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Fractal Analytics Reviews

Updated November 11, 2017
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  1. Helpful (7)

    "No talent Indian outsourcing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fractal Analytics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Mostly native Indian consultants and managers, so no racism like in US white dominated firms
    - Good base in Mumbai
    - A few good people on a personal level.
    - Can speak Hindi on the job with no issues

    Cons

    - Salary is below par
    -The turnover is very high because middle managers mistreat staff
    -The data scientists and analytics consultant do not know fundamental data science
    - They use spreadsheet learnings from business school and don't know how to code
    - Human Resources is very dishonest
    - The teams cannot explain any of the statistics behind the models
    - The company has no real talent so it is switching to software products that won't sell in US market. They have no talent to compete.

    Advice to Management

    Changes to middle management are needed

    Fractal Analytics Response

    Mar 4, 2017 – CPO

    Sorry to hear about your bad experience. Even though you are no longer at Fractal, I would like to connect with you and understand your specific feedback. It will help us learn and get better, and... More


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Bad Management forced me to leave!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fractal Analytics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent salary and seriously can't think of anything else

    Cons

    1. Management has no clue of clients business and make non sensical promises without consulting people "on the ground"

    2. US HR is a mess. Can't describe better than this.
    3. Management does more talk and less work.
    4. Offshore team not that good and throw ideas which are not required before doing what client has asked for.

    Advice to Management

    Fix US HR team.
    Have sesible management.
    Train offshore in analytics and have them teach soft skills.
    Trust your onsites.

  3. Helpful (22)

    "Bitter truth!!!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fractal Analytics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very Good CEO
    Employee benefits
    Decent salary

    Cons

    Unskilled Reporting Managers
    Unethical HR
    Discrimination (GC vs Non GC)

    Advice to Management

    Disclaimer: My comments are about the US operation and work experience.
    Being an analytics firm, I don't have to make any advice except this one. Just review the comments in glass door so far, most of them are talking about the same issues of senior management. Please see if your AD's & D's are skilled enough to manage highly skilled people? Don’t confuse the roles between a sales guy and Manager. Let’s just technical manager manage the technical guy. Let me give an example about what is that happening currently.
    Imagine if a patient has been admitted to the hospital to have his open heart surgery. The patient made the hospital choice because to its past reputation and skilled doctors. However off late the hospital management made a decision that their doctors need to report to a Medical Sales Representative and need to perform all their surgeries under the guidance of their new supervisor. Assume what will be outcome.
    - No matter what, the Patient will be died (Patient -> Client)
    - Bulldozing the morale of highly technical doctors (Doctors -> Analyst/Employees)
       - Spoiling the reputation of the hospital (Hospital -> Fractal)
    May be a bad example, but I’m trying to highlight the underlying issue here. I should be honest, there are few good technically sound managers here which I have seen and hear from many but you should be really lucky enough to work with them as these “Medical reps” never allows you to move out. The same story has been told again and again but there should be some courageous decision that needs to be taken by our beloved CEO. I would like to finish my comment with a great quote from the great leader “Napoleon Bonaparte”
    "If you build an army of 100 lions and their leader is a dog in any fight the lions will die like a dog But if you build an army of 100 dogs and their leader is a lion all dogs will fight like a lion"


  4. Helpful (7)

    "WORST is the only word"

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    Former Employee - Senior Global Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Global Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home (is not good after a point of time)

    Cons

    WORST HR
    Micro managing supervisors (Directors, VP's)
    Very few projects (good, not best)
    No process

    Advice to Management

    No point in advising the management


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Disorganized, inefficient, preoccupied with job titles"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is not a single experience that I would categorize as "pro" because the company has too, too many shortcomings.

    Cons

    Qualifications and conduct of top level managers isn't questioned. Work-life balance is only focused on Work. Support staff is inexperienced and undependable. Ignore mismatch between employee qualifications/capability with roles.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "not something to recommend"

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

    I worked at Fractal Analytics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    salary is above its competitors

    Cons

    not good people at upper management


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of Sr Mgmt Communications"

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

    Pros

    Many nice individuals to work with

    Cons

    Weak communications with sr mgmt

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Sad"

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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 Fractal Analytics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unlimited days off

    Free lunch

    Cons

    - CEO needs to stop begging people to leave positive glass door ratings. Do not leave them as do not have them
    - People principles is not followed as even freshers are told need to do roles or leave
    - CEO says open and trusting culture does not show in actions or treating of employees

    Advice to Management

    Change CEO

    Fractal Analytics Response

    Sep 15, 2014 – CEO

    Hi there,

    Thank you for your review and your frank feedback - I did perceive the risk of being judged when I wrote an email requesting for people to write reviews on glassdoor (not positive or... More


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Bad experience"

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

    I have been working at Fractal Analytics full-time

    Pros

    Srikanth and his humility, Few jovial ppl
    Had joined hearing it had good culture, still trying to find it though

    Cons

    People principle, flexibility to work is a big big facade and hoax. Senior senior management refers to it as 'people principle and all that crap'.
    I voiced my opinion and was threatened it will 'effect my growth'. No ethics, except for a handful of people. Specially US leadership is ready to fall down to extreme levels for immediate and short-sighted benefits.
    A bunch of bullies pushing anyone who differs. Don't give power to even account managers after mismanaging expectations. Unable to staff people after promising sales. Ask middle management to handle things, while they try to 'engage' with false growth promises. Old people show too much power while new ones have to establish against all obstacles. Almost threatening.
    Salary is also very low compared to others because of few decision makers.

    Hoard of new senior managers joining who are ever so loud and cannot stop boasting about themselves. Pushy, desperate to impress Srikanth.

    Advice to Management

    Broaden your vision. Srikanth has it, but a hollow leadership, too busy to micro-manage. It will get you the short term wins, but cannot take you any further.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Bad Management"

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

    Pros

    CEO and management team in India is good

    Cons

    Senior management in US is dysfunctional. Most are bullies with no corporate experience. They have great designations but don’t know how to manage people.

    They don’t set good example for juniors. One of their most senior employee keeps bragging about how the US office was setup by him, and he is hounded by MSigma to join them and has so many offers from companies.

    Advice to Management

    Humility and honesty are important traits of leadership – the juniors can see through your shrewdness, double standards.
    I don't think the company will go anywhere without work done by junior people on the ground.

    Fractal Analytics Response

    Feb 27, 2014 – CEO

    Thank you for your perspective and sorry to know that you aren't enjoying yourself at Fractal. Please reach out to me to discuss your specific issues, should you think I could be of help.

    Regards... More


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