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Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
33 Reviews
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    Test Analyst

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    Former Employee - Test Analyst in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Test Analyst in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Rave Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment to grow and learn

    Cons

    no cons what so ever. faboulous compsny

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Rave Technologies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rave Technologies

    Pros

    Good compensation, Good work life balance

    Cons

    Infrastucture needs improvement, Under utilization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management needs better things to do than just micro management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Staying unemployed is a better option - really i mean it

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

    I worked at Rave Technologies full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hotel around- enjoy the south mumbai surroundings.

    Thats where it all ends.

    Cons

    1. Some will alway play table tennis and get away while other will be monitored for each 15 mins they spend.
    2. ridiculous culture of bonds - wether you are joining or going onshore even for a week.
    3. sooner you'll realise that your learning curve is going south.
    4. Politics in the company can give run for the money to big politicians.
    5. infrastructure is inspired from a delhi refugee camp back when Ghengiz khan invaded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go home please.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great workplace and growing

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Worli (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Worli (India)

    I have been working at Rave Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    International clients, great work culture, huge growth potential, 5 day work, annual salary increments are 10-20%, company is in growth curve.

    Cons

    Mediocre workforce, peer learning is poor, need to expand other markets outside UK, less transparent in some of the appraisal aspects (nothing bad but would have liked it to be more inclusive)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more engaging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Career Growth and Good Company Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Rave Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The team members and managers are very supportive, internal career growth opportunity helped me to get into business analysis. My Functional Manager & Project Manager helped me to scale up and have always been my constant guide. Most of the people here are supportive and believe in knowledge sharing, which is the best way to increase and share knowledge.

    The company culture is very good. Lot of initiatives are taken for employee engagement activities. The company provides a good atmosphere to work.The company is growing, which is a good sign for career growth as well. They recently sponsored a corporate sports tournament which emphasizes the company's drive in ensuring employee's work-life balance. The company annually sponsors its employees for Standard Chartered Marathon too.

    The Management is cool, and ever-ready to interact with all. Even the CEO, when he is office, ensures to address all people in Town Hall.

    The company is also inculcating the importance of Innovation among all the employees through workshops which is essential for the company's and employee's career growth.

    Cons

    The company is growing, hence the infrastructure is sometimes a problem. There are no enough seats to accommodate all. But recently, the company has expanded its operations in the same building, so hopefully, this problem will also be sorted out.

    Transport facility managed poorly, most of the times, we have to wait for the transport for half an hour. There are more people in comparison to the transport. This should be seriously worked upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To do something about the transport facility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Chaos feign to be organize

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    Current Employee - Software Architect in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Rave Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    First, let me give the brief topology of the company, so you know, how it feels when you land in one on their part
    This Company is has two major division, North-gate (which is the parent company to this company) projects, and Customer Project (CP).

    North-gate has major divisions like Northgate Information Service (cater to normal projects) and NPS (Northgate Public Service), they have products which cater mostly UK local government and few else. If you land up here, you will get is maintenance work for projects, long sprints, fairly work pressure, you would enjoy most of the company fun and frolic events, but no advance technologies, boring monotonous repeating work.

    Customer project are the Rave direct engagement, which mean, Rave has to compete with market. There are most tight deadlines, high pressure fix bid project where you in short, screwed up, whichever the role you are playing in the project. (Developer, Senior Developer, Lead, Project Manager, BA, Tester, Architect, etc.)

    - Flexible time, just complete 8.5 hrs daily (Official), 6 Hrs (Unofficial) and that's it.

    - Fun and Frolic, just like many other IT companies, HR organize good amount of events, where you can enjoy if not screwed by the project

    - Location, this is subjective, it located at Lower Parel, which is in downtown of Mumbai. If you live near downtown, great for you! Very few IT companies in Mumbai reside in downtown. If you live in elsewhere in suburbs, hard luck!

    - Short term onsite opportunity: Northgate has policy, where they send employee to uk (no, us or else, as they deal with only uk) for 15-45 days. Even CP projects have few opportunities, but then, you need to butter senior manager to get one. Mostly, you will get accommodation by company, and you earn 35 pounds per deem.

    - Leaves: Compare to most IT companies, where you get 21-24 leaves per year, here you get 30 (24 PL + 6 CL)

    - Freedom: One part of being small, is there aren’t too many policies. You don’t have to wear tag to office, your internet is mostly unrestrictive, you can open facebook, twitter, youtube, etc. Trust me, most big IT companies have too restrictive internet policy, and only few sites can be opened. But, this freedom has other side of coin too, read cons.

    Cons

    Hmm, where do I start?

    In nutshell, they have start-up culture, that means, lot of things are not organize.
    - Skewed System: They don’t have leave management system, there project management and service ticket management app are skewed, and don’t work the way they should

    - Small Office, Inadequate infrastructure: Currently, company is stuffing up the employees, and office is too small for it. Most of the new joinee don’t have permanent desk, they are given laptop and have to sit where ever, they get place. Canteen is too small to accommodate all. You never get seat in peak time, lot of waiting, you got it. Office layout is not spacious, like other IT majors, here you are line up one and other like BPO, and office building is neither great. It nowhere compare to Big CMMi 5 swanky office, where you have modern architecture, auto-lift, post interiors, etc (here, lift has complete 50 years and hardly working).

    - Project not organise: I work for a projects, and that total chaos. No requirement documentation, no process, lots of re-work, this cause frustration, late sitting, Saturday and Sunday working. Project manager aren’t competent and don’t know how to handle the team and time. Most of the decisions are ad-hoc, one day to this, another day do that. This just harm the work and code quality, but your careers too, as you are never focused. You are happy at work, when you achieve work satisfaction, that you achieve something with good quality. This may never happen here

    - Senior Management: Don’t have clued where to go, total disoriented with ground realities. Just had that position because they stick longer with company rather than they are competent for that position

    - HR Policies: They make you sign the bond of one year or one lac rupees, when you join the company. If you happen to get short-term 15 days onsite, you need to sign another 9 months bond, else, return ticket fare, visa cost plus onsite accommodation cost before exiting the company. 3 months notice period. Rest is standard HR policy, which most company have.

    - Limited Parking: If you are planning to bring motorcycle or car to office, hold on, they have limited parking in-premises, and you need to park on road with Pay and Park. Costly affair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No point advising them, as they won’t heed. They are ostrich with heads in the sand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Quite Interesting. I joined Rave technology last year and left it on 2014 July to join start up.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rave Technologies

    Pros

    Senior Management are easily approachable.
    They listen to employee and when required they take an appropriate action.
    One of the best thing about Rave is once can contribute to other project too.
    I got the chance to contribute in some of the POC

    Cons

    mainly hr.
    3 month notice period is way to long and it impact project in wrong way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a common policy for all project. Those who work on some of the project like Athena they are paid if they work on weekend where as those who are on other project thy are not paid to work on weekend.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    one of the few company which pay for doing time pass.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Rave Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    *Flexible timing.
    *and pickup service from station.

    Cons

    *1 year bond (they know good talent won't bear this company even for a month and leave so they have 1 year bond which every new joinee have to accept. (Even if you don't accept it, its indirectly applicable on you) If you break it you will end up paying 1 lakh Rupees and that does not guaranty you will get relieving letter).
    *Onsite opportunity is a trap they pay less than 35 pound/day for uk and indirectly you will come in bond of 9 month period.
    *Those who work they also have to do work of those who don't. .
    *Management only care about pleasing onshore people and they don't care about offshore people.
    *CEO is of British origin and he is completely disconnected with Company.
    *Good managers are in very small minority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No point in advising. Until existing management is replaced by better management I don't think any thing will improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    really bad place.For those who just want to complete the no of hours a day.

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

    I have been working at Rave Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Glamourised assembly line.
    2. good locality - great hotels around.

    Cons

    Too many:
    1. skewed power for those who are there for for years.
    2. Some have to work a lot while rest merry their way in TT room.nobody questions their work/skills.
    3. extreme politics.if you're not the guy who simply says "yes sir", you are making a bad choice.
    4. you're most likely not going to learn anything and get frustrated sooner or later.
    5. managers just want to please the heads and white bosses at onshore.
    6.they use candy of onshore visit to lure employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.as it wont make any difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Waited for work and left

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Rave Technologies full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Work culture will be good
    2. Personal life will be well balanced

    Cons

    1. There is no guaranteed that you will be allotted work immediately. In my case for first 9 months I waited for work and left.
    2. You will be charged 1 Lak rupees if you want leave this organisation with in a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. In my case there is no work alloted to me for first 9 months that's why I left from this organisation. Dont take new employees if there is no work for him
    2. In that case if people want to leave don't collect 1 Lak rupees from him

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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