Persistent Systems (India)

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Persistent Systems (India) Reviews

Updated June 11, 2014
Updated June 11, 2014
478 Reviews
3.4
478 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 59 reviews)

  • Very good work life balance, Flexi timing,Excellent trainings and good food is provided (in 42 reviews)


Cons
  • Very limited (negligible) onsite opportunities (in 25 reviews)

  • salary hikes are not as per market (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  2.  

    India Company is US

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    • 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 for 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
  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Persistent Systems (India) full-time for 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Very Bad Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Pune Head Office Environment
    Gym in Hinjewadi Office
    Food on every Wednesday

    Cons

    Politics every where
    Managers make fun of employees infront of them
    Team Leads and Project Managers are worst

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even though you may not encourage employees , please dont discourage them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company with typical Indian MNC attitude

    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Work if you are in good project

    Cons

    1) Caste based politics
    2) Team leads are like the CEOs of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change yourself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is not growing, and you will also not grow

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Module Lead  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Module Lead in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Only good for those who are (most important) marathi, don't want to work much, keep on sitting and waiting for time to pass by so that their experience would grow and eventually they will get promotions to reach the same higher management which is good for nothing today and will be good for nothing tomorrow. Now you know what type of people are forming the higher management and why they are SKILL-LESS couch potatoes.

    Cons

    - Pathetic/paralyzed/waste higher management, not capable of bringing enough work to grow.
    - No growth to internal talent & when it is raised and talent moves out, two donkeys are hired for a horse. This gives less cost and more billing.
    - Its a service model for product based firms, so all good work they keep (mostly) and garbage and monotonous work comes in your plate.
    - Complete decision making is with client, so you get no scope to apply your innovation, design skills.
    - They are trying to streamline appraisals, but will not succeed until they stop giving (crying) QUOTA excuses to top performers and eventually giving them B\C band where as they deserve A\B.
    - Due to these lethargic management practices major accounts are closing.
    - No corporate culture. everyone is fond of and speaking in marathi, even in meetings even with client where possible.
    - HR/Admin instead of working for improving felicities and work environment, comes up with silly ideas like paid parking inside office, paid bus service (which was free earlier)
    - Food (lunch) is in your CTC whether you eat it or not. Quality of lunch served constantly degrading.
    - They give you package equivalent to experience/grade in service based companies and to make it even worst they don't have any onsite policy and near to zero onsite opportunities.
    - Very limited (negligible) onsite opportunities.
    - There is an undeclared bias for marathi subordinates by marathi managers in giving (very limited) onsite opportunities. This happens by exploiting the non existence of any company policy for onsite aspirants.

    If I keep on thinking and listing, this list can grow pretty fat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to management, as there's no point in banging you head against a dumb wall.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Stay away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Infrastructure is good. I guess, they have spent all the money on it.

    Cons

    Join this company if you have no place to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop recruiting from nice engineering colleges, if you can't give them appropriate compensation and work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Wont recommend

    • 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) as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Get to work with intelligent people

    Cons

    Politics at senior and HR level..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    No Hope for Business Intelligence Consultants

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

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

    Pros

    1. Being a small player with 7500 employees as of 2013 Dec, pay structure is fair.
    2. Descent exposure if you are from the product development background.

    Cons

    1. No hopes for the BI service wing. Very small clients and most of the works are of support/maintence.
    2. No chance of working with industry lead consultants/architects.
    3. No small/big scale implementation exposure in BI.
    4. Company expects consulants to be involved in to ground level coding. No insights into consulting business growth.
    5. Not at all recomended for people outside Maharashtra as they do a lot of region based discriminations internally.
    6. Senior business leader have no aspirations to learn new business trends and are stuck with their traditions.
    7. Hence a big no to BI service consultants who thinks beyong technology even if your are paid descent since it is going to show the full stop to your career soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify your thoughts and people and think big.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    heck!! waste of efforts!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Lead  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    good for someone who wants to relax or work in functional track

    Cons

    - no quality projects hence no technical growth
    - proposed to pay for parking in premise :D
    - no project for spring and hibernate for dev lead positions
    - new project takes in, but ended in different non-matching technologies like scripting frameworks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - don't loot employees
    - teach new joiners freshers some leveled professionalism and email etiquette
    - for self also plz follow some processes in project management to make it organised
    - follow some professional etiquette and
    - don't get employee's discussion personally

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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