Overall Reviews at Virtusa
Having 3 years and 4 months of IT experience which includes 2 years of SAP BW/BI experience with various Modules like SD, MM and Generic Extractors.
Worked on Design and Development of SAP BI objects, creation of Info Objects, Info Cube, DSOs, Multi Providers and Data sources (Installation of standard Data Sources, Enhancing existing Data Sources and creating generic Data Sources).
Extracted Data from Flat Files and R/3 using extraction methods like LO-Cockpit, Generic Extractions and thereby enhancing the Extract structures based on the user requirement as needed.
Worked on Reporting using BEx Query designer and created various reports using Restricted Key Figures, Calculated Key Figures, Exceptions, Variables and Conditions based on client/business requirement.
Experience in Creating and maintaining of SAP BI 7.0 Objects like Infocubes (types), DSO (types), Transformations, DTP (types).
Scheduling of Daily/Weekly/Monthly data loads.
Worked extensively on Web Reports & Query Designer.
Having knowledge on SAP Business Objects 4.0.
Worked on Performance issues like Cube Partitioning, Aggregates, Rollup and Compression.
Ability to work in a team or as an individual and have confidence to take up the responsibility.
Good Analytical and Logical skills.
Versatile team player with excellent communication and problem solving skills.
Ability to quickly learn new concepts together with excellent interpersonal skills.
Having experience in working at client location.
• Hardware assembling, software installation & maintaining.
• Assisting the installation of Hardware and software driver installations.
• Interact with domain users to solve problems.
• Monitoring system performance and event log management.
• Troubleshoot all system components and network related issues.
• Configure network physically/manually.
• To handle all hardware escalated calls and give support to user on call.
• Responsible for maintaining computer system and Troubleshooting on all hardware issue in Laptop & Desktop.
• Configuration new printer and troubleshooting on printer issues.
• Installation & up gradation of operating system. (Windows XP, Vista, Windows7, and client servers Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008).
• Manage and Maintain Users Profile, Group policies in AD.
• Installing and maintaining various standard software as per user requirements and troubleshooting all kind of Desktop Application issues.
• Leads the team 24*7 for US/UK IT support carried out from Chennai.
• Resolving and troubleshooting, Vasco token, Cisco Secure ACS login issues.
• Providing online support and Resolving VPN connectivity issues for onsite consultant.
• Installation of antivirus, patches & application packages.
• Responsible for updating customer on fault progress.
A very professional organisation mixed with fun and team work
Learned how to deal with different issues, which helped me to grow in both analytical skills and domain knowledge mainly in android application development.
My day to day work typically include in completing the assigned tasks, i.e. in a agile based projects. Complete the work assigned by analyzing the job, identify the area/ classes the code I write will effect. Thus complete the coding part and unit test the scenario before assigning it to the quality testing team.
The most enjoyable part of the job is to identify the difficulty of the assigned task and the identification of effected classes the code I intended to write will have.
This filled with weekend fun stuff, like hand painting, zumba dances, flash mobs in cafeterias, caroms, Table Tennis and lot of other stuff all makes it a great place to hang out and discuss any problems we face with the co-workers and management who are always ready to help us out.
ProsHelping hands all across, chances to excel in positions.
ConsMiscommunication between different departments.
Not so great and typical MNC culture. Learning depends on you and and your project.
Pros: Because of project and onsite client team I learned a lot and always in the middle of the latest technologies.
Most of the daily time will go to support work and learning completely depends on the employee. most of the projects are in support only.
Typical MNC where you don't see the hike every year because of their performance cycles which i didn't understand. Variable pay is a trap as always which comes to 75% max. There is no work-life balance in my project and the same for everyone. Management doesn't have much technical idea about our work and we mostly engages with clients and they will use for all the dirty work which they don't prefer to do over their weekends.
Lastly 3 months Notice period and you cannot apply for leaves during this period which doesn't make any sense(at least 1 or 2 should be allowed per month).
No Healthy atmosphere and culture from management.
Software Engineer | India
| 7 Jul 2016
3 Years of IT experience in application development using Java/J2EE, Big Data (Hadoop) and Pega PRPC technologies.
Good knowledge on Hadoop HDFS and MapReduce.
Have good knowledge on Hadoop echo system components - Sqoop, Hive, Pig, Hbase, Oozie and ZooKeeper.
Have experience in installing and Configuring Hadoop Cluster.
Have good knowledge Developing MapReduce algorithms using JAVA.
Have Knowledge on Importing and exporting data into HDFS using Sqoop.
Involved in developing the Spring Batch workflows for MapReduce jobs.
Have Strong development experience in PRPC 6.2 versions.
Good exposure on Spring MVC, Hibernate, spring, Struts and JQuery.
Good knowledge on MySQL and Oracle 10g.
Extensive experience in Software development life Cycle (SDLC) and agile methodology.
Prosgood working environment
ConsLong travel to office
Toxic Work Culture with no adherence to values.
This is my first company that I joined and I would suggest anyone joining here to please go with the different offer you have.
HRs are non-responsive after you become a full time employee, they ignore queries and help at their will.
Project managers have been advised from senior level, still they don't refer employees for promotion/increments/awards in the fear that employees might go over them in the ladder.
Strict 90 days notice period which will affect your further scope of growth. Company projects are old with nobody knows what are they mostly working with, even seniors with 6+ years experience know less and expect you to cover them in their mistakes.
Prosonly Free Snacks
ConsLong Hours, Politics in Culture, Lack of potential growth, Ruthless HR
Gradual Technical Growth
During initial days, the start of a day is more challenging and later I have stabilised on understanding all the functionalities.
I have learned the new functionalities related to project as well as the technical perspective.
I have managed our team its a very good experience as a first time and I have balanced my team for individual utilization. Also I have good relationship with project managers so that I can easily get things what needed for my time.
The hardest part of the job is to resolve issues in a short span of time.
The most enjoyable moment in this project is after every release we have propose ideas how the changes will go in next phase and also after every release will go for party.
ConsMaintaining 9 hrs daily as mandatory
Great experience and Best learning opportunities
It was great experience working at Virtusa and i got lot of opportunities to learn new things. I was exposed to different domains
and business applications and got opportunity to work on two backend projects which gave me the knowledge of behind the scenes
of application.In two projects i completely worked on database testing which helped me in improving my SQL skills and got opportunity to work on different databases.
Co workers are friendly, easy to get along and hardworking.
I have worked in client facing roles for more than one year and i enjoy the challenge of keeping the customer satisfied.
ProsOpen work hours and friendly atmosphere
ConsVery few big accounts and limited technologies
The culture at Best Company is by far the greatest asset. You can tell that they truly care about the happiness of their employees. It's a really relaxed and calm environment, even though the work we do can be fast paced. I don't dread coming into work on Monday mornings and the managers are extremely patient and understanding.
-Flexible With Vacation Time
-Fully Stocked Kitchen
Although steps have been taken to reduce it, there is still a feeling of the company being more reactive than proactive with things sometimes being left to the last minute.
• At times there seems to be a slight divide between the departments upstairs and downstairs, which may be down to the varied nature of the work being carried out in each department.
Have no review as joined during covid.
Cons-Management needs maturity .
Better projects, better work hours required.
Overall ok experience, with growth in work.
Fresher level better growth. Experienced people may look out in other organisations.
Too much of micro-management.
Managers lazy, and unaware as to what is happening in the given projects.
Not much interaction between client managers and virtusa managers, which gets difficult for technical team working in virtusa.
Pros-Cloud training , domain level training provided for all.
Also client provided training has been helpful.Working with some of the best in the industry. Fintech projects are best if you work in Virtusa.
ConsLong hours/odd time to work, immatured management
Quality Assurance Analyst | Colombo
| 11 May 2019
Low salaries, no work life balance, politics
Typical working hours are from 9:30pm to 6:30pm (flexible hours), but most of the time have to work late hours. If you work at client site, this varies (eg:- could be from 9am to 6pm, late hours till 8pm)
QA processes are well established withing the company, therefore definitely learned quite a lot from different projects.
Management cares that everything is delivered. Employee satisfaction does not seem to be a concern to Virtusa. Management should realize that motivated employees yield better results, happy employees will do work that is effective. If they feel that they are ignored, they will only put in the required amount of work and not go beyond that.
Virtusa is a multicultural organization, anyone can join Virtusa regardless of religion, gender and university. Also Virtusa has a women's organization called WoV (Women of Virtusa).
The hardest part of the job is when your Reportees are overlooked during appraisals. It is very disheartening as it is due to politics and not that individuals performance which an appraisal should be about.
The best part about working at Virtusa are your team members that you get to know over the years. Virtusa has a lot of events so these are fun to attend if you work at Virtusa office. But if you are located at Client site you will miss these.
ProsLarge company with established procedures and processes, Job security, Great people to work with
ConsSalaries are quite low compared to the work that people put in, Politics play a huge role in Employee Appraisal Ratings and other benefits, No work life balance.
Application Support Engineer | Colombo
| 12 Jun 2014
I have good experience of design and operate ICT infrastructure and I have hands on technical background of network technologies, hardware and protocols Experience includes proactively monitoring the system & system processes / logs for any failures, Deployment of releases & fixes on the production environment.
As well as I have experience in load balancing and Traffic management in application level,
Monitored Network and Log monitoring with real time dashboards and alerting mechanisms,
Automated some tasks through Shell script and Perl script
Configured Virtualization using VMware.
Experienced in UNIX system administration – Solaris & Linux
Hands on experience in Installing and maintaining Webservers (SunOne & Apache)
Handling Application server Weblogic Server 11g
Data centre was managed to facilitate the centralized ICT infrastructure which includes servers, Firewalls, Content filters and all other centralized application servers. And Incident and change monitoring with Segregate level of SLA (Service Level of Agreement)
Collaborate on incidents and service requests with other L3 resources, L2 resources, third-parties and designated end-user and business contacts.
Good knowledge with Software Development Life Cycle, in full SDLC experience, GUI design, and implementation, object-oriented programming concepts and web based technologies
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer | Colombo
| 20 Mar 2014
Service providing company
Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU) is a global information technology (IT) services company providing IT consulting, technology and outsourcing services.
Using our enhanced global delivery model, innovative software platforming approach and industry expertise, we provide high-value IT services that enable our clients to enhance business performance, accelerate time-to-market, increase productivity and improve customer service.
We serve Global 2000 companies and the leading software vendors in Banking & Financial Services, Insurance, Telecommunications, Technology and Media, Information & Education industries. We build and sustain application platforms for our clients that create competitive advantage.
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Massachusetts, we have offices and technology centers throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
Headquarters - Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
Offices - Throughout US, Europe and Asia
Technology Centers - US, UK, Hungary, India and Sri Lanka
Number of Employees - Over 7500
Senior Software Engineer | Sri Lanka
| 1 Feb 2017
Big Company - Hidden Opportunities, Less Credit
I worked at VirtusaPolaris full-time (More than 4 years). There are lot of Pros as well as Cons in this company.
- Lot of learning opportunities(variety of tech talks, workshops, training sessions)
- Good for start up your career
- Friendly staff
- Flexible working hours which is valuable for a family person
- Working from home opportunity
- Client decide the contract period
- Lack of vision towards the product development
- Limited space to change between projects.
- Not every employee treated equally, some are favored by managers and others not, some have to fight hard for the increment and some are easily getting the increments.
- Lack of stress relieving strategies such as chill-out rooms, game rooms, etc
ProsFriendly staff, Training sessions, flexible working hours
ConsNo equality, low salary and increments compared to other local companies
Body Shop. Utterly disorganized, overly bureaucratic and just plain shady
NOTHING this company promised in the offer letter turned out to be true. I only stuck with them since I'd moved for the position and really didn't have another option. There were also difficult pre-employment conditions they didn't mention at all. By the time they mentioned anything about them the timeline to comply was quite short. Every part of the interview and background check process was done twice because they are disorganized. Half or more of their HR is in India with strict instructions to act as if they're in the US. US-based HR people tend not to contact candidates at midnight though. They didn't reimburse as promised for moving expenses. My manager won't return a phone call or email from me unless there's something HE wants. If I have a question about some policy or procedure I'm on my own.