Mu Sigma

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Mu Sigma Reviews in Bangalore, India

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
614 Reviews
3.4
614 Reviews
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Mu Sigma Founder, Chairman & CEO Dhiraj C Rajaram
Dhiraj C Rajaram
414 Ratings

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Pros
  • Good place to learn a lot from specific skill sets to how manage a team (in 46 reviews)

  • Great place to learn a lot in very less time (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance - Mu Sigma believes in work life harmony (they dont care) (in 161 reviews)

  • Long working hours, but for a fresher learning matters first, not good for married guys (in 130 reviews)

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  1.  

    Stimulating. It is a place to discover Flow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainee Decision Scientist in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Trainee Decision Scientist in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing peer group, very energetic and open-minded environment
    Leadership connect is simply brilliant and most top line folks make it a part of life to connect with all employees
    Challenging work and high bar of performance gets the very best out of you
    The girls
    A feeling of being a part of something radical

    Cons

    There is a vast gap in high performers and mediocre/low performers (and this rather huge part of the population keeps on churning in and out). The fast growing business is now moving at nearly break-neck speed and this puts the high performing folks under immense pressure, ultimately taking toll by either unfortunate churn-out or their loss of interest in work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read more. Share more. Take Dhiraj's case every once in a while.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn and lead

    Cons

    Roles of mid-level manaers not properly defined

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Lot of great opportunities if you are smart enough to grab them..!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Get to work with some of the most brilliant minds in the analytics domain.
    2. Achieve fast growth
    3. Develop a structured approach in solving every business problem
    4. Variability in work. Dissimilar business problem of varying domains are dealt using different technologies

    Cons

    1. Long working hours
    2. No work-life balance
    3. Less pay as compared to other analytics firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Need to improve your business model. Its not sustainable. A lot of experienced guys leave the company after they receive their bonus. Come up with something that will help the organisation retain these brilliant employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great work culture but immense work pressure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainee Decision Scientist in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Trainee Decision Scientist in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great office space
    great building
    great place to learn data sciences since none of the other data science firms hire right out of college

    Cons

    too much pressure
    vertical management although they claim to be horizontal management
    inadequate compensation
    long work hours
    zero work-play

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reduce attrition dont become like an IT company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainee Decision Scientist in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Trainee Decision Scientist in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Can learn a lot
    -Good office culture
    -No office politics

    Cons

    -Low Salary
    -Long working hours
    -Work might get repetitive

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice place to learn but no work-life balance and low pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trainee Decision Scientist in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Trainee Decision Scientist in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Mu Sigma

    Pros

    Excellent training program.
    Young crowd.
    Opportunities to learn are good, if efforts are put in

    Cons

    Long working hours.
    Low compensation.
    Inexperienced management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to Kickstart your Career!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainee Decision Scientist in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Trainee Decision Scientist in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good exposure to problems across industry verticals
    Great co workers, extension of college life

    Cons

    Salary is poor
    The values held by the upper management do not percolate down to the analyst level, unfortunately

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to retain employees
    Scale by problem impact, not by headcount

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Trainee Decision Scientist in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Trainee Decision Scientist in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent company. Great atmosphere. Good for freshers.

    Cons

    None that I know of.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mostly right, most of the time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainee Decision Scientist in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Trainee Decision Scientist in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic culture - Driven by young, energetic people who love a good laugh; the people you work with are THE reason you will love working here

    Variety of opportunities - In a single week, you might teach a technology to a fresh batch of inductees, go to an open discussion on increasing the efficacy of a statistical model, take part in a TT/foosball tournament, attend a learning hour conducted by a (usually senior) colleague, get on stage & participate in a debate like you were back in college, visit the I&D lab to check out the latest, attend an intra-org interview to try and jump to the sales/marketing department, all in addition to getting your daily work done

    Freedom to fail - At Mu Sigma, the belief is that everyone is capable of doing everything.. and through the right approach, one can avail opportunities to explore & find what they are best at

    Innovative policies - A rule that forbids anyone staying in the same account longer than 18 months unless they wish to, regular 'Fun Fridays' that always come with boxfuls of chocolates, mini food-festivals at the cafeteria, and a host of other things

    Career Growth - From facing a client at about 3 months into the org to dealing with managers only a couple years elder to you, you will rapidly grow through diverse experience

    No micro-management - On the bright side of having managers who are about your age, you get to go about your work at your own pace, in your own manner as long as you set & meet timelines

    Exposure - A well-respected flat hierarchy ensures that you are able to reach out to almost anyone, including the senior leadership, to discuss matters that make a difference (anywhere from you as an individual, to the org as a whole)

    I suppose the best way to summarize would be.. 'Help will always be given at Mu Sigma to those who ask for it!'

    Cons

    No control over attrition - In general, there is an opinion that focus on processes & products take priority over people; this results in significant attrition whereby a lot of the people with whom you built relationships leave the org leading to a repetitive chain of transitioning people in & out of teams

    Weak communication - Certain policies sound different when communicated by different sources, and when communicated prior to joining the org & post joining the org

    Below market-average wages - Plenty of earning in terms of learning, but sufficient cause to complain for those whose main expectation from a job is salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put greater emphasis on increasing people's tenure within the company - ensure uptake of available recognition mechanisms, compromise/tailor one or two existing policies to generate goodwill

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you're looking for a job, the first and most important thing to consider is the corporate philosophy of the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainee Decision Scientist in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Trainee Decision Scientist in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    And Mu Sigma's philosophy is one of the finest. Everyone in the company talks and knows about it, but I doubt if a lot of people really understand it. So our CEO has a thought, a vision - which is an image of what he wants the organization to be. It has a lot of things attached to it, like feelings and emotions. For him to communicate this thought is very difficult since language is a huge limitation. But he does it anyway and since we all understand things differently, we understand it in our own way. And for him to get this through people is difficult because he has to do it differently with different people. Imagine the magnitude of this responsibility.
    A lot of thinking and design has gone into Mu Sigma's frameworks and philosophies and that is something a lot the people in the company fail to appreciate. And it's going to be very difficult to get everyone on the same page. But, our CEO has been perseverant. And he is trying a lot of things to achieve this. And the good news is a lot of people are slowly waking up and realizing.

    Pros-
    Exponential learning curve - not just with respect to analytics but also with respect to life
    Lot of opportunities - you're not limited to just delivery. You can get into the sales team/ design team/ innovation and development team, etc… if you really want to
    Amazingly open culture where you have the freedom to question everything
    Opportunity to interact and work with the leadership team
    Opportunity to interact with a lot of really amazing smart people
    Opportunity to work across a diverse set of problems/ clientele

    Cons

    Long working hours - I wouldn't even completely put this under 'Cons' because everyone loves working here and interacting with people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No other company will invest so much time/ resources on a fresher. If you understand the philosophies and the system, it's a wonderful place to work in. I personally have learnt a lot and grown a lot. The company has also enabled me to do a lot of things. I am very thankful to be a part of it. Overall, this is an amazing place to start with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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