IGATE Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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  1. Doesn't treat people right

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Bridgewater, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pays competitive salaries if you are a good negotiator and if you have been around for a while.

    Cons

    After 4 painful years I have decided its time to leave. The company operates in a very unorganized fashion when it comes to treating it's employees. Moms on maternity leave are threatened to return to work, a day after they complete their maternity leave. Fathers don't get any paternity leave. The finance department rips you off any chance they get. They will ask you to pay for your own business travel expenses and then you will have to fight tooth and nail with finance department to get reimbursements. The vacation days and sick days are all bundled up and very few (I believe 10 in a year). If you need to spend a dollar on your professional or personal development, forget about it. The company will never give you a dime. They will ask you to travel to fancy places and business events but won't give you more than $150/day no matter what. Most employees are frustrated and just put up with it, pay from their own pockets, or leave the company after losing their personal finances. You will also work like a horse from 6 am (because your teams are all offshore) and until 9 pm and there is no concept of work life balance or comp time. Other benefits are sub par as well and 401 K match will make you laugh out loud. Also the organization and management is highly aggressive and political. A few of the senior executives have been ousted for harassment issues. The new CEO brought bunch of his buddies from InfoSys and all the buddies get to enjoy the nice perks and positions. If you can kiss up, you will survive little longer. If you are creative, passionate, free thinker kind of person, your opportunities are limited as your political maneuvering expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your competitors and organizations on "Best places to work at in the US" and make sure you are creating a culture that accommodates your US employees per US standards not Indian standards. Treat people like they are worth something and not just another number. Give your traveling crew additional flexibility, funding and resources because they are sacrificing their time away from their loved ones for your business. Make their lives easier by cutting down red tape in finance and every where else. Match vacation days and maternity/paternity leave options with other "best places to work employers". Allow people to grow professionally by investing in them.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Sweatshop mentality and Cover Ups

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IGATE

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

    Pros

    A paycheck, even though IGATE is known for paying some of the lowest wages in the industry.

    Cons

    Managers coming over from India manage as though they are still in a third-world country where they can say and do whatever they want to employees. When an employee files a formal complaint, they are transferred. When an employee files a sexual harassment complaint, it goes "nowhere". Employees are categorized "salaried" so no overtime has to be paid, and "that's the way they pay everyone in India". Promotions are almost impossible, and average raise is 1% annually. Everything is a facade to placate the stockholders and board of directors.

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice to give. Any advice given would fall on deaf ears unless it is going to improve the bottom line. Educating managers from other countries about employee rights in the U.S. may keep them from being sued. And all of the complaints that get ignored, misplaced, or covered up, will only be worse when they are finally discovered. This company can't expect to bring sweatshop actions into the U.S. and think it is going to be ignored. If they don't improve, I would be very surprised if the Unions didn't come in. Perhaps that is what is needed for a company that manages similar to the sweatshops of the 1800s.

  3. Company HR Review

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

    I worked at IGATE

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

    Pros

    Online learning environment which allows for attending classes from anywhere.

    Cons

    Miscommunication or none at all between client and company.
    Company does not care about employee but about their reputation.
    Employes are treated unfairly while on assignment.
    New projects are not found in a timely manner.
    Company has higher managerial issues such as incompetence.
    Company creates issues and does not have the brains to solve. On top of consulting work, employees have to solve issues for IGATE.
    Computer software platforms and programming sucks.
    No quality customer service.
    No honesty with employee; expressed to employee of a full-time assignment when it was a 6 month contract.
    Low pay with tons of work and NO OVERTIME ALLOWED.

    Advice to Management

    LEARN YOUR JOB AND COMMUNICATE WITH POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES AND CLIENT BEFORE HIRING EMPLOYEES ON ASSIGNMENT.

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  5. This is for US IGATE Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at IGATE

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

    Pros

    Salary comes in Time, Insurance company United healthcare is Good.

    Cons

    All its policies are India Oriented even its Global policies. HR @ is just puppet of Delivery team.
    Project Delivery team is working on ad-hoc manner no proper structure to Project management, KT for New member, no training for Onsite team members. One can work on IGATE project as Contractor but there is no point joining them as Full time employee.

    Advice to Management

    Need more structure to each of your process, Employee hiring, Induction to New project, Finding Appropriate project for team members. The way its working now will not take it to higher level.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Terrible working environment

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

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

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

    Pros

    Broad experience in IT field.

    Cons

    Lack of competent management, no pay raises, hard to take any vacation days, don't ever get sick or get threatened with being fired.

  7. Clueless Managers

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

    I worked at IGATE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Since the managers do not know what they are doing, it is easy to establish yourself with the project stakeholders.

    Cons

    No coaching, egoistic managers stalling career advancement, managers tend to pile a lot of work and expect you to work over-time without pay.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up!!

  8. Integration Challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA

    I worked at IGATE 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

    Good delivery capabilities in the engineering space

    Cons

    Sale, delivery, industry and horizontal organizations did not align well

    Advice to Management

    Improve organizational alignment, create industry focus.

  9. Helpful (3)

    The worst experience I have ever had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Input in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Data Input in El Paso, TX

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

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

    Pros

    There is nothing PRO about iGATE.

    Cons

    The pay is bad (raises you have to fight for), you can take time-off WITHOUT PAY, no benefits, training consisted of 10 minutes by someone who then has NO time to answer/help with questions or anything else. You cannot move up at iGATE unless the person in charge "LIKES YOU". HR doesn't even exist, she is not even qualified (El Paso, TX location). The don't appreciate the good workers, but boy does the incapable or butt kissers move up

    Advice to Management

    Why, they don't listen anyway

  10. Bad Paymasters, Ambiguous HR policies

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

    I have been working at IGATE full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    1. New CEO hopefully will improve the work environment. We are seeing many new initiatives by him which are promising
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    Cons

    1. Bad Paymasters - Salary way too low as per industry standards
    2. Ambiguous HR policies.
    3. Too many redundant processes and overheads. Simple work takes eternity to get done due to bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    1. Reduce bureaucracy
    2. Increase salary of employees and reduce outrageously high salaries of higher management.

  11. can't believe this kind of dissatisfaction of working in mnc

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

    I have been working at IGATE

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

    Pros

    no work so lot of time for other things

    Can study together

    Cons

    No work make evil mind

    start to forget everything

    Advice to Management

    Please get some work and promote only right people don't promote on years

    Also look after basic necessity of travel and food properly

    And please see to that HR respect employee not always go against and hurt the feelings.

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