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    Large Indian Consultancies/IT Companies

    Anyone have any experience of working directly for these (possibly though an agent).

    Any thoughts?

    #2
    Originally posted by blossom View Post
    Anyone have any experience of working directly for these (possibly though an agent).

    Any thoughts?

    Don't do it.
    The Chunt of Chunts.

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      #3
      Originally posted by MrMarkyMark View Post
      Don't do it.
      ^^WHS

      I worked for a US based tech giant, but through their Indian based subsidiary total and utter nightmare, name on my CV looks good though .

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        #4
        I know one contractor working for one of these who ended up going into the office a few hours a week, and still getting full daily rate. The consultancy didn't have work for him, but was required to have a local presence.

        Originally posted by Eirikur View Post
        ..., name on my CV looks good though .
        Really? To whom?
        Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!

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          #5
          do it if you have the patience of a saint or are a zen master.
          otherwise run away! run away!
          Entropy is NOT what it used to be.
          Inertia, however........................

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            #6
            If you do a search - and yes you have to go via Google - you will find this question has been answered a few times.

            In short the answer is - DO NOT TAKE IT

            There are a few tricks they use against contractors which is mentioned in the threads -
            1. Getting rid of you when there is an India (cheaper) resource who they say can take your place mid-way through the contract, and/or,
            2. Withholding invoice payment from you often for months, and/or,
            3. Blaming you for everything that goes wrong with the project, and/or,
            4. Making your life hell in other ways.

            I know from working alongside Indian developers, testers etc on different contracts a lot of the individuals are nice but unfortunately their management is not. Even if you don't have anything to do with them if you happen to be on a site where their management comes in, you can see and overhear them bullying their staff as they don't always speak in Hindi.
            "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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              #7
              *sigh*

              Sigh...I wish I had joined this forum and asked this question a few months ago. I asked this question to see if my situation was common, and appears so.

              I did join one - no names mentioned, but anyone who saw my earlier thread will know what I mean now...I can't believe how naive I was.

              It's an absolute sweatshop, and yes I have seen, and been on the end of instances of bullying.

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                #8
                Worked with a couple of ex. TATA people once.

                They had hacked one of the systems I work with so badly it was a massive effort to change it.
                Apparently a certain functionality didn't "work" with their data model. In fact the only data model I have come across, where it didn't work, in 25 years

                (It would have really, they just didn't know how to set it up).

                We had a massive falling out when I said I would like to test an existing (very badly put together) complex logic over a 6 month time frame before I made any changes to it.

                Must grumbling ensued, we tested it at the time, works perfectly etc. etc.
                coming from a certain protagonists mouth (who I would have liked to have filled in, given half a chance)

                Turned out it had been fecking wrong all along
                The Chunt of Chunts.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by NotAllThere View Post
                  Really? To whom?
                  Agencies. They see the name of one of the biggest US based tech companies on my CV.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Eirikur View Post
                    Agencies. They see the name of one of the biggest US based tech companies on my CV.

                    It's not gonna look good on mine when they see I sacked it in within 3 months

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