Headstrong Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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Headstrong CEO Sandeep Sahai
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Pros
  • and lead to have a great work life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • Flexible timings, good work culture (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. Manager

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company with good propects

    Cons

    higher management too focused on profit than human resource development.


  2. I haven't seen worse company than Headstrong.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None, none, none, none, none

    Cons

    Late payment, don't pay what you earn, lie, fraud.

    Advice to Management

    Retire.


  3. Good company to get a consulting job and experience in bank but salary is low.

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good clients and good projects

    Cons

    Salary is low compared to market

    Advice to Management

    People can get better jobs with experience you provide. Pay the to retain


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  5. Genpact Headstrong

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nobody care your performance. Management does not interfere in your work

    Cons

    No team management. No communication with the employees

    Advice to Management

    Make team build activities


  6. Ok consulting firm.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Headstrong full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have a good structure and have employee friendly policies and have ok benefits - health, dental abd vision coverage as well as pain vacation and sick days They pay well if you are a lateral joinee in North america They will keep you on bench with benefits for atleast 45 days if your previous project ended

    Cons

    HR doesnt always listen/respond to employee feedback and with Genpact acquisition, getting more business has become the focus instead of appreciating existing employees. They prefer hiring from out with higher pay instead of helping existing employees get a more decent pay.

    Advice to Management

    When someone is valued, do not give them more responsibility and then negotiate and salary increase. if the employee is looking for something specific, try to address it instead of ignoring it.


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

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand name is good, which one can leverage

    Cons

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


  8. Employee Satisfaction

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good salary, Good time vacation plans Medical insurance provider

    Cons

    No much client Sticking to old plans No real motivation

    Advice to Management

    Keep it transparent


  9. Amazing so far...

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    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Headstrong full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. Helpful (1)

    Body Shopping Company with few clients

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary 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

    Cons

    Where 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 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


  11. Not so good, not so bad

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is good though it is a mid-size co

    Cons

    Salary is a major concern



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