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ADP Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
1,773 Reviews

3.6
1,773 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work-life balance unless you want to move into higher management (in 114 reviews)

  • You're able to work from home remotely in case of something like bad weather or illness (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is compromised due to unrealistic workloads (in 36 reviews)

  • Upper management wants massive productivity in areas they no longer understand (in 34 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Poor Management and Lack of Direction

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    Current Employee - Web Developer  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Melbourne

    I have been working at ADP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Virtually impossible to get fired.

    Cons

    No real prospects.
    Salary just keeps pace with CPI.
    /no bonuses.
    No christmas party.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT keeps ADP alive and IT is the people with the skills to make that happen. Lose the people and it will cripple the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Big US company, with strong US culture. Australia struggles as does not have same depth of product offering as US.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at ADP for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great sales training (onboarding and ongoing), strong support available and large, stable company.

    Cons

    Current leadership in Australia is out of touch with market and employees. Lots of staff churn and IP is spilling out the door! Product is outdated with no real plan to update in the near future. Very difficult to sell on value when the product is far from where it needs to be in the market. No real opportunity to move up, as most managerial jobs are hired externally and/or employees from the US are moved out for a 3 year term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage with your employees (especially the head of Australia). Talk to them (not just "at" them), make them feel they are part of the organisation not just doing a job. Product needs serious upgrade/improvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ADP for more than a year

    Pros

    great culture, leadership good, fun and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    need to increase salaries after certain period

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  5.  

    Positives and Negatives

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne

    I have been working at ADP full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people are good and care about their clients.

    Cons

    Lack of budget for training and lack of budget in general

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff and invest in them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to build a career!

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner  in  Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at ADP full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people, products, pay/benefits and culture. Lots of autonomy, responsibility and virtual work opportunities. Growth, stability and industry leader.

    Cons

    Global processes and practices are progressing more now under new leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ADP

    Pros

    Training, opportunity for growth, management

    Cons

    Bonus structure for non Managerial staff.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic company for ambitious young professional

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MBA Intern  in  Roseland, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - MBA Intern in Roseland, NJ (US)

    I have been working at ADP as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Great business to be in. HCM is hot and growing; innovation-driven. In such a company with very diverse B2B offerings, you can literally learn a lot about business in one place.

    2. Great growth opportunity. As an intern you are given a important project, and getting great mentorship. ADP is the leader in talent management, e.g. it has a dedicated talent management system, including a trove of online courses and books.

    3. The culture is great. Great work/life balance. People are nice and approachable. Diversity is highly valued -- the CEO himself is an immigrant/minority, really brilliant yet humble.

    Cons

    Common with large corporations -- sometimes different BUs/depts are not efficiently integrated -- clients might feel like dealing with multiple companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unsinkable Slow Boat To Somewhere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I have been working at ADP full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very stable employment if you don't violate HR rules you can stay for years. Good people to work with meaning they are clean, kind, and considerate. There have been some really great days to work at ADP.

    Cons

    Silos everywhere that don't let you see much of the company outside your office. If you want any variance in your career with ADP after you are hired, be prepared to move somewhere other than this office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a product platform and stick with it. Multiple times the business has picked a platform, spent money and manpower to make it stable and profitable, then either replace senior management or acquire a new platform which results in ADP throwing out the bathwater, and baby along with it, just to start the whole madding process over again.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company that cares about their employees

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    Former Employee - Tax Manager  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Tax Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at ADP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Due to the size, it is easy to feel overwhelmed with all the changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing an excellent job making efforts to reach out to the associates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to start

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    Current Employee - SBS District Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - SBS District Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at ADP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good learning. If you want to get into business, this job hardens you. Young people on sales team. Good benefits. Profitable company. Well positioned in the market. stock performs well

    Cons

    It can get very repetitive and boring. Very "corporate" feel. Tendency of culture to have people compared to others within company. Commission structure become less generous as your salary gets bigger. Management can appear cheap at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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