WisdmLabs Reviews

Updated 20 Jun 2020

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4.0
85%
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WisdmLabs Founder Rohan Thakare (no image)
Rohan Thakare
19 Ratings
  1. COVID-19

    "Magnificent company to work with!"

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

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

    Pros

    The work culture is just amazing. There is so much transparency in everything the management does. They make sure to involve employees in all important decisions. In spite of the Covid19 crisis, we were paid our salaries on time and it's really something to appreciate for a self-funded company. The highlight of working here is the founder of the company Mr. Rohan Thakare who is such a funloving and go-to person with whom you can discuss anything and everything, and he listens to all of it with an open heart.

    Cons

    I don't think there any cons of working here unless you con them with any of your con strategies ;-) pun intended.

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  2. "Better place to work for freshers"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Thāne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Seniors are very friendly and supportive. You will learn a lot about Technologies

    Cons

    Mid-level management is not good. They don't value the time you put in work.

  3. "Good company and great colleagues"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training and helpful seniors they also provide extra training if you are willing to manage work and learning. Following technology standards tough it is upto the team lead how much it needs to be implemented. Flexible timings Open door policy Indoor games Salaries on time

    Cons

    Cutting salaries for a few minutes which i think is useless. HR can just warn the employee and take a decision based on his/her behavior. No clear processes for work allotment causes stressful environment for developers and hampers the project delivery as well as code quality. No drawers in the office.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic company to be a part of.."

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

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

    Pros

    - Freedom to experiment - Open door policy. Anybody can walk up to the CEO's cabin and discuss ideas. - Flexible timings - Friendly colleagues - Fast growth - Indoor games

    Cons

    - Very few cultural activities. - Lengthy probation period. - Limited training

    WisdmLabs Response

    June 4, 2019

    Dear Friend, Thank you for this validation of the culture we've toiled hard to establish. It really means a lot to us. We wish you the very best for your future and like I tell everyone, do make sure that our relationship remains intact forever. Regarding your suggestions - 1. I am passing on your note to the cultural committee right away. 2. Starting with 2018 fresh engineering graduate batch, we have substantially reduced the probation period. 3. For the new graduate batch who will join us this month, we are putting together a well articulated training calendar which will blend external training programs with our practice work and exercises. And while we do that we'll constantly keep evolving. That won't stop for ever :) Best wishes! Rohan Thakare

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WisdmLabs full-time

    Pros

    Responsibility Freedom to experiment Salaries are always on time

    Cons

    Timings are flexible but you have to be there 9.5 hours per day.

  6. "Fantastic place to kickstart your career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in Thāne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to grow exponentially. Freedom to experiment with tactics, plans and strategies to meet targets/goals.

    Cons

    Company is in the growth phase and has an almost flat structure. So if you are looking at scaling up position wise then it's difficult.

    WisdmLabs Response

    June 3, 2019

    Hello Friend, Thank You for your review. I am happy to know that you loved working with us and that you value the freedom you had to do your work, your way. Regarding your thought about our flat structure - for our size, I am sure you'll agree that a bigger structure would only mean unnecessary hierarchy and in all likelihood, redundancy that serves no purpose. The way I see this is - it provides everyone a unique opportunity to pick up the challenge they identify with. This includes something as big as setting up a new vertical and we would love to stand strong behind them. - Rohan Thakare

  7. "Good place to start your career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Social Media Marketing in Thāne

    I worked at WisdmLabs full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment supportive management Great team leaders

    Cons

    No as such, people are co-operative

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to start your career"

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

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

    Pros

    1. No micro management. 2. Young minds. 3. Creativity is encouraged.

    Cons

    1. Only good if you are a self learner. No in-depth training is provided.

  9. "Good exposure to how a company grows and how an organization works internally."

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

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is that you will learn a lot during the course of project planning, development, testing and delivery phase. Each one is responsible for his/her own projects and communicate directly with client which is by far the best you can expect as it reduced iterations and miscommunications.

    Cons

    Everyone is treated equally even if you worked hard or less across the year.

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    WisdmLabs Response

    June 3, 2019

    Dear Friend, Thank you for your review. Very happy to know that you loved working with your clients directly which gave you the true sense of responsibility and the freedom to make decisions to deliver on your clients' expectations. You do mention that everyone being treated equally isn't a good thing. I will make an assumption that you are possibly talking about your thoughts on compensation. I see that you think efforts should be linked to compensation and there lies the biggest dilemma. I am on a personal quest to bring about that cultural shift where people understand that what keeps us thriving is our success in the market. This however, may not be directly related to efforts and if some teams are able to achieve that by smart work, shouldn't we be celebrating it? Nevertheless, I do think there must be more to what you are saying than what meets the eye and since you seem to be genuine well-wisher, I would appreciate if you step up and discuss the instances you are referring here directly with us. I would love to do anything and everything that helps makes Wisdm better. - Rohan Thakare

  10. Helpful (14)

    "Not really a good place to work."

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

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

    Pros

    The only few pros that I can list are: 1 - Games like Carrom and Table-tennis. 2 - Employee medical and life insurance. 3 - No working Saturday.

    Cons

    This is a long list which would be even longer if you stay longer in this company. 1 - No good quality projects, all they have are small WordPress service projects. Which eventually decreases a developer's market value if they work long in these projects. 2 - All good employees are leaving the company because of the lack of growth. 4 - Compulsory 9:30 hours working day and pay cut if you fail to do so. Which is really long considering the location of the office and the problematic public transport. 5 - 6 months of compulsory probation with minimal pay which any company can offer to an engineer. 6 - No job security, they either fire the employee after the probation period or extend their probation indefinitely if their performance is par. 7 - All employees are underpaid here, compared to the market standards. 8 - Management has two faces, they show you one where they sugarcoat everything they say to you, and they act with the other one in which they don't really care about you. 9 - The CEO abuses employees in front of everyone which makes the workplace pathetic. There have been many occurrences where he has gone beyond the limit by losing his temper and later apologies for his actions, but never really learns how to talk in a workplace. 10 - You will be promised a lot of things in here when you start working but in a little while you'll realize that you're actually losing your value by the kind of work you do here. 11 - The company policies are really bad like 9:30 working hours, 6 months probation with below par pay, 3 months notice period. I would not recommend anyone to work in Wisdmlabs. Especially to the experience holders.

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    WisdmLabs Response

    May 6, 2019HR

    We’ve heard what you have to say. And we deserve a chance to be heard too. 1 - Helping small businesses across the world is our mission. More often than not clients who start with small projects go on to become long standing clients and create enormous value for the company. So we invest in these relationships. Those team members who understood this commitment have reaped the benefits of growing with long standing clients and have experienced different client environments from close quarters. This gives them perspective and evolves them as individuals, and is huge value creation for those who show the patience to understand the dynamics of our business. 2 - There’s a huge difference between fact and feeling. Those who saw hurdles as a failure of the company, have left us. The good ones have stayed because they wanted to be the ones driving the change - and we’re happy that quite a few people have stayed with us from the very beginning. Had good employees not stayed, we wouldn’t be growing, our team wouldn’t have spread across Mumbai & Pune. 4 - Ideally, people should not carry work home. However, pinning people to strict timings is discomforting so we brought in flexi working hours with a simple expectation that people spend 9.5 hours in office, which includes all breaks and recreation. 5 - When we roll out offers we are extremely clear about packages and those who join us do so voluntarily after understanding all our expectations and terms. There’s no force or any commitment like a bond. We would love all freshers to be job ready on day 1, but unfortunately that’s not always the case. We have to groom them and evaluate their suitability in our environment. For the employee, the probation period is an opportunity to evaluate if the company is a good fit for their aspirations before we give each other the commitment of confirmation and being together for the long haul. 6 - (In continuation to the previous point) We give people almost 6 months to prove their ability. If they fail to do so, we have to take a call. We try our best to retain employees but we can’t guarantee job security for non-performance. It’s not something any company can afford in today’s competitive environment. 7 - Most employees who leave the company get a raise and get a feeling for higher self-worth. This is the universal truth. Only grounded team members understand that remuneration isn’t a metric derived from comparison with peers, it’s clearly a factor of company’s perspective on generating revenue. For us, serving 100 good, aspiring small businesses who value us dearly is more important than being mere “contractors” for sharks. 8 - We have devised fair policies thoughtfully and we adhere to them. When employees don’t reciprocate the fairness on simple expectations such as notice period (which is created to hire a replacement and ensure that their business continues) policies are naturally invoked. If that amounts to being two faced, is it ethical on the part of those who disregard policies they have committed to in writing? 9 - We are transparent and honest. As a culture, we encourage “dissent” (disagreement with your superiors) and that is reflected in everything we do. Our founder upholds that commitment and has open discussions about the good and the bad in the company. It’s debatable whether the situation is ideal, but openness has resulted in better relationships and trust between people. But, our founder is human too. And, is it bad to make up after a disagreement with those you care for? 10 - Everything we do is clearly articulated on our website. Even if wanted, we cannot promise anything beyond what one sees there. Besides, employment is a 2-way street. Upon probation completion, both parties agree to get into a long term relationship, voluntarily. Isn’t it fair to assume that the employee who signs the confirmation letter understands the value we are creating for them? 11 - These points are addressed above.

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