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Rediff.com Chairman and Managing Director Ajit Balakrishnan
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  1. "Fall and Fall of Great Brand"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Director in New Delhi (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rediff.com full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Only good thing is the brand recall.
    Nothing else.

    Cons

    Everything rest.
    Poor Management
    Bad Top Management
    Incompetent Leadership
    Lack of Fund
    Lack of Innovation... etc

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company while you still can.


  2. "Directionless"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Copy Editor in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Chief Copy Editor in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rediff.com (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, friendly atmosphere, open to ideas

    Cons

    Bad work hours, poor pay, directionless

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with employees to know where the company is headed and how to get there.

  3. "Not good any more"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Rediff.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not much work
    Some Good people still left
    Some products are really good
    Good amount of traffic still
    News and editorial is good
    Good engineers

    Cons

    No vision
    Aged leadership
    Bad CTO who doesnt understand modern tech or does not have clarity of thought
    Bureaucratic
    No promotions based on merit
    No appraisals
    The company is dying

    Advice to Management

    AB was good but the company of people like the CTO has killed his competitive mind. He need to get a younger team that can help steer the company in the right direction


  4. "A very talented team under a single roof"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Rediff.com full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Talented Team both in engineering and content
    Light weight process - Developers can focus more on coding than anything else.
    Vibrant Atmosphere
    Amazing Location in terms of reachability. Centrally located.

    Cons

    Too many frequent changes in direction
    Lack of expectation/goal setting and expectation management
    Lack of clear roles and responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    Both long term and short term vision should be clearly communicated to all.
    Ideas should be given required time to be implemented.


  5. "gud"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    gud place to work at. gud environment.

    Cons

    salary package is not gud.


  6. "Absolutely no learning or career advancement"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pay and light work and maybe good canteen services/gym

    Cons

    Bad management, terrible leadership, no process, no organisational structure- even appraisals dont take place.

    Advice to Management

    Please get a good HR system in place and replace the VPs


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