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Photon Infotech Chairman and CEO Srinivas Balasubramanian
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    I can see Photon evolving as one of the best start out companies for the newly graduated people like me.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Photon Infotech

    Pros

    The phase in Photon is pretty fast, like a lightning bolt that goes up, I can see Photon evolving as one of the best start out companies for the newly graduated people like me. Photon put me in a team that handles some big clients, that shows how they trust their employees. Photon really is a good company to start out.

    Cons

    The work can get a little too fast and it is up to you to go out of your limb and comfort zone just to be able to keep up.

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Photon Infotech Interviews

Updated Jan 5, 2015
Updated Jan 5, 2015

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    Fresher Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Photon Infotech in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my information to an ad that they had listed on my school's employment site and I didn't hear back for the position I applied to. However, they called me unexpectedly a few months later saying that they were interested in me for a new program. The interview process consisted of three video-chat interviews with engineers from across the company.

    The first interviewer asked some basic logic questions, like Fermi problems.

    The second interviewer asked more logic questions, and some more in-depth programming questions, including stuff about object-oriented programming.

    The third interviewer asked about my experience with programming, including my work style and approaches to learning.

    There were a few issues with the first few interviews (at one point, I hadn't heard from my contact in the company in over a week, after which he said that he 'forgot' and set up my third interview). However, the worst part was yet to come.

    Shortly after my third interview, my contact told me that I had great feedback, and that I would get an offer by the end of the week.

    The next *month* was filled with broken promises about deadlines for offers, with excuses ranging from not being able to contact certain people because they were in a different timezone (apparently no one in this company has used email) to an absurdly Kafkaesque approval process. I admit that I should have seen the signs at this point; however, my contact constantly gave me promises for an offer that he would break with astounding sycophancy, so I kept up hope.

    Finally, almost exactly a month after I was promised my first offer, I was informed that the company had made some decisions that meant that my offer would be contingent on some changes that I could not accept. At no point during this entire two month process was I informed that this was a possibility.

    Interview Questions
    • What's the difference between abstraction and encapsulation?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    After almost an entire month of promising me an offer, they completely changed the terms of the offer to the extent that I could not accept it.

    Declined Offer
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Website www.photon.in
Headquarters Chennai, India
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1999
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Razorfish, SapientNitro

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