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Headstrong CEO Sandeep Sahai
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Headstrong full-time (More than 8 years)

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    Pros

    Headstrong was a great IT Consulting company with focus on Capital Markets Domain. After the global economic crisis strongly hit Headstrong, the company had to dilute its focus to hedge its risks. Since the focus is diluted, the rates charged to the clients had to be reduced too (along with Clients' themselves going through budget cuts). With this, the only way to realize profits was to cut costs, leading to employee dissatisfaction. Headstrong is still a great place to meet like minded Technology specialists and folks with strong Capital Markets business knowledge.

    Cons

    Due to the acquisition by Genpact, and the subsequent loss of erstwhile management, focus on IT in general has gone down. Due to the existing loss of bargaining position and a higher focus on profitability, especially through cost cuts, Headstrong is neither able to nurture, nor retain the talent. It is still a great place to work in a managerial position due to its unique challenges in Cost (Scope and Time remaining constant).

    Advice to Management

    Set achievable targets and communicate the same to all the employees so that they feel involved in the organizations goal. Nurture and retain talent to get back the bargaining power in the market; Focus, disseminate details on the core values and skills that make Headstrong-Genpact attractive to clients and attractive for prospective employees.


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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Headstrong (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Risk Management , Project planning, Ms Project, Budgets. Senior Project Manager Interviewed, followed by the Head of the Department. Had a telephonic and then Skyped since I was in another state.

    Negotiation

    You have to be smart, if you ask for GC to be filled they might come down thats what I heard from others, I dont know since I didnot want a GC

Headstrong Awards & Accolades

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Best vendor in Capital Markets (#1) , Black Book of Outsourcing 2010, 2010

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Website www.headstrong.com
Headquarters Fairfax, VA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1999
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Headstrong is stubborn when it comes to competing in the crowded global IT services market. The company provides management and information technology consulting services to companies in the capital markets and securities industries. It specializes in helping clients manage customer relationships, develop and maintain applications, develop products (including risk assessment and engineering tools), and handle business processes like technical support. Through subsidiary gantthead.com, the company maintains an online social networking community and information service for ... More

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