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Updated December 9, 2017
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  • Work life balance is in our hands (in 11 reviews)

  • HR policies keep changing and are not employee friendly at all (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Most genuine colleagues ever."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Odessa is comprised of some truly talented individuals who are incredibly dedicated to each other, the clients and the product. The company is very family-friendly which makes life much easier for working parents.

    Cons

    Due to being in a constant state of exponential growth (a good thing!)... well thought out change management can sometimes get pushed aside in favor of meeting the need of the day.

    Advice to Management

    Be more measured in large scale change.


  2. "Run far away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Odessa full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch for everyone on Friday

    Cons

    Everything is 'made up' on the fly. The Philly and BLR offices do not work together or talk to each other. Clients are often left hanging and made promises that are never kept. Employees are always complaining to each other that nothing gets done, always scrambling to figure out how to do the next project or help the new customer because there are not enough people. Management is not loyal to employees who are loyal to them.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying and hiding things from clients and your employees

  3. "Great place to work at"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Odessa full-time

    Pros

    Freedom of creative expression, Independence, no culture of micro management, challenging roles, excellent client interaction opportunities, plenty of opportunities to engineer product features

    Cons

    Range of areas to operate in may be limited in comparison with large corporates
    No incentives to pursue certifications
    Processes evolving, unlike in larger establishments


  4. "Growing Product Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Initial growth is good.

    Cons

    Mismanagement and work culture. Restructuring the employee is affecting many in the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Time management is a key for your growth.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Best place for beginners!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Leasing domain
    Good place for beginners to learn
    All time support from team members
    Exclusive module Ownership

    Cons

    Need better Cafetaria
    Work life balance is in our hands


  6. "Good place…Odessa review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Module Lead in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Module Lead in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Yes, it is a good place for working in technical side.  Strong senior mentors are present especially in technology and R&D team.  Flat hierarchy so that’s better, not like big services company.

    Cons

    All technology used currently is Microsoft.

    Advice to Management

    Why not try some other technology other than MS?


  7. Helpful (2)

    "One of the best places to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are very sincere, focused and friendly. Quality work, loads of work, yet no stress. Amazing Work Culture is what makes Odessa, one of the best places to work.

    Cons

    Small Campus, sometimes you miss those larger & greener MNC campuses that you had been part of. Very little extra curricular or sports facilities. To be frank, there's just a TT table, nothing else.

  8. "Enjoying my time"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice organization to learn a complex financial domain.  Good work culture with flexible timings.  Got an onsite a few months after I joined.

    Cons

    Nothing major but can do more for product training

    Advice to Management

    Have seen an improvement in events and on-the-floor fun activities.  Please keep that up.


  9. "Good company for the freshers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Odessa full-time

    Pros

    - Learning Curve
    - Technology being used
    - Decent Pay
    - Normal work timings
    - Not so pressurised work environment

    Cons

    - Domain of business
    - Not suitable for those who wants to dirt their hands on various technologies and domains


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If your Manager is good, below are the Pros,
    Flexible timings
    Work life balance will be good
    Good Hike
    Freedom to express thoughts
    Freedom to take ownership of the tasks
    Manager will not take your Credits

    Cons

    Odessa management promoted wrong people to good position, If you happen to work under those wrong managers, below will be the Cons.
    No respect to Juniors
    You will be Treated just like a resource
    They don't care about your personal life
    Manager will not share good thoughts about you to his higher level
    Manager will be ready to take your Credits and Blame you for his mistakes
    Manager expects you to come and Work in the early morning and will not allow you to leave early
    They just can't tolerate if they come to know that you are developing your Technical skills
    They will play politics during the appraisal period and will create circumstances to give bad hike
    They will talk like a friend and stab at your back
    They don't like if you express your thoughts/opinions in front of others
    You have to forget your family and friendship, But they will be busy with their Personal work at office
    Some managers will always be busy booking train, Bus and Movie tickets and will spend thier time with female employees of different team
    If you express your concern to HR, Your Manager will tell that you have bad attitude
    I faced so many troubles at Odessa Technologies because of my bad manager, There are so many talented people left the organization already because of this Manager politics
    Freshers should never work based on Oral communication, They must keep Email communication for their safety.
    Some Managers are ready to lie before the HR to Save their Hike and Position in the Company
    Trust me, Your computer will be accessed without your permission to read your personal Skype chats
    Overall, It was a very bad experience at Odessa Technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Dear Odessa Technologies HR, You have to act like a Supreme court. When somebody expresses a concern, you have to try fixing that. You shouldn't act like you are also working under the same manager. Do not promote wrong people and give importance to someone without understanding the politics played by them. Please teach your Employees how to treat a Human. Playing politics and supporting the wrong people is not good for achieving better future. If you do not support your Hard working employee, Then they will not bother to search another job. Please learn from other companies and hire people from good organizations. They will teach how to behave with colleagues.


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