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Knowlarity Communications Reviews

Updated 14 December 2018
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  • "you need to acknowledge the term called work life balance" (in 11 reviews)

  • "The worst part about knowlarity is related to the salary as well as full and final settlement" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best work culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knowlarity Communications full-time

    Pros

    1. The work culture is best.
    2. Reach to every person is so easy.
    3. Flexible timings
    4. Catchy perks with the salary
    5 Best Exposure
    6. Engagement Activities for employees are always too good.
    7. High learning curve
    8. Direct interaction with customers which gives exposure.
    9. Enthusiastic team and supporting team leaders.

    Cons

    1. Saturdays must be off.
    2. Cab facility should be there.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing much but work on both the cons.


  2. "No answer to anything"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Knowlarity Communications full-time

    Pros

    The old team is very good. Everyone focussed on doing work instead of office politics. the new HR team is friendly.

    Cons

    A lot of politics is everyday job. everyone boot licking and saving himself. the ceo (yatish) is stopping a lot good policies we had earlier. The BU competition is stopped and everyone is very sad. He does not know the business but still doing whatever to please the investors. All the parties are stopped. Going to office means you will be scolded on one thing or another. The performance of the company is going down every month and the ceo does not take any responsibility. Also he does not know much. he is always asking someone else to do the work. salaries are late and everyone has even forgotten about incentives. Looking for job now.

    Advice to Management

    Do not scold the team. work with them. Also do not create sad environment.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Was good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knowlarity Communications full-time

    Pros

    The office is in a very good location in ambience mall. It has good shopping places and restaurant and also close to gurgaon and delhi. the brand of the company is good in market and so it is easy to sell. The product is also good.

    Cons

    fnf incentives and bonus are delayed for long time. the work culture was very fast earlier but now it has become very slow and politics is everywhere. the new CEO does not understand the product and it is very difficult to explain him anything. he is also very lazy and does not come to office many times. Also does not reply to emails for approvals.

    Advice to Management

    pay all the dues to knowlarity. Get someone who understands the product and work with sales in fast manner like earlier.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "knowlarity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Knowlarity Communications full-time

    Pros

    Good for those who love to innovate & solve clients problem

    Cons

    No work life balance , F&F is pending for many and no commitments shared on the same

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone who knows technology and has good people management skills . The new CEO i heard is lazy and behaves like a Babu ! Vey strange


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A technology driven SAAS company on a profit spree"

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    Former Employee - Tech Lead in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Tech Lead in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Scale is good and resources are relatively low. so it gets you into solving the ongoing performance and scalability challenges within a week of on boarding.
    + Core members are skilful and competent in pulling up heavy challenges. A good learning ground for someone new to scalable engineering.
    + Managers maintains a healthy environment around which promotes free thinking and pragmatic decisions. Tech Leadership has streamlined some non tech processes to adhere to tech driven approach. CTO is quite reachable for almost every issue.
    + Devops and Product Tech works homogeneously and often some issues gets everybody involved, It gets quite addictive at times and people work till late hours for mostly fun or say camaraderie.
    + Bonuses and appraisals has been generous lately, perhaps because of the cash positive profit spree from last quarter and flak faced by leadership over employee benefits.
    + Company is meritocratic. We have seen many people grow from individual contributors to even Departments Heads in Sales, Support, Delivery, Technology etc. We saw CTO become COO also based on needle moving results displayed in every function he touched leading to turnaround of company. Such promotions inspires everyone to do more and can become anything.
    + Culture has been a big plus. Office is located in Ambience mall/wework, so movies, ice-skating, bowling scenes are usual even on weekdays. they also serve 'okay okay' free food.

    Cons

    - Small Team and more Products. The ratio has been unrealistic and adds up a momentous responsibility on each individual.
    - As many Ex-employees have been saying, No FNF has been released for long. You cannot just sit on someone's money. It's morally illegal. HR team has to take this seriously.
    - Hiring bar has been needlessly set quite difficult which often gets in the way while expanding.
    - All Saturdays has to be off, Not alternate ones. People any way put longer working hours in week. you need to acknowledge the term called work life balance.
    - Whatsapp groups are often active till late night for issues and updates which disturbs many times.

    Advice to Management

    A product company with this scale requires more resources than now. Maintain the ongoing cash positive run and fix some serious backlog debts


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Company with great learning opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knowlarity Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to learn and work with latest tech stack and work in future technologies.

    Anyone in the company from top management to peers are directly accessible to you, so any concern, issue and ideas are heard.

    The company recently became cash positive and now performance bonuses are being paid out slowly.

    Management really worked well last one year to pull the company out from low cash flow and other issues.

    We work in World class workspace - Wework Bangalore, Awfis- Ambience Mall.

    I haven't seen office politics from the time i have joined. Here your work speaks for you and you will get promotions and appraisal on its own.

    You own things you do here.

    Cons

    Here we believe in only two states of work done or not done. So you might have to stretch your working hours sometime to get things done on priority.
    But there's a hack, either improve yourself or improve your system to skip :)

    Other than this i don't see any cons now. There used to concerns related to salary delays, appraisals, office space, performance bonuses but mostly it is sorted now.

    Advice to Management

    Continue breaking our own records and keep facilitating employees growth. Most important now that we have reached a good stage, please work on strategies to retain employees.


  7. "Not suitable for majority."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Knowlarity Communications full-time

    Pros

    1. Good learning opportunities.

    2. Great team members and individuals to work with. Somehow Knowlarity had the knack to hire superb Individuals (though not sure same can be said about recent joiners)

    3. Individuals are given the ownership of the product/features they are working on.

    P.S.: Please notice, everywhere I have mentioned good quality work, not great quality work. Good quality work means work quality is 3-3.5 out of 5.

    Cons

    As per my experience, Knowlarity is for those people who think that they cannot get good work anywhere else but at Knowlarity. Also for those who think good work takes precedence over on time salary/bonuses/financial settlement and work-life balance.

    1. Irritating management and CEO (though I heard he left the CEO position recently). They keep changing direction every now and then. The outgoing CEO was good for the company in early stages(first 3-4 years) but now some level headed person is needed to move the company in right direction

    2. Delay in salaries: more the salary, more will be the delay. Many of the the times they distribute salary in slabs e.g. under 50k - 2nd week of month, under 1 lac 3 week of month… likewise.5-10 days delay is normal. It can go to 20 -25 days. Max I have seen is between 1 and 2 months.

    3. Delay in performance bonuses: extremely delayed Performance bonuses. Easily delayed by more than a year. Though it is part of CTC but rarely one gets it as most of people leave company with in a year or two and by that time performance bonuses are not payed out.

    4. Delay in Full and Final settlements. For few its been more than 18 months and their FNF is not settled yet.

    5. Lots of office politics. Instead of solving problems, few mid management people like to escalate and blame it on others and these are the people who are appreciated by higher management. Due to this entire company's work life balance is screwed.

    Advice to Management

    1. Fix your finances and give concrete proof to each and every employee that financial issues are fixed for at least 12 months or more.

    2. IMO, strength of knowlarity had been its employees who got hired on the merit of their talent(not the one who come as bundle along with some manager), value these employees.

    3. Respect work life balance of employees. Working in odd hours does not mean working hard.

    4. Though now looks like Ambarish (current CEO) is gone, which is good thing IMO, but still need to ensure all those bootlicking mid managers/leaders, who try to show that they are working hard by escalating things instead of working on a solution, are shown gate.

    5. Try to make your core technology solid instead of pushing for many add-ons.

  8. "Worst experience"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is no reason to work here.

    Cons

    If you want to work for peanuts and will not ask for Full and Final settlement after leaving the organization, you are welcome in Knowlarity. Because after leaving the Knowlarity, when you ask for your Full and Final, they will eat all your performance bonus which was the part of your salary and your earned leaves, saying that we have a bug in our attendance system so we are not able to capture leaves. Hence we are making all paid leaves to zero. And we are not giving the performance bonus because when you left the organization, the company was running under loss because of your performance. These are the words of CFO while I received lots of appreciation emails for working hard in Knowlarity.


  9. ""Once upon a time Knowlarity was a tech company""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    (1) You will learn Politics,
    (2)You will start hating yourself
    (3)Depression
    (4)Learn Bootlicking Technically
    (5)Bureaucratic culture
    (6)Learn how to give fake reviews online.
    (7)Ready to stay in office for 14+ hrs just to create a perception that you are working.
    (8)Be active on Whatsapp 24/7 especially in groups where leadership is present (better get a scheduler and keep sending messages on WhatsApp every …
    (9) Don't do anything yourself and keep questioning other teams (it shows ownership)

    Cons

    1. Incompetent managers with boot licking ladder all around.
    2. Worst Management (CTO)
    3. Full Politics
    4. No respect for anyone
    5. Micro Management
    6. No FnF from Last 1 Year
    7. No Performance Bonus
    8. Tune your HR team

    Advice to Management

    Please remove the boot licking politics from the engineering teams, CTO has hired his all known person. The managers are extremely dumb and are not competent for leading the team. Nobody thinks of innovations but copying features. This is a sheer shame for the product company.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knowlarity Communications full-time

    Pros

    You get challenging and exciting opportunities.
    Senior employees are easily approachable.
    Helpful and target oriented co-workers.

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance.
    Some of the company's processes are not streamlined efficiently.

    Advice to Management

    Saturdays should be off. :(