Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Working for a Services Firm in India isnt always fun..

I work for an American services/consulting company , which has one of its offices here in Bangalore. In my past 2 years, I have been through a lot of projects and met a lot of new consultants.

The most weird part of the services industry is that most of the Indian consultants, just want to go client sites ("go abroad", "go onsite", whatever u wanna call that ) and make a quick buck. The passion and even the intention to successfully deliver the project you are currently doing is really missing in these people. All they think is "When will they send me to US ? ", "How can I increase my stay there ?", etc... As a team member , when u see your colleagues working with this kind of attitude, it is very discouraging.

From what I hear from a lot of my friends, I guess it is to a lesser extent in my firm , than in a lot of Indian MNCs, who still encourage body shopping ! Wondering when will that change !
There is more to it when people's priorities are like these. They tend to manipulate at work and try to get into the spotlight of their bosses, which in my opinion, is the worst to happen.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are right buddy...

I recently joined a product based company(after spending 2 yrs in a service based one). The work here in my project is quite good, but still the attrition rate is quite high.The reason being no onsite....

partha said...

Whatever you have expressed is ! (Bang) right and really close to reality. If some one go from a service based co. to product base co. then i guess the differences are quite subtle. But priorities are individualistic as it varies from person to person. But in the end of the tunnel it should not create a wrong vibe and shouldn't affect in the WORK as a whole.

Vishal Sharma said...

I think u have hit right nail on the head as they say. But money is not everything in life, can money buy everything, now what is important is your happpiness , if u are happy with u and yr job and and satisfied, then no need to worry about it, just keep working honestly and do what u can do best for the organisation. Hard wrok never gets wasted
Happiness doesn't come from money, it comes from within inside, for that u have to be satisfied and content with what u have.

Vishal