Mahindra Satyam Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Mahindra Satyam CEO C P Gurnani
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Pros
  • It is a good place to work where in we can have a healthy work-life balance (in 44 reviews)

  • Very good work environment for beginner (in 73 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance not considered important (in 17 reviews)

  • Very less salary hike now a days (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Jobs sent back to India - Laid off Jan. 2010

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Mahindra Satyam

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

    Pros

    Work from home based office, and lots of travel in this consulting type of business. Good pay and bens.

    Cons

    Company is under huge change and totally disorganized. Associates are either laid off or leaving. Little to no opportunity for growth or longterm employment if you are not Indian.

    Advice to Management

    Show respect to associates in a secure environment.


  2. Think Twice

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Mahindra Satyam

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are not career oriented and if you would like to stay at your designated level then this company is for you. The company will provide you a stable job and keep loading you with work. The company will treat you like a family and ensure that you are well protected from dangers of growth.

    Cons

    salary revisions are megre and are purely to satisfy the obligation of appraisals, appreciations are far and few and promotions are but just a distant dream.

    Advice to Management

    you equate the company to a phoenix and mention how the company have risen from ashes. make sure that you renumerate, recognize and reward the people who have made this happen. also please ensure that you stop the sham appraisals.


  3. Bad experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Lead in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Test Lead in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Mahindra Satyam full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Worked for Google through Mahindra Satyam. Google work culture was good.

    Cons

    Joined at USA , immigration team ,hr team and project mangament team for google account was too bad.

    Advice to Management

    Do analysis on things before act.


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  5. Identical to Wipro

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Mahindra Satyam full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Pros – Opportunity to take on new positions (only for Indians) If an employee (is an Indian) and project ends, they can be picked up by another account without being fired

    Cons

    Cons – Management doesn't communicate well - huge veil of secrecy between India and US Some unethical practices - particularly use of sleezy outsourced recruiters that will promise you anything and tell you anything to get you to sign on Employee gets 'dropped' into positions without any mentoring or training Peers and management favor others with Indian heritage and believe they're smarter than other cultures - baboons in suits Management makes a lot of unrealistic promises to customers then expects front-line employees to figure it out on their own Indian management throws other employees under bus to make themselves look good Not a lot of teaming or collaboration to meet common goals - employees try to take credit for others contributions while going to great lengths to fingure out how to do as little as possible Onsite employees outside of India are completely disconnected from the company - which is mainly in India Training and events all held on IST timezone - no attempt to support other countries or timezones

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Senior Management – If your serious about breaking into the US market then you need to ensure Indian employees who are customer facing in the US adapt their business practices to be consistent with American practices. Also need to treat employees that are non-Indian the same as Indian employees - at very least don't appear so blatantly racist.


  6. Non technical projects and poor management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer

    I have been working at Mahindra Satyam full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Lots of junk projects requiring minimal to zero technical skills.

    Cons

    Pays peanuts. Does not file Visas Extremely poor appraisals


  7. Limited Vision, Linear Business Model

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Sales, BFSI in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Head of Sales, BFSI in New York, NY

    I worked at Mahindra Satyam full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    A significant talent drought leads to opportunities for even the most mediocre talents.

    Cons

    Very little and very unstable existing business. Management mantra seems to be self-belief will deliver results - this faith based vision is more apt for the 80s, not the modern business environment. Terrible investment decisions in inorganic plays.

    Advice to Management

    Lose US management and invest in truly entrepreneurial business leaders.


  8. Only good for starting your career .

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fresno, CA

    I have been working at Mahindra Satyam full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    good for starting career , job safety , no firings , below par but still decent pay package

    Cons

    no growth once you are experienced, no appraisals whatsoever, all false promises from management , no trustworty managers.

    Advice to Management

    Pls pls pls , treat your employees as human and treat them atleast like "your employees" .


  9. SAP Business Warehouse , BOBJ and HANA Cosultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Harrisburg, PA

    I have been working at Mahindra Satyam full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Good for people who are starting there careers.

    Cons

    - HR , Travel , Associate Development , pretty much the entire policy making has one goal that is cut expenses at the expense of Associate. - Poorly maintained Appraisal Cycle

    Advice to Management

    Make investments to reap benefits.Looking at PL sheets and cutting expenses won't make big profits.


  10. Just another IT Consulting firm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Mahindra Satyam full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They just pay you one time

    Cons

    Salary, Management, HR, just about everything, if you are billed you are golden, otherwise they don care

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. A total Telugu and Tamil company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Mahindra Satyam

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a beginner in your career, satyam would be good company,however, you need to be again a Telugu for getting into some projects as a fresher. There are more than 3000 freshers in the company who have not got into any projects and are still on bench. These are not ven given looked after from any angle like groming or using them for someother opportunities. They are asked to sit in places where even they do not have access to satyam network. The height is, to fill their daily work sheet, they have to go to cyber cafe and fill it!!!!!!!

    Cons

    Good to wrok if you are of Telugu or Tamil origin. One person on Top and the remianing full family is in Satyam, all satyam employees know that, there are 3-4 top persons who family (30-60 people) are working in satyam and most of them of no use to satyam. They hardly even come to office. The official language is Telugu and decisions are made in the same. Non telugu person is totally unaware of the same. He/She is just conveyed the decisions. This is know fact, if you are a non telugu, even your salary/promotion is kept at abeyance.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking about your self and work towards satyam goal.



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