Mahindra Satyam
3.2 of 5 854 reviews
www.mahindrasatyam.com Secunderabad, India 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.2 854 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

Mahindra Satyam CEO C P Gurnani

C P Gurnani

(357 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    SAP Business Warehouse , BOBJ and HANA Cosultant

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Harrisburg, PA

    ProsGood for people who are starting there careers.

    Cons- HR , Travel , Associate Development , pretty much the entire policy making has one goal that is cut expenses at the expense of Associate.
    - Poorly maintained Appraisal Cycle

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake investments to reap benefits.Looking at PL sheets and cutting expenses won't make big profits.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Only good for starting your career .

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Fresno, CA

    Prosgood for starting career , job safety , no firings , below par but still decent pay package

    Consno growth once you are experienced, no appraisals whatsoever, all false promises from management , no trustworty managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPls pls pls , treat your employees as human and treat them atleast like "your employees" .

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Limited Vision, Linear Business Model

    Head of Sales, BFSI (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsA significant talent drought leads to opportunities for even the most mediocre talents.

    ConsVery little and very unstable existing business. Management mantra seems to be self-belief will deliver results - this faith based vision is more apt for the 80s, not the modern business environment. Terrible investment decisions in inorganic plays.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLose US management and invest in truly entrepreneurial business leaders.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Non technical projects and poor management

    Quality Assurance Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of junk projects requiring minimal to zero technical skills.

    ConsPays peanuts.
    Does not file Visas
    Extremely poor appraisals

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Identical to Wipro

    Pre-Sales (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsPros – Opportunity to take on new positions (only for Indians)
    If an employee (is an Indian) and project ends, they can be picked up by another account without being fired

    ConsCons – Management doesn't communicate well - huge veil of secrecy between India and US
    Some unethical practices - particularly use of sleezy outsourced recruiters that will promise you anything and tell you anything to get you to sign on
    Employee gets 'dropped' into positions without any mentoring or training
    Peers and management favor others with Indian heritage and believe they're smarter than other cultures - baboons in suits
    Management makes a lot of unrealistic promises to customers then expects front-line employees to figure it out on their own
    Indian management throws other employees under bus to make themselves look good
    Not a lot of teaming or collaboration to meet common goals - employees try to take credit for others contributions while going to great lengths to fingure out how to do as little as possible
    Onsite employees outside of India are completely disconnected from the company - which is mainly in India
    Training and events all held on IST timezone - no attempt to support other countries or timezones

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to Senior Management – If your serious about breaking into the US market then you need to ensure Indian employees who are customer facing in the US adapt their business practices to be consistent with American practices. Also need to treat employees that are non-Indian the same as Indian employees - at very least don't appear so blatantly racist.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bad experience

    Test Lead (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsWorked for Google through Mahindra Satyam. Google work culture was good.

    ConsJoined at USA , immigration team ,hr team and project mangament team for google account was too bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo analysis on things before act.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Think Twice

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsIf you are not career oriented and if you would like to stay at your designated level then this company is for you. The company will provide you a stable job and keep loading you with work. The company will treat you like a family and ensure that you are well protected from dangers of growth.

    Conssalary revisions are megre and are purely to satisfy the obligation of appraisals, appreciations are far and few and promotions are but just a distant dream.

    Advice to Senior Managementyou equate the company to a phoenix and mention how the company have risen from ashes. make sure that you renumerate, recognize and reward the people who have made this happen. also please ensure that you stop the sham appraisals.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Jobs sent back to India - Laid off Jan. 2010

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Southfield, MI

    ProsWork from home based office, and lots of travel in this consulting type of business.
    Good pay and bens.

    ConsCompany is under huge change and totally disorganized. Associates are either laid off or leaving. Little to no opportunity for growth or longterm employment if you are not Indian.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow respect to associates in a secure environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Rules are changed

    Associate Consultant (Former Employee)
    Chennai (India)

    ProsBench period is good. Now 9 hours mandatory

    ConsRegion feelings are more in chennai

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider former employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    bad

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

    Pros- feel part of an IT giant

    Cons- no proper alignment of resources and skills

    Advice to Senior Managementplease improve IJP system

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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