Guavus Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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Anukool Lakhina
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is decent, people are also very motivated to working hard as well (in 5 reviews)

  • In particular it's good to learn about Big Data and related technologies (in 7 reviews)

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

  • It feels like you are slowly strangled everyday and no amount of money can take away that feeling (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Awesome company to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Guavus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful opportunities to grow - provides flexibility - allows you to innovate - provides ample learning.

    Cons

    None really. It is great company and wish more success to it


  2. Full of interesting opportunities

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

    I have been working at Guavus full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Guavus is working in the area of big data in telecommunications and related fields (cable networks, IoT and counting). Some of the solutions that we work for are very interesting and challenging. Some of the customer testimonials are really gratifying. The technology is fast progressing and you get to work at the cutting edge of distributed computing architectures. The company culture is democratic and talented people have a voice in the goings-on.

    Cons

    Some teams have lot of work while others dont have much.

    Advice to Management

    Get more business!!!


  3. Lost its way

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Guavus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It started out great but with too frequent leadership changes and key customers not being happy, the company's direction is not clear.

    Cons

    Long working hours that too on mostly integration work.

    Advice to Management

    Try to invest more on the technology front


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  5. Not focussed on technology but sales

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the company has the full backing of investors and will raise capital as and when needed.

    Cons

    Very hectic sometimes and one has to work on the weekends. The focus is always on picking up some open source project and integration instead of building own products.

    Advice to Management

    Please file for an ipo as soon as possible, so that everyone can cash their stocks. Also, bring back the good old people who left.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Lead Technology

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - good compensation - they have work related to big data but no sense to use it

    Cons

    - guavus is loosing customers and running short of money, can close any day in next year - most of the good people who were there in the company have left to join other good companies. one big portion of the company started a new company - managers and project managers unncessary make deadlines hard to screw work life balance - more politics less work - level of work is almost zero now a days...they have a platform, so most of the people work on inhouse frameworks rather than open source technologies - worst work culture - team managers are very less experienced and doesn't have required skills to lead a team - most of the people have to work on almost all weekends - managers will call you and make you work even after office house and that too late night - manager will hide information from developers so that they remain smartest person in the team - no employee value....employees are scared for their jobs if they don't complete extra hard deadlines during production release by working day and night - these days as many employees are leaving, freshers are being hired so that they can be made to work extra hard

    Advice to Management

    - have team managers with required skill set - promote work life balance and environment with less politics


  7. Helpful (2)

    Zero, but zero rating not allowed!

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They hired some good engineers by bait of good pay offers.

    Cons

    Management is dictatorship, so worst that they would leave behind even North Korean by their standards. Highly insecure, who think engineers under them are day laborers. Only those people grown in this environment, who share similar mentality of pomp, cheat, selfish. Product declining thanks to fowl top management, and they are living on investor's money till it lasts.

    Advice to Management

    Just shove them off.


  8. Helpful (9)

    This is a hidden gem!

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

    I have been working at Guavus full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Join if you want to foray into politics because that is all you will learn here.

    Cons

    This is a hidden political gem . The CEO should probably shut down this so called 'analytics' firm and launch a political party given the kind of management that he has gathered who have absolutely no skills and all their energy is focussed on making life miserable for the employees. That is the only way for this firm to succeed. HR is a group of extremely incompetent folks who are a disgrace to the profession of Human Resources. They probably dont even know what they are supposed to do. Just taking hefty salaries home for working 9-3. Perfect job isnt it ! The company has absolutely no vision , the product is in a extremely bad state . Its as if nobody here knows what exactly they want to do. Absolutely no innovation . Dont remember last when something new happened. There is absolutley nothing to motivate here. Almost all the time most of the guys are integrating things that someone else has worked on so if you are thinking you are going to get to learn here , dont become a fool. The firm earlier had the advantage of being a good pay master in NCR but now there are many options so make your choice wisely. If you a young person just starting your career and have multiple options in hands , just stay away from here. This will be a career destroying move.

    Advice to Management

    And Guavus asks - Management ? What is Management ?


  9. Helpful (6)

    Worst Company in India

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

    I worked at Guavus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very less work full enjoyment for Geeks and Techies.

    Cons

    Full of politics...and insecure people. Some people at VP level have no work except politicking and ensuring that people are always leaving so that their jobs remain safe. HR Team is a bunch of non performers hired for only personal loyalty rather than any professional competence. Company has no direction, Product is in ruins, everyone is looking for a exit. They will be paying exorbitant salaries but work environment is killingly venomous.

    Advice to Management

    There is no Management


  10. Helpful (2)

    Awesome company to work in technology domain.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Good Technology 2. nice people around 3. good compensation 4. great learning opportunity 5. updated with the technology stack and keep on taking latest releases of all of their open source components in technology stack. 7. startup culture. 8. great culture. 9. Dont leave the opportunity to join if you get an opportunity.

    Cons

    1. There are some teams which I have heard have lot of politics, and political people. Do your exploration before joining.

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. Helpful (4)

    Nonprofessional behavior at its peak

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

    I have been working at Guavus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good salary comparative to other organizations in same region

    Cons

    uncultured environment, lot of politics, no work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Cut down old bushes having deep roots and blocking others to grow. Insist policies, guidelines in each team Make fair appraisals.



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