UST Global Reviews in Bangalore, India

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
348 Reviews
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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.  

    Exp at UST

    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at UST Global full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly Culture, No timing constraints

    Cons

    No Growth, less hike, not much to learn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

  2.  

    Good for laterals, depends project to project
    Awesome hike offer if, requirement is there.
    resource managmnt is bad

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

    I have been working at UST Global full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work balance
    flexibility (No swipe in out thing)
    can talk to senior management without any hesitation
    Special travel leaves (3 days) for people whose native is >1500kms

    Cons

    very frequent policy changes. no body know wht is the policy.
    Focus on retention ( only keralites stay back due to location- kochi/Trivandrum)
    no hike on promotion
    high variable only paid in march ( if you resign mid year , no payout at all)
    Tie n strict formals.
    HR will ask to resign if no project 90 and above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    given many suggestions in my 3 yrs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Test Analyst

    • 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)

    I have been working at UST Global full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good for fresher/Inexperienced people.
    High in values.
    Great training facilities,will help you in cross learning.
    Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Poor middle management:
    Middle Management has very un-realistic plans; they rely on most inefficient employees.
    Middle Management should really learn to recognize and appreciate right people.
    They always try to run the projects from Trivandrum and they have regional feeling.
    Dress code:
    Every employee has to wear formals with tie all 5 days; they are even specific about dress code. Shirt: Light Color (no checks and stripes), Pant: Dark color, Socks: Dark color.
    Compensation: Appraisal happens in the month of Jan and Hike effects from September(8 Months)
    Very low PF max Rs.900/-.
    No Work from option/Laptop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic,please forget Dress code,regional feeling and .
    Please visit mouthshut.com for detailed reviews.
    You have great values please follow them.
    You lost many projects just because there are many inefficient people in crucial places.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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)

    I have been working at UST Global full-time for less than a year

    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
  6. 7 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)

    I have been working at UST Global full-time for less than a year

    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
  7. 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)

    I have been working at UST Global full-time for more than a year

    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

  8. 3 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)

    I have been working at UST Global full-time for less than a year

    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
  9. 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)

    I have been working at UST Global full-time for more than a year

    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
  10.  

    Very bad experience

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

    I have been working at UST Global full-time for less than a year

    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
  11.  

    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)

    I have been working at UST Global full-time for more than 3 years

    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

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