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Indus Valley Partners Reviews

Updated August 6, 2017
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Indus Valley Partners CEO and Managing Director Gurvinder Singh
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Pros
  • Good exposure to Hedge Funds and Alternative Investment Space (in 20 reviews)

  • Good salary package for freshers (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor work-life balance in some cases (in 23 reviews)

  • Lack of Process Driven approach, sometimes you might feel no work life balance (again depends on the team and how you work) (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Indus Valley Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    IVP is a great place to work. For many of the roles you are introduced to good clients and it is a fast paced environment. I like my project. It helps me learn and updated. Challenging yet sometimes tedious but good experience. Work from home offered, leaves, and offers a good culture. Many companies don't offer snacks and chocolates in there lunch room but IVP does and it is a nice gesture. The environment and culture is fast paced as mentioned so it can both stressful but interesting.

    Cons

    More work from home days


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Indus Valley Partners full-time

    Pros

    Good Peers and good projects

    Cons

    Culture is going down . You can see the difference in the office culture and atmosphere in last 6 months. Its impossible to work from the office...all young kids are just busy in chatting and flirting. No work ethics. No basic etiquette or professionalism.

    Advice to Management

    Hire mature ppl. especially for important roles.

  3. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Indus Valley Partners full-time

    Pros

    Work with very smart people. Direct contact with c level executives at wide range of hedge funds. Steep learning curve

    Cons

    Lack of communication at times. Not everyone is in the same page at times. Comes with being a very innovative company

    Advice to Management

    Ensure everyone is on the same page


  4. "Good growth company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Indus Valley Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    More than industry average salary

    Cons

    too much work but it is worth it


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Learning..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Indus Valley Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Fast paced, so there is always something new to learn
    - Opportunity to work with business users directly
    - Lot of talented people around to brainstorm ideas
    - Transparency among senior managers
    - Compensation tad less than industry standard

    Cons

    - HR policies need some restructuring, 15 days of annual vacation is too less
    - No investment in training, pretty much one has to be pro-active

    Advice to Management

    Invest some time training the lateral hires, people who are new to domain require some professional hand holding to deliver right from the start


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Overall Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Indus Valley Partners full-time

    Pros

    Got to learn a lot of new technologies. Understood how the company works. Got to work on a lot of interesting and new projects.

    Cons

    Long working hours. Inappropriate timings. A lot of work load. Satisfactory management.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Large opportunity for learning the alternative asset management technology industry."

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    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Indus Valley Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to CXO's
    High touch clientele
    Must be pro-active and produce.
    Good compensation
    Entrepreneurial firm
    Titles are not a big deal. CEO is very intelligent who has open floor plan and happy to speak to all of his employees. Normal guy at end of day. Very sincere. Very innovative man who is able to see big picture of what is coming in the future and where company needs to be in 5, 10 years.

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit unorganized which comes with entrepreneurial firm mindset.
    Many ideas on new product developments. Getting firm to focus on one thing at a time would be beneficial and is a work in progress.

    Advice to Management

    Gather input from all levels of employees not just directors. Getting input and a different perspective from various eyes can help produce great results.

  8. Helpful (16)

    "Black spot in your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Indus Valley Partners full-time

    Pros

    If you want a life long black spot in your career, this is the place to work for.

    Cons

    Think thrice before you join. They bad mouth you long after you have left them, in case a prospective employer asks for your work history. This is true for there senior management. I wish I have never worked here and known these people.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Good experience, but have a 2-3 year exit plan."

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Indus Valley Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Client interaction can be varied and useful for career opportunities elsewhere. You'll get familiar the products and understand how they meet clients' needs. A role as a BA or onsite developer will prepare you for a position at other firms and give you some challenging work. It's possible to get contact with C-suite people depending on the size of the client (more likely at a smaller shop).

    Cons

    Pay is considerably below industry average and management is unappreciative. If you're not perceived as a high performer, you will be ignored and thrown on whatever project is necessary to sustain IVP's cashflow (some projects only require that you have a pulse, basically). Directors routinely make promises to clients that people below them have great difficulty delivering. Management thinks they don't need to care much about individuals because they have a steady stream of bright, talented people from India ready to take someone's place for less money. Basically, the company leverages the inefficiencies of the US visa system to keep down their cost of human capital. Do not go to IVP looking to get paid.

    Advice to Management

    Give directors and ADs incentives to treat their staff better & have reasonable expectations for hours worked. Establish some type of taxi service policy for late workers to get home. Cost of living adjustment needs to be better for people moving from India to NYC. Establish better controls for product testing and release... you routinely embarass BAs and implementation dev teams when you allow the release of buggy updates. Institutional memory is very, very bad - need to spend more time establishing processes so that workers aren't constantly recreating the wheel. Fixing that issue will pay dividends with the other problems.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Software Engg"

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

    I have been working at Indus Valley Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learning and exposure to wide business groups

    Cons

    Unorganized, Dictatorship and lots of politics

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people


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