SLK Software Services

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SLK Software Services Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
93 Reviews
2.4
93 Reviews
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SLK Software Services Founder, Chairman and CEO Parth Amin
Parth Amin
29 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good for Freshers : It is freshers world (in 7 reviews)

  • A very good place start your career at and to learn things (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Low salary, high attrition rate and low work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • CTC is not even 50% of the industry standards (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to grow

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

    I worked at SLK Software Services

    Pros

    Company with opportunities for new grads. Easy growth with hard work being recognized.

    Cons

    No onsite opportunities at all till the role of Technical leads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate young talent with good pay and onsite opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Software Engineer

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

    I have been working at SLK Software Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Lot of the things to learn.
    - For fresher this company is awesome.
    - Most of projects are Banking and Finance.
    - Exposure of new Technologies and lots more

    Cons

    Salary is the only concern in the initial phase, but with time one will get good hikes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good company to start your career with. Lots of things to learn.

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

    I have been working at SLK Software Services full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lot of exposure in all technologies... Very good for freshers. Good place to improve your skills

    Cons

    Less salary, not even close to industry standard. 9 hours work daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary and benefits to fresher's.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Ridiculous organization to work with not good for any Fresher or Laterals.

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

    I worked at SLK Software Services

    Pros

    First two years of freshers are good after that only politics.

    Cons

    1. Appraisal process changes every single year, no clarity on the appraisal rating system, unethical means of appraisal are followed.
    2. Managers are fools cannot make any decisions and keep personal grudge on resources.
    3. People with only 6 to 7 years of exp are made in to managers to save cost, these resources cannot make any independent decisions.
    4. freshers are too easily put in higher positions, they start dreaming to quickly of managing a team where are a senior resource is kept on hold with no opportunities.
    5. organization automation team sucks, builds tools to capture some data without even understanding the usage of it, if asked questions they get personal and tell resource to stop wasting their time.
    6. wont give relieving letter on the SLK letter pad just a photo copy with slk rubber stamp (Saving on bond paper expense).
    7. employee retention policy is not at all available.
    8. BU HR team thinks that it is the boss and the Current team of BU HR is very rude.
    9. Managers change every single year, managers don't participate in any technical aspects of projects.
    10. resource allotment is blinded, any resource is allotted to any team screwing up the resources future. (a Automation/development resource can be allocated to manual testing teams).
    11. not sure if management is really dumb or act dumb, don't give hike to resources when in org, the same resources leaves the org and joins the org again and these people send them on H1B assignments, with almost double package and higher designation. This I say is heights of lickativity.
    12. favoritism is at large, people who lick are favorites and get all the opportunities.
    13. no entertainment/amusement factor in the org.
    14. rotational based opportunities are also not available, people who go onsite lick QA leads rare.

    There is more to add to above points but i am getting tired of this now, that's why i left SLK and this conversation. also, many of it has already been covered by others like Compensation, politics etc...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Compensation on time and with appropriate openness.
    2. work on all points above might help slk to regain some lost name.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very bad management. Lots of old school politics.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at SLK Software Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freshers have exposure to new tools. Client exposure is good.

    Cons

    Very bad salary. No growth. Only thing runs here is politics. Was part of company for 4 years. Top management is lead by some bad ppl. Skill doesn't matter here only if you act as per your Boss' s wish you reach some heights.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I personally feel the company had lots to offer. Please look into the management and analyse why old, loyal and hardworking ppl who helped to build SLK are leaving it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Worst experience in SLK Software

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SLK Software Services (less than an year)

    Pros

    The teamleaders are techleads to someextent and their people management skill is zero.Last year I worked in this company for a short tenure with one techlead/manager in SLK.He is zero in people management skill.After I met him, he explained me about the project (briefing shortly) and asked me to transfer to Pune which I agreed even though I had family in Bangalore and I had family constraint for relocating.Then next day I joined the project as demanded by techlead.But he did not provide me necessary artefacts and information regarding the project and told me to fix a bug directly.To fix that bug when I asked for database access he did not even bothered about me and I started den interacting with database resources for getting access to database.Then he started shouting at me, ill behaved with me and started calling me to conference room 3-5 times a day and started giving threating warning that I can take any action against you and I do not have any time to give you project brief and warned me verbally not to communicate with any other SLKians and he will have always lots of time inside the conference room stating about his personal life saying that my child is in this that class and doing this that achievement which I was not interested to hear from him since every now and then he was pretending himself that he do not have any time to brief me about the project..One day I vomited heavily in his front outside when he was smoking outside and requested him to allow me the leave for that for which even he denied intensionally and forced me to stay till 12 o' clk night I that bad health and when 12 AM I did not find any cab outside to travel my home in Electronic city.This company is full of egoistic,rude managers who are inherited and working in that company from past 7-10 years and they do not care for any new resources.There is no value for your work.They will even never review your work.Bad politics

    Cons

    Poor people management skill, inherited managers,many ideotic manager I have ever met as of now in my career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To train techleads in areas of people management

  8.  

    Worst Company to be with

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

    I have been working at SLK Software Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to learn many things

    Cons

    1) No Transparency in Salary Revision and No industry standards are maintained.
    2) No Respect to Employees.
    3) No Friendly Working Environment.
    4) Worst Staffing and HR Team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None , because they will never change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you want to take revenge from yourself for your deeds join this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at SLK Software Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    none exist but it's a good revenge on oneself

    Cons

    poor salary,bad manager,bad people,dirty politics to a whole new low level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    licking and polishing start from you only.Change the system

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Freshers - 100% exposure. 0% compensation.

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

    I have been working at SLK Software Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great place to learn.
    - More responsibilities.
    - Exposure to new technologies.

    Cons

    - Freshers will never reach market salary.
    - There is a huge gap between salary paid to lateral and those who joined as freshers. Sometimes laterals will be paid double that of those who joined as freshers.
    - No transparency in appraisal system. Same ratings will get different appraisal based on managers whim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Try to pay lateral and freshers same compensation if they are of same experience. If you pay less for your freshers you should not hire laterals by paying more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Pathetic place - now they are posting fake reviews!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer - Software in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer - Software in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at SLK Software Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Left in disgust - If you are not an old timer here - no chance of growth

    Cons

    Croonyism
    Clear demarcation between old timers and laterals
    CEO is disconnected from reality
    COO covers up fro the croonies
    Join only as a fresher - laterals - no way!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top Man - pls have a random sample of projects. Talk to PMs - promise confidentiality - you'll see the rot in the system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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