Persistent Systems (India)

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Persistent Systems (India) Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
Updated February 17, 2015
31 Reviews
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Persistent Systems (India) CEO Anand Deshpande
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture and interesting projects (in 78 reviews)

  • Learning opportunities are great, work life balance is good and everyone around is supportive (in 62 reviews)


Cons
  • Not much onsite opportunities, appraisal system not the best (in 37 reviews)

  • Salary hike is lower then industry standards (in 18 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    employees are treated like valueless entity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Programmer Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Programmer Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Persistent Systems (India) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    health insurance is good
    medium sized consulting company

    Cons

    engineers not valued
    poor salaries
    non existent hr
    no training
    heroism. salesforce ppl will get more salary (still less than market) because salesforce resources are harder to get. on contrary, overall company % of salesforce revenue is not much. basically stupid management.
    no commuter benefits or 401k match

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect your engineers even if you pay peanuts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Company

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

    I worked at Persistent Systems (India)

    Pros

    None, None to say as pros in this company.

    Cons

    Lots, very poor standards.
    No good benefits.
    No personal growth.
    No severance.
    No perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    India Company is US

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

    I have been working at Persistent Systems (India) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A good place is you are from India and trying to get into US business world. Otherwise, don't bother applying.

    Cons

    Only interested in candidates that are from India. Very biased against 'Americans' and will phase you out. Cheap in pay and slow in paying commissions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beware of getting a discrimination case against you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A boutique off-short OPD company - brining H1 Visa people over to staff positions

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

    I worked at Persistent Systems (India) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility of scheduling your work time - not much else

    Cons

    Lack of direction in all areas, Shooting from the hip, everyone uses the word "needful"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    force you to do certain projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Persistent Systems (India)

    Pros

    Cant think of any. Its chaos

    Cons

    They would force you to do certain projects which you would never want to do. There are TL's who were forced to do help desk projects.Decline it and you would be thrown out of the company.
    Managers,TL's act as if they are owners of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very Bad Company to Work in Bangalore

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Persistent Systems (India) full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pune is the only branch with good opportunity.

    Cons

    Management in the Bangalore office too obsessed with their old work culture,
    It is a body shopping Company,
    People are made to forcefully go through the Interviews that do not have any relevance to their skills or Domain.
    No upcoming project.
    Training is mandatory without which no promotion is given.
    Mandatory trainings are totally off the worked skills. Training team takes it to the level of escalation if not taken.
    All opportunities are first considered for the Pune location Bangalore is as said earlier more body shopping

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have proper people for the Bangalore Branch as there is in the Pune Branch.
    No proper management..
    No Proper managers or Delivery head.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very pathetic work culture and disgusting management

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

    I worked at Persistent Systems (India)

    Pros

    it used to offer free lunch and snacks.. that was the ONLY thing good about the company

    Cons

    pathetic work culture, low level projects, dirty politics everywhere, rampant nepotism, disgusting managers who harbored grudges and vendetta against employees. overall a hell to work with. not even eligible for 1 star

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Waste of time if person joins

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Pune (India)

    I worked at Persistent Systems (India)

    Pros

    Technical challenging company. I really do not have any good words

    Cons

    1. Time- person needs to be in premises for 40 hours minimum. Now they have come up with effective hours
    2. Too many processes. Company focuses on processes more than work
    3. For client calls you do need to register with reception and reception person calls back
    4. Food is complimentary and adds up in CTC, More over food is worst
    5. There is software Emme. The pathetic as its name suggests its employee appraisal system + some non sense where you can give some stickers or tags to employee you like.
    Employee eligibility depends on points he or she earns by giving some exams. Then there are KRAs and Competencies
    The process is such a stringent
    6. Very less increment
    7. Every where you will find organisation is trying to save money by doing cheap things. For example if you want to send parcel to another office, there are used envelopes being kept. You have to use from that only. I agree on Green revolution however such cheap practices are being followed
    8. If you wish to go by cab due to work overload then your manager has to approve that then that goes into system and the cab driver will call you.
    9. Employee really gets pissed off with so much of processes and policies
    10. Employees are like labours or slaves here
    11. The management quotes on very low bid and employee suffer
    12. There is long hierarchy, person if joins at beginning level will die or retire but wont reach at top.
    13. There are really many things employee dislikes.
    14. Most of senior guys are arrogant and they feel that they are owners of this company
    15. Parking: In Persistent Tower the first floor is for reserved parking for managers and above and you cannot park there even if place is there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What advice can be given. Please reduce some policies, processes etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Persistent Systems (India) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good techincle base. Nothing good to tell about company. Be careful while joining. Asking people to work on weekends is common.

    Cons

    Only support for marathi speaking people. No transperency. Caste and family based politics. Worst management. Management is like frogs in well. No process and quality in delivery. CMMI level 3 only.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect people from all places. Speak English in meetings. Be transparent. Don't entertain family politics, respect talent. Have fair onsite policy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A shadow of the glorious past

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Lead in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Lead in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Persistent Systems (India) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Persistent Systems is one of the best tech companies in Pune.
    Still well respected organization for outsiders.

    Cons

    Bad salary. (tons of bogus salary components)
    Bad leave policy.
    No significant new project (end day signal for a IT sweatshop)
    Terribly bad middle management.
    Upper management turn blind to groupism and provincialism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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