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Updated April 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Place to Work winner 2014 (in 4 reviews)

  • It's been a great experience working with the recruiting and onboarding team (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • There was absolutely no communication regarding job performance (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Took good care of me. Helped me through the hiring process and the interview with the client. I was impressed.

    Cons

    I don't have any thing that i would consider a con. Very good to follow through with hiring process. No complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the processes you have in place.

    Akraya Response

    Aug 8, 2016 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Akraya. We are pleased that you had an excellent experience with the hiring process we have in place. On behalf of Akraya, we look forward ... More


  2. "Data Entry Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Entry Specialist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Data Entry Specialist in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Akraya (More than a year)

    Pros

    I like working from home and they make that possible with flexible schedules. That being said, they leave you isolated with no support from HR or management.

    Cons

    There was absolutely no communication regarding job performance. The first we knew that we we not doing a good job was when the client ended the contract and we were all laid off. Letting us know earlier...like a year or two...would have given us the chance to improve and keep our jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with employees...I never even knew who my boss was.

    Akraya Response

    Nov 21, 2016 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that communication and feedback from the client did not meet your expectation. Akraya was pay-rolling you for this assignment. This was a short-term ... More


  3. "Great company to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Akraya (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am not local to their location, yet I never feel like I am uniformed and unable to perform my duties.

    Cons

    At this point in time I haven't discovered any cons.

    Akraya Response

    Jun 10, 2016 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for your positive review. While working far from a company headquarters usually comes with some challenges (communication, time differences, etc.), we are relieved that you have only had a ... More


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  5. "AR Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Agency to work with

    Cons

    Plenty of opportunities to growth

    Akraya Response

    Apr 29, 2016 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for your positive review. We hope you will also enjoy some of the consultant events we have planned this year as well. Please keep an eye out for email invitations to upcoming events ... More


  6. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior IT Recruiter in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Recruiter in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akraya (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work culture and life balance

    Cons

    No cons to share about Akraya

    Akraya Response

    Feb 16, 2016 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for your positive review of Akraya. We hope that in addition to the culture and work-life balance, you find many more things to love about this Best Place to Work award-winning company ... More


  7. "Great!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akraya (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible environment.

    Liberty to work freely.

    Average benefits for Indians.

    Good House Rent Allowance tax benefit.

    Cons

    Less no. of leaves.

    No major benefits w.r.t vacation or shares.

    Advice to Management

    Kindly provide the same benefits for Bangalore employees as you do for the Americas.

    Akraya Response

    Dec 14, 2015 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for your review and for your nice words about Akraya. In reviewing the benefits between the US and India employees, you would be surprised to learn that in our Santa Clara headquarters the ... More


  8. Helpful (1)

    "best working environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    of all the companies i have worked for in the last decade i find akraya to have the motivating & nurturing environment every recruiter looks for. Ample opportunity to learn and grow. Director of recruitment (both US and India) are accessible for any kind of help 24/7.

    lof of fun times too in form of office picnics, happy hours, bowling and such activities. India ops is very lively from this perspective. company also provides mediclaims are subsidized rates.

    Cons

    HR could look into improving annual Paid Leaves number by a slight margin. although not a dampener, this could boost morale and possibly improve attendance ratios if tied up with leave encashment.

    Advice to Management

    wish you the very best!

    Akraya Response

    Oct 7, 2015 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your insight into the recruitment team. It sounds like you’ve had some excellent encounters with our Directors of Recruitment and you appreciate that our ... More


  9. "Akraya provides end to end Staffing Solutions."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Akraya (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Has top notch clients in Bay Area, CA.

    Cons

    Not able to justify their skills of Staffing.

    Advice to Management

    Please read more of business journals.

    Akraya Response

    Oct 7, 2015 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for your review. We are very proud of our client base and we appreciate your acknowledgement. There are many facets to staffing including, but not limited to: assignment, onboarding ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Akraya is OK - typical contracting company from my experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator/Project Manager I in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator/Project Manager I in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Akraya is ok as far as contracting companies go, not the best or worse. They offer health benefits and try to help ensure timesheets and any other documents are submitted on time. They also have very timely responses for any of your inquiries.

    Cons

    Working at a contracting company can leave you feeling like you are on your own and have to fend for yourself. They don't always know much about the company they're having you work at, but they are the people designated to tell you about the end of your contract, etc. I did not like that Akraya told me the job they were submitting me for was very close to the city I live in, just to find out that they knew very little about what the company i would be working at was actually looking for (my interview was over an hour away from the city i live in but luckily the company was looking for me to work remotely or in the Cambridge office - i guess thats where the confusion around the location came from). At the end of the day you are left feeling pretty much like a cash cow and like you are only contacted when they need something from you.

    Akraya Response

    Jun 12, 2015 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for leaving us a very constructive review. You mentioned help with timesheets, documents and timely response from our team. We’re very proud of our HR team and it’s nice to see the K.I.T ... More


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Run - Don"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was able to provide me with a great contract opportunity

    Cons

    Contract terms were beyond less than favorable. Net 45 upon receipt of invoice which they would only take monthly (thereby extending the payment terms another 3 weeks). Late payment of work without any advanced notice. No proactive communication to contract workers about potential issues. I was not the only 1099 contractor they have played the game of "stop paying the contractor" while continuing to bill and collect money from the client at the contractor's expense.

    Advice to Management

    Outsource your accounting, scale back and fire most of your unnecessary (corporate freeloader) employees and learn how to run a real business. Otherwise you will go belly up before you know it.

    Akraya Response

    Jun 12, 2015 – Director, Human Resources

    First, allow us to apologize for any delay in payments beyond the payment terms. I’m sorry that your Net 45 contract terms have been a subject of dissatisfaction for you. Your feedback is valuable ... More



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