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Wipro Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lot of onsite opportunities after a certain experience, good work environment (in 251 reviews)

  • Good work culture, good opportunities to work on new business domain (in 245 reviews)


Cons
  • Wonderful Work-Life Balance culture with very friendly employee benefit program (in 203 reviews)

  • Very less compensation, No work life balance, Promotions take a very long time (in 62 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Your treated like a slave that's sold as a commodity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Wipro full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Bonus is fairly regular if they can find you an assignment. Some of the assignments are really interesting but the majority are tedious tasks that the clients staff don't want to do.

    Cons

    Your treated like a slave and your opinions, needs and concerns are totally ignored. If they can't find you work then your in the line to be fired. Maximum of one week sick in any year and then no pay. The health benefit scheme has more exclusions than inclusions. Middle management can't manage very well. Culture needs changing from me master you slave to that of a global company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at what the competion offer their staff and do something similar, look at developing sales pipelines. Realise that not everyone can drop all commitments and go overseas for months on end. Care about your staff and stop treating them like slaves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Haven't been paid, will not be renewing my contract.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wipro full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I don't have any pros to list.

    Cons

    Forced into a Wipro contract as a "preferred supplier" of resource for a large corporation.
    One and half months in and still unpaid due to numerous events where poor communication was brushed off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Avoid if you can

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Wipro full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They would have multiple clients across geography and would give enough exposure to the freshers.

    Cons

    The subject master would think that no one knows more than him.
    Most of the senior most roles would only be given to Indians and in particularly South Indians.
    They would talk good things but when it comes to salary and promotion none has any power except bosses sitting at Bangalore office.
    The interviewers are below sub standards and would be busy working on their laptops while taking the interviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some respect to other cultures as well. Give them chance to grow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    There were high and lows but mosty lows and I am happy to jump this ship very soon

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

    I have been working at Wipro

    Pros

    Good infrastructure, If you get onsite opportunity then the payment will be good

    Cons

    From where shall I start:
    1) Company has pathetic retention policy(no wonder why the attrition is so high)
    2) HR never care about employees
    3)Compensation is poor as compared to other companies
    4)Regionalism is rampant
    5) Managers are dumb.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure the entire hierarchy and introduce a stern test to allow only the best candidate to become managers. And seriously work on HR policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    The bureaucracy and the related politics can be stifling and counter-productive.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Wipro full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good amenities at most delivery locations (even outside India). Fairly well respected in the marketplace. Relatively good day-to-day IT support. Large size allows for moving within the company. Relatively good work-life balance (but this also depends a lot on your level and the kind of role you are in). Those who are deputed to overseas roles (especially in US/UK) from India are paid a good 25-30% less than the market rate for the same role.

    Cons

    Heavily bureaucratic. 'Red tapes' exist almost everywhere you look.
    The HR function is almost a joke. I don't remember seeing even one C-SAT survey rolled out by the HR teams during my tenure of close to 8 years, and I guess thats because they themselves may be aware that their existence is merely a formality since every company should have a HR function.
    The other internal support functions aren't effective and (almost not at all) employee friendly.
    Not all divisions are growing as fast as they should.
    Meritocracy & 'Wipro Values', though constantly implied a lot on paper, aren't really applied. The appraisals are more of a 'tick in the box' than actual quality dialogue between a manager and his team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a lot of long timers (10+ years) who aren't as effective as they used to be. Importantly, they seem to have become very territorial (especially if they are CEMs placed onsite with the same client for too long) and start indulging in cheap politics to safeguard their position at the cost losing some good talent, which in turn may affect C-SAT, etc in the mid-long run. At least for this reason, rotate them at least every 4-5 years or risk having fiefdoms all over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company with great potential but missing it due to verticals senior managements lack of experience and vision

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Wipro full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some good skilled people, reasonable pay

    Cons

    Lack of experience of key vertical European heads, culture and values - good tag line but shame they don't follow through on honesty and integrity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in true experience and knowledge of the vertical - too much of friends recruiting friends rather than bringing in knowledge and experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Beauty is only Skin Deep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Wipro full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent capability of disguising little capability for high capability.

    Cons

    Disorganized. Archaic and antiquated processes. Bureaucratic to the point of impeding operations. Poor leadership. Capabilities are superficial and only a facade. Tenets on the company business card are only for show and are not practiced in the company. Integrity is a buzzword but not actually practiced. Indian-heavy/centric management with a bias to promoting Indians. The saying in the company is, "In the end, it will be all right. If it is not all right, then it isn't the end." Pretty much sums it up. Poor delivery, poor quality, missed timelines, blame culture. No accountability of senior leaders. Senior leaders tend to stay in India to include the Senior Delivery Heads. Little presence on-site where support is needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch with what is actually happening in the company. Stop living in ivory towers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    An India headquarters company which pretends to be global.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Partner in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Client Partner in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Wipro full-time

    Pros

    Some good capability and service offerings
    Solid delivery of fixed-price production support engagements

    Cons

    Completely managed out of Bangalore; account execs have little real control.
    Your location and nationality will influence your progression - natively if you're a Westerner (this is not sour grapes - look at the Executvie and senior leadership team)
    Executive don't understand their customers business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Employ Western executives and real country / geo structures or stop pretending to be global - make up your mind.
    2. Get to understand your customers business or become increasingly commoditised. See point 1 - they are related.
    3. Apply your sales assessment process or something similarly to your executive leadership - and then start changing them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Poor, blind leaders....avoid this place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Wipro full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    no need to show your face to anyone while you're on bench i.e. work from home a very accepted option
    Freedom to contribute intellectually; it is not the preserve of Partners only

    Cons

    myopic, ostrich mentality of leadership
    constant sword hanging on head (read "billability")
    the leader of Consulting has little / no consulting background
    no way of creating a bank of good work - you live for the day and try to survive..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    how on earth can senior leadership be so blind. you don't need someone to give you advice on Glassdoor.
    Consulting gets differentiated by brainpower and brainpower needs to be preserved and respected - do you really do either of this?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor short sighted & indecisive management

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

    I have been working at Wipro full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good experience in managing large deals--leader in certain sectors

    Cons

    short sighted & old school management layers.. Poor decision taking at leadership levels. Utterly chaotic and now implementing process and structure to a system that does not have the DNA for it yet. Resourcing is a challenge like rest of industry but due to slower decision taking -- issue management is extremely poor and customer ends up bearing the brunt. Lots of good folks still exist in the system but the treatment is not fair anymore and frustation levels are running high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wipro's leadership needs to be more decisive.. Currently they live in an overly paralysis by analysis state reviewing a lot of Sales data and metrics, but not doing fundamental things right. Penchant is to get onto a call and shout orders but seldom does anyone get at the bootom of the issue or analyse and try to put remedial actions to resolve it. No one wants to be the bearer of bad news and one is pushed to give the politically right answers. Difficult times ahead. Entire system is driven by people managing bosses rather than doing the right thing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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