Guavus
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www.guavus.com San Mateo, CA 150 to 499 Employees

Guavus Reviews in India

Updated Jun 24, 2014
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60% Approve of the CEO

Guavus Chief Executive Officer Manish Goel

Manish Goel

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Working for 5+ years in Guavus !! Excellent Place to work !!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsBest 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 !

    ConsToo Many Directors and Manager :)

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere 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 !!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNot 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.

    Cons1.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 Senior ManagementNo need to give any advice , you are not going to follow. Still

    get technically strong managers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exciting Domain, Great leadership, innovation every day

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    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 Senior Management- Social branding should be increased, better building please

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Software Developer (Former Employee)

    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 Senior ManagementGive more responsibilities and critical pieces to Indian teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not recommending it!

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    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 Senior ManagementI 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Feeling Cheated

    Senior Sw Engg (Former Employee)
    Delhi (India)

    ProsSalary is good compare to service companies.

    ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementTreat every resource properly, and recruit them only if they are required.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Lead Technology (Former Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    Pros1. 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.

    Cons1. Company's infrastructure is not as per standards ( building), though location is wonderful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue moving on more cutting edge technologies and experiment more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Thankless job with constant change in organisation structure

    Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsHad good work earlier but not now

    ConsUS driven organisation with say of india based leaders

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat India centre on equal footing

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Its like watching a slow moving Train Wreck !

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsDecent Pay, cant think of anything else.
    Peers at junior level are ambitious and technically good

    ConsBy far the worst working environment i ever witnessed in my career. Working here is a real struggle.
    They hired herd of middle Program managers who do nothing but check status and your computer screen. Yes, be prepared to face insults if you by any chance open something other than a linux terminal
    Office boys are instructed to keep an eye on employee to report if they are not working
    So much hate and dis-trust among employee fuelled by divisive and deliberate management style of putting employee against each other
    HR is a complete joke, they have 0 policy decision making power
    If you eat a few more biscuits from the pantry, be prepared to be formally notified that "its not acceptable". Management have nothing better to do than keep track who is eating how much
    Toe the line of dumb managers or be asked to leave the company. Company perfect for bootlickers and intellectually challenged people. Don't even dare to question judgement of "managers"
    If you don't please the "manager" , get ready to be tagged as worst performer and get single digit yearly increments

    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 Senior ManagementHire leaders in the form of managers not leachers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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