Headstrong
2.8 of 5 311 reviews
www.headstrong.com Fairfax, VA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Headstrong Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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2.8 311 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

Headstrong CEO Sandeep Sahai

Sandeep Sahai

(146 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
311 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good work life balance can be maintained since the working hours are flexible"
    in 28 reviews
  • "Very good work culture, Senior management is quite good"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "confused direction, weak senior management"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Dubious HR policies that are very subjective"
    in 11 reviews
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    headstrong experience

    Senior Principal Consultant (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Prosgood company to learn technology and to learn work in pressure, small company so good visibility to higher management.

    Conslots of work load, soemtimes you dont get time for your personal life. not a patmaster. not good policies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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    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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    Lead Consultant (Current Employee)
    Dublin, OH

    ProsGood Investment banking experience, Decent Compensation compared to other service companies. Opportunity to learn new things

    ConsAs of now i did not see any Cons. I am happy here to work because of balanced work. in future let see.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm 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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    Good company with lots of oppertunityes

    Lead Consultent (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGood presence in the capital markets.

    ConsHiegher management is not good.

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

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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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    Prospromotes those who are willing to take up account building/sales growth worth. end of the day, it doesn't matter what you bring in unless than does not result in a growth in headcount directly.

    Conspoor recruitment team, lack of interest in high end work because high skilled workers are expense.

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    OK OK

    Principal Consultant (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsWork Life balance is very good.

    Constoo much sycophancy in every project.

    Advice to Senior Managementlook for the talent, give them opportunities

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Started off well, ended -- not so well

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLove my colleagues and hours flexibility.

    ConsOpportunity to grow is very dim, especially if you're working in operations, same goes for salary. Once this company has merged with Genpact, the feeling is that the tank has been released into the battlefield. Very poor change management and leadership to handle integration.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to understand that the main asset of the company are people. In addition, the ones that are working in operations are the bloodline of the company and should be motivated to perform the scope or responsibilities they handle.

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

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