Fractal Analytics Reviews

Updated June 11, 2015
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Fractal Analytics CEO Srikanth Velamakanni
Srikanth Velamakanni
19 Ratings

Pros
  • Amazing work culture preserved over the years (in 40 reviews)

  • Higher work-life balance compared to others in the same field (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management focus is merely on firm initiatives but do not groom middle management (in 23 reviews)

  • Work life balance needs to be focused into (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    WORST is the only word

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Global Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Global Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Fractal Analytics

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

    Pros

    Work from home (is not good after a point of time)

    Cons

    WORST HR
    Micro managing supervisors (Directors, VP's)
    Very few projects (good, not best)
    No process

    Advice to Management

    No point in advising the management


  2. Helpful (3)

    Disorganized, inefficient, preoccupied with job titles

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Fractal Analytics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is not a single experience that I would categorize as "pro" because the company has too, too many shortcomings.

    Cons

    Qualifications and conduct of top level managers isn't questioned. Work-life balance is only focused on Work. Support staff is inexperienced and undependable. Ignore mismatch between employee qualifications/capability with roles.


  3. Helpful (5)

    not something to recommend

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

    I worked at Fractal Analytics full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    salary is above its competitors

    Cons

    not good people at upper management


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  5. Lack of Sr Mgmt Communications

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

    I worked at Fractal Analytics

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

    Pros

    Many nice individuals to work with

    Cons

    Weak communications with sr mgmt


  6. Helpful (4)

    Sad

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Unlimited days off

    Free lunch

    Cons

    - CEO needs to stop begging people to leave positive glass door ratings. Do not leave them as do not have them
    - People principles is not followed as even freshers are told need to do roles or leave
    - CEO says open and trusting culture does not show in actions or treating of employees

    Advice to Management

    Change CEO

    Fractal Analytics Response

    Sep 15, 2014CEO

    Hi there,

    Thank you for your review and your frank feedback - I did perceive the risk of being judged when I wrote an email requesting for people to write reviews on glassdoor (not positive or
    ... More


  7. Helpful (4)

    Bad experience

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

    I have been working at Fractal Analytics full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Srikanth and his humility, Few jovial ppl
    Had joined hearing it had good culture, still trying to find it though

    Cons

    People principle, flexibility to work is a big big facade and hoax. Senior senior management refers to it as 'people principle and all that crap'.
    I voiced my opinion and was threatened it will 'effect my growth'. No ethics, except for a handful of people. Specially US leadership is ready to fall down to extreme levels for immediate and short-sighted benefits.
    A bunch of bullies pushing anyone who differs. Don't give power to even account managers after mismanaging expectations. Unable to staff people after promising sales. Ask middle management to handle things, while they try to 'engage' with false growth promises. Old people show too much power while new ones have to establish against all obstacles. Almost threatening.
    Salary is also very low compared to others because of few decision makers.

    Hoard of new senior managers joining who are ever so loud and cannot stop boasting about themselves. Pushy, desperate to impress Srikanth.

    Advice to Management

    Broaden your vision. Srikanth has it, but a hollow leadership, too busy to micro-manage. It will get you the short term wins, but cannot take you any further.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Bad Management

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

    I have been working at Fractal Analytics

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

    Pros

    CEO and management team in India is good

    Cons

    Senior management in US is dysfunctional. Most are bullies with no corporate experience. They have great designations but don’t know how to manage people.

    They don’t set good example for juniors. One of their most senior employee keeps bragging about how the US office was setup by him, and he is hounded by MSigma to join them and has so many offers from companies.

    Advice to Management

    Humility and honesty are important traits of leadership – the juniors can see through your shrewdness, double standards.
    I don't think the company will go anywhere without work done by junior people on the ground.

    Fractal Analytics Response

    Feb 27, 2014CEO

    Thank you for your perspective and sorry to know that you aren't enjoying yourself at Fractal. Please reach out to me to discuss your specific issues, should you think I could be of help.

    Regards
    ... More


  9. Helpful (7)

    Senior Management and HR are the biggest hindrances in the company

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A bit of a freedom in doing and exploring new stuff and taking initiatives

    Cons

    Senior Management lacks the leadership, team management and proactive decision making. The company takes care of an employee only when they need one, otherwise no care about the employees at junior level.

    Company just talks about Values but there is no effort in achieving them.

    Advice to Management

    Just change the complete Executive team and hire some good leader, so that other employees can look upto them.


  10. Helpful (11)

    Warning---stay away from this company

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

    I have been working at Fractal Analytics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no positive ratings

    Cons

    Self-serving management with very little understanding of US markets.

    Advice to Management

    Your company is a joke in the industry.


  11. Helpful (6)

    A company that refuses to learn

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Fractal Analytics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Friendly colleagues
    2. Some dedicated analysts
    3. Helpful admin and IT department but always overburdened

    Cons

    1. The top management think that because attrition and client losses have happened in the past it is not something to worry about. Good people leave. People who can't find a job anywhere else are left.

    2. There is no match what Fractal has capability to do and the work that has to be done. Sales folks say yes to all client requests. Analysts suffer having to do impossible tasks in crazy timeframes with little or no manager guidance. Managers are only available to take credit.

    3. Some people work 14-18 hours a day. Many people come in after 12 and leave by 6. Even some top management (SVP and VP level) contribute nothing but just talk and talk and talk.

    4. Spends money on air tickets but can't give its analysts a raise.

    5. Takes on random clients for short projects and calls them logo wins.

    6. Worst HR department. Never ever helpful for anything.

    There is zero long term plan. Most decisions are completely random and replaced by more random decisions. Fractal is alive because of sheer luck.

    Advice to Management

    Subject top management to objective performance reviews. Should try to understand what is important in the company and what is not.



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