Indus Valley Partners
2.4 of 5 52 reviews
www.indusvalleypartners.com New Delhi, India 150 to 499 Employees

Indus Valley Partners Reviews

Updated Feb 28, 2014
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2.4 52 reviews

                             

42% Approve of the CEO

Indus Valley Partners CEO and Managing Director Gurvinder Singh

Gurvinder Singh

(33 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Hedge fund client perks (breakfast, lunch, shoe shining)"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Good payer, lots of learning opportunities, no strict rule for getting promotion its completely performance based, good recognition"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "No Work/Life Balance, most of the employees will agree with this"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Company ran for almost a decade without HR'D' and then suddenly they come up an Army-Man who conceives his arrogance/dictatorship as his smartness"
    in 4 reviews
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Great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of hedge fund industry

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Indus Valley Partners full-time for less than a year

Pros- Genuinely nice people to work with
- Big name clients
- Immediate client facing exposure
- Large amounts of individual responsibility even for the most junior members
- Hedge fund client perks (breakfast, lunch, shoe shining)
- Exposure to all aspects of operating a hedge fund
- Most weeks are actually 40 hour work weeks
- Company is poised for growth in the space

Cons- Downtime between projects can get boring
- Overlapping time with India can yield strange hours occasionally

Advice to Senior Management- Work ethic does not create great products without the proper process.

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Indus Valley Partners full-time for more than a year

ProsLearning and exposure to wide business groups

ConsUnorganized, Dictatorship and lots of politics

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Sweatshop, nothing more nothing less

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Indus Valley Partners full-time for more than a year

ProsFlexible timings.
If you know how to network and can play it right, can goof off all you want.
No overview on how to do things. So you can experiment in live production environments all you want (as long as you can keep things from blowing up)

ConsEffectively a bodyshop. No career path unless you want to become a "Director" and go peddle bodies.
Ancient Technology stack
Management by sarcasm and belittling people
Run like a shop, with the managers kissing ass and trying to be monarchs of their own fiefdoms.
"Company Strategy" changes based on which side of the bed CEO got out from.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a plan?
You're a so called "product" vendor, adopt ANY standards? For development? For Support? For Sales? For ANYTHING?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Find a job somewhere else...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Indus Valley Partners

ProsGood salary in India, but not in USA

ConsNo career path and is a body shop company who do not spend money on project management and QA, you have to a one man army.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompanies grow based on middle management, but at IVP get frustrated in few years and leave.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Associate Software Engineer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Indus Valley Partners full-time for less than a year

ProsI started working for the company recently and so far its been a great, positive experience. The onsite working atmosphere is comfortable. Employees are not micromanaged which is always a plus. You can come in as early, or leave as late as long as you put in your 8 hours. You can go for lunch whenever, as you are not tracked when you go or for how long you go.

Training includes learning about the financial industry and the mysterious world of hedge funds which is definitely interesting (if you're into that). I got placed on a project within the first month, and they ensure that you are prepared before you begin.

Company wide meetings are enjoyable as they create a relaxed environment and a time to socialize with your coworkers. The directors/management can also be very sociable.

The company is located right on Herald Square so its a great area for lunch time to eat outside.

Salary was good for me as this was my first permanent role. For me, it was a great place to start my career. Especially if you're looking to get into the finance industry. Also, exposure to different clients can prove to be an advantage.

From what I learned so far, IVP aims to set itself apart from other companies by recruiting employees who have diverse backgrounds in IT, Finance, and Business resulting in effective client relationships, a decrease in miscommunication, and efficient workflows.

ConsSalary is paid monthly which I find weird, but you'll just have to learn to budget your income. I wish it could be changed to bi-weekly though.

Initial general training seemed a bit unorganized, and a few trainers were not effective teachers so choosing who the trainers are and how/what they teach will have an effect on the learning curve for new employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a survey where employees can voice their general opinions/suggestions.

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

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Good consultants to work with to get into finance domain clients.

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Jersey City, NJ

I worked at Indus Valley Partners

ProsMultiple projects. A. B. C.

ConsNot great management. A. B. C.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed better leaders

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Indus Valley Partners - Run by a Fail Management

Team Lead (Current Employee)
Jersey City, NJ

I have been working at Indus Valley Partners

Pros1. Salary
2. Flexibility in timings

Cons1. Poor Management
2. Not at all Employee Friendly
3. Bad Politics in company (ruled by people close to Mr. CEO / Directors rest are treated like Dogs)
4. No Cab Facility
5. No Process
6. Bonus are never paid in full (always negotiate on fixed salary)
7. No Training for Employees
8. Tech guys are treated like servents
9. unrealistic and un human deadlines
10. No Transparency

Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees are you asset dont treat them like servents.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company for Freshers to Learn

Associate Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Mumbai (India)

I have been working at Indus Valley Partners full-time for more than a year

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

ConsWork distribution uneven, too much pressure sometimes

Advice to Senior ManagementTimelines need to discussed with the developers first....

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

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Worst Company---

Software Programmer (Current Employee)
Mumbai (India)

I have been working at Indus Valley Partners full-time for less than a year

ProsNo pros everything cons \
Management are never listen you.
It Manager are worst manager he dont know any technology even he is manager

ConsHR 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 Senior ManagementTreat your employees like friends not like slaves

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 Software Engineer (Former Employee)
New Delhi (India)

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

ProsI 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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