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Updated Dec 10, 2013
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Wipro CEO IT Business, Executive Director, and Director T. K. Kurien

T. K. Kurien

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A company with great potential but missing it due to verticals senior managements lack of experience and vision

Senior Business Development Manager (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsSome good skilled people, reasonable pay

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Beauty is only Skin Deep

Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsExcellent capability of disguising little capability for high capability.

ConsDisorganized. 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 Senior ManagementGet in touch with what is actually happening in the company. Stop living in ivory towers.

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

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An India headquarters company which pretends to be global.

Client Partner (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Wipro full-time

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

ConsCompletely 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 Senior Management1. 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Poor, blind leaders....avoid this place

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Wipro full-time for more than a year

Prosno 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

Consmyopic, 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 Senior Managementhow 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?

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

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Poor short sighted & indecisive management

Practice Manager (Current Employee)

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

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

Consshort 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 Senior ManagementWipro'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

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

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Very Indian focus with Indian logic

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Wipro

ProsGood team starting to build up, give a few more years

ConsThey follow Indian logic, and treat everyone as if they are new intern from India

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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At a crossroads

BDM (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsIntegrity is high
BPO in IB is strong
Testing is poor
ADM is variable

ConsFinance too powerful.
HR poor.
Senior Execs don't know their customers business.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire execs who know SOMETHING about their respective industries
Sort out your systems
Become people-centric not process centric

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Could do better

Principal Consultant (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Wipro full-time for more than a year

ProsThe pay is at the high end of the market and the company is good with bonuses. Many of the clients have interesting challenges.

ConsMiddle management is weak and far too concentrated on politics. If you want to get on in the company you need to be an Indian from Bangalore, everyone else is a second class citizen. The company has little respect for staff, examples being 5 days sick pay in a year and poor medical benefits.

Advice to Senior ManagementSort the middle managers out, most of them are clueless. Listen to the messages you get from staff in all those surveys and use it. Stop being so penny pinching, the staff are not trying to rip you off only do the best for the customer.

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

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Architect (Former Employee)
Reading, England (UK)

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

ProsThe amount of career opportunities available

ConsThe work life balance of employee is pathetic or atleast that was the case in the project I worked

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease try to improve the work life balance of employees

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Does not pay you what you deserve,Work culture is driven by authoritative attitude across the ladder

Solution Consultant (Current Employee)
Hinckley, England (UK)

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

ProsWealth of knowledge within company

Conswork environemtn is exploting, no recognition

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

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