Headstrong Reviews in India

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
336 Reviews
2.8
336 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance can be maintained since the working hours are flexible (in 31 reviews)

  • Very good work culture, Senior management is quite good (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • HR concerned for senior management than employees (in 18 reviews)

  • Dubious HR policies that are very subjective (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Company's Brand Value deteriorating!

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

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

    Pros

    Work-Life balance, great if you are ok with nominal,though fixed 9 hours of office, but office hours usually 11-8.
    Lots of engagement activities. The fun team really does a great job as compared to other companies. Sometimes you'll want to go to office just for some of the fun in there.
    For support driven projects, ample opportunities.
    Visibility matters. Show your visibility, and you'll grow quickly.

    Cons

    Not very high, not very low, normal growth. Well, this was what used to happen. Left it at the right time, when the maximum annual hike it gives is too less than market standards for an IT company.
    Negligible onsite opportunities if you're stuck with the biggest account of the company.
    Number of Projects decreasing. Development projects specially.
    Beware of the flawed system of H1B's!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its better to be clear to the employees. If you're my manager of my manager, then, don't constantly force me to say stuffs about my manager. I know it WILL be shared with him, and I will be judged upon that.
    Take better care of employees working for you, and they'll do wonders for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Decent but not that great anymore

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

    I worked at Headstrong full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good clients, interesting projects. Decent salary (at least used to be).

    Cons

    New hiring policies are bringing down the standard of work force. New managers brought from outside don't generally understand the DNA of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management already sold off the company to Genpact. :)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    good company to work with.

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

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

    Pros

    Lot of learning for freshers.

    Cons

    salary is not good,should retain good employee instead of cost saving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reatain your good employee

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  5.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    Good to Join ,Good in training

    Cons

    Very very less salary so think before join

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more salary to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall Okay working environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Headstrong

    Pros

    Work-life balance, Flexible hours, good work

    Cons

    Bench working hours , onsite opportunities less...

  7.  

    Average company which used to be very good

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

    I worked at Headstrong full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open Culture
    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Very less holidays.
    Since Genpact took over, company is not paying good salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want good people, you have to pay according to market standard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Used to be great... now mediocre

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

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

    Pros

    - personal growth, as you get more empowerment :), but you should be at the right place at the right time for that.
    - time flexibility
    - work with big IBank clients
    - work on finance domain, large scale applications
    - exposure to working in a distributed team (in multiple geographical locations)

    Cons

    - salary hike is poor
    - that also means people getting hired are of avg quality, so you won't get too many knowledgeable people around to learn from
    - most of the projects are client managed, so you end up being individual contributor or leading a small team, and then you lose in the appraisal because of that
    - too much fun/HR activities, may be it's a plus point for some

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - to retain good talent, you should pay them enough
    - simultaneously focus should be on hiring a well balanced pool of talent, even though you might have to pay a bit more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Genpact Headstrong Capital Markets

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

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

    Pros

    Brand with name in markets. Annual HR activities. Sports support. Cab facilities. Only good for freshers and senior management.

    Cons

    Low increments. HR concerned for senior management than employees. No new projects. Happy with what old ones. No appreciation for work by managers. If you are not aligned to client projects search new job ASAP instead of wasting time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think for your team growth also, not only your personal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Good technology stack and learning but fake promises to retain employees

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

    I worked at Headstrong (more than an year)

    Pros

    1.Good technical environment
    2.Competitive people
    3.Ease at work
    4.Good work environment if you get MS project

    Cons

    1.Less salary hike
    2.Too much onsite politics
    3.Fake promises by managers to retain employees
    4.High attrition rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better people and increase onsite rotation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good to start with

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

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

    Pros

    You can get a chance to work with latest technologies and explore options

    Cons

    Management issues,a communication gap between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more down to earth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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