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ANSR Source India Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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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)

  • Challenging and exciting work environment (in 12 reviews)

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

  • Poor guideline dissemination due to carelessness of middle management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  2. "Technical Writer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  3. "Great facilities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


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  5. Helpful (4)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "A company that is still in the process of figuring out its identity"

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

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

    Pros

    It's a growing company. So, there are a lot of opportunities for people willing to invest their time here.

    Cons

    Downright insulting incentive system. If you do a months job in three weeks without any errors you get 5000. If you don't do that, you get 1,500. That's right. You need to put in an extra weeks effort just to get 3500. Who cares? The company should make incentives a percentage of one's salary to make it in any way meaningful.
    Lazy reward system: the employee who was the most visible in the most profitable project of the quarter/year is reward. No effort is taken to find out who made the most meaningful contribution or who had the most positive impact on the team. You can perform poorly on a profitable project and be rewarded, but even if you perform exceptionally in a project that's not very profitable, you won't even get a pat on the back.

    Advice to Management

    Rework the incentive/reward system. Rewarding people poorly or incorrectly is worse than no rewards at all.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Please improve!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company Gone Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  9. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at ANSR Source full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good place to work and grow. Easy to approach managers. Friendly and understanding peers. Good HR Team. A growing company where you can grow along with the Company. I have too many Pros to share. Overall, best place to work

    Cons

    I don't have anything Cons for this Company


  10. "A good place to intern at."

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, the office dog, you get to learn about corporate behaviour, slight learning curve.

    Cons

    Rigid, unrealistic work timings, ineffective and an inefficient HR department, below average pay, terrible quality food served, curbs creativity, monotonous in nature.

    Advice to Management

    Please restructure the HR department and work timings.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of direction, attention, and low compensation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lunch is available (not monitored properly)
    - Friendly colleagues
    - Jamie (the dog!)
    - Overall structure has been cemented well

    Cons

    - The HR does not respond to you and often tell that they are busy (just one person)
    - No transportation facilities/insufficient reimbursement
    - Lack of attention toward appraisals
    - Zero growth
    - Compensation is horrible, never reviewed, and new folks get more than old folks
    - Micro management to a level that gets annoying
    - No efforts from the MD or CEO to improve or make their presence felt
    - As long as you put in 9 hours, they assume you are good enough
    - Forced check in and check out time, compulsory 9 hours even if you have completed your work

    Advice to Management

    Please ensure that the HR is more responsive and a little less slack
    Ensure that salaries are increased regularly
    AVOID tracking your employees by the second


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