Mu Sigma Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
501 Reviews
3.4
501 Reviews
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Mu Sigma Founder, Chairman & CEO Dhiraj C Rajaram
Dhiraj C Rajaram
333 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You will definitely get to learn a lot as they let you do hands on deliverables from the start (in 33 reviews)

  • There is a lot of exposure, the learning curve is very good and there are a lot of opportunities (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work-life balance - managers believe in work life integration and not (in 118 reviews)

  • Long working hours, but for a fresher learning matters first, not good for married guys (in 97 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    One of the world’s largest Decision Sciences and analytics firms that helps companies institutionalize data-driven decis

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mu Sigma

    Pros

    Stastical & mathamatical approach, logical thinking and creativity

    Cons

    salary is low compared to other data analytics firm

  2.  

    Exploitation Mill

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

    I worked at Mu Sigma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Better that being homeless on the streets.

    Cons

    No work-life balance
    Exploitation
    40% below market rate salary
    Mistreating employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Join some other company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Got terminated because I refused to pull data

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

    I worked at Mu Sigma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great learning curve,Intelligent peers,Fast growth,Excellent market value

    Cons

    Never make work related jokes .No shifting within verticles.My working hours were from 10 am in morning to 12 pm in night.Seriously are you human?????

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mu Sigma part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    business oriented job profile,which has a great working environment and has great opportunities for personal growth..and salary

    Cons

    main problem with MU sigma is working hours.it is hectic hav to work at least 12 hours a day which is actually too much to handle most of the time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Work is interesting, schedule is insane!

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bentonville, AR

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You learn a ton, about how to be professional and how to get work done. Lots of responsibility very early, and your words are listened to by senior managers who have 10+ years of experience when you're just a rookie. Again, you get a huge amount of knowledge for your time here.

    Cons

    The schedule is nuts! Be at work by 8:30 - 9:00, morning meetings, spend the afternoon getting work done, spend the early evening doing the work you didn't get done in the afternoon, spend the evenings in calls (yes, you are required to take calls from India at 10:30 - 12:00 midnight, and there is no way out of them.) Work life integration, not work life balance. If you have a significant other that wants to spend time with you every day, don't bother with this place, you wont have the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    $/hour is pathetic. The "Iron Man Suit" ideology is an excuse for not investing in your workers. If you want to retain Americans for more than 2 years, either up the pay or dial down the workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    New employees face 50/50 odds between great learning and stagnation

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

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good opportunities within a burgeoning field. Has a lot of potential for learning.

    You have the option to be transparent in communication without fear of disproportionate retribution.

    Cons

    The initial allocation of projects is largely randomized, and will have a significant impact on both learning and growth.

    Work-life balance is shaky, at best, and is often driven by the project you are randomly allotted.

    Too much of the company philosophy is based on a specious claim that (paraphrasing) experts are unnecessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STOP. BLEEDING. GOOD. EMPLOYEES. BY. BEING. CHEAP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    good place to start

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    Former Employee - Decision Scientist  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Decision Scientist in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Mu Sigma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    no work life balance. Odd work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a strict check in and check out time. People work their butts of for 13-14 hours and yet are paid peanut salary.
    Try to improve on that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good learning conditions

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Mu Sigma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    learning oppurtunity for freshers
    good working environment

    Cons

    no cons for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company to kick start your career

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work ethics, transparent management and personal growth. You are trusted with a lot of responsibilities which no other company will give. Lot of SCOPE of learning and EXCEL in your career(pun intended)

    Cons

    Less pay and incentives. Everybody pays more than this company. Mediocre middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Where are our HRs?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to start, not good enough to stay

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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    - Flat hierarchy - Can approach top management with ideas
    - Self-learning - Encourages self-learning a lot
    - Higher Education - Supportive of higher eduction, does not sponsor

    Cons

    - HR policies - No employee friendly policies, inefficient HR executives enforce the random rules they make every now and then
    - Compensation - Much lower than industry standards
    - Working hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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