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Sdgc Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
27 Reviews
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27 Reviews
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Sdgc President, CEO, and Managing Partner Ajay Gupta
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  1.  

    Needs to grow up

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

    I worked at Sdgc full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice People, Pays on time(with some issues which I will mention in the review)

    Cons

    Except people to move all over the place with little or no thought about them having a normal life, No Relocation, Takes a whole month before you get paid when you start, Some managers think they can dictate where the employees can live.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin to think about how you would like /except to be treated as an employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place

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

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

    Pros

    Depending on the client you will be working with, you may gain a valuable experience.
    As long as you are doing your job and keep the customer happy - you are fine, actually extremely valued
    Many were well taken care of here, ignore the poor reviews, you get a treatment here that not many other consulting companies would provide.

    Cons

    Given that in most cases you are a consultant here, there is not much of a career growth, however you will still get promoted technically
    The remote team locations may create controversies
    You will face politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a better culture based on technical goals, customer satisfaction, team spirit. It should be all about work and invention, politics should not be tolerated. There are quite a few "squeaky wheels" who get a better treatment while a great quiet talent gets ignored.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Private Family Concern - Emotional Exploitation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Sdgc

    Pros

    1. You will get an oppurtunity to work with people who work there a** off and in the process learn
    2. The culture is to pick up everything is on your own - which cuts both ways. One way you learn a lot while trying to figure things out on the other hand there is no investment in training and you will waste a lot of your time.

    Cons

    1. No path for career progression
    2. No work life balance
    3. Small firm run by hotheaded owner - who when suits him verbally treats you as a family member emotionally exploiting to work donkey hours with no monetary compensation
    4. Eye opener for people let go without any severance - zero!
    5. No structure around what projects need to be taken and how to train people. Anything that comes up is thrown at people setting them up for failure and putting in donkey hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together and dont eat more than what you can chew. Take care of your employees and stop exploiting them emotionally only to throw them in cold water later. This is short sighted and will only come back to harm you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good for Fresher

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

    I have been working at Sdgc full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Night shift bonuses, free environment

    Cons

    Rotational shifts, Even you need to come on holidays like Independence day, Diwali etc.
    Learn and move out of company. Not suitable to stay more than 1 and half year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the salary, Give more night allowances, gifts, rewards etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good

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

    I worked at Sdgc full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Good Exposure to GE Business Units
    2. Excellent Extra-Curricular Activities
    3. Good Management Support in improving career
    4. Employee friendly policies

    Cons

    1. Poor Administration in Hyderabad
    2. Work in Noida gets recognition, Hyderabad not so much.
    3. Salary perks not upto the standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve Hyderabad technology centre w.r.t. the talent hired and the Administrative functions improved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Negative growth in all areas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Noida (India)

    I have been working at Sdgc full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can get appreciation if you are good in showing off and creating a lot of sound for even pity issues. But you will not get any credit if you put your 200% silently, everyone will say it was very easy and it was your job and expected from you.

    Cons

    There is no growth of organization nor of employees. Poor infrastructure. A lot of excuses from IT, admin & HR for the simplest requests. No value or ethic in management. Top to bottom everyone just wants to save their job only instead of providing real value addition to business. They keep on loosing their clients but don't bother to correct root level problems. A lot of politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow your business, take some root level corrections instead of just saving your job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Stagnant Organisation, Decadent Culture

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

    I worked at Sdgc full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Flexible work culture
    - Small company so easy access to leadership
    - Pay you well - If you have what they need

    Cons

    - Less projects, very few growth opportunities
    - No movement between projects translates into poor exposure
    - Opaque performance review. Appraisals don't equate with your performance. Ordinary or a star, you get the same remuneration.
    - Less on-site/international opportunities
    - Very few good people
    - Politics is steeped into upper management. People close to the management get the top job. Others waste their intellect.
    - Don't reimburse for trainings
    - No in-house trainings for industry recognised training opportunities
    - Ad-hocism in terms of defining HR policies, which are actually dictated from the top.

    Good only if you are very experienced or fine for those fresh out of college. Good only for max 2 years. After two years, do whatever you can but switch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - SDG doesn't come across as a 20 years company. You must increase business and get more projects.
    - Inculcate more professionalism in mid-management ranks. If you just promote your 'good boys', it creates mistrust among team members that merit means nothing here.
    - Encourage people to take globally recognised trainings & certifications. Most importantly,reimburse them! People stay longer if they feel they can grow in an organisation.
    - Move people between projects if you have space and if they want to. Remove manager's intervention in this process. Make it transparent. Post vacancies for everyone to see.

    In short, your current culture makes SDG only as a stop-gap organisation to work with. Bring in more professionalism and you can do better. Start thinking like a Fortune 500 company! After all you serve a few of them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience till now

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Noida (India)

    I have been working at Sdgc full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    Less projects
    Dont compensate for training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sinking Ship, GRAVE of your skills. Pathetic environment. Not worth to stay more than 1-2 years. Very few good people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    Very few:

    Great company for smoking & cricket: You (even trainees) can mix us with higher management if you play good cricket. Highly active in corporate cricket circle.

    Sometimes you can relax when you don't have project, work from home but it makes employees lethargic so after staying for few years you would not be able to go out anywhere in market.

    If they have critical requirement of niche technology they will hire any average resource at much hire rates than market standard. Once the specific project is over your career is over, because you would need to switch your technology, you will not get hire rates in market.

    Good for J2EE and Sun IdM technology only, other than these technologies you will not get any exposure.

    Cons

    Long list:

    Company did not grow and sustain their business in last 20 years. Growth wise it is still like many 3-4 years old organization.

    No Training & exposure to upgrade skills: No useful technical training, no support for certifications. Even if you will do certification on your own expense you will not get any exposure to utilize your knowledge.

    Few clients: Not able to sustain and grow client base other than few projects of GE.

    Politics: A lot of politics starting from middle management till top management.

    Hire & Fire: If you are on bench for long time due to no project in your technology, you are fired otherwise you need to switch your technology

    No Vision: Higher management can not stay & execute their decisions. Can not grow in the domain they enter; Not able to sustain business in BI, SharePoint, .Net, ServiceNow, Salesforce, Drupal, AdobeCQ, OIA & OIM, Sailpoint IdM

    No policy enforcement: If you have good relations with higher management, you can overrule any policy. Even you need not to punch your attendance even a single day. You can come in afternoon and leave by evening.

    Very Poor infrastructure: No parking space, small cafeteria, chairs, coffee machines, toilets, house keeping staff, Wifi only for very limited users, pathetic IT, HR & Finance. Very few licensed software provided even that is you core skill.

    Cricket: You can play cricket every weekend in all the seasons. You can have discussion of cricket in weekdays. Only cricket trophies on reception area, may be more than BCCI office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up and think to grow organization. Don't eat Ajay's money.

    Grow client base. Come out of politics, hold the talent, resolve problems from root level. Grow employees so that they can stay and grow the organization.

    Company needs complete reform.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work

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

    I worked at Sdgc full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Feel at Home and work from home is the best part and the work time flexibility

    Cons

    So far I haven't really experienced any major challenges. Career growth opportunity is very less in future.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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