Indus Valley Partners

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Indus Valley Partners Reviews in New Delhi, India

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
69 Reviews
2.4
69 Reviews
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Indus Valley Partners CEO and Managing Director Gurvinder Singh
Gurvinder Singh
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Hedge fund client perks (breakfast, lunch, shoe shining) (in 11 reviews)

  • There were a lot of learning opportunities across various segments of financial markets (in 4 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 to gain technical expertise in short time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Delhi (India)

    I worked at Indus Valley Partners full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    learning, salary, intelligent peers, coffee

    Cons

    if you think about other things than learning and salary, then dont go here

  2.  

    Neutral, The company has potential to offer but lacking good management

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Noida (India)

    I have been working at Indus Valley Partners full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good learning experience with hard work.

    Cons

    Compensation not up to mark considering the efforts one puts in.

  3.  

    Nice place to learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Noida (India)

    I worked at Indus Valley Partners full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. Lot of learning.

    Cons

    Hard to find. Brilliant company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a place to work for experienced Tech professional but good for freshers,

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Noida (India)

    I worked at Indus Valley Partners full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1)Annual day gadget(although not for any use but u can make some 3K-4K bucks on OLX).
    2)Dinner
    3)Cab facility(Even that sucks,u have to wait for half an hour to 45 minutes for your cab to move)
    4)Good learning experience for freshers,they get opportunity to do client interaction at early stage of career.
    5)Good exposure in Finance domain.
    5)New HR director(having good corporate experience) at least better then military man.
    6)Good company for BA for onsite opportunity.

    Cons

    1)No new technologies. Nowadays they have started working on cloud and single page application.
    2)Long work hours.This is not extra effort but understood to stretch for 1-3 hour.
    3)No process followed,work on adhoc basics.
    4)No brand value even after 10 years in hedge fund industry. I don't think so they would be ever able to do so in next 10 year until they restructure management and start treating employee as contributor not laborer.
    5)High attrition rate.
    6)Constant employee strength(no of people leaving company=no of freshers joining) for last two-three years.
    7)Three month notice period.Even if you have no work,they would not release you.At least in notice period employee should get well treatment so he can take some positives with him.
    8)Review system is pathetic,software engineer can review SSE if he is in good book of director.
    9)Glass door review is true picture of company so think 10 times before joining this company.
    10)Huge salary disparity at all level(excluding AD/Director).Some software engineers are getting more salary then SSE.
    11)Majority of the employee wants to move but some of them can't because their salary is very high as compared to industry norms in terms of designation/experience.
    12)Most of the lateral hiring happens due to good salary package offered from current organisation(infy/wipro and many more) or relocating to NCR .But this is catch to get you trap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1)Restructure management.
    2)Implement processes to become big player in market.You have very talented workforce at your disposal.
    3)Management should get training on people behavior.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Please don't ever consider joining this one.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Noida (India)

    I worked at Indus Valley Partners full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Slightly better pay than others in NCR region.

    Cons

    This is a career destroyer. I joined this company as a fresher. I came from a "not so elite" college and always was treated on basis of my educational background. The two years I spent here just lowered my confidence and I considered switching fields as I was always passed on a feedback that you are just not good enough.

    Leaving this company was the best decision I ever made on professional front. From thinking to switch fields and now have worked with all three biggies of tech industry (google, ms and amazon). It all worked out well after leaving this org.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please have some entrepreneurial spirit. A company which is 10 years old should rise above the standards of a bodyshop and carve a niche place in clients and as well as employees.

    Recognize people for their potential.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    A great vision misled in the wrong direction.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Noida (India)

    I worked at Indus Valley Partners full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I wished there was one, but there is none.

    Cons

    No prospects of growth. Except for maybe a couple of projects, most of the projects are really bad. The deadlines are totally unrealistic. Engineers are supposed to be slaves.
    This is a company where the CEO declares a 28 mil revenue on the annual day and yet all the female employees are asked to make a contribution of Rs 140 each for women's day celebration which involved a tasteless cake and a few snacks.
    The CEO has no vision left at all and it seems that he is not interested in his company's growth.
    They do hire some really smart people, but they do not have the skills to manage their resources at all. In 90% of the projects, you rise only by bootlicking. Especially if you are a girl and a bootlicker, this is an excellent opportunity for you to grow and easily get an opportunity to go on-site.
    Most of the associate directors are enjoying their positions and stalling the growth of this firm.
    If you read any positive comment about this company, please be assured that it is from the HR itself (as they have loads of free time apart from blowing balloons on various festive occasions).
    The attrition rate is too high. There are a minimum of 3 people resigning every week where the total strength of the company is just about 200+.
    This company has a lot of potential for growth, but utter mismanagement has ruined it completely and is shredding it apart internally. The CEO needs to be changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys really need to think about managing the human resources. Please take care of your employees. It is they who are going to build this company. The CEO should step down and let a professional CEO take his place over. It is a company, not a medium sized grocery store in Punjab.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Sub standard sweat shop

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New Delhi (India)

    I worked at Indus Valley Partners full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. There are a few good managers (one or two) and one good MD (but he's not too active in this firm). If you are lucky and get to work with them, you can grow a bit (3-4 years max). But the problem is that the top management's (CEO + new MDs) limited vision are binding them to perform to full potential. Most of the good ones leave after a while.
    2. Good place for boot lickers. If you have no technical skills, but you are good at boot licking, go here. There is a 90 % probability you will grow.

    Cons

    1. CEO has no vision. This is the root cause of all bad reviews you read here. As they say, everything trickles down...
    2. Poor work life balance. You are a labor (They make you unskilled if you have skills).
    3. If something goes bad, the culture that the top people have inculcated is that throw blames on each other and find a scapegoat rather than owning and improving.
    4. The culture here will make you a bad person overall. I have seen good people growing into bitter and insecure idiots.

    BTW, I can guarantee that all good reviews are dummy being written by HR people. CEO sent a mail to all employees in a panicky mode requesting them to write some good reviews on Glassdoor. That moment was an embarrassing one for me. I couldn't believe I was working for this man.

    .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Change the CEO :P.
    2. CEO - Adapt. Grow. Don't stagnate and stale. Remember Detroit. Instigate some good culture in the company too.
    3. HR - Its not army. You are not serving your country. You are serving US/UK.
    4. Newly made MDs - Get a life. "Live and let live"
    5. Old MD - Run this company. This company needs your vision.
    6. Top Managers (Minus Bootlickers) - Leave the company already. Why are you wasting your talent and prime portion of your life here.
    7. Bootlickers - Please stay here and don't pollute other firms. [:ThumbsUp]

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    One to forget

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Noida (India)

    I worked at Indus Valley Partners full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    the only benefit here was the compensation but even that was screwed later. its not known for salary anymore. Can't think of any pros for IVP as you might get fired anytime even when you are one of the brilliant resource (as company might think - they cannot afford you)

    Cons

    Growth, job security, work life imbalance. Its not a workplace but more like a fish market where work is measured by the number of hours you sit on desk and not the quality of work. When the dev team delivered a wonderful and stable build.. next day they realize, their job is gone.. a team of 20 members was reduced to 4 and all were fired because of the stable build... a scary fish market! .... cab service are just mess.. they make you travel complete 50 kms when your distance is 30-35 kms.. and response is - "common just 15 kms extra each side"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please grow up in your thinking and please make the workplace atleast a place to work.. forget about a good workplace....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Low salary for an MBA from a Tier 1 B-School, not much learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Noida (India)

    I worked at Indus Valley Partners full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    1) If you want to be a Technology Consultant in the Capital Markets domain,and if you are willing to shift to US, this might be a good starting platform to switch to other better companies

    Cons

    I am writing this from the perspective of an MBA from one of the Top 6 IIMs. Software engineers might have a different viewpoint.
    1) Low salary
    2) The company is more than 12 years old - yet, it has all the disadvantages of a startup (decrepit office building, bad work culture) and the disadvantages of a large company too (e.g. bureaucracy). None of the benefits of a start-up (learning opportunity etc.) or the benefits of a large company (brand name etc. ) are present
    3) The company does not even have basic office facilities (in Noida, you either get your own lunch or order from a tiffinwala)
    4) Hardly any learning opportunity
    5) Bad quality of work
    6) The company cannot even afford laptops for all its MBAs who are recruited as Consultants / Business Analysts
    7) Hardly any Brand Name despite being more than 12 years old
    8) The company mostly sends you to United States on a B1 visa, which means you do not enjoy the biggest perk of being in an IT consulting company - earning in dollars which increases your salary greatly. B1 visa entitles you to a per diem pay where you can hardly save

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a long way to travel to build a great Brand name

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Job review

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

    I worked at Indus Valley Partners full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I joined Indus valley partners as a fresh graduate. The work environment is quite similar to that in a start up. I was provided a good training in finance & technology domain that eased me into the work that was to follow in the project assignment. Pretty soon, I was in a client facing role and owned the deliverable. There were a lot of learning opportunities across various segments of financial markets. I represent IVP onsite within a year of joining and working closely with the hedge fund managers fastened my learning curve. All in all a great learning opportunity though at times the work pressure was huge.

    Cons

    Lack of professional training once an employee is assigned to a project.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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