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27 English questions out of 27

29 March 2019

Does Hike offer an employee assistance or workplace counselling program?

Pros

Everything here is amazing , 1) employee perks and benefits are amazing 2) work culture 3) work life balance 4)Flat structure (management) 5) steep learning curve - challenging work

Cons

Dont have anything to complain about

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work

1) employee perks and benefits are amazing

29 March 2019

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6 February 2021

Does Hike offer housing assistance?

Pros

1. Free Food 2. Great Pay 3. Best HR policies in India , great employee perks 4. Will get the chance to work with few of the great minds in industry 5. One of the good CEO by heart who wants to change the

Cons

1. They do not stick to one idea 2. One of the worst product team, faltu products stays with company and good one are left 3. Very ego centric engineers, the older folks are making hard for new people if they want to bring good changes 4. Really very poor engineering, they spend crores on unnecessary tools and code quality is very poor 5. No proper process on the tech, few people think it's their company and they always false feed to CEO with manipulated data 6. Older employees are very ego centric and they think that only they know what is best for company 7. Good minds cannot be flourished here 8. A 10 year experience guy may report to 3 Year experience folks (Who is BTW just with the company from beginning and know very less about the industry) 9. Unrealistic dead lines and proper process setup (Though they have 4 program managers to manage 1 small product) 10. You will not at all feel happy while working, company falsely boost their good culture environment

Advice to Management

Look to your people with another angle Older people are very egoistic and company culture is not at all welcoming to new ideas Please setup some subtle assessment of all employees and make the things correct It's the people only who is not letting it to become one of the great product.

1. Free Food

6 February 2021

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6 June 2020

Does Hike offer vision insurance?

Pros

Free Food Average Technology Stack Office Location

Cons

All positive reviews are fake, mistakenly I go through the review & joined the company. And that’s my biggest mistake to join hike. I don’t recommend this company especially for Software Engineers Role(Backend+Mobile) both. Zero Work-life balance, High-pressure environment for all experiences(0..10 Years) of Engineers. Unrealistic deadlines for developers. No Saturday & Sunday even no working hours. U have to work till 12 AM midnight normally. Hiring & Firing is normal here, so ur job is always insecure. Initially, I thought it’s an engineering company but u hardly got time to learn new things. If u r a Tech-oriented person with a dream to work for Google/Microsoft/Facebook etc than Never come to Hike. It's far away from ur expectations. It’s a complete a startup u ll always mess up with Hike work & High Working Pressure. Example:- To develop a big module u ll get 3 - 4 days. Ideally, it would take 8-10 days. So now u can imagine of work pressure. Moreover, they will count ur Sat & Sundays in ur work estimate. Tech stack is average & free food is the only positive thing I found here. Regular survey taken for company feedback (this is good) but they hardly take any action to improve.

Advice to Management

Please look into the working environment of the company. Reduce some work pressure ur employees are also humans. Working till 12 am midnight or even on Sat & Sunday is normal here so kindly stop these cultures. Free Food will not reduce mental stress. Replace the free food cost with few more techies alteast this cause some relief in work pressure. U r competing with big companies like WhatsApp/Facebook etc so try to be at least 40% of that. Always Hustling Envirnoment is very bad.

Free Food

6 June 2020

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7 July 2019

Does Hike offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

Nice looking office Good pay master

Cons

Work-life balance is non existent - Managers will ping you post workhours on week days and weekends asking you to hurry on things that are no where close to urgent or important No off time - there are no holidays given + teams are asked to come in on Saturdays frequently. On sundays you often start getting follow up mails for next week. Planned holidays are difficult to get - even if you get it ...If you take a planned leave then get ready to get calls like you're working remotely - you will not get any time off unless of course you're the manager's favourite No focus on strategy- Company has no strategic vision No focus on employee growth- growth path is extremely unclear Biased managers- Top management has picked their favs and will not let any amount of feedback change their perspective, if you have a difference of opinion with them they will give you negative feedback Managers are clueless as to the good work you've done and will entirely focus on your negatives (however small) which is not uncommon however none of it constructive feedback Too many unnecessary meetings-

Advice to Management

None

you will not get any time off unless of course you're the manager's favourite

7 July 2019

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19 April 2021

How are the career development opportunities at Hike?

Pros

Macbook Pro, Big Names, Good Hike (only @time of switch)

Cons

Everything - Toxic culture, Toxic leaders, NO vision (My way or highway), Lolipop way of career progression. No future, no investor interest.

Advice to Management

- Practice what you preach . Hike code is just piece of paper. Worst experience .

Toxic culture, Toxic leaders, NO vision (My way or highway), Lolipop way of career progression.

19 April 2021

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