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Photon Infotech Reviews

Updated May 20, 2018
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Photon Infotech Chairman and CEO Srinivas Balasubramanian
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 50 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Pro-employee policies"

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    • 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. "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.

  3. "Regret to join Photon :|"

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    • Culture & Values
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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.


  4. "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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Unethical company to both employees and customers"

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

    I worked at Photon Infotech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to some of the latest trends in the industry

    Cons

    I was a US employee in a Program Manager position. This is easily one of the most unethical companies I have worked or heard of. Employees especially the US ones are mistreated - they are relocated at a moments notice (over a weekend) and are forced to sign a 2yr bond for the moving expenses for a move they did not agree to. Indian companies are generally employee unfriendly but Photon is in a league of its own. Similarly with their clients they are quick to bill without clear approvals from the client and use very aggressive sales tactics. They play loose with contracts and with billing. Business visas are often abused to get folks in. Profanity, humiliating employees, racist comments is commonplace at senior management meetings

    Advice to Management

    Culture needs to change from top down


  6. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    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.


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

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    • 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

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Stay Away , Just Stay Away"

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    • 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.


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