunity for junior staff like myself to make any impact or changes. The culture will continue like this aslong as things are done the way they always have been ‘just because’. I’m in a solutions consulting role, and know how the market changes, yet we continue to follow processes followed when managers were on the ground. The organisation and leadership are obsessed with SalesForce, despite them being 10x the size of us.

    Advice to Management

    Stop just doing things because it’s the way things have been done before. Drive innovation with your employees (all). And start to live by our motto of Build for Chnage.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Excellent recruitment proceess and on-boarding"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is investing in people and that makes employees be passionate about customers

    Cons

    Diversity and 50/50 between men and women but they trying really hard to balance it I must admit

    Advice to Management

    Work more in brand recognition. Pega is great company and we need more work in brand awarness .


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Engineer in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Engineer in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with really talented and committed people and market-leading products, big client brands, challenging environment and good benefits.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to develop and grow

    Advice to Management

    to focused on Salesforce