Absolutdata Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2020

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2.2
36%
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Absolutdata CEO and Co-Founder Anil Kaul (no image)
Anil Kaul
174 Ratings
Pros
  • "Best Work-life balance which is visible from a number of employees with more than 5 years of experience(in 28 reviews)

  • " no pros (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "They have very few clients therefore not much work to do and hence it improve the work life balance(in 22 reviews)

  • "Senior management don't have the basic etiquettes as to how to talk(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Analyst"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Market Insights Consultant in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Absolutdata for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Work Place, new initiatives, great learning

    Cons

    doest utilize all that the employees have to offer

    Absolutdata2015-08-21
  2. Helpful (8)

    "DON'T JOIN THIS COMPANY"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Absolutdata full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    No Pros. Basically a bad consultancy.

    Cons

    An extremely mismanaged company with no future strategy. No communication of the Engagement Managers and Directors with Clients regarding contract extensions and projects No long term projects. HR is unprofessional and incompetent. They will not follow local policies based on the job location which will affect you in the long run. EDIT: It seems like someone has already written an accurate review of the company. "https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-Absolutdata-RVW20443401.htm" I am writing this after 2 years of the above review and the situation is still the same which means they have no intention to improve. It is advisable to avoid this company. If you want to join an Indian Management Consulting firm there are a lot of good options like Fractal Analytics and Mu-Sigma. Avoid this company.

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    Absolutdata2020-04-23
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Time to Shake Change Founder Leadership"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and lot of time to play, as you have be in office for 9hrs

    Cons

    At Ops we don't really do analytics because there is no one who knows it, They focus on margin but travel business themselves, no respect for people but all affinity towards only key people, and they can never be wrong. They can get awarded for making false promises and then forget as if it was never discussed. They have built an org of YES Mam! and no great analytics

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    Absolutdata2019-12-13
  4. Helpful (11)

    "A very badly managed company"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Absolutdata full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The so call management is clueless about management. So basically you can do anything and they literally won't know.

    Cons

    I can only speak of my experience. So beyond, it's up to you to judge how much you want to accept as the truth. The so call management in this company is clueless about management. In their mind, micro management is management. Rather than really understanding what the clients need and what is truly value added, directors and managers alike would focus on the most petty things. HR is very unprofessional and incompetent. Would set up meetings only to not attend them. In multiple occasions, HR had fire individuals, but would report to local governments that the individual resigned. Creating confusion and chaos when individuals apply for government assistant programs. HR in India does not understand and does not try to understand local laws. Salary may be good for a job, but when you look across the industry, the salary is definitely below average for a comparable job. They will withhold part of your fair pay and call it retention bonus (Yes. They under pay). There is also performance bonuses and sales bonuses, but there are absolutely no benchmarks or milestones on the evaluation. It's entirely subjective and one way. Somehow if you don't sell, that also mean you are not performing 100%, does not matter if you are sales or not, and even when there is a sales bonus which is suppose to be the sales evaluation. They also have the tendency to delay bonuses for over 5 months. Without giving reasons. Likely because there are cash flow issues. Management has no idea what clients want. The only objective is to sell, even when the offering provides little value to the client business. There is no desire to understand what the client needs. Without naming anyone, a high ranking management individual lied to the client in different occasions on business matters. For a time, this individual was actually flagged and was not allow to enter the client's head office in the U.S.

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    Absolutdata2018-05-05

    Absolutdata Response

    May 13, 2018Team - Talent

    Hello! We really appreciate your taking the time to share such a candid and elaborate feedback. These issues seem to be very specific to a particular situation...and while we do not agree a 100% to everything you have mentioned, be rest assured that we will look into the matter and do our best to ensure such instances do not come up in the future. Wish you all the best! Best regards Team Talent

  5. "Manager"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Absolutdata full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work Flexibility and expanded learning scope

    Cons

    Sometimes an employee is stretched

    Absolutdata2017-10-23
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Analyst"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Absolutdata full-time

    Pros

    Company has some good clients through for Mckinsey contacts but that's about it.

    Cons

    Lacks proper mentorship and leadership. No consideration for employee preference for teams. Bad work life balance

    Absolutdata2017-09-07
  7. Helpful (3)

    "The organization is on a plateau and wishes to be there"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Some new age research and analytics to work on - ownership of projects from early on in career - open floor policy and helpful colleagues - opportunities (only if you have the drive to catch and reap them)

    Cons

    - Very lethargic middle management, focuses only on day to day management instead of working towards long term vision - Very little clarity on operational strategy - Tends to work as a project management team rather than solution builders - very little coordination between sales and operation teams (no incentive to build and communicate it)

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    Absolutdata2016-08-23
  8. "General Observation"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Absolutdata full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to execute on most opportunities and to develop propositions for most sectors. They have a can do attitude when it comes to new challenges.

    Cons

    The management team are very well connected at the hip and therefore difficult to get on at the very senior levels unless you have been brought in as a colleague / friend. They do not adhere to their promises when it comes to pay.

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    Absolutdata2015-12-11
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible Middle Management"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Absolutdata full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    CEO is a great speaker and has a great vision Lower management and analyst teams are motivated and collaborative

    Cons

    HR is inconsistent in performance reviews, metrics, and incentive structure. Necessary to be aggressive in order to get support from the company (reimbursement, travel funds, project resources) Sales team can promise the world to clients and then leave the execution to an unprepared team

    Absolutdata2015-09-22
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place, great potential!"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Absolutdata full-time

    Pros

    CEO, Type of work, solid foundation

    Cons

    Leadership under CEO, Work-life balance

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    Absolutdata2014-10-30
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