Headstrong
2.8 of 5 310 reviews
www.headstrong.com Fairfax, VA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Headstrong Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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33% Approve of the CEO

Headstrong CEO Sandeep Sahai

Sandeep Sahai

(9 ratings)

31% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsVery good salary,
    Good time vacation plans
    Medical insurance provider

    ConsNo much client
    Sticking to old plans
    No real motivation

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it transparent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    You would not want to spend long time with them. With Genpact acquisition, things have only worsened

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsBrand name is good, which one can leverage

    ConsIssues within management
    Salary is not at par with peers
    Many people leaving them off late

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

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    Amazing so far...

    Lead Consultant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood Management, Better learning & training opportunities, most work on cutting edge technologies etc.

    ConsNone that I can think of

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Body Shopping Company with few clients

    Vice President (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsSalary negotiation - Your skill if you ask for Green Card processing that would be used as a bait and the salary will be reduced
    - Good leave policy based on your band, on an average 10 days p.a.
    - Good Health Insurance

    ConsWhere to start???
    - Typical Indian Body Shopping Company with big dreams but no proper resources to shape the dreams.
    - They have very nice titles similar to the banks and other firms in Financial Industry ( you have Consultants,VP, AVP and so on)
    - Has hardly 4-5 clients and few projects, no long term prospects! People from TCS, Infosys and Wipro come here on an expectation that their GC would be filed. Seriously you have to literally wipe your manager's shoes day in and day out. Filing for GC is not straight forward although you are promised one.
    - Very bad sourcing team, they have no idea of the requirements and make you appear for interviews; Enagement Manager and others give you very encouraging talks on how a PM can be developer or take any role including an office assistant! ( this is common is Consulting Companies but you cant waste talents here, try and atleast map them to some requirement that aligns with their career path!)
    - Even after you get released from an assignment the engagement manager will ask you to go and build a rapport with the client! and beg for assignment, WTH where is the Sales team? - they are busy working on a deal closure.
    - They keep hiring people even H1B's without having projects and place them on bench for 3 - 6 months, what happens if the project is not signed??? Keep begging with the clients!
    - If you dont take up assignements, the manager keeps telling you that you can get terminated! and if you are on the path to GC or on a H1B or L1 fall into it.
    - The moment your out of a project, nobody cares
    - Nothing is straight forward you have to run through loops and hoops
    - No proper IT infrastructure and nobody to track your requests

    Advice to Senior Management- Have a strong sales pitch and understand the requirements and map resources.
    - Have a detailed plan and do your forecasting right instead of hiring people
    - Remove the Engagement Manager (EM) title, when there is no use, some body needs to monitor the engagements, understand the capabilities and see if they align with your company goals and leverage resources accordingly.
    - Train your EM's on Client Communication and Interaction skills.
    - Instead of competing with Wipro , CTS and Infosys, concentrate more on your current teams, evaluate and see if you can do some value - add

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

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    Not so good, not so bad

    Principal Consultant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsCulture is good though it is a mid-size co

    ConsSalary is a major concern

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Managing Consultant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsDomain-focused was excellent.
    Had major financial clients.
    US pay was not bad.

    ConsRecruited excellent talent, but did not manage them well.
    Consultants had to work hard to deliver on the promises made by the Sales team, sometimes when there wasn't a good match.
    Needed to value their employees more.
    They had the potential to be excellent, but the focus on billables over employee development and retention made them devolve into a body shop.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on employee development, retention, and satisfaction. When done right, THEY will be motivated and able to help grow the business.

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

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    One word for this company "Ineptness".

    Vice President (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsEmployee's do work hard to satisfy their clients.

    ConsAgain, this is for management "Ineptness". The company's management starting at the very top cares about one thing and one thing only, Money. Does not care about employees nor its clients. Bean counters.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHow do you people (management) sleep at night knowing you take advantage of your employees and clients. For Genpact management, you should replace all Headstrong management as they will drag you down.

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

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    Headstrong company work and culture experience

    Lead (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsTechnical growth, Headstrong company work and culture

    Consthere is no cons as of now

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Organization is dominated by loyal inter-circle and treatment of those outside of that circle is horrible.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsStaff outside of senior management are good to work with and they are strong working relationships and a desire to provide value to clients.

    ConsFirm dominated by small group of senior management and sales team who are most focused on revenue and perception versus quality delivery to clients. Once you look under the hood, it is largely a staff augmentation and recruitment organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat delivery staff better in terms of job growth and valuing their work. A purely sales driven organization will ultimately breakdown without a real focus on quality of delivery.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, nice people to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsVery nice people to work with. Pretty flexible becuase of good relationship with the client. There is a potential to get involved with various projects.

    ConsThere is a potential to grow, but very poor communication after hired. Once you are on the project, previous discussion/promise at the time of hire is lost somewhere. Focus is domain and business, but not employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork with the consultants , and help them to grow. Keep the promise that was given at the time of hire. Keep communication with them, not just among those who brings the business. Understand that employees are Assets and not commodity.

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