Indus Valley Partners Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Indus Valley Partners CEO and Managing Director Gurvinder Singh
Gurvinder Singh
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Pros
  • I represent IVP onsite within a year of joining and working closely with the hedge fund managers fastened my learning curve (in 11 reviews)

  • Flexi Work Timings, Couple of good hedge fund based clients (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • No Work/Life Balance, most of the employees will agree with this (in 8 reviews)

  • Notice Periods(three months/six months) - For all Indian employees - this for sure will reduce the attrition rate but in short term only (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Good company if the love the work they do !

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Indus Valley Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They value young talents. You might be given on site opportunity within an year or so. I was given within 4 months. So, you get tremendous exposure at IVP. If you are capable of handling it, they shall give you more responsibilities.They go to an extent of making a junior fellow team lead in spite of a senior being present in the team. If you are not capable, then you might be thrown out of the firm as well. Salary is pretty good. They pay you more if you are one of their favorites. If you are a MBA Finance aspirant then you will love the work that is being done here, especially the way they put more stress in learning the domain rather than the technology. Timings are flexible. Takings leaves was not at all an issue.

    Cons

    There is hardly any work life balance here. Although timings are flexible, the amount of work load is too high due to less number of people in every team. The policies of the company also sometimes change. Yes they do change but for the benefit of the firm and not employee. H.R. department was for name sake. They are under total control of the Director. They do not keep any secrets/problems that you might have shared with them. Junior HRs during my time had no clue regarding the work that they were looking at ! Finance department tortures the ex-employees by not responding to their emails/ requests.

    Advice to Management

    Having worked closely with the CEO of the company for a long time, I can definitely say that the top management is highly talented and knows how to run the company. While some directors are very good and highly professional in their jobs, some think that managing employees is just about gossiping and playing politics and favoritism. Overall I think the top leadership is in strong hands but middle management needs to be looked at ! 5 stars for the top leadership and 2 for the middle.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Software Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Indus Valley Partners (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Domain Learning about Hedge Funds

    Cons

    No work life balance and poor management

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Good for starters

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Indus Valley Partners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good exposure for 1-2 years, Good salary for fresher's Gives you big opportunities from beginning itself

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism HR is of no use, its namesake You can get thrown out if you performance is average Very stressful Salaries depend on your closeness to the managers

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter


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  5. Helpful (6)

    Bad management destroying the company image and future

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Indus Valley Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Salary is nominally above industry standards, only if you join as fresher, there after it will depend only on your performance - Snacks and Dinner are offered. - Quarterly team lunch and yearly outing - Monthly birthday celebration - Possibility of working with good technology, but depends on your project - Early stage client interaction. - On site opportunity

    Cons

    Pseudo HR department: During my interview I had questioned them about the reason for their low rating, and the absence of an HR department in their nascent stages was cited. Today in spite of having a just for namesake HR department, they still have disgruntled employees and terrible management. The HR are mere puppets dancing to the tune of the managers, so HR exist only as a facade. Leave policies are a complete mess. 3 months notice period further adds to the agony. Favoritism and dirty politics: Yes as mentioned in so many earlier reviews both exist and are also clearly visible. In an office of barely 80 employees, the amount of politics played is astounding. They speak of an open door policy, but that exists at an illusory level. Favoritism is clearly displayed during appraisals, and the joke is that HR who have no idea of any project or product have a say in the appraisal. They judge people who are introvert and don’t partake in the office activities, so even if you were excellent at your work, this minute thing will affect your appraisal. Zero transparency during appraisals. Also if you are found loitering in the canteen or playing TT outside, or away from your desk, it is all detrimental to your growth. Boot licking can get you up the hierarchy quickly. Employees who leave the company on good terms will get the chance to buyout, and people who leave on bad terms do not get the same option, and are in fact hounded during the notice period. Also once you resign, the HR treat you very coldly and are very unprofessional. Pathetic Work Life Balance: The timings are generally from 1 PM to 10 PM, and they claim to have flexible timings, what they don’t tell you is that it is flexible as per the client, not as per your wishes. Rarely will you get to leave by 10PM. Also they provide no transport facilities even after midnight, not even for women. (In Mumbai). Managers sometimes make unrealistic promises to the client and expect the employees to bend over backwards to live up to the promise. They expect you to do anything for the client. Depending on your project, you might have to work 60 hour weeks also. They expect you to work on weekends if need be, without pay. Bad Project Management: Technical skills you gain here are solely dependent on the project you get allocated into. Baring a few new projects, most projects are on ASP.NET platform, and use extensive SSRS for reporting. These projects are poorly designed are not able to cope up with todays demand, resulting in the code being buggy and non flexible. Agile developments insure that you always make repairs or improvements in patches, rather than trying to rebuild and develop a scalable robust architecture. Also very little development, most of the work is support oriented. The new projects are aiming to use latest technologies, but very few people are lucky enough to be on them. Once allocated, you could stay in a project for 2-3 years, resulting in certain monotony, or they would rotate you in multiple projects on ad hoc basis. Team leads might be people with not more than 3 years of experience, who are certainly not fit to mentor freshers and are also in capable of handling the project due to lack of sufficient experience. Also the team isn’t segregated functionality wise, the developers are expected to provide support, test their own application and perform releases. The absence of any kind of process is prevalent across most of the projects. Release are done on ad hoc basis with no proper release cycles. High attrition rate: Due to their bad image in the market, laterals generally don’t flock to the company in spite of the high pay, leaving naive freshers as the main employee body. Most laterals who join have a 1-2 year exit plan. Also most employees are disgruntled and are always looking for a way out. Most of the freshers also leave within 1-2 years to pursue further studies or switch. The company will resort to double promotions or high increments to retain certain employees.

    Advice to Management

    If you haven't already realized, Employees before Clients is the new motto. An overhaul of management could result in a positive change.


  6. Associate Software Developer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Software Developer in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Software Developer in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Indus Valley Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Healthy Office environment, helpful colleagues

    Cons

    Training is not up to the mark

    Advice to Management

    Follow a rigouruous software development cycle.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Lot to learn...lot to explore with some hard work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Indus Valley Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Growth and visibility one get to learn a lot along the path since most of the latest technologies are being used it's really good if someone likes object oriented programming technology .

    Cons

    As project span size are short and have small team size..there can be long working hours.

    Advice to Management

    Companies values are highly ethical, your work is appreciated under most of the case. Leadership is good, compensation is highly over rated.


  8. Helpful (6)

    Very baddddd

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Team Lead in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Team Lead in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Indus Valley Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No pros.This company has no future.

    Cons

    Bad people.They dont know to hire people.Everyone seems dumb at IVP


  9. Great Learning

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Indus Valley Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. You are given a lot of responsibility 2. Client interaction at a very early stage 3. Based on your performance, you get a chance to go to client site 4. You are shaped technically as well as functionally

    Cons

    You need to work as per your deadlines which are a bit unrealistic at times

    Advice to Management

    The management must give realistic deadlines to the team members for the implementation


  10. Good Company for Freshers to Learn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Indus Valley Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many technologies to learn. especially with the amount of responsibility given, one can learn both technical and managerial skills.

    Cons

    Work distribution uneven, too much pressure sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Timelines need to discussed with the developers first....


  11. Helpful (1)

    Worst Company---

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Programmer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Programmer in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Indus Valley Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No pros everything cons \ Management are never listen you. It Manager are worst manager he dont know any technology even he is manager

    Cons

    HR is like Hitler he never care there employees he treated employees like slaves he never listen their complains . Management is worst and no one care .

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like friends not like slaves



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