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    Great People, Great Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Consultant in Columbus, OH

    Pros

    Rolta does a great job of hiring strong talent that fits into the company culture well. They offer lots of opportunities for personal growth. When you are placed on a project, you are always pushed to grow but you are never far removed from people who are willing to help.

    Cons

    Sometimes, dealing with the back office support staff can be a challenge. There is also a significant amount of travel associated with this job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not worth it

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter  in  Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Lombard, IL

    Pros

    I got to meet a lot of great people

    Cons

    I had an eagle eye for a boss who was on a power trip, watched every move you made and was always hanging over your shoulder watching how many calls you made each day and to me thats unacceptable. I need my space and can't work in those types of conditions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employee's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of vision - opportunistic (not deliberate) business development

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Managing Consultant  in  Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Managing Consultant in Lombard, IL

    Pros

    There are still some really talented people.

    Cons

    If you are not one of the "cool kids" (the IN clique) you will never get anywhere in the company.
    In general, consultants don't get promoted, managers do - there are LOTS of layers of management in this small to mid-sized company
    The company is bleeding good talent faster than they can attract good talent
    It is very telling that when people leave, even after 10 or more years of service, they are not thanked nor acknowledged publicly. The departure is kept hush-hush - but everyone eventually finds out anyway.
    Management emphasis is on sales with little regard for quality or consistency of delivery - this may be a result of the Indian ownership. The business goals seem to be set capriciously.
    This model is not sustainable - they will be out of business within 2-5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A consulting company is only as good as the consultants - treat them with respect, help them develop professionally (teach them and learn from them), promote them for good work, pay them fairly.
    Figure out how to identify good practices from one project and apply them to other projects lead by different consultants - this is called institutionalizing the factors that lead to success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor integration of acquired companies

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL

    Pros

    Worldwide capabilities and good technologists. Great resources are potentially available through Rolta. Rich N. is an inspirational speaker and has a great track record of surviving many of the bumps in the road.

    Cons

    Good ole boy network. If you were a long time employee you were protected, unless you were very senior in the acquired company, your chances to succeed were nil. Lots of biz dev folks who weren't delivering but were still on the payroll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never, ever abandon one of your marines. Reward production and don't count senior pay grades as an indicator of competence. If you have to RIF employees, at least be honest and RIF senior management who doesn't produce too.

    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid this place.

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    Current Employee - Management Consultant  in  Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Lombard, IL

    Pros

    Some of the people are technically sharp. Unfortunately they tend to be buried under the ranks of the bloated senior management and VPs. The best people to work with are the senior consultants and below. They are usually sharp, willing to pitch in, and haven't seen as much of the political B.S. and complete lack of vision that senior management has.

    Some name brand I suppose, only in the deeply technical world or Oracle geekdom.

    Cons

    Piocon Technologies was recently bought out by TUSC, which is now called Rolta TUSC (Since Rolta bought TUSC as well). All indications are that the exact same thing happens now at Piocon, hence an acquisition (they act just like us, let's buy them). People shamelessly and needlessly promoted to Vice President level over there for nothing, massive payments for no good reason, and Associate Partners coming out of the walls that don't really provide leadership - this is definitelty the case at TUSC and the other bought-out affiliates. Solutions that are marketing revolutionary results but with no real innovation. Just tying together un-inventive solutions. This is the Titanic, it looks big, but the majority of it is under water and sinking.

    Politics at it's best at Rolta-Tusc, Piocon and WH. Trust is something that is usually earned. Here and at all of the affiliate companies (Piocon, Rolta, Whittmann Hart) it is abused. The hardest workers are abused and used. However they are abused with a smile, cruel tact, and cut-throat savvy that make you wonder how they got so good at being so bad! If you truly care about your career, avoid this place and it's affiliates. You'll only further the top paychecks that didn't deserve top posts to start with.

    Need further proof? Email a bunch of people you find on LinkedIn that used to work at TUSC, Piocon, or WH, and you will get the real story.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're not IBM or Accenture, you never will be. Not even close.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away if you are an over-achiever and can bring in business - you won't be properly compensated.

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    Former Employee - Associate Partner  in  Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Partner in Lombard, IL

    Pros

    People, Brand name, support architecture built by past employees.

    Cons

    Compensation, Weak Executive Management, Poor Business Direction, Bad decision-making in leadership postions. Owners speak poorly of every person that has ever left the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees fairly irrespective of how you are being treated. Stay positive even when things are not going well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lies and Liars

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    there are none. Take a job here only as a last resort and keep looking the entire time you are there.

    Cons

    Rolta is run by fired or underachieving CSC executives. The company represents itself as a $400 Million business but it only did $56m in the US in 2012. It has a very small ERP team with limited resources in EBS (30 resources), EPM team of 20 people and no BI staff worth using. It tries to compete with the PwC,Deloitte, IBM etc but it is at best a 3rd Tier provider. People are leaving in bunches. Turnover is 40%

    Most large clients recognize this by the lack of professionalism in the executive ranks and certainly once they ask for references or financial information it is no brainer to run like hell. Many prospects have wasted time with Rolta only to figure out they are too small to give multi-million dollar engagements. Other clients have rolled the dice to kickout Rolta after the first phase of the project to bring in a tier 1 player to clean up the mess.

    This is a stereotypically Indian financed company and has little to no regard for the employees or their clients.
    The way Rolta treats its employees is immoral and boardliine unethicial. This is evident by the number of large project loses and lack of second phase work with current clients.

    Here is a funny story. Rolta is owned by an India GIS and Defense company but has no offshore capabilities to deliver application development and management support to the US market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the VP of Consulting Sales, every EVP and any other incompetent leader and sell the business for whatever you can get for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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