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Photon Infotech Reviews

Updated November 1, 2018
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Photon Infotech Chairman and CEO Srinivas Balasubramanian
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Pros
  • "Good to learn new Technologies and good for freshers and an Awesome place to learn and move to a next level" (in 52 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Work life balance is hard to maintain" (in 84 reviews)

  • "There are no coffee machines in the office" (in 47 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am working as a full time employee in Columbus location.

    Good work environment.
    Very good Management and HR department.
    If employee has any issues/concerns there will be immediate response from the team (Manager/HR) and they try to resolve as soon as possible.
    I am happy to be part of Photon Infotech growth and looking forward to serve more years.
    I am referring couple of my friends to join in Photon Infotech.

    Cons

    I do not have any Cons.

    Advice to Management

    Really doing good. Keep up the same.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Work life balance."

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You always get something challenging to work. Photon always keeps one step ahead of growing technologies and gives us opportunities to learn new stuff to stay abreast with growing trends.

    Cons

    Worst politics. Total under estimation of efforts. If your project is in Fixed bid model, thats the end of your life. No Work life balance. Even under family emergency, you are supposed to focus on work 100%. There is no flexibility to WFH even under family emergency. No comp offs for efforts spent on weekends. No compensation for efforts spent after office hours. We will interview and hire some good people. But, we never get them on boarded in our team. It will always be junk people except a few good people in the team. Even when we complain about the poor performance of team members, we have to live with it. But the expectation of delivery on schedule, no errors, 100% performant code will be expected. How to deliver quality code with dumb people around. How to complete on time with dumb people in the team.

    Advice to Management

    Even God cannot advice. Because they think they are the direct Avatars of God.

  3. Helpful (12)

    "They Lie, Cheat, and Steal"

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    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is nothing positive about working at Photon. Any good reviews you see here are from their Indian offices and meant to offset the truth.

    Cons

    The cons are mainly that they should be cons and convicted of fraud, labor violations, hostile workplaces, incompetent management, shady business practices, and so much more it would take a book too long to read.

    Advice to Management

    Learn compassion. Act like the big boys if you expect your employees to compete with them. Don't hold back earned wages. Pay out bonuses on time. Stop lying to clients in almost every way. Show some integrity. Also, don't call your African-American employees monkeys. :)


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Full stack java developer"

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    Former Employee - Java Developer in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Photon Infotech (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing to say.Not a single thing

    Cons

    Not professional.Talks in their region language most of the time even in the meetings to communicate. Very rude.i am regretting joining in photon.they treat employees like slaves.No work ethic.Beware to join in this

    Photon Infotech Response

    Aug 31, 2018 – Director HR

    We would like to mention that Photon is a friendly environment where any individul is open to voice out their views. It is really suprising that you didnt raise it at that point in time for us to... More


  5. "Healthcare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Photon Infotech full-time

    Pros

    Most of the jobs Pay well

    Cons

    No cons great company


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Organization and Culture Issues"

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    Former Employee - Senior Creative Designer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Creative Designer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked on the creative team and had mostly fantastic interactions with those that really cared about their work within the creative team. The Creative Directors and VP are exceptionally talented people and were fun to work with.

    If you work hard and have a drive for improvement, it seems like you have a lot of room to grow and work your way up within Photon (at least on the creative team).

    The pay is definitely higher than most companies in Dallas and their fully paid benefits are a huge plus.

    Cons

    The onboarding process was nearly nonexistant. I had a 30minute video call with someone I could barely understand instead of someone in my actual office doing it with me. They just showed the platform the company uses as its central hub (which is almost never used except for logging time) and a few other tools which in the long run were not helpful to running my day to day.

    In my time at Photon I dealt with countless employees that did just the bare minimum to collect a paycheck. I understand that at a large company you can feel like just another cog in the wheel, but the amount of people that didn't try was astounding. I also had "just bad luck" with some of the Account Managers I had to work with. People that let projects get so off the rails in scope and management that VPs had to get involved a month before a project launched. (I was brought it at the very end to help fix some of the issues). Other Accounts people literally just showed up to be seen but did nothing to support the team on the project.

    The quality of work overall that Photon was intent on pumping out was not all that high. Again, velocity seemed to be the most important aspect to it all. When showing what quality work could look like with the right support from other teams, I had extremely good feedback, but this seemed too difficult to mesh into their current workflows.

    Poor company culture and communication. Photon struggles with communicating effectively with native English speakers and cultural norms. I would receive emails and even phone calls in the middle of the night from their team in India which seemed wildly inappropriate. My own managers were easy to get a hold of and were able to get me answers but English was their first language. It might also be a cultural or language barrier but I was often confronted by standoffish people that were sometimes downright rude.

    No remote work for any reason. Even if there was a major life event, sick kid/pet, utility companies coming by, Photon does not let you work remote and you must take PTO for it. This seemed silly as I sat around for month waiting for work to be assigned to me, but when I asked to work from home for a few hours I was met with resistance.

    Advice to Management

    It is going to be really tough for them to keep talent on the creative team going forward with how upper management treats creative in their current business model. Design feels like an afterthought where velocity takes precedence. Many people there treat their US employees like they would their people overseas and that type of communication style is not going to be beneficial in their growth especially amongst Americans in the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent learning and great opportunities. Move around on technologies if that's what you want. You get hands on experience in latest technologies that exist and Photon is really fast moving on that.

    Cons

    Work from home as a policy is limited but we have a few exceptions for unavoidable situations (Thunderstorm , Snow storm etc.,). Can be made more often available

    Advice to Management

    Good going

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None Trust me this is the most worst company i have ever worked for.The Key stakeholders use the F word to there subordinates and scream at there employees.If you want to live an insulted life this place is for you.

    Cons

    Its a very low cultured company and if you see any good reviews they are all forced to write that so that candidates join there company.

    Advice to Management

    Change your attitude.Employees are not your servants treat them as a team and encourage them.They are the people who can make or break your company.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Regret to join Photon :|"

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

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

    Pros

    Sorry to say but nothing.

    Cons

    I made a lifetime mistake to join full-time Photon. I will regret this in my full life.
    If you are good at buttering upper management and telling lie, this company is for you. No accountability no respect for the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Please be human not only money makers.

    Photon Infotech Response

    May 24, 2018 – Director HR

    The claims made by you does not reflect the ground scenario. We are here to listen and fix the problems if you can share with us facts on exactly what you have faced. Please connect with us... More


  10. "My review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    best company to work for

    Cons

    need to consider work life balance


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