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Persistent Systems (India) Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  1. "Look out for jobs outside as soon as you know that your project is getting over"

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Persistent Systems (India) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are really good to work with.

    Cons

    In Persistent US, there is no job security even for full time employees. As long as you are in a client project and billable you are safe. The resource allocation team doesn't even try to find you a project matching your skillset.


  2. "Only worried about the bottom line..."

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    Former Contractor - Contractor in Bellevue, WA
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Persistent Systems (India) as a contractor

    Pros

    Honestly.. Only pro was they paid us (not without issues though)

    Cons

    The company is only worried about bottom line. Their recruiters can not find decent workers because they only pay minimum if they can help it. They get rid of their local best performers to save money so they can take work offshore.
    They try to nickel and dime pay and appear to have little to no understanding of US labor laws. They always need to be sent links to law references when they are told they are wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Before you expand work footprint, try to understand the work. Yes making money is the name.. But without good management/support staff and good employees, you are going to fail..

  3. "Sr. Director of Sales and Business Development, Life Sciences"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Persistent Systems (India) (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company has a lot of capabilities, too many for an individual sales person to totally grasp.

    Cons

    Executive management waste a lot of the sales force time (especially in he final two weeks of the quarter) on weber and meetings. On boarding process non existent. Serious lack of marketing and business development. Pipeline can not just be left up to the sales teams. Account owner position needs to be focused and clearly defined. To date, the AO's are do far to many non relevant tasks that dilute customer focused activities.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the culture of the market you are approaching and adjust your operations to it, not the other way around


  4. "Best health insurance, no onsite pormotion"

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    Current Employee - Senior Computer Programmer Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Programmer Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    best heal insurance plans in industry, good employee policies

    Cons

    no promotions onsite, salary raise very less onsite, loyalty sucks

    Advice to Management

    no politics, setup fair performance review process, look for overall company growth rather self account growth


  5. "Typical consulting company"

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    Former Employee - Computer Programmer Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Persistent Systems (India) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good technical work and good opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Low salary, no career growth, will be stuck at same position for long time

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees


  6. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Persistent Systems (India) as an intern

    Pros

    Good folks in the company

    Cons

    No attention to interns, please work on that


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Non-Indians Need Not Apply"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Persistent Systems (India) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Broad exposure to interesting technologies; good vendor ecosystem (for now)

    Cons

    Exclusive cliques; lightweight, figurehead managers; lack of understanding of acceptable social norms; questionable ethics

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to act non-discriminatory, go private, and just go all-in as Indian firm (no more feeling guilty for not asking if employees would rather something other than Indian cuisine or speaking non-English)

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Computer Programmer Analyst"

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, were willing to work around a family issue that prevented relocation. Hours are not bad.

    Cons

    Highly variable co-worker talent, very poor management, lots of communication issues, mediocre pay.


  9. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of extra curricular activities, good projects

    Cons

    Appraisals handled poorly by HR


  10. "Bad HR policies, Average work culture, only good for freshers."

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    Former Employee - Module Lead
    Former Employee - Module Lead
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Persistent Systems (India) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Good work in some of the projects. Beneficial for freshers.
    2. A company with a vision, particularly from the CEO. Expanding at a good pace.
    3. Good, down to earth and humble CEO.

    Cons

    1. Work culture deteriorating over the time. Inclining towards the cliched "service culture". For ex. strict timing and attendance policies, restricted time slot (eve after 5) for recreational area.
    2. Resource allocation - a big time failure. Feels like they drive the entire company.
    3. Unfriendly and strict HR and Bench policies. In Persistent it is completely the employee's responsibility to get yourself billable into a project. Your aspirations about any kind of work will not be entertained by the resource allocation team. And if you are not able to find yourself a project in within a stipulated period of 2 months you will be asked to go on a notice period. Kind of "Mutual Separation". Extremely disturbing.
    4. Salary increments in single digit mostly and pay hikes to lateral recruits also just about average 30%.

    Advice to Management

    Definitely need to focus on employee friendly HR policies. Should look back at the time when company was still private and appreciated.


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