Indian School of Business

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Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
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    Too many ISB alums rule the place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indian School of Business full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great campus with excellent facilities

    Cons

    Top leadership is pathetic. We preach the world on business and leadership but we do not follow whatsoever. Escalations do not work. Values of people on the top are very mediocre. No one in the top management has a clue on the future of this school and how they would work on sustaining the name it has achieved so far. Too much focus on hiring ISB alums. If no one in the market is willing to hire them, lets hire them and pay them well so that the ranking shoots up. A bunch of people with no power or sense of direction run HR. No career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do not hire ISB alums. It could be disastrous to the school one day. Please empower HR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Bad experience lot of politics and snobbery

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Indian School of Business full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice campus. One can do something nice if he/she is very focused. Some profs like K subramanian are probably the best ones still there. But others like Information systems department is completely waste.

    Cons

    Dean has no academic background. Bad work culture. Very snob atmosphere. Especially some departments that have no job to do engage them in politics. No reserach atmosphere very few profs are doing quality work rest sustain through "Chamchagiri"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Great B-School for students but an average employer for employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mohali, Punjab (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mohali, Punjab (India)

    I worked at Indian School of Business full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The facilities provided are awesome, right from Gym to swimming pool and almost all sports facilities available for staff and their families. Work life balance is also good

    Cons

    Very low pay master, if you are an ISB Alum you can get here as an Associate Director and get good salaries but if you are an outsider, you will always be treated below par as compared to an Alumni of the School. The hiring pattern and policies of the School is very strange. Any one can work or is hired to work in any department without having relevant education or experience.
    The School hires lot of Alumni instead of outsiders which in my opinion is a bad option. The HR does not exist in this School. No staff engagement activities, no R&R, no recognition, virtually nothing happening here for the staff. At times you feel like working alone. Some departments are overburdened while some are having fun of their lives. If you want to grow in your professional life, this place is a straight No-No. This place is best suited for oldies in their mid 50's to enjoy the last phase of their working career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to bring in dynamic HR, please do not hire Alumni of the School, let them work in the open market. Increase salaries of Associates and Managers to the market levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Pathetic organisation going to the dogs

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    Current Employee - Academic Associate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Academic Associate in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Indian School of Business part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1) Market still believes in the ISB brand value.
    2) Good infrastructure

    Cons

    1) No respect for individuals
    2) Corrupt organisation
    3) Unfair preference to ISB MBA graduates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have ruined a fantastic opportunity. You have created a disasterous environment. This place has no potential

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Very good learning opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indian School of Business full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I work in Centre for Executive Education which is like working in a corporate within an educational institution, tremendous learning, always be customer focused, scope of being creative, great flexibility, very children friendly (a plus for working mothers).

    Cons

    A little too much focus on sales and targets. People processes can improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    A very good place for Researchers

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Indian School of Business as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    RA at ISB:
    - Great campus
    - Interaction with world class faculty of management
    - Chances of getting the phD offer from top b-schools increases significantly

    Cons

    The pay is Less. Also there is dilemma about future if someone is not sure of doing phD.
    Research oriented work: so slow paced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should focus primarily on strengthening the core competencies, than managing reputation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    good exposure to business research of global standards

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    Former Employee - Research Associate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Indian School of Business as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The best place in India to get exposure to business research of world-class standards; US educated, well qualified faculty; High caliber, outstanding student community; a young organization with great potential; first business school in south asia to be accredited by AACSB

    Cons

    Research mostly conventional, not path breaking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should focus primarily on strengthening the core competencies, than managing reputation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great Learning

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indian School of Business as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good faculty, resources, flexible timings

    Cons

    Less pay and dilemma about future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing much

  10.  

    It's Good, but can be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indian School of Business part-time

    Pros

    Lively environment and good colleagues. atmosphere to learn more

    Cons

    Not so understanding Boss and few non working colleagues

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Associate in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Indian School of Business full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    exposure is good and you can learn a lot of stuff from the team. Ambiance is really wonderful

    Cons

    no substitutes, in the sense it is very difficult to get a similar job of such kind as it is only school which can pay u that well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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