Polaris FT Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
352 Reviews
2.7
352 Reviews
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Polaris FT Chairman and CEO Arun Jain
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Stable long term projects and good work environment (in 14 reviews)

  • Good work life balance, good scope for professional improvement, reasonable benefits (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Less pay , work life balance, HR Policies (in 14 reviews)

  • Poor management makes the associates to stretch in the night & HR policies are not transparent (in 14 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Poor salary growth and very average career growth!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead  in  Iselin, NJ
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Iselin, NJ

    I have been working at Polaris FT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good medical benefits
    Flexible work timings

    Cons

    Limited scope and poor career growth!
    Worst salary structure for immigrant employees!
    rest all!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Benefits surely come if you stay longer with the company

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

    I have been working at Polaris FT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. Company has a nice body shopping art of doing business which keeps it going and also keeps the clients happy.

    2. Company will try its best to consider your aspirations and find a project matching your skills and needs. Not many companies do this.

    3. Company offers job stability and at times rewards monetarily or provides encouragement through emails if you are doing well or you add value to the company.

    4. The longer one stays with Polaris the more he/she is able to procure the cream from the cake or I should say able to cherry pick from the cake. Company treats such people well.

    5. Company has a solid presence in key banking and financial domains such that one can develop both technical and domain skills at the same time.

    6. Company gives you the platform to stand on your own feet and work independently as long as client is happy. Not many companies allow this. Ref - Account manager's ruthlessness in TCS, CTS, Infy etc

    Cons

    1. Company seems to be unwell financially these days. Not enough volume of business.

    2. Company was in news in 2013 for takeovers by other firms. This is not good for the long term image of the company.

    3. In some areas of the company too much politics and too much time wasted on processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to grow the company by adding new business from more banks/financial institutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Place to Learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Functional Tester  in  Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Lead Functional Tester in Warren, NJ

    I have been working at Polaris FT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Work Culture environment and worked as team member.

    Cons

    Nothing Specially negative about our company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company with less Salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Warren, NJ

    I have been working at Polaris FT full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Not much pressure of IT industry
    Good benefits of health
    Good if you join as lateral or joined after good salary negotiotion

    Cons

    Very Poor Salaries
    Not much chance for relocation with in US
    No new clients or projects if current project is over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Salaries need to be given to experienced professionals
    Need to relocate with in US in different projects for more exposure

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Unprofessional Company

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

    I have been working at Polaris FT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    An established IT Services Based Company

    Cons

    Performing poor in most aspects compare to its counterparts (Infosys, TCS, etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Services Based Company works on manpower and not just investors. If you don't respect them you will left with just investors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice company for work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Polaris FT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Big player in financial sector,innovative products, good focus on marketing, better than average salary, work culture is ok, not great not bad.

    Cons

    Not concentrating on other divisions like ERP/ Service sector, HR should work more closely with associates , onsite associates are not given preference in team building or other social activities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Cheap staffing company managed by almost illiterate management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polaris FT

    Pros

    If they are desperate enough to hire you, you can strike a bargain

    Cons

    No value for employees' personal life.
    Company culture is such that people shout at each other in all discussions.
    The senior management is filled with folks who are not fit to get a job elsewhere so they are sticking around.
    Zero Work ethics or people management skills with the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the non-functioning layer and accept you are a body-shopping company.
    Send your management to people management and anger management training before any employee files a court case on employee harassment.
    Learn English

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Oppurtunity for people with interest in Banking Domain

    Current Employee - Team Lead  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Team Lead in New York, NY

    I have been working at Polaris FT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of Knowledge in Banking Domain

    Cons

    Not much work in other domains

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Absolutely useless company in terms of professionalism

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Senior Project Manager  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Senior Project Manager in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Polaris FT full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, no one bothers regarding appraisals, training, etc. which is good. They dont care how you are especially if at client site since they care only about billing. Thus good for client facing resources

    Cons

    Management cadre are mostly crooks. They inflate tremendously data to project growth, knowing the system never bothers to audit. Feeds only that information which will satisfy their superiors, dare not question especially the CEO. CEO lives in a dream world thinking his company is as great as top 3 management companies, because thats what his reports feed him.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let go of 70% of current management especially those who are so called partners.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice to start a Career in the USA

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

    I have been working at Polaris FT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Visa Options, Avaiability of Projects, Promotion

    Cons

    Salary needs to be better as per the ebnefits to the Job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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