IFMR Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
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  1.  

    Nice relaxed environment to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Risk Analyst  in  Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Chennai (India)

    I worked at IFMR as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    1) Independence to work
    2) Open office environment

    Cons

    1) The overall work culture is not very vibrant and work can get repetitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing as such

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Immature and insensitive senior management; clueless and inexperienced idiots at middle management

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    Current Employee - Technology Specialist  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Technology Specialist in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at IFMR full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary: If you can negotiate well, they will pay you blindly.
    Travel within India; if you are the smart one, you can fleece the Company and get even your booze bills reimbursed.
    If you want a laid back vacation, join this place. You want to get ur work done, ensure you sell booze to the COO's pets, they will work for you. You can rest. Err, keep the booze and the stuff flowing.
    Senior managers just want someone to lick their behinds, so if you are good at it, you can get promoted and keep getting fab salaries. A fresher makes 60-70K here.

    Cons

    Inexperienced buffoons are heads of all teams: products, process, and wealth management. An idiot with no prior experience or knowledge of training heads products and training! An inept, 60-year old menopausal woman is the COO who will give you a raise if you buy her coffee or tickets for Rajnikanth's movies! yuck!
    None of the senior managers (cuurent lot) have any idea about running a company. They let the juniors (3-4 years total exp) resources take important decisions. Money keeps getting wasted, nobody is bothered! They hire senior resources with 10-12 years experience and make them report to a fresher and call it giving opportuity.
    Join if you are good at: Rolling a joint, arranging stuff parties, arranging "Ecstatic" parties, have numbers of bootleggers, can do drugs like a pro, can share the bed with women/men/animals, and apart from all this have a rich daddy who sent you to some hi fundu college, this is the place for u. If u are a woman, u must wear clothes that show ur assets, else you will be considered uncool and not invited to any of the above parties. You dont qualify to be a great resource either. You must be able to talk in accented english, show off ur daddy's moolah, have at least 4-5 cars in your house. If you are from the middle class, dont bother applying.

    There is no flexible timings, Saturdays are working. You must work during the rave parties too... There is no salary hike for the past 4-5 years. Work life balance is not there. This is NOT the place for middle class people. You cannot survive the culture issues. There are no opportunities to learn. You keep doing the same thing for ages. I have worked here for 7 years now, have not got a raise till date. Since this is a speacialised field, I am not getting any good opportuitoes either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bindu: If you want that ur co must make money, throw out ur COO please. She is useless. Pay attention to who you promote. Give chance to people who have expericne and not who can lick the back side clean.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internship  in  Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Internship in Chennai (India)

    I worked at IFMR as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    good training opportunity, friendly co workers, flexi-timings, the HR ensures that the new comers were comfortable and coworkers were eager to give advice

    Cons

    none that I could find

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue what ur doing... you have a very nice organisational culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Juvenile Management

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at IFMR part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Absolutely clueless of what they wish to do beyond 1 week... No Plan,,No agenda..

    Cons

    dillydally on every plan..No Robustness.. No policies... No long term plan.. No worries.. Laid back...New verticals start and close randomly...Complicated..Confused.!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at IFMR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They pay good salary. Apart from this there is nothing good about the company.
    Near to Adyar and close to local train station

    Cons

    Politics among top management
    Low intellectual capital - even top management is clueless about many issues.
    Teams as highly concentrated with MBA's from IRMA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Research related profile

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IFMR

    Pros

    Contact opportunities with people around the world. Insight into the research practices

    Cons

    Very academic with little ground level use

  8.  

    I did internship in CAFS

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    Former Employee - Internship  in  Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Internship in Chennai (India)

    I worked at IFMR

    Pros

    Very good guidance and cooperation from people currently doing PhD.
    Nature of project was quite good and deep knowledge gaining experience

    Cons

    Was very far away from my place of living.
    Food was mess food and was south Indian.
    Not much interaction

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Should consider less talk and more action-oriented work culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)

    I worked at IFMR

    Pros

    High intellectual capital considering some of the best brains in the sector.

    Cons

    Low ability to transform ideas into action, very easy-going and no accountability. The organization enjoys attracting great people to join but due to lack of growth and learning , there is high attrition as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Intelligent people but needs to understand the actual realities of the sector better.

    Doesn't Recommend

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