Serene Corporation Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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  1. Solid consulting company with a good reputation

    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Serene Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start your career. Lots of interesting work with customers in a wide range of industries. Lots of travel opportunities. Remote work for developers. Good pay for the industry.

    Cons

    Lots of travel. Limited growth within the company.


  2. Good company with Talented people but no proper head to steer the boat

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Serene Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Amazing work-life balance. Strong Ethics. Very nimble organization and make decisions on the fly.

    Cons

    Constant mis-direction from the four different partners. No common goal. Each partner has his own agenda.

    Advice to Management

    United front !


  3. Decent Org

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Serene Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good experience, lots of exposure to CRM technologies, good people

    Cons

    small company mindset, need to stay billable, pressure to do anything to satisfy the client

    Advice to Management

    take care of the employees


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  5. Smart Company, Smart People - 4 years and still love it.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Serene Corporation full-time

    Pros

    If you have a passion to succeed and want the right opportunities. This is the company for you. People who are actually hard working even though technically not solid will never complain about the company because Serene gives ample opportunity to apply and gain knowledge. Serene hires only the best in the industry so you get to learn from them, share with them. This is something you will never get in any other organization. One always gets appreciation and respect when you do good work. As Serene strives for quality, one person might have to do a job for a 20 member team and that makes it challenging and interesting but trust me, your hard work does get recognition. People who can't perform at that level will always complain, be it Serene or XYZ.

    Cons

    Rapid changes sometimes result in instability.

    Advice to Management

    You guys work really hard and it shows. People have put in a lot of faith in you. Cheers !


  6. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Serene Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge work in application implementations Fast paced and great people Flexible environment

    Cons

    Can get too fast paced at times. If you are not entrepreneurial and can handle your stuff by yourself, not the company for you

    Advice to Management

    New changes are great. Execution is key


  7. Average Company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Serene Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, sometimes above market rate depending on the skill set one has Management approachable, at least in my case Flexible in terms of work location/work hours - if you are on a project and get your work done, you wont have to worry

    Cons

    The company although has been in existence for a while but there doesn't seem to be any real growth, seems to be doing just about okay. No long term goals/plans for growth, even if there is one doesn't see its execution Lot of friction in the management team Like every small firm, there isn't a lot of scope for professional growth, one can learn technical/functional stuff from his/project experience but no long term career growth road map.


  8. Helpful (3)

    If you like a company that lies through teeth ...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Decline to Reveal Definitely Not Low Level Title in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Decline to Reveal Definitely Not Low Level Title in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Serene Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are on technical side and willing to trade your sleep, happiness, family life for decent exposure to new technologies, this company is for you.

    Cons

    Where do I start? Right from Marketing to Pre-sales to All levels of management are professional liers. So much so. You go on their web site right now and see if you see Paresh Kapadia listed under management team..He is the Co-CEO of the company besides Ajit Kumbhare (His visiting card says so as well). This omission is deliberate, As he goes around posing as a different person during pre-sales and marketing pitches under different pseudonyms. And BTW in my PROs I wrote this company gives you decent exposure to new technologies. What I meant was, they win projects claiming they are the experts in certain technologies and produce inaccurate testimonies. And once they win the projects they toss who ever is availabel into the project and from there on its sink or swim for that individual. If he fails while trying.. the failure will be held against that poor individual. These guys have been taken to court multiple times by their customers for misrepresentation.

    Advice to Management

    Now that you have achieved the critical mass a company needs to sustain, Please reinvest in people and seriously overhaul your management practices. Some degree of deceit in business is OK and can be attributed to circumstances and competition, but making it THE way to conduct business will not pave your way to success.


  9. Super smart and fast paced environment with some growing pains

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CRM Senior Consultant in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - CRM Senior Consultant in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Serene Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company has turned a corner with the partners at top really made a lot of strides in the time I was there. Great focus on customer sucess, smart people, good salaries, you can go from CRM to MDM and back

    Cons

    Typical growing pains, need to perform everyday!

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Org Hierarchy and employee feedback more than you do!


  10. Helpful (3)

    Good place for some one in the beginning of career. People at Serene know how to squeeze work.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very competitive environment. Every one at Serene "Earns" bread. No idle mouths.

    Cons

    They under bid every opportunity and seem to be in a hurry to get projects at all cost, setting unrealistic goals to employees at times.

    Advice to Management

    Nice marketing and technical team.


  11. Complete No for Java folks

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are no Pros about this company apart from work from home facility.

    Cons

    Only integration related works they have where you have to build interfaces between two Sales related systems. They make you work whole day and whole night like donkeys and won't recognize your efforts or pay you for that. There are couple of senior folks present in the company with around 10 yrs of exp from some small organizations and they follow no processes and treat the juniors as their servants.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure resources are not used unwillingly by the seniors to serve their selfish purpose.



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