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  1. "Good Company to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Polaris FT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get exposure to various areas of SDLC

    Cons

    People care is totally missing, especially who are sent onsite

    Advice to Management

    Needs to have a good employee retention strategy


  2. "Good place to work but not competent as others"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Polaris FT (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work
    Maintains at least 2-4 weeks of bench before any action.

    Cons

    Salaries not competent as competitors
    HR dont respond properly.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Huge Layoff Plans and Forced Resignations - It's Real!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice recruiting team to work with.

    Cons

    A dying company bought by Virtusa on March 3rd is undergoing rapid changes. No job is safe at this point. If you are concerned about job stability, you should be. I can assure you there are "rationalization" and "optimization" plans. Forced resignations, yes that's happening too at offshore and onsite locations.
    Also, no moral or ethical values at this company since acquisition. People will do anything to keep their jobs. It's really quite pathetic and reminds me of high school bullying.

    Advice to Management

    Virtusa...you're not handling this well. You're keeping the wrong people at the top at one major account. You need to move them out quickly. Few things you should know:
    Competition is kicking our butts!
    Some employees like to "create a lot of smoke" and then "save" the relationship. It's not real. There's no smoke. It's manipulation.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Absurd Company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Polaris FT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing at all.
    Do not opt if you want to grow yourself. Now VirtusaPolaris is showing Hell to employees.. Everyone is working in fear for jobs and hence no real Productive work.

    Cons

    No Satisfaction..... No Management Support at all..... Very selfish management.

    Advice to Management

    Grow Up


  5. "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best people company
    They value people

    Cons

    Management is not clear on focus

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your vision


  6. "Domain focused company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Polaris FT full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you prove yourself, the company provides a variety of opportunities
    Provides extensive exposure to banking and financial services domain. Highly domain focused
    The medical insurance in US is very cheap but top quality coverage
    Compensation is on par with other companies in IT industry
    Generally people-oriented company in India but US is lot more competitive and business-oriented

    Cons

    Not an aggressive company
    Some old-timers are a big drag with a very casual attitude
    Lacks an innovative mindset
    Bloated management structure

    Advice to Management

    Focus on innovation and make old-timers change their attitude


  7. "Nice place to work!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice place to work!! Understand the employee values and respect.

    Cons

    Intermediate people less responsibility, makes you feel uncomfort!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep going, Need better way of bench management

  8. "Solution Architect"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Polaris FT full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Because of Polaris being a mid level firm, you have more control on how company treats you. If you are an doing something significant, you will be favored.

    Cons

    Polaris does not have so many big clients, so cannot pay well to senior technical people.


  9. "Misrepresented Position"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Polaris FT full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Very quick and simple hiring process

    Cons

    Originally hired for what I was told was a long-term (multi-year) project that actually lasted less than six months. When initial project ended sent to interview for project at location well outside reasonable commuting distance and was told I only had to travel for interview and actual work was remote. After agreeing to this and traveling to interview (at my own expense) was told position was actually on-site, when I reiterated that I was not willing to relocate I was told I would be assigned to a different project in my area but then heard nothing until receiving an email saying I had been let go. Also, most HR matters (benefits enrollment, tax forms, etc) seemed to have to go through head office in India resulting in frequent delays and miscommunications

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees and candidates. Give US offices more freedom to manage local employees without going through India.


  10. "Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Polaris FT (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good career growth, excellent people, nice set of clients, good domain expertise within the organisation, future looking very positive for the organisation.

    Cons

    Need to provide clear avenues of role transition for current employees so that they can find new avenues to grow outside their existing responsibilities.


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