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Ola SDE1 Reviews

Updated Oct 30, 2019

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3.4
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Ola Co-Founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal (no image)
Bhavish Aggarwal
7 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good learning and hikes but minor issues with HR policies"

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    Current Employee - SDE1 in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ola full-time

    Pros

    The usual people around are absolutely brilliant. One will get to work with smart and honest people. No one plays any politics around here. One's recognised well, if one works. Good hike policies.

    Cons

    The company has launched many employee unfriendly policies recently, like disabling WFH, a strict 9 hour policy. Although, they are not implemented which means one can do their work and not have to follow these rules yet, but the fact that such rules exist itself is certainly an issue

    Ola2019-10-31
  2. "Good learning experience"

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    Former Employee - SDE1 in Bangalore

    I worked at Ola full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good learning - Interesting work - Good team members

    Cons

    - Cafeteria food :D - Nothing else I can think of

    Ola2019-02-09
  3. "Good culture"

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    Current Employee - SDE1 in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ola full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible timing with good opportunity

    Cons

    Prod issues can come any time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Ola2018-09-03
  4. "sde I"

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    Former Employee - SDE1 in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ola full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    nice working environment and nice pay

    Cons

    work life balance might be a worry

    Ola2018-08-18
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Make your decision well given pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - SDE1 in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ola full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working on latest tools and technologies

    Cons

    Technical skills are not as valuable as your skills to flatter big "people". Work is not very challenging, you will do same work just using different tools and frameworks(at least for web and this is true for most of the teams) Don't expect hikes(it's generally a one digit hike). Your rating depends on how well connected you are with managers.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe you should care a bit for your employees.

    Ola2018-05-31
  6. "Competitive work but with good salary,perks"

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    Current Employee - SDE1 in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ola full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1.Great opportunities to show your skills. 2. Your contribution/impact in growth can be seen directly. 3.Good salary,food 4. Frequent outings 5. Flat structure ; youcan directly go to anyone and discuss product/features

    Cons

    1. Frequent dips/outages but not much of a headache for freshers but for senior devs. 2. Lot of prod issues,tasks in on call hamper work-life balance. 3. Work life balance is beteween average to poor ; but management is trying to work on it by setting early office hours

    Advice to Management

    None. Cant think of a way management can quickly resolve the cons.

    Ola2017-12-15
  7. "Good place for learning"

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    Current Employee - SDE1 in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ola full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    people are all very friendly as well as help full

    Cons

    Some times people are speaking in Hindhi

    Ola2017-11-21
  8. "Lots of things to learn"

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    Current Employee - SDE1 in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ola full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    free food, amazing peers, exciting technologies

    Cons

    not good work life balance

    Advice to Management

    developers life is tough, QA will ask them questions, Engineering manager will ask them questions, On-call issues they have to solve, program managers will ask questions, product managers will ask questions.. it becomes hard to deal with so many people sometimes. A system should be in place so that load is shared with all, but here product/QA/manager/program manager are never held responsible for anything even if it was something which could have been prevented if they would have been more careful.

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    Ola2017-11-18
  9. "good"

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    SDE1 in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ola for less than a year

    Pros

    good peers, good work env

    Cons

    hectic schedule, no work life balance

    Ola2016-10-25
  10. Helpful (1)

    "sde"

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    SDE1 in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ola

    Pros

    amazing place to work ! Love the people

    Cons

    little over ambitious ! total chaos

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work! Love you !

    Ola2016-07-08
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