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Fractal Analytics Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.6 180 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

Fractal Analytics CEO Srikanth Velamakanni

Srikanth Velamakanni

(145 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work culture in simple words 'Reporting is treated with reverence as it can generate most of business"(in 34 reviews)

  • Work Life balance is quite easy with flexi timings and location of working(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • I can not say it is middle management incapability as they were not given proper coaching(in 22 reviews)

  • As company is growing very fast, work - life balance is a concern(in 11 reviews)

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosvisibility, personal growth, time-off, opportunities

    Consrole clarity, compensation, xx, xx, xx

    Advice to Senior ManagementAnticipate the future better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Learning Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Jersey City, NJ

    ProsThe flexibility of the organization is refreshing as many companies are not and the genuine caring of the staff and employer of their employees. This is a young company so they are eager and hungry to learn, be productive that results in being successful.

    ConsBecause of my role and having to deal with many who are in India it sometimes makes it a challenge to get this done as quickly as you like.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds consistency across the board in respects to administration and the need to be more communicative in order to get things done in a timely fashion. Although there is a time difference, but if your able to get all your question/request answered with less back and forth would be helpful

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome Work Culture & Flexibility

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsFlexible work timings, no micro-management, immense scope of learning

    ConsSupport functions are not able to cater the growing employee count of the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep maintaining this culture, and strategies to retain employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great work culture, not so great work

    Analyst (Current Employee) Mumbai (India)

    Pros- Sincere & competent CEO
    - Fair and very open culture, people principle rocks
    - High growth prospects
    - Awesome brains at work

    Cons- Incompetent middle management that keeps messing up projects & pass on the buck to the analysts
    - Quality of work getting spoiled in the chase for more stable revenue pipeline
    - Ideal for engineers & people from statistical background, no real work for MBAs

    Advice to Senior ManagementSkill mapping has to be improved. The founding fathers have done tremendous job over the years, and its really challenging to preserve the same culture as it was earlier. But they have striven hard for it and deserve a big congratulations for succeeding in making Fractal a place where its actually fun to work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company to work for if you get into right team

    Analytics Lead (Current Employee) Mumbai (India)

    ProsGreat work culture, good leadership team, Ambitious & quick learners can grow really fast

    ConsCan get stuck in monotonous projects where there is not much to learn

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fractal - The next generation company

    Director - Analytics & Client Services (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsEasy access to Management, Transparency and People principles make it an employee centric company while there is firm focus on clients
    Freedom to chart one's own career path and take up new challenges makes the company a dream one for motivated personnel

    Consa) Clearer definition of roles across levels

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs the company grows, its going to be difficult to maintain the employee friendliness and dynamics.
    Would request the management to take special efforts to ensure the culture remains like this

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company in terms of Culture and People

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsCulture, People, Senior Leadership, CEO, People Policies.
    One of the best culture you would expose yourself to. Just love it.

    ConsWell to be honest this company only lags in middle management roles. At above 5+ years of experience i.e. above Senior Analyst Role, there is hardly any growth. Analytics Lead and Senior Consultant level people are the nightmares for this company. They hardly have any productive work to do and infact focus on talking useless things in team meetings like process streamlining, automation, reviews. We look towards them as in terms of making some Business Sense in terms of insights but they arent skilled enough and lack alot of Business knowledge both technically and functionally.

    Coming back to growth factor, company lags in this (5+ to 8 years) segment because they are unable to staff people with the right roles and responsibilities. Clients see it as KPO company because of which these AL (Analytics Lead) guys have nothing to do. If they were doing core consulting in terms of Business, these people could have come into picture but they arent trained well in terms of being a manager or consultants.

    Many Senior Analyst misuse people policies and the open work culture. All they want is money. They use the resignation tool as a medium to get Hikes and promotions. First they themselves shout that ALs and SC level people are poor functionally and when they themselves reach that level using unethical reasons, then they look for survival. A crab pull kind of work culture fostered by few selfish Senior Analysts and Analytics Lead.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWell we need a alot of changes.
    1. If people resign for Hikes and promotions, please keep a watch on them. Don't promote or give them hikes. Its a short term strategy to retain talent and to keep clients happy. But What Are the side effects These are the people who spread the word that this is how you can blackmail Fractal!!! I do agree at times people do really need hikes but many aim here to misuse resignation as a tool. They wont give us long term growth. WE CAN RUN THE SHOW Without them!!!!!

    2. We really need mature people at AL and SC level. Not School boy kids who resigned and now has been given a promotion. If someone doesnt meet the req. of AL level please dont promote.
    People resigning at an early experience not only harms the company but also themselves. Juniors have to educated, mentored and guided along. Even if juniors look for switch, they have to be guided along in terms of when you should leave a company ideally. It has to be open transparency where a AL understands his juniors aspirations.If he do understands, attrition rate would be decreased.

    3. Give ALs and SCs some work. They are really free to be honest. They have nothing to do but poke nose and uselessly talk even though that doesnt have any significance. I think they should be getting some more transparency towards prospects (Clients). Give them challenging work where they are tested and judged in terms of how they have increased the team size or brought business to Fractal. To be Honest Sales guy wont get us the projects. Its these people who have to be utilized. If they arent good technically they will run which will happen for good. Give them exposure to build larger teams and their objectives should contain that.

    4. Keep doing what you are doing currently in terms of people policies. Yes we have a the best work culture.

    5. Training and Client Exposure.

    6. Hire the right talent in US: We really need people with good experience with top reputed firms to come into Fractal in US. Right now I don't see that we have the best leaders leading in US who have worked in top notch consulting firms or are from top notch colleges. That will bring in more projects. Our top competitors not only hire the best talent in India but also in US. I do understand that we pay here in indian currency which is why it might be easier to attract best talent here and there its a big pain in pocket cz we have to pay in dollars.

    7. We need to work on our goal to establish ourselves as a Consulting Company - All projects should drive the key lessons learnt. We need industry experts people who have knowledge of Business. We need to lay down our methodology on how we will be consulting clients and how we can decrease their overall spending and maximize business. We have to take on the challenge of RESPONSIBILITY. IF we are doing business with Clients we will give them the profits. We trust our people and technology. It has to change where we are just sending reports to clients and they are as well taking reports from other analytics companies. Right now we just advice the companies. Key takeaway is when we would be driving Business Decisions we will be on our path to be one of the leading Analytics Companies in the world.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company

    Analyst (Current Employee) Mumbai (India)

    ProsCEO is approachable
    Friendly senior management
    Flexible working hours
    People principle gives good flexibility and freedom of work
    Good work culture

    ConsPeople principle are taken for granted by some peers behaving in arrogant and dominating manner.

    One is made to work even when sick not by manager but by peer and the same peer when requested to complete some work as there is dependency they give a great reason "people principle"...

    There is working hours flexibility which is good but when there is work dependency (in terms of tool) on people coming in office at noon, others who comes since the morning (cannot travel home late) still have to stretch in their working hours because of others. Managers must help in such case regarding management of work so each ones time and schedule is maintained.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSr Management will have to ensure that some people do not exploit the freedom

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place to work..!

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsGood learning environment, ample freedom and bandwidth provided by managers to ramp up at one's own pace. Team members tend to watch each others' backs. Middle management gets involved in the projects, at a very deep level, which boosts the morale of junior members.

    ConsHR & Admin teams need to tighten their belts a little.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe very choosy in terms of hiring.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company to work with....

    Analytics Lead (Current Employee) Mumbai (India)

    ProsGood work environment - some the best experiences of my professional career has been here.

    Brilliant, passionate and smart folks - especially at A and SA level. Young and vibrant company with majority of the folks in mid-20s to early 30s.

    Flexibility in terms of work hours, initiatives implementation and career development.

    Employee friendly policies. Company has gone out of its way to prove itself employee friendly.

    Good career opportunities with four career tracks.

    ConsWork is good only in some of the projects.

    Company aggressively promotes itself as an advance analytics company but the fact is that a large part of the work is business reporting and dashboarding which creates dissatisfaction among employees.

    Senior management - especially the ones based out of US - needs to be more organized. Lack of focus and thought leadership.

    It is good to be employee friendly but the policy of free movement between projects is costing you clients as they no longer trust you for operational stability. I don't think there has been enough thought given to the price being paid for this.

    HR is completely screwed up in terms of responsiveness, agility and understanding requirements. Some of the smart folks have not been retained while the ones right now are extremely disappointing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management and HR needs revamp. Need to get folks who inspire confidence, are smart and easy to work with.

    Put a STOP button to the IJP culture.

    Focus on getting good analytics work.

    Plan an annual party pending since last two years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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