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  • poor work life balance as work is hectic (in 8 reviews)

  • most clients overseas, so odd working hours (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to learn"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equity Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Equity Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amba Research (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of learning, very good training on financial modeling and analysis

    Cons

    no work life balance. expensive locality in terms of food.


  2. "Not a Great Place to Work, Especially if you're just starting your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amba Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and compensation (benefits) is very fair. People are great to work with and office location is central and convenient.

    Cons

    No professional development plans for employees, poor senior management communication, lack of company direction/strategy, incompetent product managers and senior managers. Poor communication from management to employees and lack of company org structure and individual accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Hold managers accountable! Have more transparency with employees - communicate, communicate, communicate. Motivate the employees that are ambitious and desire to outperform. Work on employee retention and better people-servicing (HR function). Company is very defragmented and also lacks culture and a unified mission.

  3. "Nice for an entry level job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amba Research full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment, knowledge driven workforce

    Cons

    Stagnation towards the middle of the heirarchy

    Advice to Management

    revert back to knowledge based research


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Vice President in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Vice President in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amba Research (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Equal opportunities
    Learning
    Compensation
    Work life balance

    Cons

    No cons if you are ready to learn and grow

    Advice to Management

    no advice


  5. "Excellent work culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colombo (Sri Lanka)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colombo (Sri Lanka)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amba Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flat organization structure
    Excellent compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Working hours can get extended sometimes


  6. "Good company for initial entry"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Bengaluru (India)

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

    Pros

    Some teams do really good work

    Cons

    No Work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    There is constant pressure on the employees and it not the good kind of pressure


  7. "Worst place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Amba Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    one of the very few financial KPO in Bangalore . I seen no Pros in the company.

    Cons

    Extremly poor work environment with long working hours. ( AC is switched off at specified time even if lot of people are working, this remains switched off even on weekends when unfortunate employees come to work). Depending on the project employees are expected to work for 15 16 hours every day.
    Top heavy company with useless managers with no skillset handling a team of only 4 -5 people.
    Erradic appraisal system, ur growth is not dependent on performance but managers whimps.
    Management is only concerned with the profitability of project, they are least bothered about the employee.

    Advice to Management

    employees are human beings and should be treated like one.

  8. "Least employee oriented company"

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    Former Employee - SAVP in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - SAVP in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Was a good company before acquisition by Moodys.

    Cons

    Has become least employee oriented company in the last three years.
    Cheats employees of its bonuses by giving naive excuses.
    Top heavy management structure. Too many managers handling 4-5 member projects. Hence difficult to promote employees.
    Management introduced internal certifications based on promotions are made. If you fail to clear these certifications, management will defer your promotion.
    Managers are interested in improving their own margins and hence don't mind stealing employee bonuses to make up their margins

    Advice to Management

    Least employee oriented strategies will help you save money in the short term but spoil your reputation in the market.


  9. "AVP"

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    Former Employee - SAVP in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - SAVP in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amba Research (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing, Nothing at all, Horrible place to work

    Cons

    Horrible work culture, unbearable work load

    Advice to Management

    Better employee care


  10. "Vice President"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Colombo (Sri Lanka)
    Former Employee - Vice President in Colombo (Sri Lanka)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, interesting work, facilities was up to par, work hours were reasonable, training was good, opportunities for international work, opportunities to receive wide experience and challenging work

    Cons

    some uncertainty as to projects, quite of ten the clients would change too fequently, some time not enough time on one project

    Advice to Management

    keep the friendly culture going, flat organization structure was good, access to senior management when necessary is a plus


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