Aricent is a global communications company that develops software and provides technology services to application, infrastructure, and service providers with operations in 19 countries worldwide.
The company claims to be one of the largest privately held companies in Silicon Valley, with more than 33 offices, 800 customers, and 10,000 employees worldwide. The company licenses its own software products for use in telecommunications design, manufacturing, and service. Aricent has been ranked as 17th in Top 20 IT services exports firms in India in terms of total revenue in 24th annual survey conducted by Dataquest, CyberMedia group journal in July 2010.
Aricent is the successor to Hughes Software Systems, which was established in 1991, as well as Flextronics Software Systems, which was created in 2004 after the parent company's acquisition. In 2006, Flextronics sold 85% company to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) and Sequoia Capital. Flextronics retained 15% ownership.
Frog design, acquired by Flextronics in 2004, operates as an independent division of Aricent.
They believe in the "have fun while you work" ideology. To provide employees an opportunity to bond, unwind, express and exchange views beyond work, they conduct various employee-centric events throughout the year. The Club Zone provides employees with various avenues to develop share and pursue their creative interests.
Club Zone groups include:
The music club: Budding singers, classical musicians, instrumentalists, amateur singers all get together and share music.
The dramatics group: Discover the actor in you by performing with like-minded people in stage plays.
The performing arts club: Keep your passion for dance alive through the performing arts club. In addition to performing at Aricent events, the club has also been instrumental in getting jazz classes organized for dance enthusiasts.
The adventure club: Whether you’re into bungee jumping, white river rafting or trekking, the adventure club organizes trips and expeditions to keep your adventurous spirit alive.
The editorial team: Join the editorial team that publishes Aricent’s quarterly magazine, “Reflections.”
The sports club: Aricent’s sports club includes teams for badminton, chess, cricket and table tennis.