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Photon Infotech Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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Photon Infotech Chairman and CEO Srinivas Balasubramanian
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  • Work life balance is disturbed at times as usual as in any other company that I have worked before (in 66 reviews)

  • No work life balance, no coffee machines,basic amenities are less (in 45 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn new technology

    Cons

    Mgmt should really focus on employee benefits and welfare

    Advice to Management

    They know what they are doing.


  2. "You learn a lot"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Get to learn lots of things and gain diversified skill

    Cons

    There is no con here.

  3. "About Photon work culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Photon Infotech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Keep Technically strong and always get challenges and opportunities in each and every project. Opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Work life balance is disturbed at times as usual as in any other company that I have worked before. Thats the nature of any S/W industry for that matter.

    Advice to Management

    They are the best. Our Mgmt works really harder than what we do. They are the best.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Stay away from this company if you value etiqutte and work life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Photon Infotech (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Learn a lot and quickly

    Cons

    1. They negotiate your pay several times until you finally give up (called at street bargaining)
    2. No work life balance - They expect you to work 24/7. I am serious, including weekends and after going home after regular hours
    3. regular working hours in 10 and not 8
    4. Consultants dont get paid for the extra hrs. if you demand, they will just let you go and give the reason as "performance not upto the mark"
    5. Management is sick. Micro manage a lot. dont care about lower level employees and treat them as dogs/slaves. They talk mostly in local language (Tamil i suppose)
    6. Those who fight back or take courage to speak up against the process are let go.
    7. If you quit, they threaten to ruin your career, not give recommendation/experience letters
    8. Upper management (CIO, CTO etc) only talk foul language to others.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from the cons that are reported here


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Good work and clients but harrasing management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work and clients. Good opportunities

    Cons

    Recently complaint to Department of Labor and USCIS about non-payment of salary, incorrect tax calculation and no response on salary reminders and correct W2 request.


  6. Helpful (11)

    "Talented team, terrible culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - UI/User Experience Creative Lead in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - UI/User Experience Creative Lead in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very smart and talented leadership team who know what they are doing, and do it well. Since Photon is a consultant, the opportunity to work with varying brands is a great experience.

    Cons

    The WORST company culture I've ever experienced. They are based out of India and the lack of empathy or respect for employees highlights the work culture overseas.

    During initial negotiations, they were very aggressive and attempted to pay as little as possible. What makes this worse, is how employees are mandated to work a MINIMUM of 50 hours per week, salaried. This is key, because the timelines are so tight that weekend work is usually required and expected. I witnessed an employee who was let go with 2 days notice, just before their 90 days, for not making an internal deadline because they had a family member pass. This employee was kept on the project for weeks after the incident and led on until the very end of their 90 day period.

    All of their processes are scattered throughout various, terribly built software products. Managing PTO or anything HR means scouring their sites and emailing 3 different people overseas. This further highlights the lack of care, or attention to employees which is pathetic considering this company builds digital products.

    I resigned after about 2 weeks as it didn't take long to see how bad this company is. To top this all off, after resignation I received a threatening email from an attorney demanding I return a portion of my paycheck from them. This was, of course in error as I owned them nothing and after rebutting the email, they were never heard from again.

    My advice to anyone interested in working here is to run far, far away.

    Advice to Management

    Respect employees on all levels of the organization, not just management. Stop referring to employees as "bodies" that are thrown at projects. Consider reducing mandatory 10 hour work days and if you must, start paying hourly with over time pay as well.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nice company if it works for you"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Photon Infotech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Latest technologies, fun at times.

    Cons

    You may stuck at some projects or at some customer places where there are no fun at all.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Photon review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Photon Infotech (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot at a very fast pace

    Cons

    They treat their employees poorly.


  9. Helpful (11)

    "Disaster all around"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Deer Park, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Deer Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - None except that it is my current employer

    Cons

    - Unprofessional management and workforce
    - Sub standard employee benefits
    - Few clients
    - No employee training programs
    - Only competes on Price point in the market
    - Nepotism and sycophancy all around
    - No Business Development or strategic vision

    Advice to Management

    - Think beyond $$$


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Opens lots of doors for attractive opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative Designer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Creative Designer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Photon Infotech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you are self-motivated Photon opens lots of doors for attractive opportunities. Having a results-driven culture, this company makes sure that high performers get what they deserve.

    Cons

    Facilities for employee recreation is a bit limited.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe you can put additional recreational facilities?


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