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Updated 13 August 2018
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great company to learn and grow professionally and personally"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Manager in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CoStrategix full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have worked at many companies and these are pros compared to my past experiences:
    1> Flexible timings - This is a great thing especially in Bangalore
    2> Latest tech - Lots of opportunities to learn and grow as most of the projects are on latest technologies. You can learn a lot here.
    3> HR is very friendly and approachable for everything.
    4> Management is very talented and technically very strong
    5> Good salary and Medical insurance
    6> Work life balance is actually a reality here
    7> Most important - Opportunities for learning and growth are available - You have to be a go getter and take them for your personal and professional growth. lots of chances to be proactive and contribute at an individual and team level.

    Cons

    Need more employee engagement activities.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A Technology Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Read many posts about costrategix. Would like to give the right experience for you guys to decide upon. If you are looking for an environment, where you would like to get ample time to chill out, do a work of 9 to 5, jazzy work location, then please don't read further. If you are looking for technology, learning, growth, money, flexible work life balance then checkout my key points.

    Key Points:

    1. A company who thinks of the latest trend and always determined to be ahead in technology and make sure to bring in that trend to company.
    2. Gives value to innovation. It could be from you OR with respect to company.
    3. Its a company with technology agnostic people. You can move any employee to any technology and they work with ease. You will get enough opportunity to show your calibre.
    4. Adopts to changes quickly, it can be with the technology, it could with sales, it could even be with website.
    5. Helps employee achieve new learnings in the name of "practice", there by helps you and the company grow in parallel. What's practice ?, you will come to know when you are IN.
    6. Holds good experienced management. And with their superior skill set, helps achieve to be ahead of technology with a good success rate and keep the success rate growing year by year.

    Cons

    1. Not really much, but it depends on your need. As told, if your interests are more in non-technical aspects. Then, this is not the right opt.
    2. Focused more in technical aspects, work, process. Which is good. But need some alternatives for leisure.
    3. Need to have more breakouts from routine.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Hire and Fire Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Analyst in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Software Analyst in Bengaluru
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Nothing as such to be pointed out

    Cons

    -No AC
    -Looks like a govt office
    -Hire for the project & Fire after its over
    -Work like a ROBOT
    -Peanut Salary
    -Numbskull People including HR
    -Worse than Infosys,TCS etc
    -No proper Tea in Coffee Machine
    -Not proper working Laptops
    -No help from Team Leads Everyone wants you to look bad in front of management
    -Manager should try to code some issues so they will understand something
    -Strict Timings
    -Placed in Garbage Area
    -Company sucks in every possible angle
    -U can see positive stuff thats coz managers command employees to write good reviews
    -Gotta work sat also sometimes
    -HR will stalk at your performance including manager & give you threating warnings every now and then
    -Its not a corporate culture ,its family driven buisness
    -You will burn your hands if you join here
    -One lady manages all she thinks she is GOD
    -Pay is below industry Standards
    -Nobody stays here for long
    -This was my second company ,proved out to be bad company
    -In short Company,Washroom,Ambience,People,Place everthing suck

    Advice to Management

    Dont Play Games with employees lives pay them according to industry standard have more perks


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Good Company to Work for Short Term"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CoStrategix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Note - Just Ignore 5 star positive reviews, most of them are recommended/written by HR team.

     About CoStrategix Technologies (Bangalore office):
     - Client First, Process Second, Infrastructure Third.....Employee Last.
     - Learn, Work & Leave. No Professional Growth bcoz It's runs like a FBB (Family Based Business).
     - Strongly recommends for freshers & young professionals(1 to 2 years); Who are keen to learn and grow.
     - Doesn't recommends for the professionals from MNC's and no scope for Testers & Mobile developers.
     - No predefined process. Process can change according to the Project conditions.
     - New Policies (like coding Structures, OOPS concepts, Unit testing) are roll-out every quarter but hardly followed in client projects.
     - Notice Period is now 3 months (recently changed from 2 to 3 months & No buyout option also). THINK Twice before joining CoStrategix.
     - Once upon a time, CoStrategix was very well known for PHP technologies but now no PHP projects.

    Props::
    1. Projects are good & challenging to learn.
    2. Open culture environment. Everyone in the hierarchy can be easily approachable.
    3. Flexible timings but mandatory 9 hours.
    4. Opportunities to learn & work on multiple technologies.
    5. Food & cab is provided in late working hours.
    6. Work from home policy.
    7. Employee Insurance is provided.
    8. Metro is accessible.

    Cons

    Cons::
    1. Very poor in project management, resource planning, project estimatation. (Agile is not followed always)
    2. Developers are treated as actual resources like a thing without soul & mind.
    3. Most of the managers doesn't knew anything about SDLC. How to Plan & execute the Project, Architecture, Solution's, Estimation, Deployment strategy, Quality strategy, Team management? etc., they simple follows the general manager instructions & pass on the same to team members & strictly follows calendar dates from delivery team. Just like academic way of project execution.
    4. Unfriendly HR team - Most worst HR policies, They can change the policies anytime without any intimation - just by sending a mail in working hours mentioning it as per IT standards. (Idea behind is to hold people from leaving the company)
    5. HR will hire for some technology and ask to work in other technologies.
    6. Appraisal are very less. No matter how much work you do?? Hike amount is fixed for all.
    7. No promotions - There is no such policy in CoStrategix. If they feel, they will promote else No Promotion, Performance is totally ignored.
    8. Attrition rate is very high (especially developers are leaving). Mobile teams got almost vanished.
    9. No Code Reviews, No work life balance, No compensation is given when you work on projects in weekends.
    10. Appraisal/Reviews are always delayed by one month every time.
    11. No Job Security - Employee can be FIRED anytime if under-performed.
    12. No Employee Independence - Managers/HR is always forcing employees to present tech talk, write tech blogs, attend sessions/events by taking the attendance by HR team member irrespective of project conditions or interest or relevance.
    13. PRACTICES - Employees are set with high expectations without providing training/ proper guidance/road-map plan/resources to practice team members. - Again ignoring the project constraints & also employee should take out his/her personal time to do all this kind of work.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to remind the quote -
    "Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” - Richard Branson


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Software Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CoStrategix full-time

    Pros

    If we Get Projects , we get the good Exposure on learning new Technologies ,
    We can get to see each and every insides of each.

    Cons

    Environment is not good ,people into maintenance wont get new projects at all .

    Advice to Management

    Give equal opportunities for everyone.


  6. "Great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CoStrategix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work, Ambiance, Colleagues, Opportunity to learn, Chance to travel in long run

    Cons

    Management, Senior Staff, Less fun, work overload, weekend work


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Worst Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SSE in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - SSE in Bengaluru
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is no Pros for this company. Simply trapping people

    Cons

    unlimited cons, First of all this is not an IT company. This is the family and relatives business only. Employees who works there , are not having any other option that's why they work in Costrategix. Employees are slave there.

    1. Managing Director will come and interfere in your work.
    2. Company policies can change any time , only one mail is enough to inform the employees. Software companies works like this?
    3. Suddenly they can increase notice period , what is mention in offer letter doesn't matter.
    4 . For every technology they have team of 3 or 4 people (one manger , one TL ,one SSE or SE like this.) . If they are hiring for particular team means they required for two or three months. Project over means extra (new appointed team member fire.)
    5. They have their own rules to run the business. they don't follow government rules also . like Labour Day when all companies were close , Co-startegix was open.
    6. I would never suggest to my enemy also to join this company.
    7. Believe me they will make your life hell. you will start hating your profession after joining this company.
    8. Few of my friends are working there . They feel like they are in trap . Poor people are struggling to come out of this company.
    9. Worst Mangers I have seen there , they don't even know the management .

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring your relatives , if you really want to run like software company. Provide some benefits to the developers who are the pillar of company.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Very bad company to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CoStrategix (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nothing to point - you can enjoy 90 days of notice period

    Cons

    1. Very unpleasant workplace (very very bad)
    2.They can fire you anytime, it happed for lots of people in couple of months
    3. They will treat you like slaves
    4. No freedom
    5. No IT company standard
    6. Keep on changing company rules
    7. " 3" Months Notice period"
    8. No personal life
    9. No proper company policy, keep on changing every time
    10. 90 days of notice period ( 3 months )
    11. Work pressure, '9' hours of working mandatory

    Advice to Management

    Bring some professionalism and make it at least as a IT company standard. Think before changing company policies and rules, you are not conducting road side fruit selling business. And don't ever think employees are stupid slaves.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good company to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CoStrategix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Very good company to work.
    - Flexible timings (changed later)
    - Openwork culture
    - Very good HR team and Finance officer
    - On time salary
    - Team lunch every quarter
    - Evening snacks (only for Sales)

    5 Stars for the company; 1 star for Inside Sales

    Cons

    - No learning as there is no senior sales manager/experienced sales person.
    - You won't learn anything more apart from "generating leads" (sending emails) which doesn't require much training and is easy to learn.
    - There is no one here who can train you on cold calling. If you are a beginner then you won't learn anything here.
    - Team lead's technical knowledge is nill and therefore you can only be in lead generation and not into the end to end sales.
    - Team lead harasses his teammates and doesn't have any professional etiquette. The same was bought into management's notice and there was no action taken.
    - Get ready to be screwed for each and every tiny mistake you do.

    Advice to Management

    - You need to have experienced sales managers who can share his knowledge and experience and train the BD's to become successful sales professionals.
    - The manager should at least give 5 minutes of his time every quarter to an individual of a team to understand his concerns if there are any. This may help your attrition rate.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Positive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Analyst in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Software Analyst in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CoStrategix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1.Flexible hours
    2.Friendly managers
    3.medical insurance
    4.team outings
    5.Good HR management

    Cons

    1.Medical insurance can be given to the whole employee family., other than that, i don't find any cons, I worked more than a year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up good work.