Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship

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Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
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    As a full time employer, not something worth looking forward to

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    Former Employee - Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to take up a lot of responsibilities and learn things that you may not have learnt in any other organization. If you are a manager then you get exposure to running a team while keeping tabs on budget, KRA/KPIs and other facets of team management.

    Cons

    A lot of time is spent in meetings with no real outcome or positive impact on the actual work. This gives chance to some employees to massage egos and project themselves as really caring about the organization thereby getting in the good books of co-founders. Once you are there you can even hold anyone hostage in the company and still get away with it.
    The stress levels are unnecessarily high for employees with no consideration given to their personal lives. You are treated almost like bonded labor and if you quit you are labelled a mercenary.
    A lot of time is spent in planning and doing gorund work but then the entire activity is scrapped with no logical justification or desired outcome which enhances the dissatisfaction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move away from being an activity based organization to an outcome based organization.
    Stop micro-managing the employees and learn to trust their decision making.
    Get down from your high-horse and for once try treating your employees as human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    The issues dealt with here are real and out there.

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    Current Employee - Associate in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Office culture is great, friendly atmosphere, The kind of work here attracts a lot of youth. Inspiring and will certainly turn you into a socialist

    Cons

    Some days have heavy working hours, but that does not really get counted into the bonuses. Since its an Ngo the pay is not very satisfactory

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  3.  

    Short-term contract field associate.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Associate in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Field Associate in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Diverse field of professionals. Good training before start of project. Met a lot of team-mates and built good friendships. Janaagraha has a good reputation in Bangalore; so it definitely helps to work as their ambassadors. I also liked the office.

    Cons

    Leadership and Management team are not very inspiring! They don't make you feel like a part of the team; so at the end of the day it just becomes a chore!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An organisation which has been set up with highest of beliefs . Janaagraha is doing great work but I really wish that the work environment was more personal; where the management genuinely makes you feel like being a part of a team. Secondly, with funds coming in from generous donors, I think an attempt should be made to do some real developmental work along with just carrying out surveys and making reports. That's just an opinion; other than that- carry on the good work/

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible ppl to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Associate in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great at PR, some good work

    Cons

    no respect for ppl, no employee benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst and pathetic company, be jobless than to work here

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

    I worked at Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you want a divorced then working here is good reason otherwise no reason to work in a jail like company

    Cons

    bad management....no idea of personal life...treated like dogs....managers can able to do anything they want. do not speak agsinst them or you get fired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being puppets and treet your employees as human

    Doesn't Recommend
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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very dissatisfied and hectic.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilitator in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Facilitator in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The job here is suitable for two groups of people - 1) Young people without jobs to gain experience (2) the rich/old people without any familial commitment who are not hard pressed for money and time.

    Cons

    Very unprofessional management. No transparency. The concept of part time work has no significance here. The so called part time work is more than over time work. There is no novelty in ideas or ideals. It appears to be complete drama and a play of hide and seek. Very tiring work schedules. Unnecessary repetitive discussions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please dont take everyone for granted. Try to have empathy if not sympathy. Partime means - part time not extra full time or over time....!!!!! have meaningful exercises. Dont make policies and work execution just for the heck of doing something.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  8.  

    Worst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you do not have any job, you can struggle with your time.

    Cons

    No management. Daily changes in your work. No professionalism. Managers are like your wife who don't know anything but will act as if they are equivalent to Wikipedia. If you do something they will share it and if you have done wrong then you may be fired. If you complete 6 months then chances are there that you will stay here else most get fired before that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to treat Employee as Employee not as servants or Bonded Labor.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    No Staff Welfare

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programme Coordinator in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Programme Coordinator in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Come here to retire, the more you stay here the more indispensable you become irrespective of the work performance

    Cons

    No Mediclaim, No insurance, No benefits to work, Employee unfriendly policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on retaining employees with better policies

    Doesn't Recommend
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