Amba Research Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Pros
  • The work environment is unmatched elsewhere in Sri Lanka (in 6 reviews)

  • Encouragement to pursue CFA certification (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • poor work life balance as work is hectic (in 5 reviews)

  • Even the senior Management is not ready to hear your concerns (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Not a Great Place to Work, Especially if you're just starting your career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amba Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and compensation (benefits) is very fair. People are great to work with and office location is central and convenient.

    Cons

    No professional development plans for employees, poor senior management communication, lack of company direction/strategy, incompetent product managers and senior managers. Poor communication from management to employees and lack of company org structure and individual accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Hold managers accountable! Have more transparency with employees - communicate, communicate, communicate. Motivate the employees that are ambitious and desire to outperform. Work on employee retention and better people-servicing (HR function). Company is very defragmented and also lacks culture and a unified mission.


  2. Very Good

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexibility in working time . Good for people who wants to work "araam se"

    Cons

    Minimum benefits, no cab facility,nothing extra ( will only get tea in free)

    Advice to Management

    Provides employee basic facilities


  3. Decent company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equity Research Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Equity Research Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides a good platform for freshers

    Cons

    Pay Scale is disappointing for freshers Not a place where freshers look to stay for longer than 3 years

    Advice to Management

    Do away with the weird designations as it does not make sense to others in the extended industry


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  5. Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Cariari, Heredia (Costa Rica)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Cariari, Heredia (Costa Rica)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will have the opportunity to work with smart and well prepared professionals.

    Cons

    It is a good place to learn and gain experience. However, they have some areas of improvement in terms of the recruiting process, work/life balance and not enough benefits in comparison to the rest of the global companies in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    The worst recruiting process ever! I went thru a lot of interviews. Their offer came 5 months after the first interview. They do not provide regular updates during the recruiting process. They are not 100% transparent because the keep changing the information provided to the candidates regarding the role and responsibilities. They make offerings during the recruiting process that they will not be able to give, or that they are not 100% sure because it is the client’s call.


  6. Good experience, 5days a week

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    Former Employee - Loan Processor in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Loan Processor in Bangalore (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work ....talent is appreciated

    Cons

    Sometimes there will be nightshifts

    Advice to Management

    Salary must be hiked


  7. An OK experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SAVP in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - SAVP in Bangalore (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good learning curve and spread of verticals

    Cons

    Awkward designations and growth path is limited. Politics in mid management is a big turnoff

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  8. Lack of career growth, low level work, absolutely zero learning!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice-President in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice-President in Bangalore (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amba Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    In some account work life balance is good. Office culture is ok type. All the legacy employee is at top level and living a retirement life here. Good for older experience guy, come here and chill!!

    Cons

    Management has created a process so that they do not promote people. Promotion is based on L3, L4 internal certification and not on your performance. And passing is subjective and its in your manager's hand. Worst HR policy - e.g. in Jan you can take only 1 day leave so if you need more days than that will be loss of pay. Culture is same even after becoming Moody's subsidiary. Sycophancy is rewarded. Most of the work is number punching without using brain, after sometime you will become machine. My advice is that don't join this company If you really want to preserve your talent, confidence and self-esteem.

    Advice to Management

    Reward and respect the talent. Scrap the useless TDA department they are good for nothing. Streamline the promotion process otherwise, after sometime no one will join Amba- except freshers.


  9. great place to work at

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    amazing culture and people to work with

    Cons

    poor work life balance as work is hectic


  10. Lack of Growth and Sycophancy rules the roost here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - VP-DM in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - VP-DM in Bangalore (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amba Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    get to work on good number of clients. The culture was ok before Copal partners destroyed it. Penny pinching on trivial issues. Penny wise Pound Super foolish.

    Cons

    Vision less Senior Management No Growth Beyong VP level. Legacy Employees hold all the levers Worst promotion and HR policies. Sycophancy is rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    The Senior Management is in self conservation mode. Cannot think beyond saving their own jobs.


  11. It was alright, nothing great

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    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work atmosphere. No pressure of work at all Encouragement to pursue CFA. Half of the people here are CFA Level II passed

    Cons

    Very slow growth People are not competitive Just like infy or tcs of the kpo industry



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