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Wipro Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
4,640 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lot of onsite opportunities after a certain experience, good work environment (in 251 reviews)

  • Good work culture, good opportunities to work on new business domain (in 245 reviews)


Cons
  • Wonderful Work-Life Balance culture with very friendly employee benefit program (in 203 reviews)

  • Very less compensation, No work life balance, Promotions take a very long time (in 62 reviews)

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  1.  

    Miss alignment of expectations and no responsibility to perform task optimally

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Wipro full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    remuneration is aligned or slightly above market rate

    Cons

    - Poor management
    - Very bureaucratic
    - Hierarchical
    - Indian centric
    - lack of demonstrable capability
    - no work life balance. if you invest heavily in your people treat them as assets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - If you hire high calibre experienced personnel allow them more free reign and empower them and be supportive, "Rome was not built in a day"
    - Listen to your people and put in place actions to address their concerns
    - Focus on core competency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company for early career professionals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager

    I worked at Wipro full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Variety of projects across multiple industry verticals

    Cons

    Can be quite bereaucratic at middle management levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't underpay the best guys out of the company in the pursuit of short-term results

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    overall experience is good

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

    I worked at Wipro full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good training, workspace facility, transportation, career opportunity

    Cons

    Annual appraisal, UCF, free pool, diversification

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A company to NOT WORK FOR. The biggest mistake I ever did was to accept an offer from them.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Wipro full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Even if I try hard I cannot find any pros for this company.

    Cons

    People management is poor, the career progression it is not based on your skills and experience but on the area you're coming from.
    They want to hire non indian professional but in the meetings they all speak they own language.
    They also have a poor sales team, poor project management and an attitude to make calls not to fix issues but only to annoy the reporter (is this a strategy to avoid issues?)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to to some actual work. Management is not only pushing people to work harder but to motivate and inspire.
    If you want to work globally you must understand that there are different cultures an not only the Wipro way (that is a dead end).
    I will remove this company from my CV.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good people, horrible bureaucracy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Analytics Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Analytics Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Wipro full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are generally good both professionally and as human beings. There is the usual politics but generally no nastiness. Huge Indian placid and pacifist cultural influence. Being not an offshore employee, allows me to have great freedom. There is no micro management from my boss. Very flat org if you are not in the delivery organisation.

    Cons

    Really horrible bureaucracy. A company ran as civil service, everything has a process and a procedure. Some of the treatment of our offshore colleagues is terrible. Very little lateral thinking ensue from such a culture. Investing in the business is next to impossible without the support of some sales team who generally are clueless. The matrix org is a nightmare and teams compete against each other. Some prefer teaming up with external partners to working internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your high horses, fix the bureaucracy and make the company leaner. Spin off businesses that do not fit the low cost model and are content driven into stand alone lean long term ventures (e.g. analytics).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    great benefits and worklife balance but work is stock standard of any other systems implementation consulting company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business and Transformation Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business and Transformation Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Wipro full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great benefits, genuinly decent people (none of the arrogance you get from some big consulting firms), for a consulting company, they really emphasise on having a worklife balance and ensuring you are being looked after.

    Cons

    work isn't varied, quite generic of any other Change Practice. Senior management attempt to support you however they really don't have time for it and i believe, the experience. It's a very young management team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Working onsite in the UK

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Wipro full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work environment if you are lucky to have good managers, for which I have been fortunate enough.
    The UK offer letter is a strange one, where you are recorded as an offshore employee sent onsite but issued with a local offer letter.

    Cons

    Policies are not employee friendly, onsite pay is very low for those sent on secondment abroad. Travel expenses provided are not enough for good sustenance in a foreign location.
    There is no work life balance this again depends on your reporting manager and the client that you get to work for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company with great potential but missing it due to verticals senior managements lack of experience and vision

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Wipro full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some good skilled people, reasonable pay

    Cons

    Lack of experience of key vertical European heads, culture and values - good tag line but shame they don't follow through on honesty and integrity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in true experience and knowledge of the vertical - too much of friends recruiting friends rather than bringing in knowledge and experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was good some years back and it is worse recently

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at Wipro full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wipro was good place to work back in 2003. I suggested to join to people.

    Cons

    Now a days it is all day to day billing. Hardly cares about employee satisfaction and benefits. People make policies and exceptions are given to whoever asks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have long term vision about employee satisfaction and benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Beauty is only Skin Deep

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Wipro full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent capability of disguising little capability for high capability.

    Cons

    Disorganized. Archaic and antiquated processes. Bureaucratic to the point of impeding operations. Poor leadership. Capabilities are superficial and only a facade. Tenets on the company business card are only for show and are not practiced in the company. Integrity is a buzzword but not actually practiced. Indian-heavy/centric management with a bias to promoting Indians. The saying in the company is, "In the end, it will be all right. If it is not all right, then it isn't the end." Pretty much sums it up. Poor delivery, poor quality, missed timelines, blame culture. No accountability of senior leaders. Senior leaders tend to stay in India to include the Senior Delivery Heads. Little presence on-site where support is needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch with what is actually happening in the company. Stop living in ivory towers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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