Guavus Reviews in India

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
62 Reviews
2.8
62 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Anukool Lakhina
1 Rating

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is decent, people are also very motivated to working hard as well (in 5 reviews)

  • Its a job in Big Data, good place to learn it and then move on to a better company (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Getting a raise or promotion can only happen if you fall in line with the top management else forget it (in 4 reviews)

  • A suffocating work environment only good for those who don't want to grow (in 3 reviews)

More Highlights

35 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Working for 5+ years in Guavus !! Excellent Place to work !!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Guavus full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best Technology to Work !
    Independence and authority to work !
    Talented minds together !
    Good Place to work !
    Big & Spacious Office, bean bag rooms, Ping Pong Tables !
    Open Culture !

    Cons

    Too Many Directors and Manager :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are many Pros + Cons which every Company has !!
    We were a start up and we are still in that mode, to be in top most companies, we are still working !!
    Get more business, get more customers, get more money !!
    Company will streamline with time !!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Software Engineer reviews

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guavus

    Pros

    Work life balance was good

    Cons

    Do not have good quality work

  3.  

    Sinking Ship

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

    I have been working at Guavus full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They pay huge salaries if you have right connects

    Cons

    Its a valley of Politics
    very Insecure people specially Managers
    They take inputs as personal attacks
    No acceptance for new ideas and People
    Very High Egos at all levels
    They make new hires feel unwanted

    Company has lost many clients and doesn't have solid products, they are not growing intact may be shrinking, they have let go office space in Gurgaon which shows they have no plans to grow anymore. Company had hired many good Senior people including CEO from NetApps, V Engineering from Dell and SUN.....all have left company. Its a directionless sinking ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take Charge...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    A ship is sinking , Do not join, its a trap now ....

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

    I have been working at Guavus full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not much easy to make balance between work and personal life .
    some time before things were so good, but today its really hard to find good points.

    Cons

    1.By far the worst working environment i ever witnessed in my career. Working here is a real struggle.
    2.They hired herd of middle Program managers who do nothing but check status and your computer screen.
    3. So much hate and dis-trust among employee fuelled by divisive and deliberate management style of putting employee against each other
    4. Middle management is in really not good or absent.
    At last, I want to say to prospective employees, do yourself a huge favour and not joing this company. It feels like you are slowly strangled everyday and no amount of money can take away that feeling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No need to give any advice , you are not going to follow. Still

    get technically strong managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to learn, how long to stay depends on your situation/prospects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer

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

    Pros

    - Technically strong and enthusiastic people mostly
    - Good collaborative environment

    Cons

    - Need to be more flexible with technologies
    - Indian teams need to be more assertive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more responsibilities and critical pieces to Indian teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Exciting Domain, Great leadership, innovation every day

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Guavus full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Work in new technologies. Fast paced.
    - Best remuneration around
    - Great team - best brains in industry
    - Top Management engineer friendly; solving any complaint or concern personally
    - Open culture - Status & ideas shared in open forums. Growing but keeping the startup culture
    - MacBooks

    Cons

    - Gurgaon Facility; should go to a nice building

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Social branding should be increased, better building please

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not recommending it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    - Relatively good compensation given this is NCR region.
    - Chance to work on new and evolving technology. But If you get meddled in favoritism, you may be doing side work.

    Cons

    - Increasing number of incompetent people at senior management. They know nothing and its all empty brain devil's workshop.
    - Micro management as if you are on GPS - its like keeping track of everything - your in/out time, recreational time, what you say, what's blinking on your screen.
    - All hypocrisy - hikes/promotion is directly proportional to how good u flatter and pamper.

    I wish some friend had given me honest recommendation, otherwise would not have wasted my 1 year at this hole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think company would do good if incompetent people at senior management are removed., else they bring in more by their influence and the other people will keep moving out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Feeling Cheated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sw Engg in Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Sw Engg in Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    Salary is good compare to service companies.

    Cons

    They claim that they are Product company, but it's pure service company.
    Work doesn't matter for Promotion, only butter polish matters to Managers.
    Also there is no good development opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat every resource properly, and recruit them only if they are required.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Join here only if you are lacking skills and want to survive on politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Technology in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Lead Technology in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Some colleagues are nice people. Salary is OK type..

    Cons

    Politics , Favouritism, Groupism. Some people get continuous promotions and hikes just because they are closer to some senior management. If you are hoping to grow based on your work, forget it. The only way to grow here is to be closer to some people. Fortunately most of these people are leaving Guavus now(The whole chain of such leader and his followers are moving to another place). Hopefully it'll be a better place soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make everything transparent. To very top management, ensure that such politics never happens. It demoralizes even the good people out there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Guavus full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. A great technical & cooperative team to work with.
    2. Cutting edge technology to work upon.
    3. Good compensation.
    4. Healthy and open environment. Fun to work here.

    Cons

    1. Company's infrastructure is not as per standards ( building), though location is wonderful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue moving on more cutting edge technologies and experiment more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at Guavus? Share Your Experiences

Guavus

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.