FilterMountain View, CA
I have been working at Globant full-time (More than a year)
Opportunities to be exposed to big players such as Google.
Salary. Be sure to make a good arrangement when you join cause is difficult to get a pay raise.
I worked at Globant full-time (More than a year)
Opportunity to work with companies such as Google, Electronic Arts, etc
They don't care about you or your development, they only care you are billing the clients.
My contract stated they were going to pay for half of my housing expenses and car rental, not even 6 months later they came with something else.
Not clear policy on holidays, event they say they are international company they were trying to apply argentinian rules on an us based company, for example in Argentina they count saturday and sunday as working days when requesting holidays (which to me does not make sense since saturday and sunday are not working days).
As consultant company they used to have excellent clients to work for (Google, GAP, LinkedIn, etc.), so people willing to immigrate to U.S from Latin America (Argentina and Mexico) , had a good opportunity to approach to this kind of big companies. Benefits to employees used to be exceptional having in consideration that their clients paid for them. At the pinnacle of their growth, employees enjoyed rental cars, paid housing and a decent salary, compared with any other salary in Argentina or Mexico. Management was reliable since most of the expenses were covered by their customer, so if you asked for a raise or a better benefit, you mostly end up getting it.
Almost everything was fine until one of their largest clients changed the rules, no more travel expenses for the employees of Globant and payment rates according to the market, so Globant had to cut benefits to their employees and things went wrong.
Career opportunities don't exist here, you are hired to fit on a required position within one of their clients, once the project is finished you are not needed anymore, unless a new client requires a person with the same skills as yours. It's important to mention that most people are introduced to the clients as experts. Any tool, language or skill you may have worked/studied, you are sold as an expert on it; so expectations from costumers are very high and you may end up screwing up your career.
Management communication is imprecise, they abuse of lies to gain time before things turn really bad. There are many examples of this, but most of them are related to benefits; for instance plane tickets are purchased one or two days before the trip, this happens because they get the employees to give up their vacation plans and save money to the company. Negotiations are not fair, so people that threat on resigning get more benefits, but officially everyone is treated with respect and professionalism.
Another example of this topic is people that were assigned to projects where your skills or experience don't fit, so you don't cover client expectations and your performance is not assessed correctly. Management will say in the meantime that a new project is available for you in no time and when you lay off is ready the truth will be revealed.
Feedback from management does not exist, you work for a client and your feedback is evaluated according to benefits you ask for, the less benefits you have, the better employer you are. No respect for personal life, you are a good employee while you can put hours on the records used to invoice their customers.
This is just a quick summary of my experience with this company, no need to talk about undergone situations while working with them.
Advice to Management
Relationships with employees can not be supported with lies and good will, decisions and actions should be considered before.
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