Magzter Reviews

Updated 17 Jun 2020

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3.6
63%
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Magzter Co-founder & CEO  Girish Ramdas
Girish Ramdas
39 Ratings
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  • "There are no Cons with this company as they have covered everything for the employees(in 7 reviews)

  • "CEO and President thinks their employees are not worth and they will compare them with their children(in 2 reviews)

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  1. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    ""A great company to Work for""

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Magzter full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Employees are given full freedom to work and to express their thoughts even to the top management. Consistent feedback is taken from the employees for the betterment of the product and also to the office culture. Health care insurance provided, Periodical training available, Work from home option, Maternity is given for 6 months with the pay, Paternity is given for 15 days, Gratuity given for all tenured staffs, Leave encashment is also available. Female employees are respected and given by menstruation leave every month. This is the one first company that has approved leave for Menstruation keeping in their staff wellness in mind. All the staff has been given by increment this year especially at this COVID 19 pandemic and no pay cuts for anyone in the company which is the best part of this situation. Magzter is a very good place for those who work with dedication and would be able to provide results. Kudos Magzter!

    Cons

    I can't think of many apart from for people who just want to do nothing and make a mess pointing out someone who tries to help them out.

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Learning Experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Magzter full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I was a Sr.Sales Manager in Chennai Location and got relieved in March. Great Product, Team, Boss and Management. Learning is galore if you are open for it. Can interact directly with the CEO and President. We will get lot of inputs and insights from them. They will support us a lot. Monthly Activities, Team building events. HR team will put their best effort for the same. Managerial Training will be given on the periodical basis to further improve and update our skills.

    Cons

    No Cons as per my experience. As I have mentioned management will give their insights and inputs to us which for other team members think they are too harsh. But, it is not the case, as I had regular interactions with them, they share their own experience which we can implement while speaking and interacting with our clients. If we take it in a right and positive way we can grow more as a Sales Leader, which is my experience during my stint with Magzter.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Magzter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing Product! Loved working there! I recently left the company since I was moving out of the country. Management team was very supportive and helped me a lot.

    Cons

    There are no cons to mention

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Not the right place for career growth"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Magzter full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The product is very good.

    Cons

    There is only one pro about magzter. The product is very good. However this advantage gets nullified by very negative attitude of the CEO & The President. They treat employees very badly. CEO is everyday taking two calls. In every call he threatens people with immediate sacking for every small mistake like being 1-2 minute late in the call. Or not calling him at the fixed time. Even if the employee is late by few seconds, he gives One day of LOP, without considering that the person has worked for 16 hours that day and may be customer had called him during the fixed time of the call, he or she got late by 15-30 seconds to call him. He terminated a girl who was not able to attend a call on a Saturday and was late by 5 minutes as she had to go to a doctor. He does not care about anyone. Am sure if someone complaints he will have to give damages in crores to all the employees whom he has been very harsh and unreasonable. All good and deserving people have left or he has sacked them. There are few people who are fooling him by showing only data and no results. He recently started free coupon code exercise. He gave reward to few of the guys and girls who fooled him as when the actual figures were checked there were zero redemptions for the girl and the boy he had rewarded them based on what they had updated on the sheet. He blindly asks people to communicate in linkedin except for few highly experienced guys no one is capable. But he wants his team to be a follower and then he would say that you all are a postman, when he himself does not allow them to grow. He is a very confused ceo AND AM SURE WITH THIS APPROACH AND HE BEING SURROUNDED BY people who butter him always and make a fool out of him, he likes being praised by the team company would be destroyed completely. He asks his team to play linkedin order comes by relationship at the topmost level. That is not possible by the style of work he promotes. Company has failed. He has hired around 20 people and has sacked atleast 10 people within 2-3 months, few people have left on their own. One of the persons he has sacked within a day. He asked him to start working like a donkey from the day he joined. The person had a hard day having HR session and was just out of the session when he called him and told him to work. The new joinee was upset and CEO sacked him. How can they expect best talent to join them employees would also use them and leave. He uses words like am spending so much money on you guys. He is definitely not worth a CEO. I ADVISE NO ONE TO JOIN THIS COMPANY AND ALSO NOT ALLOW THEM TO TREAT THEIR EMPLOYEES ANYMORE LIKE A SLAVE

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Wouldn't recommend even if you're currently jobless!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Magzter full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary can be the only thing positive here

    Cons

    I can put them in short phrases - Annoying micromanagement from the CEO, unreal targets never to be achieved, huge variable component in CTC which will never come to you, no career growth at all, no respect for employee privacy (will call at anytime at night and expect to be available), a probation period of 1 year to ensure that you don't receive any benefits if terminated

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    Magzter Response

    May 21, 2020H R

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your time at Magzter. We're sorry you didn't have a great experience during your time here, and it's true that working at Magzter isn't for everyone. Change is constant in our business, and we ask our team members to be incredibly nimble as we serve customers/clients in an industry that changes daily. Related to your comments on the variable component and the targets, We have devised the variable component in accordance with the current market standards and after a thorough analysis. We do expect a few benchmarks and standard performances when it comes to the sales role and We're sorry that you felt negative pertaining to it. Thanks for sharing your insights.

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    "CEO has trust issues , micro manager, over critical : Does not gives much time & space"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Magzter full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company is well funded and can give you a good brand name. sets the impression that Sales Exec does lot of mistakes. Basically, he has trust issues and wants you to call him every now and then to update what you have done.

    Cons

    Please don't join as Sales Position. Company CEO. The company has Work from Home Culture. Hence, the CEO has EPIC Level trust issues with new joiners. He openly sends criticizing emails to salespeople, criticises you for even being late of 2 mins on call and all that.

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  7. "Nice company to work with"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Magzter full-time

    Pros

    Good Leader at Top management

    Cons

    The company need to work on product specially on SRZ

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Worst move of my career"

    1.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Magzter full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free magazines for all employees.

    Cons

    - The top management runs on tyranny. Any new ideas will be discriminated and used against you. - In the name of team bonding, all employees are forced to participate in marathons because the CEO is a runner. Employees with health complications are not excused too. - HR is happy to let employees leave without even understanding the reason for the high rate of attrition.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "HR Team - Don't ever join here"

    1.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Magzter full-time

    Pros

    Nothing as advantage in this company

    Cons

    No use in having HR over here They cant even communicate properly regarding the employee needs No proper employee management Irresponsible persons I have resigned my job after an year.. they did not even bother to make my last month salary... stupidity... No response from HR panel reg my salary even... Dont ever join here

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Don't join in Magzter"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Support Associate in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Magzter full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nothing is best in magzter

    Cons

    No job security. Worst management. No one will encourage you in your workplace. They will fire you without notice. My lead forced me indirectly to resign and when I did he asked why I resigned. Seriously sick environment. They treated me so badly and in a few months I have cried so many times. People are actually not happy but people sho do politics are happy in that organization. I feel sorry for the people working there. All the best for the people moving out from their. You cant be happy there if you are not cornering someone to play with their living. Seriously a worstttttt place to work. I dont care even if the people knows who I am.

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