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  • rocktronAMP
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    Originally posted by GB9 View Post
    I've found a couple of senior Wipro people to be good. Other than that, I wouldn't touch them with someone else's bargepole, or indeed any other Indian agency or 'consultancy'.

    Doesn't stop me getting lots of linkedin requests from them. Just decline and mark as spam. Shows how much linkedin cares about abuse of its mail system.
    Easier to separate fool from his money. And yet there must be somebody out there other than us lot that are falling for that particular numbers game.

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  • LondonManc
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    Originally posted by SlipTheJab View Post
    +1 LI really is losing its value, in fact if I ever go perm again I will delete my account. As for Indians I has a PM (via Linked In) from some who were looking to hire me for a 4 day Java course running locally to me for 300 notes a day, a quick google surfaced that they were charging delegates 2k and 12 delegates per course was the minimum for them to run the course, best part was the 300 a day made no provision for adding VAT so closer to 250, told Anjay to jog on...if they're not trying to convince me that my Mac has a 'windows virus' they are trying to shaft me on training fees...useless.
    +1

    The best Indians are either in America, London or are at a top tech firm in India, such as Google. The "consultants" that I've seen couldn't consult their way out of a paper bag.

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  • SlipTheJab
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    Originally posted by GB9 View Post
    I've found a couple of senior Wipro people to be good. Other than that, I wouldn't touch them with someone else's bargepole, or indeed any other Indian agency or 'consultancy'.

    Doesn't stop me getting lots of linkedin requests from them. Just decline and mark as spam. Shows how much linkedin cares about abuse of its mail system.
    +1 LI really is losing its value, in fact if I ever go perm again I will delete my account. As for Indians I has a PM (via Linked In) from some who were looking to hire me for a 4 day Java course running locally to me for 300 notes a day, a quick google surfaced that they were charging delegates 2k and 12 delegates per course was the minimum for them to run the course, best part was the 300 a day made no provision for adding VAT so closer to 250, told Anjay to jog on...if they're not trying to convince me that my Mac has a 'windows virus' they are trying to shaft me on training fees...useless.

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  • GB9
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    Originally posted by kaizenkris View Post
    These are top IT consulting companies from India

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tech_Mahindra
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tata_Consultancy_Services
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wipro

    If you are getting calls from them better, I suggest you just take it or else forget contracting.....


    What you really need to be beware of is agencies which do market research with no work on the table..... to be honest I don't mind cause I like everyone improving.

    Your view is quite disturbing..... its best to be clear than to be clever.
    I've found a couple of senior Wipro people to be good. Other than that, I wouldn't touch them with someone else's bargepole, or indeed any other Indian agency or 'consultancy'.

    Doesn't stop me getting lots of linkedin requests from them. Just decline and mark as spam. Shows how much linkedin cares about abuse of its mail system.

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  • Big Blue Plymouth
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    Indian recruitment consultancies operating in the UK

    Originally posted by kaizenkris View Post
    These are top IT consulting companies from India

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tech_Mahindra
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tata_Consultancy_Services
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wipro

    If you are getting calls from them better, I suggest you just take it or else forget contracting.....
    Seriously? I wouldn't touch any of them with a bargepole.

    I know of at least 3 people who took up contracts through them (TM) only to be replaced a couple of weeks in once they'd found an Indian replacement to parachute in.

    I guess these days they don't even need somebody homegrown to temporarily fill an urgent requirement as there are so many Indians already here to choose from.

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  • kaizenkris
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    Originally posted by IL Cattivo View Post
    Yep, got contacted by a consultant from Tech Mahindra a little while back.. Utter shambles of a telephone conversation!

    Proceed with the upmost caution. Better still, introduce them to your mate Tone... Ring Tone
    These are top IT consulting companies from India

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tech_Mahindra
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tata_Consultancy_Services
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wipro

    If you are getting calls from them better, I suggest you just take it or else forget contracting.....


    What you really need to be beware of is agencies which do market research with no work on the table..... to be honest I don't mind cause I like everyone improving.

    Your view is quite disturbing..... its best to be clear than to be clever.

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  • m0n1k3r
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    Originally posted by rocktronAMP View Post
    Some even though I blocked the phone number on my iPhone, they still get through on Do Not Disturb or pass the Block number.
    They have social engineered your iPhone!

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  • rocktronAMP
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    Originally posted by Pyrrhula View Post
    Thanks for the warnings, I accidentally submitted a CV to Avance this week.

    They called back and the conversation took twice as long as it should have as I had to ask for each sentence to be repeated, the rate was about £75-£100pd lower than it should've been for the role and the agent asked me to add a specific keyword into every role on my CV within and hour so that she could "secure an interview with TCS".

    I am approaching contract end and most likely some bench time but even with that in mind I couldn't take the application forward, it felt a bit dodgy.
    Here is my current Gmail label and filter search setting

    FROM matches
    "adroitpeople.com OR avanceservices.uk OR avanceservices.co.uk OR brightpurple.com OR damcosoft.com OR ibuconsulting.com OR infoplusltd.co.uk OR mpower-plus.co OR silverlinktechnologies.com OR smartedgesolutions.co.uk OR ubique-systems.com OR tgcworld.com
    "

    I pasted that into Label and Filtering search for the conversations and then I select (*) Archive mail message, (*) Mark as read and also (*) Move to folder/label e.g. "ZZZZIndianRec" or something similar. I also update the matching conversations.

    Then I never see the blasted emails and I cursory have a look in there "ZZZIndianRec" folder and then bulk delete them from time to time.

    I also notice that some companies are using international calls over Skype or partner offices. Some even though I blocked the phone number on my iPhone, they still get through on Do Not Disturb or pass the Block number. I have no idea on Android.
    Last edited by rocktronAMP; 3 March 2017, 17:33. Reason: Grammar and more instructions

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  • Pyrrhula
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    Thanks for the warnings, I accidentally submitted a CV to Avance this week.

    They called back and the conversation took twice as long as it should have as I had to ask for each sentence to be repeated, the rate was about £75-£100pd lower than it should've been for the role and the agent asked me to add a specific keyword into every role on my CV within and hour so that she could "secure an interview with TCS".

    I am approaching contract end and most likely some bench time but even with that in mind I couldn't take the application forward, it felt a bit dodgy.

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  • SueEllen
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    Originally posted by uk contractor View Post
    ALL visas for foreign IT workers should be cancelled today as long as we have tens of thousands of highly qualified & experienced UK IT staff on the bench! Then rates would also recover to more realistic market rates not billy no mates rates!
    Doesn't work like that.

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