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Grail Research Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
89 Reviews
2.8
89 Reviews
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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 27 reviews)

  • absolutely no work life balance (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    hectic

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    environment and culture + project quality

    Cons

    working hours, slow increment, personal growth

  2.  

    Decent place to start off, but there will always be an axe on your head.

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

    I worked at Grail Research full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging work and a very healthy office environment.

    Cons

    Work related stress increases manifold as your time with the company increases.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    A good place to start your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    Some really talented people to help you kickstart your career

    Cons

    Being a small company, growth opportunities may not be frequent. A lot depends on your capability and your "networking" with the right set of managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Never join Grail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager in Noida (India)

    I worked at Grail Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not many positives about the co. some old timers had good growth.. appraisal process is fair. this is all i can think of.

    Cons

    Bad management, bad work life balance, bad quality of work, bad policies, bad HR, high attrition, poor salary hike... list is long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Those at the top should consider learning some skills to lead and manage an enterprise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not Bad, Not Good Either

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Noida (India)

    I worked at Grail Research full-time (less than an 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  9.  

    Never Recommended to Anyone!

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 (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
  10.  

    Former employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quality of work is good

    Cons

    Management and work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the company employee friendly

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grail Research full-time (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

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