Akraya Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
25 Reviews
3.1
25 Reviews
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Pankaj Jindal
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  1.  

    Friendly, exciting, drive to excel

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Akraya full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    people oriented, friendly and personable environment, flexible, freedom to explore opportunities

    Cons

    personal growth, promotions, subjective decision making

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    poor

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    $20 for house cleaning service twice a month...

    Cons

    everything you can imagine... Many pockets of poor leadership and lack of accountability exist. Change in culture not embraced or understood by any employees. The CEO is very condesending towards bottom level especially woman...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not what I thought it would be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Housecleaning, nice people, fun parties.

    Cons

    Seems like it's all a rouse. They tell you things in the interview, and make promises they have no intention of keeping. When reminded of what was promised, you get a lot of push back. CEO has stepped down and a new CEO in place who doesn't share the same vision and a lot of the people, including me, who've been here many years feel that all that made it a great company, is now gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the core that made the company great in the first place. Get rid of new CEO and reinstate the old one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Akraya Response

    Apr 3, 2014Founder

    Hi,
    I'm sorry to note that our recent leadership transition seems have been challenging for you (and other long term employees). Both, Pankaj (the new CEO) an I have been cognizant of retaining and
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    Horrible Company

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    They place you within good companies

    Cons

    They don't support you, or provide you with growth opportunities. They don't increase your salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better, they are not Slaves. Management should touch bases with their workers in the field. They only care about their Clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Akraya doesn't care about their consults.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Akraya as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    You were contacted about a great job opportunity.

    Cons

    Your career becomes stagnated, they do not give raises after you are hired into a position. There is absolutely no support from from management and staff, the internal turnover rate is at about 75%, I have worked for them for 2 years and have had 4 account managers. The position is currently open and being filled by someone who was the receptionist last year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to care more for your employees than the clients that you support. Support your contractors and help them achieve career goals. Whoever thought of the tag line wasn't a contract working for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Discrimination and unethical

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some of the employees were very nice.

    Cons

    Discrimination, unethical, favoritism, lack of integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Had a very professional experience at Akraya.

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    Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Multiple clients so they are very proactive about finding new projects , established relationships with clients based on understanding their needs, and delivery to these needs, very approachable and reasonable.

    Cons

    Only con is they should try to expand to other places than bay area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Akraya's cultures and Values give full contentment to me - Yamuna Ganesan

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Akraya full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Akraya has successfully established business-consulting services with top IT companies.
    This creates trust in client to gladly take on a bigger role in their businesses.
    The process that HR takes to identify receptive candidates help Akraya in executing the engagement for long run and survive in the competitive environment.
    Immigration team has the ability to handle individual issues efficiently and does its best in assisting with excellent immigration solutions.

    Cons

    Great range of direct clients in IT, maybe should expand into other industries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Right place to be if you are a consultant in Bay Area

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    I have been here for over 2 years. They are an extremely consultant oriented agency unlike typical body shops that you find in the Bay Area. They took care of my immigration needs very well without any hassles.
    The management is open to feedback & suggestions and strives to delivering what was promised.

    Cons

    More consultant parties will be welcome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Employment with the new company

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    Current Employee - Storage Administrator  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Storage Administrator in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Akraya as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    This is a good company to work at. They have a lot of clients that they can place you at and the company had good direct clients

    Cons

    I dont see a downside with working for this company. These placed me at a client location in San Francisco and things have been good so far

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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