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Hello there, I observed one thing. Non Hindi speaking people find it very hard to work in Indian IT. There is this inherent culture to speak in Hindi all the time as many North Indians are in IT today. I work in a product based company in Bangalore and these folks often talk in Hindi in official meetings despite saying. Feels disrespectful. This is happening in Bangalore. Official mode of communication should be English but they are discriminatory.. Has anyone else been facing this?



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    1. 5.0
      4 Sept 2020
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      A very good company to work at.


      NOthing bad to say about horton works

      1. 5.0
        5 Apr 2016
        Member of Technical Staff - Ambari
        Current Employee, more than 1 year
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        I work as a member technical staff for the core product of the company. 1. Team is awesome. They have handpicked great technical people from across all categories in development. 2. Flexible timing and open environment. 3. as your work directly goes into opensource its a great place to showcase your talent. 4. The company works on all opensource hadoop softwares so its a nice place to grow and groom yourself. 5. Great compensation and other facilities like, uber personal cab reimbursements, free lunch, broadband and telephone reimbursements 6. Although not a big deal but I thing I have noticed every new guy notices when entering the office is that, everyone has a Mac, even the support and HR guys have high end Mac laptops.


        1. Its a relatively small team and no fancy office in India. but we do have TT table and foosball table and lots of beer bashes where HR organizes nice games and programs. 2. Less parking space but hey they reimburse all your cab fares so who wants to bring own car unnecessarily.

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