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Mahindra Satyam Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  • No salary hikes to increase your work satisfction (in 32 reviews)

  • Poor management, no growth, very poor hike (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Jobs sent back to India - Laid off Jan. 2010"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home based office, and lots of travel in this consulting type of business.
    Good pay and bens.

    Cons

    Company is under huge change and totally disorganized. Associates are either laid off or leaving. Little to no opportunity for growth or longterm employment if you are not Indian.

    Advice to Management

    Show respect to associates in a secure environment.


  2. "Think Twice"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are not career oriented and if you would like to stay at your designated level then this company is for you. The company will provide you a stable job and keep loading you with work. The company will treat you like a family and ensure that you are well protected from dangers of growth.

    Cons

    salary revisions are megre and are purely to satisfy the obligation of appraisals, appreciations are far and few and promotions are but just a distant dream.

    Advice to Management

    you equate the company to a phoenix and mention how the company have risen from ashes. make sure that you renumerate, recognize and reward the people who have made this happen. also please ensure that you stop the sham appraisals.

  3. "Bad experience"

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    Current Employee - Test Lead in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Test Lead in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mahindra Satyam full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked for Google through Mahindra Satyam. Google work culture was good.

    Cons

    Joined at USA , immigration team ,hr team and project mangament team for google account was too bad.

    Advice to Management

    Do analysis on things before act.


  4. "Identical to Wipro"

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    Current Employee - Pre-Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mahindra Satyam full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pros – Opportunity to take on new positions (only for Indians)
    If an employee (is an Indian) and project ends, they can be picked up by another account without being fired

    Cons

    Cons – Management doesn't communicate well - huge veil of secrecy between India and US
    Some unethical practices - particularly use of sleezy outsourced recruiters that will promise you anything and tell you anything to get you to sign on
    Employee gets 'dropped' into positions without any mentoring or training
    Peers and management favor others with Indian heritage and believe they're smarter than other cultures - baboons in suits
    Management makes a lot of unrealistic promises to customers then expects front-line employees to figure it out on their own
    Indian management throws other employees under bus to make themselves look good
    Not a lot of teaming or collaboration to meet common goals - employees try to take credit for others contributions while going to great lengths to fingure out how to do as little as possible
    Onsite employees outside of India are completely disconnected from the company - which is mainly in India
    Training and events all held on IST timezone - no attempt to support other countries or timezones

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Senior Management – If your serious about breaking into the US market then you need to ensure Indian employees who are customer facing in the US adapt their business practices to be consistent with American practices. Also need to treat employees that are non-Indian the same as Indian employees - at very least don't appear so blatantly racist.


  5. "Non technical projects and poor management"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mahindra Satyam full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of junk projects requiring minimal to zero technical skills.

    Cons

    Pays peanuts.
    Does not file Visas
    Extremely poor appraisals


  6. "Limited Vision, Linear Business Model"

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    Former Employee - Head of Sales, BFSI in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Head of Sales, BFSI in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mahindra Satyam full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A significant talent drought leads to opportunities for even the most mediocre talents.

    Cons

    Very little and very unstable existing business. Management mantra seems to be self-belief will deliver results - this faith based vision is more apt for the 80s, not the modern business environment. Terrible investment decisions in inorganic plays.

    Advice to Management

    Lose US management and invest in truly entrepreneurial business leaders.


  7. "Only good for starting your career ."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mahindra Satyam full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good for starting career , job safety , no firings , below par but still decent pay package

    Cons

    no growth once you are experienced, no appraisals whatsoever, all false promises from management , no trustworty managers.

    Advice to Management

    Pls pls pls , treat your employees as human and treat them atleast like "your employees" .

  8. "SAP Business Warehouse , BOBJ and HANA Cosultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Harrisburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mahindra Satyam full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good for people who are starting there careers.

    Cons

    - HR , Travel , Associate Development , pretty much the entire policy making has one goal that is cut expenses at the expense of Associate.
    - Poorly maintained Appraisal Cycle

    Advice to Management

    Make investments to reap benefits.Looking at PL sheets and cutting expenses won't make big profits.


  9. "Just another IT Consulting firm"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Mahindra Satyam full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They just pay you one time

    Cons

    Salary, Management, HR, just about everything, if you are billed you are golden, otherwise they don care

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Extreme politics and no growth"

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

    I worked at Mahindra Satyam full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing other than the name

    Cons

    Too political, management gets involved in everything. They keep track of employee clock in -out time everyday. If you are consistently late for 2 days you get a warning.very long work hours and do not respect your personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Take a chill pill and let others have their private life too.


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