Career growth and onsite opportunities? Depends heavily on Project, Project Manager and IBU. In general, HTMD is a very much-packed IBU. Margins for customers are less, so they expect more from their partners i.e. Infosys. Career growth would not be substantial as inition wise because all the projects are heavy weight mostly 100+ members. So, chances of standing out are rare and work is more or less routine. Onsite opportunity usually depends on project requirements. Usually after 3 years if not given one or possible in near future, then probably pack your bags
How is work environment and how efficient is the communication b/w teams or department? Communication between tracks within same project is pathetic; leave Inter Project or IBU or DC. In some cases intra-project communication is so poor that things are shot back to customer asking them to send it to right track or person, instead of internal reassignment.
Work pressure/Work – life balance. Infosys in general and HTMD in particular are particularly famous for poor balance. 12 hrs a day is normal. Moreover, as most people here are bachelors, so they don’t mind it as well. However, problem starts when someday you dont have work. People will be happy if u stay up to 9 and gossip around rather than going early.
Satisfaction with salary and quality of work. : Infosys is known to be a poor pay master. The average increment in salary or initial salaries are poor. However, people still remember success stories of people who became millionaires out Employee Stock Options Plan. Quality of work shouldn’t be called poor as this is what it is supposed to be. Don’t come here with lots of dreams of exploring rocket science. Here people mainly do mechanic job. You repair/maintain the existing software or add minor values to the software. But this is what it is supposed to be. If you are interested in doing something great either join R&D Division of any company or some product development company
What type of work they do: Product development, Services etc. Or if mix of these then what at percent? Mostly services. Finacle is the only product Infosys has developed until date. But this seems to have been the market leader since then.
Job security: Only time they throw people out is after the training when people fail to clear the test. Else, haven’t heard ppl being thrown out. If you plan some 30-40 year stint at a company, then this is the best place. You would retire as a senior management person for sure.
Some positives and negatives of the company. The strength and weakness of the company is the same its size. Big size has made it competitive, strong and a global brand. Also, Brand Narayan Moorthy has given it lots of publicity. However, same thing its size makes it a bureaucratic and slow. People take months to take a decision and Employee is the most neglected part. Company doesnt even thinks fit to inform its employees that there is a change in guard at top echelon and New CEO have taken charge. Not a company where you can have loyalty. However, when we say so, there have been instances in past (when under NRN Infosys arranged for helicopters to aero lift the relatives of Infoscions in Bhubaneshwar, when it was hit by a disastrous storm in 1999)
Do you recommend your company to others? Yes or No and Why? Depends on your interests and choices with you. Excellent Campuses with all the facilities. But pay is so low that through out your life you wont afford a house of your own. Ultimate Communist approach. Give employees all facilities but no money so that they can own some thing themselves. But definitely better than TCS and Wipro.