Wipro Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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Wipro CEO IT Business, Executive Director, and Director T. K. Kurien
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Pros
  • good work environment for employee (in 251 reviews)

  • Good Work Culture along with Onsite Opportunity (in 245 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance off shore culture (in 203 reviews)

  • No work life balance in company (in 62 reviews)

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  1. Promising start, but a big let down on expectations

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

    I worked at Wipro full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    An organisation with big ideas and plans to be a market leader. I had the fortune to work with some really great individuals, who are welcoming and really dedicated to providing value.

    It was also great to get on really interesting projects, and provide real benefit to clients.

    Cons

    The management need to refocus on the employees, and remember they are valuable assets.
    They also need to remember, that employees do have career aspirations and are not there just to fill stop gaps in areas which they either have no interest in, or experience; since this does not benefit the end customer.

    Advice to Management

    The Spirit of Wipro, with the tenets are meaningless, if they are not followed, and does not set a good example for the rest of the organisation.


  2. Helpful (1)

    I found the company experience to be positive until the outsource culture kicked in

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

    I worked at Wipro full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Potential to work on multiple projects, flexible working environment

    Cons

    Too many management layers, limited promotion opportunities, poor systems, outsourcing culture based on quantity rather quality

    Advice to Management

    Focus on customer satisfaction, improve systems, agile management, use the best people instead of cost


  3. Aberdeen office is good!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Wipro

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

    Pros

    Good people, nice working evironment, managers will help you in any way they can.

    Cons

    loosing all their contract in britain so lots of people getting paid off, next to no chance of a pay rise. it can be very frustrating to try and get anyone in india to do anything for you.

    Advice to Management

    none, not their fault the policies are so bad.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Avoid if you can

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (4)

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

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

    I have been working at Wipro

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (4)

    Beauty is only Skin Deep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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