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Coalition Development Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "Depends on your manager and location"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coalition Development full-time

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities with senior executives, pretty good health insurance, above average vacation time.

    Cons

    Not a team environment; flexibility, autonomy and accountability depends on your manager. Opportunities for growth are limited by the size and structure of the company. Little to no training, or training so basic it's insulting to your intelligence.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Coalition"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coalition Development full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good learning experience, especially the investment banking world
    Very friendly environment
    Management is very much approachable
    Earlier used to have good international off-sites
    Fun fun Fridays
    Best performers get solid bonuses and chances to work in onsite offices during deliveries
    Quarterly team dinners
    People are easily getting absorbed in investment banks setting offices in India and rating agencies
    Good facilities for recreation
    Super fast promotions till AVP level

    Cons

    Few people are given long leaves during deliveries and rest are made to work on their behalf
    People can be absent uninformed and no steps taken
    For male employees who sit long hours it is difficult to get home drops
    office full of rodents
    Promotions halt post AVP level for ages
    Too rigid policies coming from parent company and the response time on things is getting slower and slower
    Not much option for food outside the canteen specified timings also nothing pocket friendly in the building's vicinity
    HR team practically empty
    Retainers and people on notice period people can just play TT, watch TV, go for long cigarette breaks, spend time chit chatting and relax. Poor impact on people who are working seriously.

    Advice to Management

    something would have been good in past that many people have completed 8-10 years, bring that charm back. recent tendency is to just focus on babies crying loudest and trying to keep them happy.

  3. "Pathetic experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Coalition Development full-time

    Pros

    You get knowledge on investment banking products.
    Senior employees get opportunity to visit offsites, London office.
    There were international offsites where company used to pay half expenses (which now they have scrapped.)
    There are quarterly team dinners.

    Cons

    During delivery time (which may last as long as two months), employees' normal working hours are 15-17 hours, which may again extend. I remember the day when I sat around continuously 26 hours.
    No matter how hard you work, the appreciation and reward goes to few 'selected' employees.
    If you leave your office just after your scheduled nine hours, your supervisor and colleagues will look at you as if you have done something wrong.
    Once you have logged off your system and went outside, you may have to come back again if your supervisor or senior employees call you back.
    Weekend working is quite normal during delivery. (and yes even on weekend you may have to work 10-12 hours).
    During deliverable, leaves will be granted if you are 'privileged' employee (study leave, vacations) and if you are not, your leave may get cancelled two weeks before.
    HR-Ops executive- The operational work they do are excellent, however no actions are being taken on complaints regarding supervisors.
    Any given day you may get warning letter and asked to leave the organization no matter if you have been in the company for more than 5 years.
    There's very less growth after AVP.
    No work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    My advise to senior management is to hire MBAs from top tier college for supervisors and managers and help in building policy that enables employees to have work life balance.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Coalition - A School cum Office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Coalition Development full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have been working here for over 2 years now and the only pros in this company I found is the BONUS component. Some people get as much as 60%-80% bonus which is pretty high in any company however if you think of joining this company only for bonus then let me tell you, bonus and promotion depends if you fall in your manager's and VP's "favorite" category. Yes, partiality exists in this company at a larger extent here.

    Cons

    As my review title suggests, this company works almost like a school with employees being tortured with late marks even after working for over 10 hours previous day. Employees' time is tracked to ensure they don't spend time playing Table Tennis or chit chat in canteen with colleagues. No flexible hours, Biased managers and TL's, Repetitive onsite opportunities for specific employees only, longgg working hours, no food after 10pm.

    Advice to Management

    Dissolve the management. Company needs to completely revamp its policies. Its time to bring in Crisil management in Coalition and follow policies of Crisil which is better than this school.


  5. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coalition Development full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing bird's eye view of the industry
    Access to great research
    Very strategic

    Cons

    Can't think of anything really, all good!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coalition Development full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work....employee friendly policies

    Cons

    Senior mgmt. is very bias


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Unemployment is better than working in this company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Coalition Development full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are no positive points for Coalition Development. That's the true fact. Its my bad luck that i am working here.

    Cons

    1. Working timing is the worst. Employees work for a minimum of 15 to maximum of 30 hours during delivery period. Every employee is made to sit late night.

    2. Favouritism towards specific people who do not have knowledge of the process. These people are given better bonus and promotion because of their bootlicking behaviour. And the employees who are really working hard are given nothing.

    3. The management do not respect their employees. They are removing employees who have been working for them for past 10 years. That's their employee removing policy.

    4. Senior employees are kind of having affairs with their juniors which again leads to partiality and favouritism.

    5. Coalition is a subsidiary of CRISIL Ltd, but only in paper. Coalition is true sense is degrading the brand of CRISIL.

    6. Coalition is a company that provides research to their clients. But in reality they are just providing fake research to their clients.

    7. Few employees are working late everyday just to show that they aee working hard even though the work is very less and can be completed in normal working hours. But neither the managers looks into it nor does the HR Dept.

    Advice to Management

    Please look into the employee problems and solve it quickly.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Research Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Coalition Development full-time

    Pros

    you can learn about investment bank product in detail, learn how the IB make revenues, how the IB indistry works, good for fresher for short term

    Cons

    lack of growth opportunity, favourtism, adamant & irritating senior members


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Junior Research Analyst in Airoli (India)
    Former Employee - Junior Research Analyst in Airoli (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing really to discuss. It had been waste of time working here. Gained zero experience plus did all the more donkey work to pull up their targets. Companies laugh at us if we tell what wirk we did

    Cons

    Pathetic Management. Anybody cab get fired anytime for no reason or simply favouritism. Managers mostly support favourite employees that too if they can become favourites. No future whatsoever here! You work for one or ten years and apply somewhere they wont take you as well as consider you as not knowing even ABC.. of research. Waste of time working

    Advice to Management

    Change your managers and hire someone who knows how to manage


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Research Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Airoli (India)
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Airoli (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work for females. Drop (only for females... males candidates can take the last train till 11.30 no drops for you) Meru reimbursement given only after 2 months.

    Cons

    Horrible Management
    If you are late by 15mins then half your pay for that day is deducted. Biometric system installed simply for this purpose. Even if you work late the previous day you still cant be late than 15 mins.
    Senior Managers openly drink in office premises. after 8

    Advice to Management

    Management doesnt heed to advice of current employees. No reason it will change its attitude based on former employees suggestion


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