Patni Computer Systems

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Patni Computer Systems Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
260 Reviews
3.1
260 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lot of onsite opportunities exist for people over 2 yrs experience in the company (in 27 reviews)

  • can maintain very good work life balance (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Pathetic HR policies, as they do not look for employee comfort zone even a bit (in 11 reviews)

  • Low Salary as compared to competitors (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Pitch for good positions at client site. The work is challenging at client sites, and encouraging except for Patni!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Bloomington, IL

    I have been working at Patni Computer Systems

    Pros

    Well they bring you in USA, and open doors for you.

    Cons

    By getting you in USA, they also exploit you financially. Simple as that!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You could do better!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to launch a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bloomington, IL

    I worked at Patni Computer Systems

    Pros

    Nice place to start career

    Cons

    Compensation, Growth opportunities, opportunities to stay focused or switch careers is not available easily, Change cannot happen with most of the the same people from the past leading

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture change is going to require some people at senior management to be released; Compensation to be looked into seriously

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Forget about Compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Patni Computer Systems

    Pros

    Job stability ( they wont be firing you unless you fare bad beyond belief)
    Hard to think of anything else

    Cons

    Salary ( Expect to get paid below par)
    promotions are given for the number of years worked not on the work you did or the performace shown
    Project Managers are BAD - Some clients will laugh at their competence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to offer reasonable pay packet . Hire qualified PM's . dont make anyone a manager just because he has 10 years experience. hire people with good communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    so so - not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Software Specialist in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Patni Computer Systems

    Pros

    The work environment is the best. The managers mostly don't do micro management. Time offs are ok as long as they don't hamper any critical release.

    Cons

    Low pay and one tends to get lost in the crowd. Job rotation is not considered mandatory unless the employee asks for a change, one could get stuck in a project for years. The company goals are not well communicated to the employees on a regular basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of the employees better, conduct appraisals in a better fashion, provide better training to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Patni needs to go into Active mode from passive mode

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Holtsville, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Holtsville, NY

    I have been working at Patni Computer Systems

    Pros

    live a stagnant life, retired life. Patni has a lot of scope to improve in communication area. The communication between the heads in Mumbai office and thebranches in other countries is all broken. also they can learn from mindtree consulting. get some more brilliant guys like they do in Mindtree and compete aggresively. also get some more training from the vendor who will be more professional rather than the inhouse trainings. having said that patni also has some plus points. as they do have a laid back atmosphere at delivery sites. so if you want to live a retired life than its a good place to be. but expect just less 1% increments in a year.

    Cons

    No Training, No investment in employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people's training in USA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Compensation is the key for quality software service

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Marlborough, MA

    I have been working at Patni Computer Systems

    Pros

    Company is very good if you are not too amitious. It provides some human touch in business which is best part. They are considerate for personal needs of employees. They give oppurtunities to change to different technolgy and domain. However, when it comes to money, the pay package is very embarassing.

    Cons

    Show me the money..compensation structure is the worst among the competetors. It is something like they have taken worst attributes of each company and consolidated into their compensation system. Employees are of low morale due to this. They have too many self imposed processes which hinder the support team performances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some aggression..not on employees, but with the prcess and management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average company with low payscale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Specialist in California City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Specialist in California City, CA

    I have been working at Patni Computer Systems

    Pros

    Good for initial stage of your career as they provide good training. Lot of opportunities to explore the world for diversified clients.

    Cons

    No growth after 4/5 years of service. Very Low salary compared to market rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide an opportunity to seniors and determine whether they are not capable or not.
    Don't hesitate to spend and basic needs of employer.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Feedback from a 6 year Patni employee (ex)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Software Specialist in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Patni Computer Systems

    Pros

    1. Career advancement
    2. Job stability
    3. Onsite oppurtunities
    4. If working in India, the leave system is good
    5. Good training facility
    6. In India, the transportation is the one of the best
    7. Well structured organization, adhering to processes and a person starting their career in Patni will be well rounded within a few years in terms of process knowledge, project leadership and technology expertise

    Cons

    1. Low pay
    2. Management competency low
    3. Management politics (related to point 2)
    4. Inabiity to track employee performance accurately (related to point 2)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Improve the standard of the project managers dealing with the day to day delivery
    2. Career planning for employees should be done sincerely
    3. Cost cutting is goot, but not by taking off employee benifits

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good employer

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

    I have been working at Patni Computer Systems

    Pros

    Matured Company, Matured processes, Strong base

    Cons

    Not many opportunities around in US

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be agressive, get foot hold into new accounts

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Realistic view

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Patni Computer Systems

    Pros

    I have worked there for long time and have emotional attachment. I want to be part of the company rev up and want to see it grow to no. 1 consulting company.

    Cons

    No communication to the employees
    Powerless leaders
    Processes over people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize, groom and reward the talent and weed out the non performers

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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