Infosys - It can be rewarding to those who pay their dues and network proactively, but ends up being a miserable dead-end to most | Glassdoor
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"It can be rewarding to those who pay their dues and network proactively, but ends up being a miserable dead-end to most"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Fremont, CA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Fremont, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great performance numbers
IT involvement in many industry verticals
Impressive list of Global 2000 clients
Growth opportunities in Marketing

Cons

Company brand is struggling in non-Indian markets
Poor internal communication
Overall lack of trust in people (draconian policies)
Internal processes have not scaled with company growth
People are treated as labor and aren't empowered
Seniority is the most significant factor in promotions

Advice to Management

Shift focus from internal to external-facing; drop the India-centric ego and be more aware of company's positioning among competitors in the global market. People

Other Employee Reviews for Infosys

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Bad culture cloaked in a smile."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Infosys is one India based IT service companies. Therefore, IC is capable of getting in front of key industry leaders.

    Cons

    Very critical, political, non-communicative, non-supportive work environment that fosters a frustrating, negative corporate culture. The incentives in the company drive everyone to mediocrity, not excellence. This is not a mgt consulting company but rather all technology focused (do not get caught up in the sales rhetoric). Clients will never view Infosys as a management consulting company but rather an outsourcing organization. Therefore, Infosys Consulting competes against the parent company for technology consulting deals and there lies the problem. The consulting arm will never win and thus it becomes the sales force for the larger company but does not get the sales credit. If you were born outside of the US or previously worked at Deloitte you stand a much better chance of success. You are expected to work at any given moment, day or night, and the benefits aren't very good, or very bad (healthcare). The review process is incredibly subjective - they make it sound objective on paper but in the end it comes down to who the partners want to reward or those people who have sucked up to the partners. A lot of good people have left or are looking to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Be true. Don't hire for strategy when you are an IT consulting company and will always be an IT consulting company. Stop believing that the company is great from the Partner's perspective. Anyone below Principal level can't get a lot of things done and ends up spending way too many hours on menial tasks that are not reflected in time sheets.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Going down south"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large stable company.
    Average job security
    Good opportunities to travel across the world
    Good campus
    Good for short term to get experience. But one has to sacrifice his personal life to stay in this company for long term

    Cons

    1. 70% of the crowd has no work-life balance
    2. Talks about lot of things like solutions, non-revenue growth, but is a very conservative company and wants profit before investing a penny. Hence due to poor investment they end up creating very low quality output.
    3. Lot of dead-wood meaning lot of senior folks just staying around doing no work (fooling around in the name of initiatives) and paining folks around.
    4. Quality of employees is going down as a result lot more projects now struggle for completion in time/budget
    5. A place where work gets delegated down in the hierarchy.
    6. The company created cheap policies and irritated employees during the recession. Seeing the alarming rate of attrition they are easing these policies, stating some rationale like they are doing this based on employee feedback
    7. Their certification process is waste of time.
    8. The crowd is mainly generalists (no cutting edge, business or domain knowledge)
    9. They will not spend money on specific tool training. Except for the fresher training, trainings on advance topics and tools are very low quality. Employee is expected to slog and learn on the job (20 hours per day).
    10. Their employee evaluation process (CRR) is non scientific and highly prone to errors.

    Advice to Management

    Just look at your data from customers point of view. You should have enough data points to see where the quality, customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction is headed .


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