I have been working at PurpleTalk full-time (More than 3 years)
Hello. I’m one of the business leaders in digital transformation at PurpleTalk and have more than fifteen years of experience working internationally with startups and some of the best enterprises. Next year I will be completing five years with PurpleTalk. I can confidently state that the last few years have been very rewarding both professionally and personally. The company has given me as much as I have given to it and I have a lot of gratitude in my heart towards my teammates and the leadership.
What I like most about working here is the amount of autonomy that I enjoy, the quality of the team that I collaborate with, the camaraderie and the quality of leadership and the power of the dream we’re chasing.
We’re working hard to create a new category of companies in the Digital Strategy & Innovation space, and under the leadership of our CEO Bharath, we’re scaling new orbits every year. We started off as a mobile app strategy & dev shop, we scaled to product development, and now we are focusing on digital strategy consulting. We have a host of digital platforms and accelerators that we implement for our customers. I personally think, we are really breaking fresh ground on what a technology consulting company should be doing. We walk the talk everyday!
Everyday we come to work, taking on companies that are literally a thousand times our size. We are eating their lunch every day. Name some of the largest, traditional technology consulting companies out there, and we would have probably beat them at one place or the other when it comes to Digital.
The teamwork we have here is amazing. There is a core team of maybe 40+ teammates, midlevel and senior folks. We work together closely like band of brothers and sisters. We gang tackle problems with absolutely no hierarchy. We simply trust each other. This is such a stable team that I don’t think we lose out more than one person every couple of years! I doubt if some of the best run companies in the world can claim that.
Another thing that I’m very proud of is the quality of our work. We haven’t lost a single project in the time I’ve been here, and our customer satisfaction scores are in the high 90s.
Recently I’ve come across an anonymous poster here who has made some very unsavory and false comments on the company and leadership, and that pains me at a personal level. Under the capable leadership of Bharath, the company, has hit every metric whether it be new customer growth, growth in new service lines, leadership hiring, awards and accolades, product innovation, or partnerships.
One of the reasons why the core team here is so stable, is because we’re inspired by the journey we’re taking, the challenges that we’re holding ourselves to and the vision and commitment that our CEO brings to the table. He has fought battles with us from the trenches too. I’ve no doubt in stating that Bharath has been one of the most forward thinking CEOs I’ve had the opportunity to work with, and as much as he’s my leader, he’s also a friend and mentor.
The anonymous poster claims that the CEO has a big ego, and doesn’t like people saying “no" to him. That’s weird because, Bharath is in fact one of the most approachable guys. He is one person who rarely takes offense against anything. Its very easy to confuse ego with assertiveness and a high sense of ownership and initiative. I should have been fired long time back if Bharath had ego issues and wanted to screw folks who would say no to him. The amount of freedom and flexibility Bharath has given me personally to run the mission for my KRAs in the company is actually mind boggling. I think one has to have a very high level of patience, willingness to trust others and an appetite for risk to be able to do this
There are other sad and irresponsible statements that the poster makes. I would love to invite this guy if he’s real, over a cup of coffee to discuss them. I’m not too difficult to identify based on my title. Suffice to say that the bulk of us who have been here for a long time, are extremely proud of the quality of work that we do, we’re very supportive of each other, and we’re extremely confident of our capabilities. Very few companies in our space work can build products that handle millions of daily active users, hundreds of millions of transactions, earned the trust of some of the most iconic hollywood entertainment brands to allow us to develop around their IP, built scores of IoT solutions, and where the clients place so deep a trust in us that they partner with us in building products and going to market together.
Purpletalk is not for everyone, and is a far cry from being perfect. With the focus on clients, innovation and pushing the envelope all the time, some of the people practices suffer. The company is not as much about fun as it would like to be. The expectations from people are very high. If you’re looking at merely going through the motions you will not cut it here, nor find a lot of growth. Purpletalk is not a place to coast. On the other hand, for people who show that they care about making a contribution, there is tremendous growth. Our compensation at the lower levels is not best in class. Maybe because we seem to believe in earning our stripes first.
Advice to Management
The company is doing a lot of great work. However very little word about it is spread in the market. PT needs to put more effort and investments into letting the world know the cool stuff it is up to. There needs to be renewed focus on making this an awesome place to work on all aspects. There needs to be focus trying to get more women leaders into the leadership. We have some rock solid women engineers. It’s a bit of a challenge specific to the industry and not just PT, but PT is expected to trailblaze not just when it comes to executing for clients, but internally people policies too. Let’s continue to build something remarkable, something enduring, something worth writing home about!
I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at PurpleTalk (Hyderabad (India)) in May 2017.
level - difficult.
they asked some data structure questions and some java questions and finally Android.
the interviewer was not able to explain questions correctly.
didn't give any response after review. HR should provide feedback for the interview.
the interviewer asked the following questions:
when black screen comes in between activity.
communication between Android application components.
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