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ANSR Source Bangalore Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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Bangalore, India Area (India)

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Rajiv Narayana
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance, the company never expects you to work extra hours or on weekends if you finish your finish your work on time (in 8 reviews)

  • Work environment is pretty chilled out (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • The HR team needs to keep an eye the way they brand themselves (in 6 reviews)

  • The current MD is too money oriented (he doesn't care about employees), and the attrition rate is too high (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good environment, too many restrictions"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Author in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Academic Author in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ANSR Source full-time

    Pros

    The managers are great
    Work environment is pretty chilled out
    Free lunch
    Amazing yearly parties at posh resorts

    Cons

    HR is terrible
    Leave policies are getting stringent and hence attrition rate is increasing
    Too many rules with timings
    Appraisal hikes are less

    Advice to Management

    If people have leaves, please let them use it (within reasonable constraints, ofcourse)
    Increase your yearly appraisal hike


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Only good for a fresher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ANSR Source full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome colleagues! Friendly managers
    Good library and board games
    Good tea/coffee facility

    Cons

    Too many restrictions: leaves are not granted due to silly reasons
    Only seniority is your way up for promotion, diligence and hard work do not pay
    Company expects you to stay back to cover your time
    Appraisal percentage is very low-almost bad as govt. offices; no respect shown towards hardworking people
    Claustrophobic environment, not good for morale even if you are a positive person

    Advice to Management

    Please avoid being harsh about leaves-what's the point of unplanned leaves if we are questioned about it?
    Increase appraisal hikes, no point hiring new people at the top if the main workforce is dissatisfied


  3. "Great place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Author in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Trainee Author in Bengaluru (India)
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ANSR Source full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good working environment, good spacious desks, supportive higher authority. One more thing is that lunch is provided. :)

    Cons

    No Cons found till now.


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  5. "Technical Writer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging and exciting work environment

    Cons

    Bossy managers, Require more exposure to methodology of work

    Advice to Management

    Kinddly work faster with the procedures in the company.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "PM Training - Just Hilarious"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Author in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Author in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ANSR Source full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free Food (even though it tastes horrible)
    Having Jamie around (such a relief)
    Org restructuring every year (doesn't make any sense)
    Work timings - Flexibility (Oops, that got revoked with the new restructuring in place. Well, there's nothing more to add here)

    Cons

    - The worst training i have ever attended. Giving examples of dogs & cows crossing roads, during training and laughing about it. Just insane. I am still not able to understand as to how someone who is so under-qualified take PM sessions.
    If someone is not qualified, please do not waste our time. We anyways are piled-up with enough work, and we are NOT INTERESTED in attending such pathetic sessions conducted by some immature trainers.

    Advice to Management

    Please Hire some genuine candidates, and release such pathetic middle management people. It just sickens our very existence at ansrsource.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "A company with the potential to do great things, run and operated by inept individuals"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Author in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Academic Author in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good language and skill trainers.
    Free food. Terrible, but free. It's only a pro because it helps us save time and money.

    Cons

    Management consists of a bunch of egoistic fools, supervised by a bunch of even bigger morons, overlooked by an idiot.
    Excessive politics and opportunism, fueled by an uncharismatic workforce and immature management.
    Young labor pool that quickly shows its immaturity and unpreparedness to be in a professional work environment.
    You get to meet some really genuine people, most of whom either leave or are never unfortunately in positions of authority because they refuse to suck-up to their incompetent superiors.

    Advice to Management

    What started as an open-cultured startup is now run along the lines of a domestic BPO, attracting pseudointellectuals, and other charlatans. Overhaul your management, before those morons run the organization into the ground. This includes everyone from the penny pinchers in HR and administration, to the imbeciles in management.
    Pay special attention to your HR team, the worst lot I've even encountered, who instead of being the backbone of your organization continuously prove to be it's weakest link. The senior managers are completely apathetic and keep questioning employees as to why they're working aboard a sinking ship. I recommend you look into hiring people who are interested in behaving like professional HR personnel rather than indulging in realpolitik and gossip.
    Also pay attention to some of your sappy middle managers, who are more interested in having their egos stroked than actually executing their duties.


  8. "Great facilities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ANSR Source full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Employee-friendly policies and facilities; intensive training

    Cons

    Less flexibility of log in and log out time


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Used to be a startup, now it is a typical MNC"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Author in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Academic Author in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ANSR Source full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You are surrounded by people who know how to express themselves. The content writers and QAs get the job done.

    Cons

    Management is inexperienced and rigid. They don't know how to appreciate good work and retain the best employees. Everyone who is talented has quit.

    Advice to Management

    Please go back to how it was in 2013. The company makes enough money to treat the employees well and such a shoddy environment will not attract talent like it used to.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Please improve!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Editor in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ANSR Source full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A well-intentioned upper management, employee-friendly policies in place, training modules, free lunch.

    Cons

    Treating employees like cattle, enforcing 9-hour workday rules with fixed entry and exit office timings!
    Impractical and demoralising incentive system,
    Unresponsive HR,
    Teams have utterly bad project leads who botch up the assignments and deadlines. They are extremely uncommunicative and unapproachable.

    Advice to Management

    Please do pay closer attention to daily internal workings of the company.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Good Company Gone Bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Editor in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ANSR Source full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. The process about how things are done (as compared to start ups or little outlets) is extremely meticulous and maintained.

    2. The learning and development team is excellent. The training program is really helpful and you are given time to adapt to the environment. The changes suggested are considered and effectively demonstrated. The response to feedback is warm and encouraging.

    3. Work-life balance is easy. Most days you will, if you are smart enough, complete your work.

    4. A well maintained library.

    5. Jamie, the building dog.

    6. Safe working environment.

    7. Fair treatment of most employees without any overt harassment

    8. The QA team is a good addition (they conduct spot checks for every project).

    Cons

    1. The incentive system is demeaning. You are expected to work for two people in order to earn an extra your incentives.

    2. Continuous monitoring by tracking your clock in time and clockout time (which wasn't there earlier and the company ran just fine) and harsh rules regarding this that was implemented without any employee consideration. What made this company stand out was the lack of rigid timings and second-by-second surveillance (though informal, most people accounted their work hours), now there seems to be a sadistic streak in ensuring that your salary/leaves are deducted if you are late or leave a second too early (9 hours). Is this honestly necessary? While stretching work across the day for 8 hours itself isn't worthwhile, now you need to put up with watchdog behaviour.

    3. The food served during lunch (which is free) is unhygienic and unhealthy (most days). Somehow, most people, including the HR are ignoring this. Choose better people, employ own staff, curb unsanitary and unwholesome practices or simply choose sodexo coupons.

    4. The HR fails to respond to anything - Grievances, administrative work, general updates, and the atmosphere that is lingering in the company. The excuse given is that they are busy. How hard is it for the HR to hire people? It's their job in the first place. The available ones aren't easy to approach as they ho-hum their duties!

    5. Supposed fun activities are to be held during work hours but this does not mean you cannot work for that hour or two, instead they make you stay late and complete it. There's no joy in watching someone bake when you are going to penalized anyway. The annual event was compulsory and not wishing to attend a forced invitation meant you had to either work or take a leave.

    6. Salary structure isn't great as most people who are more deserving are paid on par with new employees simply because it's a new fiscal year. Make it a point to retain the folks who have chosen to stay by paying them.

    7. The HR team needs to keep an eye the way they brand themselves. When advertising for positions across portals or platforms, the spiel is grammatically wrong. This is a content management company and if the HR cannot adequately conduct themselves to potential employers, it's hard to say what image of the company lurks around.

    8. It's easy to blame the HR for everything, though. However, nobody important is doing anything (visibly at least) to make the situation better.

    9. The appraisals are touted to be conducted every december. It's february and nobody knows what is happening.

    Advice to Management

    READ the cons. Focus on the HR department as most of the incompetency arises from there and pay attention to employee satisfaction instead of running over individuals.


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