Grail Research Reviews in India

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
88 Reviews

2.7
88 Reviews
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Robert Gogel
33 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • stable good work environment timing great (in 8 reviews)

  • Direct Client Interaction, Good Projects, Exposure to different industries (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance - No body is really bothered about your (in 28 reviews)

  • absolutely no work life balance (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Former employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead  in  Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Noida (India)

    I worked at Grail Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Quality of work is good

    Cons

    Management and work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the company employee friendly

  2.  

    Not Bad, Not Good Either

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grail Research full-time

    Pros

    Provides good exposure at the managerial level wherein we one gets to work on project management, people management

    Cons

    Need to improve on people management aspects and should be more flexible about views / suggestions from other folks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt some industry wide best practices in terms of people management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Never Recommended to Anyone!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead  in  Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Noida (India)

    I worked at Grail Research full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I don't see any positives here. High attrition, employees are dissatisfied, only top management gets the opportunities and rest all seems liabilities for the company.

    Cons

    endless issues and no one really cares to resolve those
    High attrition
    Poor work life balance
    high dissatisfaction
    Low compensation
    Unfriendly and disrespectful environment
    Unbearable facilities issues
    No respect for hard work
    Unreasonable evaluation process
    Bad at managing communication with employees
    HR is only on papers with no real powers

    All they care is cutting down even basic requirements and increasing profitability to impress the board!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Going Worse!!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead  in  Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Noida (India)

    I worked at Grail Research full-time

    Pros

    Had a good reputation in the KPO industry, started very well and employees in general were happy and self-motivated. However, just got worse in the last few years. People (especially external talent from some good B schools) come and feel stuck up here. If you can keep your BOSS (Director) happy with some ego massaging, this place could do wonders for you

    Cons

    Work-life balance - No body is really bothered about your work-life balance, basic expectation is to work whenever needed, be it weekends, late nights (seeing 2am, 3 am, even 5 am in office is very normal).
    Employee Satisfaction - Zero, from analysts to managers to even directors, no one is happy. You hardly see any happy face around. People are so pressurized and frustrated that you feel that negativity when you are in office. No one even understands and bothered what "Employee Satisfaction" is all about. All they care is their margins and numbers. Never interested in doing employee satisfaction survey to see where they are!!
    Facilities - Terrible facility, no tissues in pantry and washrooms, have to follow-up with lot of stakeholders to get some snacks to eat (which are by the way paid), coffee machine and microwave never works. You're expected to work late nights and deliver but without AC. The AC gets switched off by 8pm
    HR - No control, no powers and just do what the senior management (Directors) ask them to do. Recruitment team, the company has been struggling in getting the right talent in but the Recruitment team ROCKS!! they get all the awards and recognition, how meritocratic the entire system is!!
    Attrition - All time high, from analysts to managers, people come and leave, no retention policy. In fact, management responds to attrition saying this is a normal trend in industry so that's fine but never interested in doing anything
    Compensation - Grail is known to train people and its competitors leverage the trained people by respecting the talent, giving better work conditions and compensation. Analysts laugh on the bonus that they get for a year after so much of hard work

    Groups-
    TMT - Pathetic work life balance except a few projects. The leader himself doesn't know what to do
    Life Sciences - No one likes to work with them, highly biased managers and leaders, highly unprofessional but knows how to gain attention. Most lethargic of all
    Shared Services - Confused group, don't know what to do, teams in this group work like donkeys. One team does very low end work (news scanning) but pretends to be the MOST INSIGHTFUL team
    CPG and QRA - Pretends to be the Quantitative Analytics experts but all they do is arranging the data in excel using filters. Lack of vision, coordination and opportunities for its teams

    Grail needs a BIG REVAMPING plan with a strong leadership team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people, they are the most important ASSET a company can have. Add some experienced people (20+ years of experience) who can bring some stability and know how to handle situations than having adult KIDS as part of your leadership team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Projects are boring, but u will get to know a lot of good people

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst  in  Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Noida (India)

    I worked at Grail Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    not many pros, a very professional organization, some good people

    Cons

    poor work culture, employees are dissatisfied, terribly high attrition rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    u need to reconsider policies, and try to retain some of the good talents who join ur company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Avoid bad company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager  in  Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Noida (India)

    I have been working at Grail Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Not much. Somehow used to be ok-ish till some years ago.. no longer. but if i have to write something here, i can say, u will learn to work HARD (what about 60 hours a week?)

    Cons

    1. bad organizational culture
    2. bad time managers
    3. no work life balance
    4. very little hikes, even during promotions
    .. the list is long.. all the bad aspects are manifested by zero growth in the company (in headcount and revenue both) and high attrition. never join.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    what started as a great potential is now struggling for direction n hope. think about something drastic to change the fortunes of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Learning - need a more focused Parent Company to nourish the talent

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Great learning environment
    - Analytically challenging work
    - Awesome co-workers
    - Transparent systems

    Cons

    - The current parent company is not focusing much on Grail
    - To keep other employees of the firm happy, they are not recognizing the talent in Grail and paying accordingly
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please focus on Grail as per the talent that you require, you cannot keep same standards for Grail employees and rest of Integreon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    it was nice

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    stable good work environment timing great

    Cons

    monotonous attrition rate high small office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be sensitive to the interview candidates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A closely knitted place with good learning opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Noida (India)

    I have been working at Grail Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Good quality work overtime
    2. Strong and bright set of people
    3. Freedom to express and share
    4. Small teams and hence sense of personal touch

    Cons

    1. Small business and hence work quantum varies
    2. There is mix of work and hence you might get to work on for sometime that you dont like

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in growing the business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Associate in Noida (India)

    I worked at Grail Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A combination of great peer group and interesting business problems ensures really fast paced learning. The job is demanding and so not for everyone.

    Cons

    Work culture and consequently stress can vary from good to very poor. It all depends on your staffing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to retain your best people and focus on improving the company culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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