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  • "Bad middle management(in 58 reviews)
  • "middle management is weak.(in 45 reviews)
  • "Low salary as compared to other companies for similar title and similar kind of work.(in 43 reviews)
  • "80% of the Managers don't have any knowledge of analytics and getting increment and promotion on the basis of buttering skills.(in 29 reviews)
  • "Less pay in US and attrition is a major issue.(in 21 reviews)
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  1. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good place to build an analytics career

    Mar 20, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fun work environment, opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Can't think of cons, but it would be better if middle management got its act together

    7 people found this review helpful
  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Salary

    May 29, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    CEO and few key people are really good

    Cons

    bad middle management and HR

    1 person found this review helpful
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  4. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Bad experience

    Apr 30, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    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.

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    7 people found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good Place to Work

    Nov 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    1- Good work life Balance 2- Great and supportive team. 3- Stake holders are great

    Cons

    1-Middle management can be improved.

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Not that great

    Sep 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good work culture Supportive people Good leave policy

    Cons

    No work life balance Not great working opportunities - very less learning for a begginer person Middle management needs to improve a lot, good people but bad management

    2 people found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great work life balance

    Aug 28, 2021 - Business Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great work life balance Open office culture

    Cons

    Middle management is not very good

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good company but depends on project

    May 11, 2021 - Consultant in Mumbai
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great share of benefits, compensation and flexible timing

    Cons

    Worst middle management No guidance for reportees No action taken on employee concerns

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Bad experience

    May 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Recommend
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    Pros

    1. Senior management is reachable 2. Flexible working hours and remote/wfh option 3. CEO Shrikant is really of caring nature and empathetic with employees and regularly connects with them

    Cons

    1. Fractal has started to hire locally in US - you may have to wait forever if you wish to get onsite opportunity, you may end of working late night in India office or home taking client calls 2. Middle management is unskilled - limited technical abilities, unprofessional - come up with their own rules knowing no one can challenge them and love micromanagement - they won’t give you your own space. Lots of them are still learning on the job and does not have strong technical abilities to guide the delivery team and to mentor the juniors 3. Appraisal process is 1. flawed - performance evaluation is not objective/clear and 2. biased - usually manager's favorites or person with executive presence gets the promotion 3. Not transparent enough 4. Most of the projects are Excel /PPT/data pull/ Reporting based maintenance project. Not a place for those who really want to do something innovative in AI to advance in their career. 5. High attrition rate in recent times due to the 'typical service company' culture and limited learning opportunities. CTO himself is leaving the company! 6. Fractal was a very good company few years back but now loosing values and focusing aggressively on growth and less about the employees. 7. Fractal's actual revenue was more than the predefined yearly target in the lockdown period, in fact they acquired a small company recently - at the same time they chose not to give full increments/bonus to employees with pandemic excuse.

    17 people found this review helpful
  10. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    A company started with a great agenda and promise, but is slowly getting eaten by viruses of its own creation

    Apr 2, 2021 - Engagement Manager in Mumbai
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Great mission and vision from the founders. - Highly inspirational and motivational leadership quality shown by two remaining founders of the company. - Although very low in volume, but some projects are excellent in nature for folks to work on pure analytics, data science and data engineering fields. - Extremely flexible work environment, where the company always puts trust on its employees - flexible work timing, uncounted leaves, work from home facilities, etc. - Some of the people (read very very few) in the higher management are pure gold, having just sufficient knowledge of cutting edge technologies, basic concepts of math and statistics, etc. This surely helps those freshers a lot. - Client-based projects with a significant portion of focus going into serving clients at the highest level. This provides a great opportunity to showcase talents and skills. - Great onsite opportunities for even junior folks.

    Cons

    - Terrible middle management. Basically great power is given to some irresponsible and under-qualified people in this company which nowadays is creating enough nuisance for superb talents to quit within very short period of time (not more than 2 years). - Over time both the founders have started to believe in few heads of the company who are literally ruining the opportunity to achieve their goal, purely by practising unnecessary and unethical concepts like favouritism (maybe nepotism a bit) and lying. - ~85% of projects in this company are pure reporting in nature with little to no scope for any ML or AI tools / techniques to apply. In a highly client-focused company policy, even if there is scope, nobody will bother to convince clients to step up and do something good, as long as steady revenue flow is ensured. - Currently, there is no opportunity for anyone within the company to share his/her point-of-view on anything or share some brilliant idea on innovations without jeopardising his/her own career growth. Believe me, if you want to present some cool idea on how to do the job better in this company now, you first get proofs from the client in written that it was your idea, otherwise your manager is just looking forward to screwing you over. - Somehow both the founders of the company have lost their interests in this company (they have their own side ventures to take care of now!). This has created a black hole within the company which indeed is creating chances for some undeserving people to move up and become (horrible) "decision makers". - The Award System in this company is a pure joke. One day you might get awarded as FractElite (which is extremely proud thing to achieve) and the next day you might get fired because you questioned a "decision maker". - In recent years, a very high percentage of tenured people (employees with 5 years or more experience) have left the company because of lack of respects and growth. A significant portion of these employees were very high achievers at Fractal, but failed to tolerate wrong-doings of those "few" people with great power.

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    12 people found this review helpful

    Fractal Response

    Executive Vice-Chairman

    There's a lot you have written here and I am thankful to you for writing the same. I can assure you that Pranay and I have no side businesses. We are 100% working on building Fractal as an institution that will last a 100 years. I spend 60-65 hours each week building Fractal and nothing else. I have monetarily contributed to the creation of Plaksha University, but it is a not for profit institution and my contribution of money doesn't give me any ownership. It is purely philanthropic in nature. Please feel free to speak with me, I am happy to understand this further and work with you on all aspects you have alluded to. Srikanth Velamakanni

  11. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work!

    Jan 20, 2021 - Big Data Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible, highly advanced team, good place for growth, Collaborative environment, WFH encouraged

    Cons

    Depending on teams, middle management issues comes up at times, but manageable

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