Partner Concierge (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – March 19, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed working at Pegasystems. Although the contract was just three months it was a great experience working with Pega and their company sponsors of PegaWorld 2016. My job was to communicate all issues related to the event with the sponsor company, Tata Consultancy Services located in India. I was more of a project manager for this one company. I was offered the contract job with the expectancy of going to the event in June, 2016 as Tata's partner concierge at the event.
Great environment, casual, bright fun people to work with, great location - and I was a contractor.
After over 20 years away, my opinion is no longer relevant
Senior Customer Support Representative (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – October 6, 2017
I left Pegasystems over 20 years ago, and it is has surely changed since then. Pegasystems is a development shop that writes its own banking software. Go to www.pega.com for a look at the current company.
Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – September 24, 2017
I worked at Pegasystems for 3 months during the summer as a software engineer intern. It was a lot of fun and you learn a lot about the product. Coworkers were great and very helpful and open to any questions.
My main concern there was that the work I did at Pega was not applicable to other companies. There's an enterprise specific API and you're essentially working on one product so it may be hard to translate those skills. Other engineers there seem to have the same opinion.
free coffee, flexible working hours (depends on team)
Business Generation Representative (Current Employee) – Alpharetta, GA – August 2, 2016
Overall a great place to work. Like any other software company, you have to be on your toes and keep your eye on what is truly important. Some politics involved but a well led group of visionaries here.
great benefits, competitive pay, work life balance
My time there was like being in a concentration camp
Administrative Assistant/Partner Concierge (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – June 14, 2016
This seems like great company, many young staff members.
I reported to another contract staff member, and the micromanagement was overkill. No communication, no speaking for that matter! Could only speak/ask questions a 4:00 pm each day, which was not conducive to the clients asking these questions in different countries.
If you work with and for a great, experienced manager, great. If you work for someone given more power than they should have, RUN, RUN FAST AND DON'T LOOK BACK!
Cloud Customer Success Lead (Current Employee) – Cambridge, MA – October 5, 2015
Pega is a great company if you wish to devote your whole life to it. Unfortunately I am not billionaire and cannot not attribute success to that factor. What they have not realized is that there is a balance between work and job that connote only be obtained from leadership balance goals.
Marketing Manager (Current Employee) – Cambridge, MA – August 21, 2015
The company does have a lot of smart people who work here and the cutlure is great if you are ok with work life balance being more blurred and not seperate. There is flexibility with work hours but if you don't really love what you do then Pega may not be the place for you. If you work autonomously and are self motivated you will strive here. If you need higher level top down management then Pega isn't a good fit.
Recruiter (Current Employee) – Cambridge, MA – August 19, 2015
I started at Pega as a Contract Sourcer and think it's a great model to learn the business, while getting your feet wet in Corporate Recruiting. The model is metrics-based and transparent, and the nice part is, Contractors work on-site and get to feel like a part of the team.
Most of the team has an Agency background, which I think helps prepare for the fast-paced environment.
All of the management team started in the same Contracto Sourcing role so there is a ton of room for growth.
Young company with innovative ideas and room to grow
Team Lead (Current Employee) – Cambridge, MA – July 6, 2013
Pega feels like a start up that has yet to "grow up" despite huge boom in population growth over the past two years.
The proprietary products are innovative and serve a wide range of customers across many verticals. Learning curve is steep but job security is good once you have the base/core product knowledge under your belt.
Engineering department is primarily young - 5 years experience or less with many college grads led by senior developers (some of which have been with the company since inception).
Relaxed culture, ease of access to leadership/management
Lack of structure, policy, quaity procedures; conflicting lines of business between engineering and product management
Certified Systems Architect (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – June 25, 2012
A typical day as an architect will consist of supporting, developing and de-bugging applications in their proprietary BPM product. There is supposed to be an emphasis on re-use and performance but neither are enforced, management prefers to see applications developed very quickly. Architects who become familiar with their software and are willing to bring work home at night and on weekends can succeed.