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  1. "IT product co. in Pune with no policies, no processes, no ethics!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at FRS Global full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Product management learning - how a global software product is managed
    2. One of the best cos. in regulatory reporting - works on cutting-edge regulations

    Cons

    1. There is absolutely no process or policy in the co.
    2. An employee can be fired at any point of time as per the wishes of the managers
    3. Managerial quality is very poor - low quality people are promoted as sr. managers, people who hardly understand regulations are made managers
    4. It works on proprietary technology - it means this technical experience has no value in market
    5. Every good assignment is led from Belgium or UK
    6. Pune FRS staff have been made redundant - they are forced to stay here as the kind of experience they have got, they will not get job anywhere
    7. Its a very small co. with globally only 450 people and in Pune around 100 people, but the politics is of very low level
    8. FRS is now acquired by WKFS and there is no FRS brand now
    9. Belgian management is too scared to take bold steps to WKFS (of US) presence
    10. Top guns from have been fired left, right and center
    11. An employee can be fired in flat 1 day and the employee's previous track record will also not be considered
    12. IF YOU WANT TO DESTROY YOUR CAREER AND WORK ON THE MERCY OF FRS OLD TIMERS IN PUNE (there are very many!), THEN ONLY JOIN THIS CO.

    Advice to Management

    1. Place real good and strong people on managerial levels
    2. Place a strong hand from outside FRS
    3. Evaluate the experiences and backgrounds of old timers - what exp. they have got and from where they came to FRS
    4. Because of S1 HR's involvement in the past, there are a lot of redundant employees in FRS - FRS was once an S1 co.


  2. "Program Lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bugis (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bugis (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at FRS Global full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Flat hierarchy
    Easy to communicate with team members

    Cons

    Star players get overworked to push up billing
    Undertrained staff resulting in poor performance in some projects
    Poor quality product in Asia
    Bonuses are paid on billing resulting in staff turning up at client's place to clock in the hours
    Billed client even when work was not done/ delivered simply because the contract states said so.

    Advice to Management

    Deliver quality
    Hire more mature senior management
    Review the compensation plan


  3. "Ok, but beware of politics"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at FRS Global full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment and conditions, professional people, good salary and benefits (but I guess everything depends on the region/country you are working in).

    Cons

    As with every big company, all those standard and boring processes are involved. Also, the management or local management brings a lot of politics into the simple employee's life, making the working conditions harder. But this might also depend on the country you are working in. Ideally, it should be a team with a common goal, but this was not the case in most situations.

    Advice to Management

    Try involving less politics and bureaucracy into the company, where every region shares it's goals. It slows the process and product development down, also, demotivates employees.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly environment , Roadmapping itself towards speedy performance Globally"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly environment great team spirits
    Great place for workolics
    respect for employees
    Growing company with speed and presence
    Appreciates ideas
    good for knowledge and performance expansion

    Cons

    Growing Pain
    not a very structured internal organisation
    Difficult for non self learner and freshers
    No growth path structured

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work
    Focus on internal structuring as we are growing
    Better Documentation and Quality for long term growth


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A small , performance-oriented , international company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    - International
    - Small, thus easy to find your way, easy to access info/people
    - Flexible work culture, no rigid rules, no strict policies.Good ideas and creativity win.
    - Management is 'human'
    - You are visible with your success and faults. So, it's for people who like to act, operate, go ahead, take responsibility for every possible outcome, good and bad.

    Cons

    - Not the best pay
    - Benefits are ok (mostly depending on the country)
    - Difficult to adjust if you look for a very structured environment with every little thing is put on paper
    - Difficult for graduates, because it does not offer the luxurious period of time to wander around and learn and no chic/ pseudo graduate programs ( as offered in other companies) . You learn on the job but you have to be smart and quick.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoyed working there. Keep up the good work!:)