Company as such have excellent women friendly policies, forums and support group to enable work life balance for women employees. Having said that, the professional growth of the employee depends mostly on kind of team she gets into and the individual managers they are assigned.
1. Well established company with an option for career path change. Definitely adds value to the resume.
2. Mostly transparent appraisal system
3. Excellent support in terms of learning and development
4. Competitive pay package and benefits system
5. Very good HR support team for women specific issues
1. This cannot be classified as a con exactly, I suppose having to maintain 9.15 hours average per week would be a point for consideration. The lost time on one day can be adjusted on any other day within the week but it has to be planned accordingly
2. If women employees are not as aggressively inclined as their male counterparts or if they display a sense of being in a comfort zone, they would most likely be sidelined in times of appraisal. (More of a corporate thing than Infosys thing)
I am not sure on the extent of flexibility on work hours and the option to work from home these days. Based on my experience, it should depend on individual projects than on company policies.
My 3+ years experience in Infosys has been very good and I found the HR team and Administration to be extremely supportive.
Good and Productive Work Culture
Salary less offered against competition
Few Work from home options
The place is really very safe for women to work. They have many policies which safe gaurds the security of women employee. They have a lovely Cab facility which any employee can avail if u are working after office hours and a security gaurd accompanies you u if u are the only lady employee traveling.
The good thing about Infosys is you get a good opportunity to learn a lot of new things. Infosys training is one of the world know best training program.
It has a very healthy working environment. People are approachable and ready to help but that depends upon the project and the team you get.
Coming up to the cons the work pressure is a bit too much. If you are into a development project then there are many deadline that you have to meet. Sometimes it becomes difficult
to manage both personal as well as professional life. Secondly on-site opportunity is very less , people who are already there are not ready to come back but this is the scean in most IT companies.
My experience with Infosys has been a good one.I have enjoyed every bit of it.
Infosys has work from home policy , with lots of limitations for people with technology stream. If you are working in a ODC, you are not allowed for Work from home due to security reasons.Also an employee is eligible to work from home only for 9 days in a month.
Infosys Mysore campus does not have a creche.
Infosys is a very women friendly organisation.
Pros: Safe travel arrangements.
Very adjustable Work atmosphere.
No Chauvinism. Even if any individual does behave in a chauvinist manner, there is a system in place where one can register a complaint to the HR/higher management without any repercussions.
Cons:The mandatory monthly average work hour requirement of 9.45hrs.
Its definitely a bit difficult to manage. Because of this the daily work hour amounts to 10 hour which makes the family-work life balance a bit too much.
Infosys provides a very safe and friendly environment to women employees. There are creche vendors associated with the company but before that the best part is time and workplace flexibility. Infosys provides 9 Work From Home days in a month which is so helpful for mothers. Medical facility and amazing nature dedicated campus is super apt for expecting ladies.
Pros: 1) medical facility at workplace 2) Tie ups with different hospitals 3) medical insurance 4) Nature dedicated campus. 5) Maternity leave of 182 days
Cons: 1) Working hour strictness however it can be overcome by Work From Home and On Duty leaves.
It's a very woman friendly company in terms of work culture. My entire duration of working here has been good and I have always received support from my colleagues and managers during need. There are special security measures taken for women employees to ensure their safety.
- There are lot of pros like you get a very friendly work environment (although it does depend on your project), the security is good especially for women employees, You have work from home options in most of the cases (except when you work in an ODC) and the campuses are really beautiful to be in any Infosys campus.
- Talking about the cons, maintaining an average of 9.15 hours every quarter, minimum of 8.75 hours every day is a difficult thing to do. There have also been several cost cuttings scenes like removing napkins from washrooms, switching off the AC after 5 pm etc which could be a really difficult scene to manage with.
Other than that, everywhere you have the same old office politics and appraisal issues. It all depends on the kind of team and manager you have."
1. Conscious effort to have gender equality
2. Management is educated on gender issues and trained to act accordingly.
1. Do not expect high flexibility regarding place and time i.e. work from home and flexi-timings. It doesn't exist on the whole in the organisation so not really about women.
2. If you want to grow you have to be flexible about travel and work hours. While they don't discriminate at the same time the one who takes up challenging roles and is flexible definitely moves ahead.
They have a crèche just outside the campus and have nursing stations in the Bangalore campus (not sure about other locations). They also have transportation facilities to all parts of the city. They have policies like half work half pay and sabbatical which can be given to the existing employees based on managers approval. A certain percentage of total working hrs in a month can be worked from home too. Other than the above, depending on the project, role and unit, of a person shows initiative, they get opportunities to grow. If the person is willing to move across cities for projects, they have an even better chance. It's all subjective to role, unit and the manager you get. But that's true for any organisation isn't it?