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UST Global Reviews in Bangalore, India

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
324 Reviews

2.7
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Moderate work life balance, more dependent on the kind of project manager you have (in 23 reviews)

  • I like the work culture of UST Global and it is a very comfortable place to work (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • very bad dress code policy mon to frd you have to wear tie (in 12 reviews)

  • Work life balance is a challenge (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not a better option

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

    Pros

    Flexible timing, work-life balance, good culture, lot of activities other than work, some have better opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Compensation not up to standard, lot of partiality, no job security

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

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

    Pros

    You have to wear a Tie compulsorily, even if you don't work, that is also fine.

    Cons

    Due to Management Problems they lost 5-6 big projects, because of that they forcefully resigned 2000 Employees throughout India in this Financial Year. They have very few long term projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

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

    Pros

    Good Managers
    Feels Home
    Fish and Masala in Kerala

    Cons

    Just a Village Feeling
    People with no road sense
    Senseless folks at all levels at all departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Job, Just take some project management training

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of potential, but bogged down by conflicting priorities, unclear strategy and confused leadership

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

    Pros

    If you are un-ambitious Malayalee, Trivandrum is a great location. Laid back, work when you can, flexible, 'no fire' policies. Esp. good for family oriented career women, from Trivandrum.

    Cons

    Conflicting priorities, revenue focused, not very employee friendly in locations other than Trivandrum. Weird processes and policies. Unclear business strategy, no transparency in several critical areas e.g. variable pay, financials.

    Very dependent on relationships, all processes will require approvals in the respective tools, followed by email approvals and need several follow up calls and emails to get even simple things accomplished. Cramped and frequently unergonomic working conditions, offices are over crowded, basic infrastructure - desktops etc., are minimal. Restrictive, narrow minded policies - no relationship to the core values of the company - Humanity, Integrity and Humility. Excellence is not even part of the credo here.

    If you are a software engineer, steer clear - there is very little real engineering here. Peer learning is completely absent. Great for mediocre developers and testers. Management depth is not adequate for a company of this size. Very little thought leadership. Focused on delivery, not product quality, or real innovation.

    About 40% of the company can be fired esp. from several overlapping support functions, with zero impact to functioning. Old timers laze and do rubber stamping for weird processes, do nonsensical stuff that does not add value to the employee, the management or the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - get your act together, the company has potential - you will lose the potential if you continue on the current strategy
    - improve communications, increase transparency
    - get out of the borewell, that is Trivandrum, think beyond Trivandrum - the frog in the well mentality will not do in this globalized world. Having sweatshops around the world is not equal to 'global'
    - think of diversity seriously - diversity is beyond just employing women - true diversity means allowing for dissent and debate as well
    - fire 100% of the bottom performers - get new blood and get off the incestual relationship with the sourcing/staffing team
    - invest in the right assets, people and focus on the customer - the revenue and profits will follow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hire and Fire policy. Few projects with the company, more sort of an HR consultancy..

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

    Pros

    Good initial salary if bargained properly. No swipe in and swipe out timings check....

    Cons

    No job security at all. Not a place for married and settled people, if project is gone then high probability of getting fired. No coordination between HR recruitment team and people on talent pool (bench). There would be people on bench but they still HR would recruit from outside even though the skills match. Then the talent pool people would be fired. Firing is very normal. HR would call and say that's their policy and put people on notice period. UST global is more like a consultancy than a company, because most of their projects are client side based. So people need to work in the client offfice which will be in Bangalore, Pune or some other city.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very bad experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Analyst  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    flexible work timing, no swipe record check , good for junior level

    Cons

    This is completely hire and fire company, management is not good, they do not know how to utilize resources, they do not have much project . once you are in talent pool (bench) for 2 month they will fire you.
    very bad dress code policy mon to frd you have to wear tie..:(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not hire the people until unless you have projects. Also thing about the employee. Need to think some policy.........

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Most disappointing

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

    Pros

    no best reasons at all

    Cons

    compensation is very low
    Appraisal process is not transparent
    Senior management doesn't care what employees are going through, they will appear at times of work & vanish when employee has concerns interms of compensation, role, designation. Its not my personal experience, many of my project mates feel the same.
    HR is for name sake, admin team works like a Govt entity and they take ages to solve employee query

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strengthen HR & admin team to make sure they address employees query in time.
    Compensation is major thing to correct it
    Employees motivation programs has to be conducted

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I have worked at UST Global offshore center in Trivandrum and the experience was not great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Manager in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    If you are from Southern part of India , it would make sense to work over here . Incase you belong to the Northern part of India, please think before working in this organization because survival can be a real big concern. The organization boasts of big results but nothing of that is true in reality. The worst part is the quality of manpower working in this organization that makes absolute no peer-learning.

    Cons

    Poor office culture, No peer learning, lot of inter company politics, no processes followed,very poor infrastructure , un-supportive managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working as System Analyst

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

    Pros

    Lots of Cultural and curricular activities...
    -But they failed to maintain standard. because of horizontal increase rather than vertical emphasis on each event.Have some of the good projects to work.
    -Do some good charity/csr actvity.

    Cons

    Worst diploymacy happens at top level.
    -Since a kerala born organisation they have a communist mindset altogether of imposing poilicies on you.
    - very less no of leaves /per year.
    - No transport service due to budget.
    - always talks of revenue shortages
    - cannot drink tea inside the office, only place is cafeteria. That to its veryy small size wher at at time only 20-30 people can stand and drink tea for floor of 300-400 associates.
    So during tea time it becomes a fish market.
    - Mallu's are given best preferences. Whatever happens they compare with trivendrum office.
    -Higher management think themselves as talented. Worst talents are being hired, most of them are without interview being taken so as the result they find.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best is involve more than 50-100 employees in each year amendment advices, I would say you would rarely see employees going out after that. because smae thing if you do differently for people's benefit it always be a preferred solution everywhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company

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

    Pros

    - Very helpful to learn new things
    - Employee Friendly
    - Flexible timings
    - Supportive

    Cons

    - Appraisal process is weak

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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