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Beroe Inc. Chennai Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is also pretty good compared to others in the industry (in 16 reviews)

  • Learning opportunities, Flexible Work Environment, Good compensation (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Tight work-life balance for analysts in certain domains (in 18 reviews)

  • no work life balance - 9 hours office timing changed to 11 hours and it may extend too based on project timeline (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Research Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Beroe Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have worked for three years in Beroe and it has been a huge learning experience for me. Company supports people who are really motivated to be experts in their industry. The initiative of 4 day work week started by Beroe has been a welcome move, it helps me to plan my work in advance and be more focused. Also the long weekends give me ample time to restart my long forgotten hobbies.

    Cons

    Support teams have to be more efficient


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best Place to Work!"

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

    I have been working at Beroe Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly employees with great work atmosphere.

    Cons

    I do not see anything that is negative about this company.

    Advice to Management

    Nil


  3. "A very good place to start your career, not recommended for mid level switch"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Lead Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beroe Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Tremendous opportunities to learn in both technical and soft skills aspect. Employees will get good exposure to client industry and their practices
    2. Flexible work culture , team leads provide complete ownership of work to the employees (this depends on team you work)
    3. Good compensation packages and employee benefit schemes
    4. Very young, energetic and dynamic employee mix
    5. Transparent, objective performance review and variable payout system

    Cons

    1. No clear differentiation created when you move across different levels as analyst. Once you get familiar with category and research techniques you personally feel the career is getting now where. No proper support for career planning or career development or skill development in place. Whatever the L&D team provide are very basic and is not helpful.
    2. Very poor enablers available to support research projects. When the top management expect research report with quality no lesser than that of top consulting firms they should also provide enough enablers for the analyst to work with.
    3. Top management does not appreciate the fact that each industry or spend category comes with different levels of maturity. They must understand what research/output can be done or delivered on a commodity market on what can be done in service industry. Rewards and Recognition always went to the teams/individuals who marketed their work better. Those works would have come from highly standard commodity market which is very well documented. There is no apple to apple comparison when rewarding the top performers.
    4. Mid-level management is a big concern except barring a few selected individuals who are good. The rest of the group have been retained because they have been loyal for the company since the beginning phase.
    5. Too many policy changes, designation changes, changes in working structures. Changes is good but not to a level where you undergo three designation changes in over 18 months and the task being still the same.
    6. Enabler departments like IT/Finance are too slow in their activity which affect the analyst performance adversely.

    Advice to Management

    One advice - Its high time to invest in quality research enablers rather than creating fancy brand image or providing Intel for free. No marketing is needed if the report can speak for itself.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Research Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SRA in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - SRA in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beroe Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Place to work, Flexible timings, very good initial learning

    Cons

    Limited learning and growth opportunities, Exhaustive work culture at times

    Advice to Management

    Manage resources properly, some teams work N number of times their target and some are just idle.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not a good company, if u aspire to become the best analyst or consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Beroe Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Literally it's very few in the company.. all employees who are best performers are moving away or have already moved away to accenture or Infosys.

    Cons

    A lot of new comers dilute the quality of the analysts and their reports. If management really thinks the quality can be reproduced by new comers its really need to think again.. The quality is got from experience not from news articles or googling... Proper shortlisting of candidates is really important.. HR has failed in all quarters as they try to hire only local talent.. No proper talent hunting adopted. No support from higher management as there is a lack of industry knowledge or expertise. Only forcing the analysts give good reports won't help because many would not know what's going on in industry. No knowledge flow within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Does CEO really thinks that after giving such a shoddy increment for 2017 and giving reasons as economy, politics and Beroe Live investments does not make employee feel company is cutting costs. Already couple of members have been asked to leave. What should all this point to??? Higher bottom line instead of growing top line. If u are so concerned with operational cost, ask your non performing higher management to take the cut, why should analyst who have worked flat-out in 2016-17 face the brunt of incompetent management?? It's high time u think whether to grow your business with loyal employees or who go to the field and bring some new business.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best Place to start your career"

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

    Pros

    Very friendly co workers and good ambience

    Cons

    Cost cutting activities are lil disappointing but its not impacting the employees

    Advice to Management

    nil


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Worst place to work from 2017"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Beroe Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No more pros , Work life balance , salary , career growth everything has been removed from 2017

    Cons

    Everything about the company is cons now
    no work life balance - 9 hours office timing changed to 11 hours and it may extend too based on project timeline
    no proper hike-best part of Beroe was salary , not anymore single digit hike for 1st and second slab
    you work as machine , gain profits to office and you can leave the company if you want to we can get more employees and train them with your documents anyway -New motto

    Advice to Management

    No advise , since they wont care about it anyway
    thanks to VP /HR who changed the new rules about the office..


  9. "Great Place To Work. Not."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Beroe Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Energetic employees (not for long though - expect a massive exodus from Beroe in coming months)
    Extended weekend: Beroe introduced a 3-day weekend policy (however employees are expected to work for 11 hours on working days, and still work on Fridays as required)

    Cons

    Beroe used to be a company that cared for employees or at least pretended so - not any more. Poor hikes, work from home suspended, massive cost cuts (even 4-day work week is a cost cutting measure) etc. are just a beginning.
    Everyone seem clueless about the product. Management and marketing teams are only focusing on acquiring members on the platform. Not enough attention paid in educating employees. We are expected to work like donkeys without even knowing what we are doing.
    Poor support teams: HR, Admin and Finance teams are super incompetent in even handling basic requirements from them as functions e.g: talent acquisition, employee engagement, tax computations, timely payments etc.
    Flat salary structure and poor appraisal framework.
    Zero brand awareness: No one outside their employees, alums, and their close connections doesn't seem to have even heard about Beroe. Not ideal for a 10+ yr old company.

    Advice to Management

    Please understand that delaying the salary payments derail our personal financial commitments.
    Please hire professionals to head key functions like finance and hr.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "If you like to settle in Chennai, the go to place for a happy career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Market Research Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Market Research Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beroe Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Clear set of goals. Absolute Transparency across the heirarchy.

    Cons

    Honestly, I don't see any cons.


  11. "Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Beroe Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Entry level job prospects are good.

    Cons

    Lack of clarity in decision making
    Lack of understanding of ground level impact of decisions
    Stifling resources without enablers

    Advice to Management

    Be open for communication or feedback
    And take feedback into consideration


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