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IGATE Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
1,060 Reviews
3.1
1,060 Reviews
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IGATE CEO Ashok Vemuri
Ashok Vemuri
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance but quality of work depends on the project you are assigned to (in 55 reviews)

  • tremendous opportunity to learn, faster promotion if u r extra ordinary (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • I have never seen work life balance for me in my entire journey of iGate (in 23 reviews)

  • Notice Period (3 months and they wont accept BUY OUT even if you are on bench) (in 48 reviews)

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  1.  

    Profile

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IGATE full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and big organisation, operates in various industries

    Cons

    going through change, and not been winning big contracts lately

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The worst company to work for;

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England

    I worked at IGATE full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You feel like the smartest person in the Department (whichever you are working for); People are nice, even naive;

    Cons

    The worst company to work for - there are only 3 types of people who would disagree publicly - those who still work there and are afraid to loose the lousy underpaid positions; management - because they are paid enough and don`t care about the rest; people who haven`t worked there.

    Most of the people employed around you will just talk "big game" (especially management), but when it comes to actually using the knowledge, even most basic understanding of finance, simplest products - will cause confusion and anger due to putting them at disadvantage / exposing;

    Administration is pure nightmare (forgetting and loosing documentation - is normal, unfortunately often occurring "one-time thing"); Over salary HR will try to rip you off over even most basic things (read the contract 10 times before signing the contract, and don`t be afraid to say no, this company has extremely hard time to find someone willing to work for them);

    Management is very afraid for their fragile positions and this lack of confidence (caused by the lack of knowledge) translates into mind-numbingly simplistic quarterly reviews;

    Most of the promised projects are complete lie: non-existent.

    So called offshore is low quality, slow and people with 0 knowledge, and worst of all: if you try to teach them something, the most basic / straight forward knowledge - they will show signs of understanding for a moment and then forget what they already knew and anything you taught them.

    Accept the contract only if you are really desperate (like really really desperate, because whatever they say about the projects is a complete lie), but don`t overstay more than necessary.

    The way this company makes money is taking away operations (and operational costs) from the big corporations and trying to replicate it with low quality, underpaid and unskilled staff with high staff turnover. Generally the result is low quality, data loss and eventually loss of clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just quit and close the company: worthless, low quality work results from this outsourcing company.

    My prediction that any company who has / will entered / enter in a deal with this "promising & cost reducing company" will rather soon realize that the reduced operational costs are not worth the quality loss what this company produces.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Ok place to work as a fresher

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IGATE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to learn and get exposure if you are familiar and friendly to management.

    Cons

    Due to cost cutting there are no benifits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help people to pursue their career aspirations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    like any other

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England

    I have been working at IGATE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    flat company if you make it such

    Cons

    too many people beliveing they work for a larger company than it actually is

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep rolling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Manchester, England

    I have been working at IGATE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work atmosphere, learning curve, growth

    Cons

    Salary hike, notice period, nothing else apart from these

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Derby, England
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Derby, England

    I worked at IGATE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easiest IT organisation to work and keep balance between your work and social life.

    Cons

    Not much career growth expected.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at IGATE full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Inconsistent policies, no concept of a work life balance or flexible working, especially for people working in some corporate functions, very strict management with no-one overseeing them to see how they are managing and motivating their teams, inconistent bonus structure with no explanation about how it's calculated, do not following employment law of the country and often do things which are not only against best practice but illegal, the list goes on! Also core working hours are very long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a serious look at your organisation structure and some of the senior people that you have in post. Some of them are awful role models and not good line managers at all. They are the ones that are driving good employees away. Everyone else that stays there is unfortunately in my view 'stuck there' and biding their time until a better opportunity comes along. Review your benefits package and work life balance opportunities for employees. Provide a 'happy' working environment for your employees, not one that encourages 'presenteeism' in the office for the sake of it. Core basic working hours are incredibly long and no in line with UK norms, these need to be reviewed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    It is amazing experience till now had lots of vivid exposure to different opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Birmingham, England

    I have been working at IGATE full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Flexible Appraisal system
    -Nice facilities and infrastructure
    -Lots of fun activities day to day

    Cons

    -Low renumerations as compared to other industry standards

    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company gives opportunities but demands long work times

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at IGATE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Provides opportunities and atleast this year appraisals were good.

    Cons

    Management is still not great, but hopefully it will get better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not work here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England

    I worked at IGATE

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and project parties are fun

    Cons

    Very bad management
    Insane working hours
    Blame game amongst higher management
    Little or no salary review

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please employ people who actually have SOME management skills

    Doesn't Recommend

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