Svam International - So far a good place to start if you're new in town. Doesn't look like a place to stay for more than a year or two. | Glassdoor
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"So far a good place to start if you're new in town. Doesn't look like a place to stay for more than a year or two."

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Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Great Neck, NY
Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Great Neck, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

VISA Sponsorship
Guest house available while on bench.
Company reimburses all transportation expenses incurred due to interviews.
People in office are friendly, everyone is willing to give a hand whenever needed.

Cons

Low salary compared to industry standard.
Sales team gets you lots of interviews that don{t have anything to do with your profile and sometimes don't provide an adequate feedback on the positions.
Office looks old and some PCs are also old and obsolete.

Advice to Management

Mr. Kapoor is a very nice person, however there are a few things that require improvement: The office looks old and not very appealing... also one of the guest houses. Matresses are old. For new comers or first timers it would be good to have some kind of welcome package with info on transportation, shopping centers, etc. so that integration is faster.

Other Employee Reviews for Svam International

  1. Helpful (2)

    "low payment but in time"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - for people arriving the US this could mean a higher salary compared to other countries salaries.
    - company pays expenses as flight, visa, and guest house (for a while)
    - this company pays the salary in time

    Cons

    - much lower salary compared to what you can get in the market
    - expensive medical insurance is offered as benefit
    - no information is provided regarding to how much the employee is payed vs what the clients pay
    - you have to stay for at least a year or pay $10K USD. This is what they tell you this until you arrive at the US (I am just waiting to finish my year so I can move from here)
    - no chance to select the project to be assigned to
    - you can't settle in a city since your project can change of place anytime. If there is any change you have to pay for rental expenses and cancellation fees.
    - doesn't pay 401K even though they say they will

    Advice to Management

    Inform correctly before moving people to the US (better to have less but commited empoyees than more and unsatisfied). Pay more to your employees, it doesn't take long to figure out the payment is low. Adding the "at least one year" clause could be removed if you pay better your employees and inform them, because employees would want to stay in your company.

    Svam International Response

    Jun 28, 2014 – COO

    comment regarding expensive medical insurance :

    Unfortunately, there is nothing that we or any other company can do to reduce these medical costs. We pay for 55 percent of the premium also, would... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "good as first step in usa"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Svam International full-time

    Pros

    they are really honest, they will take care of all the process for the visa , it's a good first step for your career in USA

    Cons

    if you are not Indian expect a rude treatment , your opinion it doesn't count, you can not choose a client, project or city, if you have family is not a good option, if you are single it will be a great experience

    Advice to Management

    the developers are the product of the company, be nice with them, a better treatment it will help to retain to the developers

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