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Updated 1 Aug 2019

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3.0
56%
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69%
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Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal (no image)
Bhavish Aggarwal
28 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "The best places I had worked so far"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Bangalore
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Highly motivated teams, fast paced environment Working environment is like bunch of friends together developing something cool. No extra BS, Just work on actual things, and you get time to explore other areas High Learning curve

    Cons

    Frequent changes in teams Work Life balance can be bit problematic, sometimes

    Advice to Management

    You guys are great, just make it even more big

    Ola2019-04-08
  2. "Good workplace"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall nice place to work

    Cons

    No cons that I have noticed till now.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Ola2019-08-02
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Mediocre place to be at, but extremely good peers (as of now)"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Senior tech people - architects and Leads are extremely smart.

    Cons

    (Since Jan '19) Least employee friendly policies - Mandatory 10.15-7.15 working hours, very bad food, unprofessional cost cutting. No employee betterment programs. No Very bad hikes and promotions.

    Advice to Management

    People who helped build the organisation are your best assets, try to retain them. Don't take foolish business decision (FOODPANDA). This has been startup for a very long time. Don't incorporate radical and stupid policies that push people away

    Ola2019-04-26
  4. "Good place to learn and grow"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ownership Freedom to work on your own way Flexible timings Senior tech people ready to listen to your solutions

    Cons

    None for me except for little politics creeping in management and transparency in team

    Advice to Management

    None.

    Ola2019-01-20
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Software Development Engineer II"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Flexible timings 2. Best work culture 3. Great learning curve 4. Provide snacks any time, lunch and dinner

    Cons

    1. Zero cultural events 2. Doesn't provide transportation

    Ola2018-11-09
  6. "Chaotic"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A chance to work on projects from scratch. Gives the feeling of a chaotic startup with some good and mostly bad parts

    Cons

    Poor software architectural choices Lack of good leadership and a high attrition rate Very Weak Data Science Division. Doesn't use cutting-edge techniques. No push for research or writing papers/patents No open source contributions They clearly lag behind it's competitor in tech

    Advice to Management

    This was one of the best startups but completely lacks tech lustre, it's a great lost opportunity

    Ola2018-10-11
  7. "Worst Work Culture, Hell Life, Good experience to go through tough stages in life"

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    Software Development Engineer In Test II in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ola for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Awesome Technologies 2. Few Strong Tech guys 3. Company stability 4. Good Funding

    Cons

    1. Worst Management 2. Full Politics 3. No respect for anyone 4. Micro Management

    Advice to Management

    Please don't promote kids to take over the management. Hire Strong tech guys, who can add values to the company

    Ola2018-09-11
  8. "SDET 3"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test III in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sense of contribution to society, good tech stack, lots of learning

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, lot of upper management politics

    Advice to Management

    Keep a close eye on what your sub ordinates are doing, dont trust them blindly. Lot of good talent is leaving because of politics, high time HR paid some attention

    Ola2018-08-04
  9. "Great Learning with great Pace"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test I in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome Teammates , Great Learning, Chance to work on latest tools and technology

    Cons

    Hectic Work Life, Work Life balance zero. Specially if you work in Driver Team, Ready for on call 24*7.

    Advice to Management

    NA

    Ola2018-07-06
  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flat hierarchy, Free foods, Flexible timing

    Cons

    Constant team member changes, more agile world

    Ola2018-06-18
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