Fractal Reviews

Updated 2 Jul 2020

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3.7
75%
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90%
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Fractal CEO Srikanth Velamakanni
Srikanth Velamakanni
500 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work culture is good - flexible work from home options(in 89 reviews)

  • "Work life balance depends on smartness of employee (with great power (unlimited WFH/leaves), comes great responsibilities (work))(in 65 reviews)

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  1. "Great.....and can be even better!"

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

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

    Pros

    Simplicity and humility lie at the essence of all that is done at the firm. The stated objective of the firm to be the 'BMW of the analytics industry' is a worthy ideal to aspire to and everyone is doing their best to contribute to this. Free food, unlimited WFH, and a completely flat hierarchy are things which might seem common today, but Fractal has been doing most of it for well over a decade now.

    Cons

    Growing pains are a part of any organization's growth and Fractal is no different. While there are team-specific flaws, especially in some of the large-sized projects that tend to be disorganized, the firm as a whole is on the right track. There are no drastic cons as such that can be mentioned here.

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very grounded company. Great work culture. Can approach anyone without hesitation. Very open company.

    Cons

    Life at Fractal , learning and hence the work life balance is highly dependent on the project you are in. Hard workers are always squeezed to the maximum by other lazier ones and the management.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good working environment, Great CEO"

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

    I worked at Fractal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employee friendly policies and good working environment

    Cons

    Company is expanding, so shifted to a new location

  4. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best cultured company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Researcher in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked with Fractal for close to 2 years. This company has a fantastic culture. all credits to Mr. Srikant. They have taken a stand of not laying off any employees in these tough times, that speaks a volume and makes me feel proud that I once worked with them. A lot of facilities, good infrastructure, and food. Some great people and lots of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    The opportunity for growth is very low. HR department should be more action-oriented.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Science Associate Consultant in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Great team 2. Plenty of interesting data science projects 3. Good data science talent.

    Cons

    1. Awful transparency in promotions.

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  6. "Good for exposure, not for growth"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Senior Consultanth in Bangalore

    I have been working at Fractal full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some of the best clients. investing in learning programs

    Cons

    No promotions. No visibility into career growth. Long hours

  7. "Been good so far"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Analytics 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fractal full-time

    Pros

    Well-managed, streamlined, stable, decent payscale, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Project allocation can sometimes be whacky

  8. "Fractal was one of my best decisions of life"

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

    I worked at Fractal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture and people Openness to innovation Being a mix of services and product transparency in setting up goals and tagging it to performance Celebrating success with its people, I have few companies celebrate success among the founders but this is not the case here

    Cons

    Yes there should be an improvement in the senior management working style

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  9. "Bad very bad"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food and that's it.

    Cons

    Managers with ego and worst attitude

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  10. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "Lot of fundamental issues which are now being blamed on COVID"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fractal full-time

    Pros

    1) Opportunity to work on interesting and strategic business problems within some client teams 2) Collaborative environment across teams and levels

    Cons

    There are a lot of issues - from lack of career growth to a complete absence of any kind of structure in staffing, people review, finance etc. These have been existing for some time, but now the management is using COVID as an excuse for stopping promotions etc. 1) The company has become top heavy so number of promotions every year is severely limited. And there is no other way that high performers are rewarded. It almost looks like the management is waiting for attrition to correct the pyramid 2) Project staffing & bench management is broken. People with poor feedback on projects are sent to bench and then they are re-directed to other critical projects without doing anything to correct that feedback. 3) There are no career progression discussions or planning, especially for mid-management. Absolutely zero activities to engage or retain that layer although they are supposed to build the solution and domain depth 4) The support functions are under-invested and over-stretched. Most of the processes (e.g. finance) require a lot of manual intervention and uses very inefficient platforms which makes it very difficult to manage at scale

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