Infosys

  • 3.9 based on 10.7K Reviews
  • 3.9
  • Bangalore
  • 39 Years Old
  • 10000++ Employees

Overall Rating

3.9

All Reviews

10734

Positive Reviews

93%

Anonymous - Project Manager

Former Employee

4.0

very bad. Nothing i learned at Infosys.

Pros
First of all NARAYANA MURTHY SIR is very great and he is an inspiration for those who are working in IT industry: I quit Infosys because of the following reasons: 1. First the recruitment process is not proper. I was recruited as a java technical manager, and i was on 6 months on bench. Later i was put up in a support project which is not related to my skills. My suggestion to Infosys is please place the associates in the projects with their respective skill sets. 2. Second thing is the salary structure which was divided into 3 areas individual, unit and organization level. Infosys is very smart to deduct salary by giving reasons saying that unit level/Organization level was not performed in the past quarter etc. Associates used to get disappointed. Even Finance minister also cannot understand INFOSYS pay slip. 3. Third point is I felt INFOSYS is like a school. Wearing TIE, maintaining 9 HOURS per day. As most of the associates used to spend time in cafeteria rather than at workstations. 4. Organization process and the tools are very complicated, for example if a person is thirsty and need a glass of water. Management asks first to raise a TICKET in the tool and then glass of water will be served to that person. 5. Think like a product companies and make the process easier. 6. Need to write technical, process exams in every 6 months. This is highly rediculous. Please make sure associates who are learning the things while working in their projects and try to groom them up by providing trainings and giving moral support. Finally my experience @ Infosys: 1. Skill Development & Learning : ZERO (0) 2. Work Life Balance : WORST , ZERO (0) 3. Compensation & Benefits : Nothing, except that cafeteria and the greenary. 4. Company Culture: Process is very complex, and tools are more which is not required. 5. Work satisfaction: ZERO(0)
Cons
Very bad experience @ Infosys. Nothing i learned.

Anonymous - Consultant

Current Employee

4.0

Boring.

Pros
The plush green campus Infrastructure is world class
Cons
Food courts - Crowded and no subsidy,every year price is hiked, no quality and taste, placed far from buildings you work. Desktop/Laptop - Takes 6-7 months wait time to get a laptop. In hand salary- Infy welfare, parking charges are deducted which are like throwing it in water and variable pay will not be paid full unless you get outstanding rating. Parking- If you own two wheeler forget it, be in queue for an hour for parking and your salary will be deducted for parking charge. Trainings- Useless,departement named ETA does it. HR Teams - The worst and most laid back set of people who runs on arrogance. Management- Most of them are long time infoscions, who has the ego. Its upto you and your timing to get a good manager/management. Department-CIS RUN/CIS NGE/CIS CLD - All are into support/maintenance/Servicenow/Cloud projects. Career growth- None unless you are in good terms with delivery manager. Hike- Rating cycle is October to September and hike is always single digit%. Outstanding ratings get around 9% annually increment. Activities-Plenty, camera club, toastmasters,regular workshops Promotion-Slot based and you will not get it easily.Hike associatedwith promotions are max 12%. Facilities- Gym, Swimming pool - But you have to pay monthly from salary to use it. Claims: roadband can be claimed for 6 months upon DM approval upto 1k/month if you are into Support. Health Insurance: 4L coverage, 40K maternity cover which is too less.Parents and in-laws are not covered. Onsite: Less, lucky to get in, but happens only if DM and PM backs you. Shift allowance- 250 for day and 350 for night. Cost cutting: Turning off AC/removing tissue from rest rooms are usual here.

Anonymous - Senior System Engineer

Current Employee

4.0

Fought a lot to get a correct project and role according to my skill sets.

Pros
Here there are amble of opportunities to upgrade your knowledge by various training & its internal mobile app for employees. It's the best place to enjoy & learn together. Work culture is good. If you are under a good manager & HR then all your dreams are your companies dream.
Cons
Salary is the biggest problem. We get single digit hike(0-8%) even after being best performer of team & lined up appreciations. Extremely poor salary , that's why all leave the firm in 2-3 yrs. Because internally they feel biased financially. Onsite opportunities are decreasing. If you are joining as a fresher then you will mapped to any project & role. Despite of your skill sets, you will be trained for the requirement & you have to work according to that. I was a java developer but worked on mainframe development & java support. So it's only on your shoulders to get the correct work which suits your skill sets & market requirement. Poor HR management for mapping people. DON'T BE ON BENCH FOR LONG. It can affect your career & knowledge both. No extra incentives to work from client location however expenses increase if you goto client location. Think wisely before saying yes for any role & project. Fight back if you deserve better with your proven knowledge company will definitely help you to get what you deserve.

Anonymous - Senior System Engineer

Current Employee

4.0

My work is slightly challenging as I have to look after the tasks assigned to me which is of a week's duration but it needs to be completed within a day which becomes very tiring as new tasks are being assigned daily.

Pros
The company is open to innovation and readily adopts latest technology. There teammates at Offshore are very helpful in terms of guidance. Training at Mysore was absolutely phenomenal. Career growth is fine which could be seen after having 3 years of experience. Work environment is good.
Cons
Compensation is average and the growth is very slow. Work pressure is very high. Sometimes, I have to work 12-14 hours straight in a day as I have to complete some random task given by On-site which is very challenging. I do receive client appreciation mails but they go mostly unnoticed during mid-year appraisals. Also, there is no on-job training for freshers, hence senior folks like me have to guide them step-by-step, which is a pain sometimes.

Anonymous - System Engineer

Current Employee

4.0

Pros
The only merit in working for infosys is for the people who have joined it as freshers because of the excellent foundation programme that infosys provides. Other things that might interest someone coming from diferrent company(say accenture or IBM) are yhe facilities inside the campus. One might get surprised to see the gym facilities, sports facilities and accomodation(provided upto 3 months on short term transfer) which are all world class.
Cons
Like many other service based companies it is the company where working late is considered a virtue. An employee who has completed a set of tasks in 4-6 hours will be valued less than his counterpart who has completed same set of tasks in say 9-10 hours. The later will also get a better hyke. The productivity of an employee according to Infosys is directly proportional to the number of hours spent in front of the system. As far as salary hykes are concerned it is the worst company to work for. The transparency sysyem is very poor, one will never get to know why the person sitting next yo you has got good hyke than you. Now let us talk about the projects and the work that one will be doing if he/she is planning to join the Infosys. Most of the projects in infosys are either support projects or enhancement projects. The managers will try and lure you into their projects by taking names of the technologies which are niche these days( say spark or big data), but whne you will get into the project you will see that the project is rarely 1-2% of these technologies, a work which if you teach to the security guard sitting outside, he will be able to do it easily. Getting into a project is easy, getting a release is the most dramatic part. No matter what you do , what your condition is, if you have asked for release you will not get it for 2-3 months atleast( a person who has not asked for release might get it sooner than you) provided you have some solid reason.

Anonymous - Operation Executive

Former Employee

4.0

Project management for an Australian client.

Pros
Numerous facilities are provided by Infosys to gain knowledge and get certification internally. One can also be physically fit by utilizing gym,tennis court, cricket/football ground, swimming pool and many indoor sports. Shift exemption is allowed based on medical history. Diff work timings/week offs for diff projects.
Cons
After clearing exams related to technical training you get auto assigned to support projects (calling/email/resolving tickets) , getting release before 2 years is almost impossible. Worst part is your role promotion exam is again on tech syllabus you have learnt in your initial training not based on your current project. Your emergencies/career goals are not your TL's/manager's emergencies so they do not care about your reasons to get release from support project. Thier common dialogue is "because of business/client requirement we cannot give release". We ourself have to research availability of tech projects n apply to have a satisfactory job.

Anonymous - Technology Support Executive

Current Employee

4.0

I was hired for Intel Project. As in IBPO many projects have no future. Being a fresher I got to learn a lot from this as it was a core IT Project, where I personally dealt with VMWare and Cloud Computing which is high in demand in this IT Market.

Pros
Many of you guys might not be knowing about this but Infosys is not a Single organization. It is divided into Two. One is Infosys Limited and another one is Infosys BPO Limited. Not only there is a Difference in the Name that you see above but also there is a drastic Discrepancy in terms of Remuneration, Facilities and Benefits. Sharing my personal experience: I sat for Infosys Drive and I cleared 4 rounds as it is an Off Campus. And I was being told that "You are being hired for Infosys Limited" After I submitted all my Original Documents for verification before I go for Induction and training that takes place in Mysore, at the end moment I was being told that "We dont have any batch vacancies now for Infosys Limited so nothing to worry, you can work for Infosys BPO Limited.Later on if you want you can change your domain to Infosys Limited through IJP (Internal Job change)" Me being a fresher without knowing much difference about it, I agreed to be associated with IBPO.
Cons
After the Induction and Training in Mysore then I was allocated for Intel Project. Its been 11 months in Infosys and these are the following things that will demoralize you before you step into Infosys BPO: - Extremely less Salary and top of that you will have more deductions. For Freshers in hand salary is 12,500/- and including all obscure deductions you will be left with not more than 11,000/-. Whereas in Infosys Limited, an employee earns 28000 to 30000 being freshers. - Shift Allowances Facility is much more favorable to IL as compared to IBPO. IL earns 250 per afternoon shift everyday and 350 in night shift everyday. whereas in IBPO, if you work for the entire month in night shift you will be only paid 1200 to 1300. - Good Appraisal for IL and negligible appraisal for IBPO. It is actually an Insult to be a part of Infosys BPO unlike other companies where there is no Discrepancy.

Anonymous - Technical Lead

Former Employee

4.0

Pros
Nothing at all. Only Ambiance is good.
Cons
Everything. Full of politics and almost negligible appraisal even if you work for 5 years. Doesn't matter if you are hardworking until you are not in good books of your managers. There are full of incompetent people not justifying their job. They are now part of management only because they have spent 15 or 20 years in same company, God knows what will happen to new kids who will face such a leadership. If you have any interest in development then please do not join. There are endless reasons for e.g. lack of proper hardware, restrictive access to software's, no real mentor/architect. You will find 15-16 years experience "Technical Leads" those are working as either Proxy PM or Scrum master. I have seen people who got several serious escalations from clients directly but still received MVP (Most Valuable player) awards because their favorite managers have forwarded their nominations with golden sweet sugar coated words. Furthermore, company policies are not employee friendly and are getting worst day by day. If you are a sensible person with some ambition in life and can't handle injustice or politics, please don't ruin your career here.

Anonymous - Senior Systems Engineer

Current Employee

4.0

boring and hectic

Pros
Mysore training .... please leave after that if u wanna grow.there is random training which literally worst . but overall Mysore training is good . later after you went your work location you dont even know on what u will work.there is only one thing certain Randomness . u dont know on what technology u get training after that u don't know on what technology you work.but sometimes you get some labour work which dont require any technology at all .
Cons
everything , the projects ,the politics, some of unsupportive managers especially in support projects.here support projects are worst if you got support project please leave . I'm telling with experience for 2+ years i was worked on some project rhymes with pelstra , team rhymes with ON-FULL ohh god . its like do your work go home .no growth no learning . nothing . they give work if you do that they will give more and more.if u ask for appraisal or onsite .they will say what have you done to this project .if u asked for leave or workf from home they feel like you are asking for their properties. that project is worst you ever be in. so only one suggestion if you are unfortunately had to work in infy.check what work you have to do in it , for how much time . ask people who are working in it .if they say its worst dont join. try for another project.and your luck worst like me .study in weekends and change the company. there are some good development projects are there but they are less % about 20 to 25 % good projects. so if you think your luck is worst .dont try this in your life .and recreation facilities are always crowded with people in bench and development and some testing people. go there if you like markets kind of places.

Anonymous - Senior Associate Consultant

Former Employee

4.0

Work was dull as it is generally normal work that requires almost no innovation or using your brain. Its Copy Paste most of the times. No challenge, very less learning. You will be on bench or will be making useless PPTs.

Pros
Good job security as they do not lay off people often, at least after you reach Job Level 4 or 5. You will have good number of options for Lunch everyday as there are multiple food courts. Work generally happens very slowly.
Cons
Career Growth won't be easy as you almost will get stuck with similar projects or projects that do not match your skill set as any manager can pick you from the talent pool. Even a MBA might be asked to do Manual testing. Salary is well below market standards. Appraisals are mostly single digits even for the best performers. Office politics is rampant. Your boss is your GOD when it comes to appraisals, on-site anything.Learning is minimal as you do Copy Paste work or normal shoddy work that won't be used much after the project is over. Work culture is bad because if you work more, you will get more work on the same day and if you laze out, they won't give you work at all. Still both will get the same salary. Lack of thought leadership and is far behind in terms of innovation. You might be on bench for an year and still won't get a project some times.