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53 English questions out of 53

March 13, 2020

Does Mu Sigma offer massages?

Pros

They provide free meals (Not up to the mark). Very few friendly employees.

Cons

Horrible leadership. Mr Dhiraj comes to office in shorts and T shirt with a flip flop which shows his professionalism. The leadership has lost its quality to upskill the existing employees. And indulge in cost cutting which is a loss for every employee in that firm. Work culture is such that you do not know if that's a worse place or a worst place to be in. Training has gone so bad, that the firm does layoff employees in 2-3 months (during training)and hire inexperienced candidates Employees have tried committ suicide cause they were layedoff without a reason in few months of joining. They do not provide cabs both ways. No cafeteria is opened post lunch or post snack time (avg of 2+2 hours the entire day) The politics in this organisation is such that more you work hard the more you get under the radar and thrown out. If you are the servant of your boss, you'd probably get something in return and have a job security. The employees there are so driven by a myth that the organization has been following for a few years but made no sense to any client in order to get the work/service done.

Advice to Management

The organization is not going to survive for long as the major clients such as Microsoft and wallmart accounts have denied/cancelled their contracts as there were major mishaps that the organization screwed up and do not get much revenue from the other clients. Improve your work culture and provide 2 meals in a day with 2 way transport facility. Of cost cutting is happening in the firm it's either cause of the leadership which is terrible or the firm has to get more clients to treat the employees better. The firm does not look into giving a job security to an employee who is less than 1 year in the firm but lay off then without a reason, it has be changed. I conclude that the firm is never going to last for more as per research and analysis from an IIT & IIM graduate. The sad benefits and treatment given to your employees or ex employees will surely come back to you in the way it should.

They provide free meals (Not up to the mark).

March 13, 2020

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November 19, 2021

Does Mu Sigma offer parental leave?

Pros

Great family benefits overall when compared to competitors

Cons

Not so great pay overall when compared to competitors

Advice to Management

Same track, not much to improve

Great family benefits overall when compared to competitors

November 19, 2021

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April 6, 2021

Does Mu Sigma offer a wellness program?

Pros

Crowd is Dynamic. No Non-sense and Non-pedantic. Flat hierarchy enables reach and exposure for true potential easier. Learning curve is fascinatingly exponential for those who have an eye for it, and very steep in general. Recommended for freshman and internship.

Cons

Trust factor and benefits received by an employer are poor. Cafeteria didn't provide great range in cuisines and passes the hygiene test just above average. A minute late, you'd have to apply for a half day leave. Doesn't pay you well for the work you do. Mu Sigma University designed courses to move from Trainee Decision Scientist to Decision Scientist were not a yardstick ever for growth and were not impact oriented.

Advice to Management

Non whatsoever as they are running the company to the ground.

Trust factor and benefits received by an employer are poor.

April 6, 2021

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August 21, 2021

Does Mu Sigma offer life insurance?

Pros

Strong Points – Interesting Diverse Work across skillsets/toolsets/ industry-verticals etc., Great opportunities for freshers and ability to present ideas to high-profile executives (both inside Mu Sigma & clients), Ability to switch verticals within the company very easily, Punching above their weight in the analytics industry despite so many things stacked against them, Single Location –ITPL Whitefield, Bangalore! No issues of Transfers Good Salary that increases exponentially (especially first 3 years) De-centralized leadership, flat hierarchy, and Open door policy Very good at crisis management, Fire-Fighting and Emergency Response. For close to 5000 employees under one roof, there is surprisingly very little Office Politics and Favouritism (Meritocracy rocks!)!!

Cons

Weak Points – Poor Work-life Balance, Bland Food, Poor on employee health Promises a bit too much to clients at times and is always at a risk to under-deliver, Growth slows down when you reach Middle Management Has lost a bit of sheen/fire that it had before. Reminds you of a guy who did better in his 20s than his 30s Despite the top leadership's obsession with values!!! The lower employees do not adhere to its own values of "Learning over Knowing, Extreme Experimentation, Inter-disciplinary Perspective etc." Weak Knowledge Management, Resource Utilization, Talent Management, Talent Retention, Talent Acquisition, etc

Advice to Management

> Recruit more from lower IITs n top NITs instead of trash private colleges > Also Recruit from Statistics, Economics, Integrated (Bachelors+MBA), MS/MCA/M.tech, BBA (General, Retail, Supply Chain, Info Sys, Global Business) background > Longer Induction Program of 6 months with more skillsets & toolsets being explored (freshers feel being thrown into the deep end of the pool) > Bond of 1-1.5 yrs for Lateral Hires at AL position to keep them intact. > Recruit ALs at slightly better B-schools than the current ones you do i.e. 'IIM-BLACKIS-&-RTU', IIMU (one year MBAs), IITs, NITIE, NMIMS and perhaps try out new colleges like Master's Union, BITSOM etc > Make Accelerated/Continous Learning Programs compulsory that forces employee's to learn new skillsets & toolsets parallel to the daily tasks > Might be against the company's values of Inter-disciplinary Perspective (IP), But please make SBUs as per industry verticals, don't club clients of different industry verticals together as little to no IP happens in reality >This is again against company values but you need to create strong segregated industry-wise SME hubs. For e.g expertise in Airlines, Telecom, Media, Construction & Real Estate, Oil & Natural Gas is missing whereas those for Retail, Pharma, IT, CPG/FMCG, Manufacturing are plenty >You need a much better Knowledge Management Platform/ digital e-library/ Centre of Excellence of your own. The freshmen are left clueless about so many legendary projects that Mu Sigma did in the past > Pitch yourself differently!! You sound like a math-geeky number-crunching firm but actually want to be an Analytics+Consulting+SaaS company. At the end, I'd say that I spent 3 years in Mu Sigma but it'll always be close to my heart. Keep your MU (average) High and SIGMA (deviation) Low !!

life Balance, Bland Food, Poor on employee health

August 21, 2021

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November 3, 2020

Does Mu Sigma offer malpractice insurance?

Pros

I've been here for more than 3 years, and I have learnt a lot from the first day at my job. Generally they hire freshers right out of college and I was one such hire. I've learnt a lot from my experience here in the form of technical skills, handling client conversations and managing my time. MuSigma has a steep learning curve. It has provided me - - Exposure to directly working with clients and interacting with them, thereby improving my communication, storyboarding, and presentation skills - Flexibility to learn analytics across multiple business horizontals and verticals (From Insurance to Retail to CPG to pharma - they have it all) - A great set of colleagues and mentors who are all in the same age bracket as me (For a college graduate, the first few months of training feel exactly like we're back in college) - A chance to learn a lot of technologies (different clients had different data architectures and used different platforms)

Cons

Coming to challenges, - - Lower compensation for the first couple of years (for a bachelor living in a city like Bangalore) - Fixed timings (even if I had no work for a day, I would have to stay at work from 1pm to 10pm) - FIXED timings (I used to drive to work and if I got even a few minutes late - which usually happens due to Bangalore traffic or elevators being full - I would have to apply for half day off) - Long working hours - even though the in-time for the company is fixed, they have no such restraint on the out time. Clients have made us work till sunrise at times - Enforced career path - after 3 years of working here I have no choice but to become a Manager/Apprentice Leader - which is probably a good thing for people pursuing MBA plans, however for someone who is more interested in the technical side of the work it is a pain

Advice to Management

The company does not make even the slightest attempt to retain good talent. Everyone's just a "resource" and is replaceable, which is probably not the best way to treat people.

Flexibility to learn analytics across multiple business horizontals and verticals (From Insurance to Retail to CPG to pharma

November 3, 2020

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