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Updated June 25, 2017
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NIIT Chief Executive Officer Rahul Keshav Patwardhan
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  • Poor work life balance - 6 days a week working/ 10 hours working (in 18 reviews)

  • even after achieving your target you will get very less salary increment (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    As a traveling contractor, I have limited exposure to the employees of this company but the people I work for care about their people.

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up on the travel budget a little.


  2. "Onsite Support Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Onsite Support Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Onsite Support Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility within work schedule. Great co workers.
    Great work environment.

    Cons

    Salary is horrible. Working with the offsite team can be confusing and frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better salaries and areas of career growth and opportunity.

  3. "Very little opportunity here"

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    Current Employee - Content Developer in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Content Developer in Evanston, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NIIT is willing to hire new college graduates, so it's a good place to get a foot into the professional world. Business portfolio includes Fortune 100 companies. Relatively casual work environment with some great people. Benefits package is fairly extensive and includes quite a bit of paid time off. Work-life balance can exist if you're assertive.

    Cons

    Massive rift between content development teams and upper management - upper management imposes an entirely different set of opinions and solutions, many of them ineffective, on content developers without seeking buy-in.

    NIIT is staffed in multiple offices around the globe. Communication between those offices is extremely difficult - often, you may email a team member in India several times, for several days, with no response.

    Standards of quality in other offices aren't necessarily very high, and there seems to be no methods of accountability in place to encourage better work. Often, you'll depend on other teams to complete work for you, and have to answer for that work when it's subpar.

    Very little opportunity for career development, and career development paths are obscure and confusing.

    Another reviewer mentioned an "old boys club" mentality and that's accurate. The company is much more willing to bring in managers from other offices (especially men) who are unfamiliar with the work we do, rather than developing talent (especially women) in-house.

    Even if your supervisor recognizes you're ready for a new position, the company's tendency to "be behind the eight-ball" pushes them to continue staffing you in your current role.

    Pay is low for the industry, so many of the organization's most talented people leave quickly. As a result, there's a high rate of turnover, and very little training for new staff members. Surprising that a training company, of all places, has no plan in place to manage turnover.

    In most cases, the sales team will sell projects without consulting the development team. They pad their own numbers rather than focusing on how feasible the project plan is, so many projects are run in crisis mode from start to finish.

    When a project starts to fail, upper management's solution tends to be "make them work more." This makes work-life balance difficult to maintain at times, unless you're vocal about not working more. The pay is already low, so being expected to work overtime to make up for mistakes made elsewhere seems unreasonable.

    If a project is on a successful course, management will often pull team members from that project to more troubled projects, which puts the successful project in jeopardy.

    Many more cons I can't remember now, but overall it seems there's little to no willingness among upper management to learn from past mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Develop talent in-house. Hear out employees from all levels of the company rather than brushing off the problems they frequently identify. Pay better and actually retain the talent you develop. Increase channels of communication across the company, and between front-line staff and upper management. Learn from mistakes. Pay better. Pay better.


  4. "Content Developer"

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    Current Employee - Content Developer in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Content Developer in Evanston, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at NIIT full-time

    Pros

    -Great work life balance
    -Work isn't too difficult

    Cons

    -Unorganized management
    -Dull office
    -Boring work
    -No recognition


  5. "Swim!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avon, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avon, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NIIT full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to work remotely
    Benefits were good

    Cons

    No orientation process for remote employees. Every time I needed help from HR the answer was to send me a form I already had, which did not contain the information that I needed. No training on expense reporting. No job description. On paper work/life balance looks really good. they have $300 contribution to wellness, that you can use for spa treatments or towards your vacation. Unfortunately, you will be hard-pressed to find the time. The expectation is that you put in unreasonable hours to meet client demands, 60, 80, 100 hrs/week. Whatever it takes.

    Advice to Management

    Never hire new people and leave them swing in the wind, with no guidance, and no where to turn. Improve your HR team starting at the top.


  6. "alright company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company, stable business, talented people

    Cons

    Not much growth to be expected.


  7. "Good experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Trainee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NIIT (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is always a pleasant experience when the company allows you to work on your terms and encourages you to success..

    Cons

    Not much just the administration needs to be a little more caring of its employees.. And a salary hike is always appreciated

    Advice to Management

    Salary needs to be in regard to the salary in the market. It is good that you keep conducting multiple events.

  8. "test engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NIIT full-time

    Pros

    People who like clearly defined roles and expectations often enjoy working at NIIT. You’ll likely work for a single department and report to a designated person. Reviews are scheduled, paychecks are on time, and career paths can be easier to predict because progression tends to follow a predetermined pattern. Mechanisms are in place to offer specific support, from tech experts to fix your computer to maintenance staff who keep the office looking good.

    Cons

    Many people enjoy being a part of a building process—something you might not find at large companies. That pioneering spirit at smaller companies can increase engagement and create a genuine interest in shaping the company’s future.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. "trainer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainer
    Former Employee - Trainer
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Ok to work for if in India

    Cons

    Main company in India
    Must understand culture if you are an employee in the US


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NIIT full-time

    Pros

    The policies are great but some of them are not

    Cons

    Senior management leaders are not employee friendly

    Advice to Management

    Please give the opportunity to the team members also to share their thoughts and listen to them.


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