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Fractal Analytics Reviews

Updated 19 Mar 2020

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3.6
73%
Recommend to a Friend
90%
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Fractal Analytics CEO Srikanth Velamakanni
Srikanth Velamakanni
485 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work Culture , Learning opportunities(in 84 reviews)

  • "Work life balance depends on smartness of employee (with great power (unlimited WFH/leaves), comes great responsibilities (work))(in 64 reviews)

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  1. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fractal Analytics full-time

    Pros

    Fractal is quite an exciting place to work, especially if you are fresh out of school. My opinion on this is based on three factors, the nature of work Fractal is involved in, the company itself, and my experience with Fractal.

    Cons

    No cons as of now.

    Fractal Analytics2019-12-29
  2. "Highly recommend"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fractal Analytics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    One of the best places to work. People centric culture and policies.

    Cons

    No major downside of working in Fractal

    Fractal Analytics2020-03-19
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Big Data Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fractal Analytics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wide variety of projects so opportunities to work on multiple domains

    Cons

    Management degraded during the last couple of years

    Fractal Analytics2020-03-10
  4. "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and extremely helpful colleagues

    Cons

    No clear vision in terms of work allocations

    Fractal Analytics2020-03-09
  5. "A great place to work with"

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    Current Employee - Analytics Consultant in Bangalore

    I have been working at Fractal Analytics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work from home good work environment

    Cons

    No proper metrics to track the performance of employee

    Fractal Analytics2020-02-23
  6. Helpful (10)

    "Great place for consultants. Terrible for externally hired Sr consultants & Managers"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fractal Analytics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1) Flexible work timings and work from home. 2) Regular town halls where senior leadership shares updates and answers employee questions. 3) Enabling teams – IT, FAA, & Admin are super. 4) Free food.

    Cons

    1) Recruitment hacks – They can lie to get people onboard. They will tell that you will be eligible for promotion in next cycle (in a year) but then you will be told that you cannot be considered because of less tenure in the company. I have met at least 6 other people who have been hired this way in last 2 years. 2) Sluggish growth – First, one will not be considered for promotion ONLY because of tenure for ~2 years. Then reasons on revenue handled are given, basis the target given to current managers. Many of the current managers are themselves not able to meet their revenue targets, but a senior consultant should meet that target even to be considered for a promotion, how does this make sense? Assume you exceed the revenue target as well – Oh well, now what? NO promotions companywide for a year. Yes, this is what has been announced in Oct'19. Imagine a company claiming to grow at 30% YoY, announcing no promotions for a year! Avg hike is around 8-9%. 3) Difficult to survive for lateral hires – Homegrown people who have been in the organization for last 6+ years are powerful and biased. More opportunities will float within this pool (which is understandable), but as a lateral hire in mid-management: SC or manager, it becomes quiet tough to grow and get opportunities. a) With excessive focus on revenues for personal growth – it naturally depends on opportunities/accounts one gets to work on, and you will only get the leftover, irrespective of capabilities. As a lateral, you will have little visibility on what’s happening at the top. Don’t be surprised if you end up reporting to your 2-year college junior, ONLY because he/she has been at Fractal for 5+ years. b) It is extremely difficult to get out of a project assigned. You will be stuck. c) When one needs new consultants on project, you don’t get the experienced ones. >50% of the time you will get freshers and will have to train them as well during the project. Hiring has been cost-sensitive with not as smart people joining lately, training new people on short projects is draining. 4) Hypocrisy galore in last 2 years – Currently leadership says that there are too many Sr Consultants, hence promotions are limited across company, at the same time there is hiring going on for these positions. The same happened for manager position before promotions were banned for a year. CEO has said to employees in a meeting that people should be driven by growth at Fractal, and that this growth should not be measured in money. So, if your motivations include either career progression or monetary growth, please be 100% sure on why you would like to join Fractal.

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    Fractal Analytics2020-02-23
  7. Helpful (8)

    "20 Year old dash boarding Start up with no direction masquerading itself as AI company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fractal Analytics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Free Quality Food 2. Occasional gifts 3. Games facilities at campus

    Cons

    1. No direction at all be it any levels starting from Founder to the last level of Manager 2. Zero Project management skills at all levels, PMs just make unrealistic project plans and revise it every other day with no clear idea of either objective, resources, time to complete or end result. 3. No set procedures and policies for any process , be it HR recruitment, IT, Project allocation, Project delivery, Travel . Everything is done at firefighting mode every time 4. Old timers/ Founder's friends/ compatriots are given importance for everything starting from promotions, movement into leadership, client site travels, choosing projects so on and so forth 5. Fractal is at best a window dressed dashboard/ visualization company trying hard to sell itself as an AI company 6. Projects are of very menial in nature mostly around visualization/ dash boarding/ data engineering

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    Fractal Analytics2020-02-20
  8. "Great atmosphere to work for"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fractal Analytics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture. Great managers. Great emphasis on learning. Good paymasters

    Cons

    Could possibly get stuck at a saturated project and it was hard to leave.

    Fractal Analytics2020-02-14
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, Great culture, Great leadership, Extraordinary vision"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Company pushes you to up skill 2) Company gives you a free hand in consulting and data science methods 3) Company provides flexible timings 4) Very people friendly policies 5) Great leadership and visionary folks 6) Client first, Fractal second, Team next, You last - policy is great

    Cons

    1) IT dept is a big problem. Short staffed, slow in response and poorly handled 2) Some grades are redundant. No clear distinction between 7 and 6. 3) The concept of AI + Enng + Design is great. But don't think we have a great culture of engineering as yet... Struggling in hand shake and ownership

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    Fractal Analytics2020-02-05
  10. "Good organisation to work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fractal Analytics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Totally flexible work culture i.e. any time work from home, no accounting of leaves 2. Experts employees in business consulting, data science, business intelligence 3. Anyone can approach anyone irrespective of hierarchy and people helps a lot 4. Work life balance depends on smartness of employee (with great power (unlimited WFH/leaves), comes great responsibilities (work)). 5. Good opportunities for on-site 6. One of the best firm to join as a fresher

    Cons

    1. Not much Salary hike and also salaries are below industry standards which may be one of the reasons why employees leaves for bigger organisations like McKinsey, Amazon etc. 2. No salary hike for grade changes i.e. 9 to 8 but salary increment percentage is lower for grade 8 than that of 9.

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    Fractal Analytics2020-01-25
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