Svam International Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Java developer

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    Current Employee - Java Developer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get paid while you get the client

    Cons

    Low salary You can't decide in what state you want to work


  2. SVAM is one of the best consulting companies

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Manhasset, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Manhasset, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SVAM is one of the best consulting companies with a high level of integrity and trust. All payments are timely and transparent. H1B and Green card process is good, a lot of follow-up was required with the lawyer who would not like to directly communicate with associate but only with the HR Manager. Marketing team is quite efficient and quick in placing associates. Benefits and insurance is good, 401K match is ok when you compare with other consulting companies.

    Cons

    Marketing Team needs to reduce their commissions and cuts to a reasonable level that is how the company will be able to retain good talent. Marketing Team needs to identify direct clients so that they are able to offer better deal to their consultants it appears that almost every project has a middle vendor. Most clients are in Nassau county being in the Greater NYC area there are hardly any clients in the Financial Sector.

    Advice to Management

    Company has decent office space and should focus on product development. Take care of the interests of your associates over the marketing team.


  3. Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Svam International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They reimburse your visa expenses and they pay salary for the first days of your arrival, before you find a project.

    Cons

    Salaries are the lowest I have seen in the US industry. I made the mistake to join this company back in 2011. When I knew how much the client was paying I formally asked for more and denied with no arguments, I was impressed about the inflexibility. The only solution was finding another company, leaving was the best thing that have happened in my career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Consider seriously to pay decent salaries, try giving better benefits to your employees and more contact with them (different from time sheet tracking) while in a project. I think one of the reasons is the number of middle vendors you use when finding projects. Also offer a carreer growth. Remember that the cheap you buy, the cheap you get.


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    Horrible, worst company ever lacks of ethics

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Great Neck, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Great Neck, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Svam International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They get you the visa both for Indians or Mexicans and get paid since day 1 (only half of the promised)

    Cons

    The sales and RH teams have a notorious lack of education and respect to the employees,do not have clients and/or projects, instead they are seeking for jobs in job portals, at the first opportunity they will cut you off all the benefits if any, they change you to a hour scheme saying that is a raise when it is not because you lose any benefit that you may have, and ultimately they make you sign a kind of promissory note for about 10,000 dollars which you have to pay them if you not stay at least a year with them.

    Advice to Management

    You as a company must to show a little education for your employees if you want to keep them, and supervise the practices that the sales team has to both clients and employees, and most of all you have to consider seriously to send to your HR personnel to a HR course (some of them even with a psychology degree does not show any trace of education).


  6. Horribile

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    Current Employee - Java Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Java Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Sponsored H1B Visa.You got paid from day 1

    Cons

    Company is run by relative.only concerned bout billing no career growth low salary. very difficult to stay in NY.

    Advice to Management

    Consider seriously to pay decent salaries, try giving better benefits to your employees and more contact with them


  7. Average

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good People in the Office

    Cons

    Not so good HR Department


  8. Amazing Work Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Extremely supportive CEO. Very cohesive and helpful office staff. Friendly work environment with great mentorship, enriching projects and strong opportunities for professional growth. Solid pay with excellent perks (such as guest house). The company followed through on all of their promises.

    Cons

    None. No company is perfect, but SVAM was exceptional. I now work for a large Fortune 500 company and I genuinely miss the personalized attention I received while working at SVAM.


  9. Horrible company with zero ethics.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance is ok but for some that too is bad

    Cons

    everything else, pay, hr, work culture, ethics etc.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good to help you get in the door..then leave for better clients and pay

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Marketing is OK, can help you find decent clients.

    Cons

    Cheap tactics, poor management, run by a group of friends who seem to care more about their income than your career

    Advice to Management

    Replace management staff


  11. Consultants

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for consulting, marketing is OK

    Cons

    Bad for stability, cheap management tactics

    Advice to Management

    Change with time



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