Sdgc Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Technical ARCHITECT, Access Management and Federation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I have been working at Sdgc full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very Good Company to work

    Cons

    Based on the Client feedback they act ..

  2. 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  3. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    Private Family Concern - Emotional Exploitation

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    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good Company to Learn & Earn

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

    I worked at Sdgc full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked for 4.5 years and i enjoyed my journey.
    Great working environment
    People Managers are very helpful
    Flexible timings
    You get sufficient time to realize your weaknesses and work on them so that they become your strengths.

    Cons

    it's a bit monotonous to work on the same tool but it all depends on you. Managers always support and motivate to get knowledge via external/internal training's and also the fee gets refunded if you get an prior manager approval.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the Good Work! cheers!

  7. Flexible company with no growth........................

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Noida (India)

    I have been working at Sdgc

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    frexibility, work from home policy...............................

    Cons

    no growth, management is clueless about what is growth, baised..............................................

    Advice to Management

    nope..................................................

  8. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  10. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    - 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!

  11. Helpful (1)

    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    Less projects
    Dont compensate for training

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