NIIT
3.4 of 5 128 reviews
www.niit.com Gurgaon, India 1000 to 5000 Employees

NIIT Reviews

Updated Mar 11, 2014
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3.4 128 reviews

                             

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Vijay Thadani

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73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Contract Trainer Nightmare- HDS Trainer

HDS Contract Trainer for HDS Education (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at NIIT as a contractor for less than a year

ProsWork with HDS Education and lab use. Train customers and partners in HDS technology.

ConsLast minute changes that cost you as a contract trainer. NIIT bill rate was lower than some other vendors. Payment was sporadic and travel subsidy was prorated based on number of days and was very unfavorable for engagements less than five days. Travel rate did not cove last minute airfare and hotel in full. Never mind rental car and other expenses. Also, NIIT has a wealth of H-1B visa trainers so you as a contract trainer were called in only if the H-1B was not available. Basically, a full time trainer with NIIT worked about 12-14 out of the month with luck.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop screwing the trainers on travel. Most of the trainers know you get bonused on keeping expenses travel lower and for using your travel company. Last minute changes on flights kill the profit for the contractor. Using your Indian travel company is frustrating and the cheapest flight almost always wastes a 10-12 hour day on a 5 hour flight.

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

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at NIIT full-time

Prosit was good to work . good work environment

Consthere was no cons everyone can work there

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share academic advice

Academic Counselor (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I have been working at NIIT full-time for less than a year

Prosto get knowledge of It industry

Consunsatisfactory of growth and salary package

Advice to Senior Managementno partiality created with employers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Learn, contribute and get out to explore the world before you drain yourself up in this company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New Delhi (India)

I worked at NIIT full-time for more than 10 years

Pros-Great processes and system driven company
-Extra focus on training people
-Approachable senior management

Cons-Very bad pay master
-No work life balance for employees
-No transparency in apraisal

Advice to Senior Management-Need to give more focus on providing a healthy life and less stress to the employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good futuristic company effected by "Mean-spirited" superiors

Instructional Designer (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I worked at NIIT full-time for more than a year

ProsCompany has a good vision and approach hence was able to make its presence felt around the globe.

This company has some people whome I would say they are the "ASSETS TO NIIT".

ConsWhen a company grows and becomes large enough to be managed by the inceptors/creators, it becomes indispensible to decentralise the management and operations to expand the business and spawn the wings. The meritorious creators of NIIT, with their bona fide struggle, carved the way of growth and made some so called "Site leaders, Senior project managers.......etc" to manage the business. This is where the pitfall started. Of late, I saw some real dignified projects falling off the wagon so badly that it was good enough to tarnish the image of NIIT.

These ne'er-do-well managers has nothing to do with the laid down policies. They make the employees extend the work beyond the level of humanity. Forget about others, I myself worked for 21 hrs in a streatch.

Crises can happen once or twice where an employee can be made to work like this (in fact, they wud be happy to). If a crises becomes an ongoing affair, then it points to two reasons: 1) A deliberate plan to use the employees to draw maximum work, or 2) The management is not capable of forcasting/analysing the project in terms of time and manpower.

In my career, I have witnessed the most insensitive and mean minded approach from a company towards its employees.

I would like to mention here, my review is not about NIIT as a whole, its about the experiance at my workplace. It is my unbiased review.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo matter how good the creaters are, if supervisors under them are not doing good, it is assumed (deemed) that the treatment is approved by the creaters.

To the Top-notch creators of NIIT, it is my humble request for you to understand the fact that employees should be treated like an asset and not like a liability. You need to ensure that no devil scamp should exercise their own rules.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place for Instructional designers, graphical designers and managers, but worst place for technical people.

Senior Technical Team Member (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I worked at NIIT full-time for more than 5 years

ProsEntirely e-learning centric, fresh graduates and GNIIT passouts get nice opportunity to begin the career. Good for Instructional designers, graphical designers and middle level managers. Pays relatively high to experienced candidates. Onsite offsite team gives you slight exposure.

ConsNo development plan for the employees specially technical team. You tend to work more but gain relatively very less knowledge. Will not be able to shift domain. Very very far from Delhi, Ghaziabad, Nioda as well as Gurgaon. Poor salary structure for beginners and prolonged inmates. Not recommended for technical aspirants. No proper technical training provided in many technologies. The timings are too early to save the traffic but inadequate shuttle timings from the Metro station. Canteen is pathetic and offers less variety.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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Experiments can go wrong…

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at NIIT for less than a year

ProsHR Policies, Relaxed Work, Rewards atmosphere….

ConsPolitics, Vintage, unnecessary experimentation, High Noise-Low productivity environment
The company has been around for 30 year now; The Head of HR is a woman from a Marketing background who is not qualified to be in HR. A large section of employees have been with the company for 10+ years & have found a “comfort zone”. Integrity is merely a value and has nothing to do with reality in NIIT. The profit margins are low hence the salaries are not competitive .
If you are moving from a bigger brand name to NIIT… don’t!

Advice to Senior Management1) Retire & Let some fresh blood into the top management. 2) Take a closer look

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

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My life at NIIT is Dissatisfied.

Faculty (Current Employee)

I have been working at NIIT

ProsLearn new technologies.
Working Involves dealing with youth.

ConsSalary is not appropriate.
Exploitation is rampant.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Place suitable only for freshers to experience the hardships of IT industry

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
New Delhi (India)

I worked at NIIT

ProsOpportunity to do and see some work from the very basic level

ConsPoor work life balance
Poor salary
Poor work culture

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove work culture
Strengthen the management and remove bureaucratic people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Average

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at NIIT

ProsMake anybody to work any any condition,if u work at NIIT U can work anywhere.

ConsBad Management Aotrocity No transparency.

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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