Sonata Software

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Sonata Software Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
130 Reviews
3.3
130 Reviews
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Sonata Software CEO & Managing Director P Srikar Reddy
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, No Politics, Friendly people, Good in process of Hikes and promotions (in 11 reviews)

  • Good Learning, onsite opportunity, good for freshers (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • No growth, Bad pay have a strategic goal than just existing (in 11 reviews)

  • Too much politics, no great growth plans, bad senior management (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Interesting processes

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

    I have been working at Sonata Software as a contractor

    Pros

    Company cares about it's people.

    Cons

    Not a lot of transparency as to what's going on with contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a bench of talented people. Have them train if they're not on a contract.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    About Sonata

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

    I have been working at Sonata Software

    Pros

    Good Place for freshers to start their career. First 3 -4 years will be good. Lot of learning opportunities

    Cons

    The processes to finish the compensation revision and implementation takes longer than normal time compared to other IT companies.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company for freshers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonata Software

    Pros

    1. Training
    2. On-site opportunities
    3. Reasonable salary

    Cons

    Difficult to get into a good project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify good resources and provide on-site opportunities

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  5.  

    A good place to start your career but not a place meant for growth

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

    I worked at Sonata Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good training program for graduates

    Quick induction onto projects and limited bench time

    Smaller teams, bigger responsibilities and plenty of learning opportunities especially for technical resources

    A few good and promising managers that uphold the culture and ethics

    Cons

    Limited # of projects; as a resource you take what you get

    No uniform culture across the company; Appears like the Sr. Management on certain engagements builds their own culture which did show signs of bias

    As an employee, lateral growth is limited. The primary focus is on service, which is good, but seems to be the only one. All round development or grooming to get to the next level are to be self-practiced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote uniform culture among all members of the firm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Small company, and poor mindset

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Sonata Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot more as a fresher, as they do not have a bench, so everyone gets on a project ASAP.

    Cons

    There are very few projects in the pipeline, low salary, employee benefits are not adequate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to grow the company, must think like a global corporation, not like a small company. Do not shy away from change, change is good for the company as a whole.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Best place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Sonata Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open door policy
    Senior Management Team always gives first preference to employees

    Cons

    Nothing so far - I love this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be the same :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Sonata Software full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good exposure, good team, good alliances

    Cons

    has been mid-size for too long.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to get your foot in the door with Microsoft but limited long term opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Sonata Software

    Pros

    Little management oversight.
    Work remotely often.
    Can demand above average compensation.
    Routinely get overpaid.
    Work is not that difficult.
    subsidized medical/dental and 401k match possible.
    Solid and very knowledgeable team backing you up in India.

    Cons

    Little communication or direction given from management on larger project.
    As soon as MS pulls the contract you are out of a job.
    Doesn't seem interested in your long term career grown or building you professionally.
    Get the feeling they are playing games and using consultants/vendors/contracts as pawns in a larger scheme.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be up front with your employees. Tell them what is happening with the project that their paychecks are funded by. Give them a path or options to advance their careers under the same Sonata roof. The new CEO, Sanjay, is doing a good job in correcting the companies course.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sr. Management wake up!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst

    I have been working at Sonata Software

    Pros

    Quiet life and family like atmosphere

    Cons

    No opportunities for career advancement within the company
    The atmosphere is more typical to that of a government company with a chalta hai kind of attitude. It really sucks.
    There is absolutely no investment in external training and certifications to increase the skill levels of people.
    Promotions are dependent on how well you know the seniors and ready to 'mask' them.
    Quality is absolutely hopeless. Nobody cares a damn about process even though it is supposed to be a CMM Level 5 company. It is always compensated by not doing it at all. Quality is a big joke.
    Sarlies- No need to even mention it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please wake up!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Cool company but a few projects on .NET

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

    I have been working at Sonata Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1) Easy to commute
    2) Work and Life can be balanced easily
    3) Hikes are average with the market.
    4) Management is improving the company these days with the best facilities.

    Cons

    1) Few projects on .NET Technology, So changing the technology will be little difficulty.
    2) Employee salary benefits are very few.
    3)Office furniture is Ok.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Bring more projects to Hyderabad location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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