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Updated February 11, 2018
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Photon Infotech Chairman and CEO Srinivas Balasubramanian
Srinivas Balasubramanian
318 Ratings

478 Employee Reviews

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Pros
  • Good to learn new Technologies and good for freshers (in 46 reviews)

  • Awsome place to learn and move to a next level (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is hard to maintain (in 76 reviews)

  • No work life balance, no coffee machines,basic amenities are less (in 47 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Pro-employee policies"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive and have understanding about holidays, offered WFH when there was a need

    Cons

    Spending additional hours when learning new technology


  2. "Good place to learn. But luck decides who is your manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Good place to learn and grow technically. Not monetarily. There are some good Senior management people. Its only luck based on which you will get to report to them.

    Cons

    Heavy politics and its purely luck that decides whom you get as your reporting hierarchy. The dumb people hide all your good efforts from top management. Your hard work will be taken as their win. But when you slip, you are treated as screwing the projects. Its like they win and you loose all the time. There are people who protect their dumb relatives and hide hard working peoples effort.

    Advice to Management

    Please conduct 360 review of each of your resource. I mean to say that the juniors report about their seniors as well. Clients direct review about the resources. Every employee should be rated based on the supervisor, client manager, client side architect, Photon tech team, etc. in order to do a fair rating. If it is purely by the supervisor alone and if the supervisor is a dumb, then the good employee's performance is clearly hidden and not given a fair chance.

  3. "Good place to rejoin. Went on break"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rejoined Photon after break, happy overall, was in technical side earlier, moved to PM stream now. Women's empowerment programs are being implemented and i see improvement in HR initiatives in recent times

    Cons

    Challenging project but happy to be back

    Photon Infotech Response

    Dec 5, 2017 – Senior Manager

    It’s great to have you back at Photon and your happy with your work stream. Thank you for the support to the initiatives taken, it helps us to have more such initiatives implemented. Please get in... More


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow, supportive HR, Manager is good, flexible work environment, promoted recently

    Cons

    Most projects are critical and complex to deliver


  5. "Good Appraisals - Bye Bye Bell curve!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Happy about timely appraisal, one of the first few companies to remove the bell curve

    Cons

    Shortage of PMs in Photon


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Stay Away , Just Stay Away"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Developer in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Don't have anything , just nothing.

    Cons

    Just want say one thing , all the single star reviews are genuine others are fake. This is the ,one of those company which has more(US) VP ,director , mangers than any working class. Please Don't ever try to join as Full time to this company, they will make your life hell. One good friend has written very long review about this company , all those things are true and much worse than that. No higher management ever trust you. These people are loosing project in many company , try to save their ship only by abusing the employees.

    Advice to Management

    What advise we can give to these super horrible people , waiting to sink their ship very soon.


  7. "Business Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Photon Infotech full-time

    Pros

    You sometimes get to work with good clients

    Cons

    Managers have no emotional quotient
    Aggresive and discriminatory Upper Management

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect

  8. Helpful (4)

    "No tools to succeed"

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    • 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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some very smart and motivated people work here who will work really hard for the company even when they get nothing in return.

    Cons

    1. Some managers are not the sharpest tools in the yard. They do not provide direction and will throw you under the bus if they are in trouble.

    2. There is no transparency in terms of career path and appraisal process. If you provide a feedback to the manager, it will be held against you in the years to come.

    3. The overall process is broken, whatever the CEO and CTO says goes without consideration - example Saturday working days.

    4. Usage of foul language here is a norm. If you don't speak foul language, you might never get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    1. Care for your employees. They are the ones who bring in the revenue, not the Sr management.

    2. Bring transparency in the overall process from appraisal to career path.

    3. Fix the culture and work life balance. If people work for 20 hour days, they need to be paid accordingly.


  9. "Good place to learn"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "The worst. Just... the worst."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They managed to sell into a few big brands, but they're hanging by a thread.

    Cons

    Non-existent onboarding process. Zero HR support. Miserable, inhumane culture. Employees are berated constantly and called monkeys. The senior leadership will tell you straight-faced that they are gods.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone who is still with your company is desperate to leave. Stop being sales-focused — be employee and client-focused. Stop planting fake, positive reviews here and instead spend time improving your management and work process. You look like buffoons.


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