Indus Insights Reviews

Updated 4 Apr 2021

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good organization for freshers"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Indus Insights full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1)Good Peer Group 2)Steep learning curve

    Cons

    Not a lot of cons with Indus for freshers especially.

  2. Helpful (6)

    "Great exposure & growth (but you have to handle the pace)"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Indus Insights full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Work is challenging, no doubt about it. This means you keep getting pushed out of your comfort zone and never stop growing (both professionally & personally) - this is not limited to your algorithms, methodologies, tools, etc (these are anyways finite) - but it is more about exposure to clients, being in tough situations, managing stakeholders (both internal & external), etc - Team is not just brilliant, they are equally humble. Indus seems to have largely been able to crack the code of hiring such folks - although this also implies that the company is highly selective & they don't have an army of people on the floor - Zero office politics - you won't find yourself dealing with such unnecessary things (unless you really have an interest & can make anything look political) - Focus on improving & fixing whatever is broken. No one believes the company is perfect & hence feedback is always welcome. Although most of the people usually weasel out when asked directly, things do get identified some way or the other and get accordingly prioritized for rectification

    Cons

    - It is usually intensive & you have to keep at it to sustain & grow here. Downtime (or time between projects) is not generally long as there is ample work. Personal life can very quickly go for a toss if you don't put enough efforts towards it - Mid-level management needs more hands. Life will be a bit easier for everyone once some able & experienced folks join the group - Brand recognition (folks in your circle most probably would have not heard of this company)


  3. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic Learning coupled with Great Exposure"

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

    I have been working at Indus Insights full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are a lot many positives to join the company and in my perspective are the following: 1) Good comprehensive training program for onboarding new batches (which is still being followed strictly for every new employee in times of this COVID pandemic through online meetings). 2) The learning curve in this organisation is essentially exponential where you get to learn not only the technical aspects but develop your soft skills as well. 3) Meritocracy is the sole driver of your growth at this firm and which is regularly appreciated by the management for the good work that you do. 4) Critical feedback from your managers is provided quite frequently to excel further and deliver the best. 5) Exposure to client is immense and starts happening at a very early stage of your career here at this firm.

    Cons

    I believe all good things come with a few constraints that if handed well can be converted into opportunities for oneself. A few concerns are indeed as follows: 1) The firm appears to be a little short on managers as most of them have risen through the ranks from the base (where every one starts out their careers) and hence generally after 3-4 years opt out for their further studies or other ambitions that they want to pursue. 2) The work does become hectic and requires additional hours to be put in for the deliverables to reach the client (generally occurs when people make mistakes and then it has to be redone). 3) These long working hours are hence a part of the industry that we are in and should be taken with a pinch of salt.

  4. Helpful (19)

    "Quitting Indus was the best decision for my mental and physical health"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Indus Insights full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    While you’re at Indus, you’ll almost be brainwashed into believing the “pros” they offer, such as steep learning curve (read: forced to learn excel shortcuts), client interaction (read: emailing clients occasionally), great peer group (read: arrogant individuals, with 0 empathy, that treat everything in life like a rat race). However, after 2 years of working in a company that treats its employees with respect, I strongly believe the company has no pros to offer

    Cons

    - Toxic work culture, that will shatter every ounce of confidence in you. Joining Indus as a fresher was what could be the worst start to my career, for it had such a strong impact on how I perceived myself and the corporate culture - Lack of experienced managers : Imagine being managed by people only a year older, with extremely low EQ and extremely high egos - Not a safe place to work : There were cases where employees misbehaved with their female colleagues, this was later excused as “drunk behaviour”. The organisation doesn’t care for its employees safety. Taking cabs from Sohna road at 1AM in the night is considered very normal (and something that is expected of people) - Pettiness : The culture is fake and forced upon people. You have to pretend to like it in order to be in the CEOs good books. Also, you’ll often be forced to participate in activities (decided solely by the founders) and then asked to pay for them.... - No feedback mechanism : The 1-1s and exit interviews mean nothing. It’s no surprise that that the negative (and genuine) reviews from 2020 exactly match my experience From 2017

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  5. Helpful (13)

    "Worst Company to work"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Indus Insights full-time

    Pros

    1.Good work but only if you are in good books of THE LADY. (co-founder) 2. Good Peer group(deteriorating as time passes)

    Cons

    1. You'll have to boot lick at every step to survive and get good projects else you'll be stuck with correcting PPTs and making dashboard. 2. They are very CHEAP, they try to cut money on everything from office outings to team dinner. They even make you take the cheapest flight no matter the time or layover. Also every flight booking is personally seen by THE LADY (COO) just to make sure that you are booking the cheapest one possible. 3. They are NOT A CONSULTING firm. All they do is back-end work of other companies. 4. The culture is VERY TOXIC, all you can hear is everyone gossiping and talking about resigning. 5. High churn rate because people are feed up of the owner's cheap mentality. Very few people (only the owners favorite) are able to survive in this firm after an year or two. 6. Very few managers and even the mangers they have are home grown so they are just the puppets of the owner. 7. The COO talks about feminism and tells everyone how big a feminist she is but in reality she doesn't care about Women at all. Women in their firm have to travel alone late at night or rely on other male co-workers to drop them off. Even after complaints they have not taken any action against it. 8. Unable to grow the company size from 50 people which is a very big proof of how toxic this company is.

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  6. "Pathetic setup"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Indus Insights full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Temporary experience in absence of other opportunities

    Cons

    Unprofessional setup, avoid this place or aggressively search for exit opportunities

  7. "Challenging"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Indus Insights full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good learning curve, exposure to fintech and data science industry which can help develop relevant skills for the future.

    Cons

    Lack of managers so many times as an Associate you feel lost and under tremendous pressure.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging work coupled with excellent growth"

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

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

    Pros

    1) Steep learning curve: You are challenged across all the dimensions but are also supported to prove yourself. All this comes with more responsibilities early on. People grow both professionally and personally many folds as compared to their peer in a similar industry elsewhere 2) Fantastic peer groups: No need to repeat it. All positive/negative reviews state this to be one of the most common +ive 3) Challenging problem statements: You are not working on any MIS/Data processing stuff here (some recent reviews contradict this – but more on that later). Almost all projects are stimulating real-world problems. Offers great learning opportunities 4) Be heard: I read this in one of the recent reviews and can totally relate to this. It's a small organization and you can make a solid impact by speaking up/sharing ideas/talking about the differences

    Cons

    1) Managers: Need more mid-level managers to scale 2) Work-life balance: It can get overwhelming at times. But again, challenging work coupled with a steep learning curve will come with higher time investment. It also boils down to what you are looking for - if you are looking for grow-at-your-pace kind of job - this isn't for you

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Take a well informed decision"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana, Haryana
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Indus Insights full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Peer group-Majority of folks are freshers from prestigious engineering colleges and hence it becomes easy to communicate and form bonds with colleagues due to shared life experiences.

    Cons

    1.The workplace toxicity is unimaginable, the only topic of every conversation you have with anyone after joining is centered around how toxic the work environment is and how childish and spiteful the senior management . This holds you back from growing as a professional in the early years of your career. 2.I understand times now are difficult but only join this firm as your last resort as it neither has a good culture nor a good brand name. 3.Beware of the good reviews, the CEO keeps sending mails to employees to write reviews in hopes of improving the ratings and of deceiving more potential candidates. Most of the people who end up writing these good reviews are on the founder lady's fav list and honestly they write these reviews to comfort themselves and most of them will leave at the first chance the get. 4.Before joining talk to a bunch of people to make sure you have a fair picture of what you're getting yourselves into. You must realize that the employees currently working there will not be able to give you honest reviews as they are scared to do so. So utilize your own judgement when talking to them.

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  10. "Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Indus Insights full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Development of a lot of hard skills like SQL, R, Excel - Client facing, thus, working front desk - Focus on small details that helps one improve - Open culture, everyone seems to welcome conversations and encourage discussion - A lot of ownership given at early stages that has lead to a lot of personal development

    Cons

    - Long working hours like most other consultancy firms

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