Thursday, October 11, 2012

Top paying companies for freshers - 2011-12

Which are the best paying companies in India for freshers and at campus recruitments? Our team has complied the top paying companies list for 2011-12 across India. Salary figures below include benefits, bonus, insurance, PF and other compensation elements. Although we have tried to make our list very exhaustive (114 companies listed), we love to hear from you on more freshers salaries

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Google still tops the list with 12 lakh per annum for freshers. 

Top 30 highest paying companies for freshers in India - 

Company Annual Salary for Freshers
Google 12 lakhs
Amazon 10 lakhs
Cisco Systems 10 lakhs
DE Shaw 10 lakhs
Cairn India 9.5 lakhs
Microsoft 9 lakhs
Yahoo 8.4 lakhs
NTPC 8.2 lakhs
Akamai 7.5 lakhs
Ivy Comptech 7.2 lakhs
Indorama 7 lakhs
IOCL 7 lakhs
SolidCore 7 lakhs
Zynga 6.7 lakhs
SAP Labs 6.5 lakhs
Verizon data services 6.5 lakhs
ABB 6.5 lakhs
Coal India 6.5 lakhs
FuturesFirst 6.4 lakhs
Adobe 6 lakhs
Goldman Sachs 6 lakhs
Integra 6 lakhs
Intel 6 lakhs
Ittiam Systems 6 lakhs
Mediatek 6 lakhs
National Instruments 6 lakhs
Qualcomm 6 lakhs
Texas Instruments 6 lakhs
Trident 6 lakhs

Here's the mid-section 

Thoughtworks 5.9 lakhs
Freescale 5.5 lakhs
IBM ISL 5.5 lakhs
Informatica 5.5 lakhs
Reliance Energy 5.5 lakhs
Avaya 5 lakhs
CA Technologies 5 lakhs
Deloitte 5 lakhs
Fidelity 5 lakhs
Intuit 5 lakhs
Philips 5 lakhs
Samsung 5 lakhs
Symantec 5 lakhs
Unisys 5 lakhs
Kennametal 4.8 lakhs
JDA software 4.7 lakhs
EMC 4.64 lakhs
Siemens 4.6 lakhs
McAfee 4.5 lakhs
Oracle 4.5 lakhs
Sapient 4.5 lakhs
Sunguard 4.5 lakhs
Alcatel-Lucent 4 lakhs
Amdocs 4 lakhs
Delphi 4 lakhs
DRDO 4 lakhs
eValue Serve 4 lakhs
Honeywell 4 lakhs
Motorola 4 lakhs
Sybase 4 lakhs
Symphony Teleca 4 lakhs
Webyog solutions 4 lakhs
CSC 3.8 lakhs
Toshiba 3.8 lakhs
Logica 3.7 lakhs
ADP 3.6 lakhs
Global Logic 3.6 lakhs
Nokia 3.6 lakhs
Capgemini 3.5 lakhs
Sun Microsystems 3.5 lakhs
Tavant 3.5 lakhs
Accenture 3.4 lakhs
Aricent Technologies 3.4 lakhs
MindTree 3.4 lakhs
Teradata 3.4 lakhs
IBM GBS 3.3 lakhs
MU Sigma 3.3 lakhs
NCR corp 3.3 lakhs
NIIT Technologies 3.3 lakhs
Onmobile 3.3 lakhs
Persistent Systems 3.3 lakhs
Syntel 3.3 lakhs
Tata Consultancy Services 3.3 lakhs
Infosys 3.25 lakhs
Wipro 3.25 lakhs
Jindal Steel 3.2 lakhs
Robert Bosch 3.2 lakhs
Codepalm 3 lakhs
Cognizant 3 lakhs
Colaberra 3 lakhs
HCL 3 lakhs
Hexaware 3 lakhs
iGate Patni 3 lakhs
ITC infotech 3 lakhs
iWebleaf 3 lakhs
Mahindra Satyam 3 lakhs
Mphasis 3 lakhs
Naukri 3 lakhs
Perot Systems 3 lakhs
Tech Mahindra 3 lakhs
Thomson Reuters 3 lakhs
Whirpool 3 lakhs

And here's the bottom of the pyramid

GCI solutions 2.9 lakhs
Godrej Infotech 2.8 lakhs
Infogain 2.8 lakhs
L&T Infotech 2.8 lakhs
Dell 2.75 lakhs
Keane 2.75 lakhs
Birla soft 2.5 lakhs
FIS Global 2.5 lakhs
HP (Hewlett-Packard) 2.5 lakhs
Zensar Technologies 2.5 lakhs
I-flex 2.4 lakhs
TATA ELXSI 2.34 Lakhs

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Do you really need an MBA for that next promotion?

Here is the answer (I know it might come as a shocker to most): NO!

The reasons you are promoted on the job are varied is because you are smart, hard-working, and are able to show results. Then, what is the point in doing an MBA you may ask!

Here are 5 reasons – anyone considering a professional career spanning a minimum of a few decades – should consider doing an MBA early on in one’s career:

1. Provides a unique differentiator:
So, you got promoted because you were smart, hard-working, and were able to show results? Great! Soon you will be in a room (middle management mostly) where everyone else (your peers) will be smart, hardworking, and able to show results. At that point, the question to ask yourself is – WHAT ELSE can I do to stand apart from the crowd? An MBA from a top bschool (business school in MBA parlance) usually helps giving you the edge, both in terms of hard-skills and soft-skills, to get you to the next level in your career.

2. Develops a well-rounded perspective:
Are you aspiring to be a product manager? Then technical skills alone might not suffice after a point. Right now working on HTML 5 v/s Flash might be the most exciting thing for you – but soon you will realize that there are multiple aspects to it. MBA is a general management program that provides you with cross-functional experience to look at a problem from multiple aspects such as finance, sales, marketing, strategy, support, and delivery.

3. Builds a solid life-long professional network
As with most “old boy’s associations”, the very fact that you attended a top MBA program is enough for you to open doors. Starting from exclusive access to Linkedin groups to by-invite-only networking sessions, these alumni groups ensure that you have access to opportunities that would be make the difference in the next business deal for your company, or in getting your CV across for that unadvertised CxO position (If you didn’t know this already - People use personal references and not to find top management roles).

4. Helps you change your career track
So the reason you got into Engineering was your parents wanted you to do so. And the reason why you are working at that large IT Company is because it was the only well-paying job at campus. What if you are really a closet Investment Banker? Or a Strategy Consultant? Or a Social Media Marketer? The good news is that an MBA offers a great way to get into all of these career paths!  Still confused – don’t worry the 1 or 2 years you will have at the Bschool (remember – that is what we call colleges offering an MBA) will provide you with enough fodder to mull over this.

5. Allows you to rediscover yourself
This may not be a great explanation for the high MBA program fees but let us face it. While you were in college, you had the freedom but not the perspective to enjoy it. Now you have the perspective, but not the freedom to explore it. An MBA provides you with both the freedom and the perspective to hone critical life-skills to make you a better professional. For the rest of your life!

You are who you are. Don’t expect an MBA to do miracles. But MBA can be an awesome catalyst to help leverage your existing skills to take you to the next level (read as “promotion”).
Did this article get you thinking about MBA? Let us know if you have any other reasons to do (or not do) an MBA.

If you are wondering how an MBA can help YOU - taking the next step is as simple as shooting as an email on with your background, and our expert consultants can get in touch with you a personal recommendation on your MBA application strategy (which schools to apply, next steps to take etc).

About the author:

Arun Jagannathan ( is the founder of CrackVerbal (, a GMAT Training and an MBA Admissions Consulting company.

Over the past decade Arun has worn multiple hats as a tutor, an entrepreneur and a technology manager. He has taught and mentored over 4000 students, teaching topics ranging from hard-skills such as software engineering to soft-skills such as time-management. His main focus however has been test preparation – teaching at major test prep companies in India starting CrackVerbal in 2006.
Arun also brings to the table valuable insights into the value of an MBA, much of this knowledge accrued over the years from a ring-side view of students making a transition from pre-MBA applicants to post MBA graduates climbing the corporate ladder. He also brings with him a plethora of information specific to individual programs given his extensive network among the b- school community, including admissions committee members at top B schools across the globe. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

JobeeHive turns 5 today!

Hello there,
Its celebration time here on JobeeHive as we turn 5 today!
We want to thank you for the overwhelming response and for making us one of the leaders in job research in India.
JobeeHive has helped millions of job seekers in their job research by providing them the information they could not find anywhere else and we are determined to make the experience even better.
Times have changed and so has JobeeHive. We are determined to make JobeeHive a one-stop-shop for your job worries.  We are shortly launching ‘Job’ section on JobeeHive. So you would not only find employer review and salary reviews on JobeeHive but would also be able to search jobs.
In coming days we’ll roll out even more exciting features, so stay tuned!

Thank you,
Sonia Sharma
VP - Strategic planning and marketing

Friday, August 3, 2012

Current Trends in The UK IT Job Market

The technology job market in the UK has always been a solid source of jobs for individuals looking to find secure and well-paid employment in the UK. However recently fears have arisen surrounding the stability of this market in the wake of the UK and Global recession.  Many people would expect that the number of positions available would decrease and that a large proportion of people might face redundancy issues, or struggle to find a placement. However examining the trends in the UK IT employment market has shown some surprising results.

The UK IT Job Market  - Surprising Results

In fact it would appear that IT recruitment in the UK is as buoyant as ever, particularly for specialist fields such as security, development and support. UK IT recruitment consutlancies are commenting that they are receiving a very high number of requests for technical support personnel, especially in the fields of infrastructure and third line support and support managers.

Not only that, it seems that salaries for IT support staff have seemed to have remained stable, with not much change being seen from before the recession hit back in 2008. Job boards such as Monster and Total Jobs have backed up these figures stating a solid level of IT vacancies (15,000 in June 2012 on Total Jobs) consistently being posted at good salary levels.

Another area that seems to still be in high demand is that of developers both for software and web based products.Good quality, experienced developers especially with skill sets such as SQL, .NET and Ruby are in particularly high demand, especially in the London area. Anyone with middleweight experience and good communication skills has a good chance of securing work as we are not getting enough applications for this type of role.

Again developer salaries seems to have held their ground and companies from small SME venture funded initiatives to solid blue chips such as Google are still looking for good quality developers to join their teams.

IT Project Management

IT Project Management roles however do seem to have suffered. Salaries seem to have decreased from around £60k for a middleweight IT Project Manager in 2008 to around £40k now.
Project Management used to be our bread and butter placing around 5-10 per week especially in the London area. Now we are getting fewer requests (2-3 per month) for these individuals and the salaries do appear to have dropped. However we are getting indications that this may be changing and Development Project Managers and PM’s with social media skills are still definitely being sought after. The roles are still out there, it is just taking a bit longer to find them.

Senior Level IT 

Senior level roles (managers through to CTO’s) are also still in good demand. Companies are still looking for that key player who can make a difference to the business and perhaps in this economy people want to see improvements. 

The market however is definitely slower as people are less keen to move jobs if they feel secure, meaning that there is less mobility. Senior level jobs to be less advertised and networking and approaching head hunters or senior level recruitment specialists is often the best approach, as they will have access to roles that may not be available elsewhere.

Becoming More Selective

It seems that although the market is as buoyant as ever, the time it takes to secure a role has increased. Companies are being more cautious about who they take on and expect more from successful candidates than before. Where previously there might have been a single stage interview process, this is now often becoming a two or three stage process with more focus on technical and aptitude testing.  However if you have the right skill set and are good at what you do you should still secure a role in the UK IT market without it taking too long, however it is important to brush up on your interview skills and be sure your numeracy and literacy is up to scratch in order to pass technical tests.
One of the biggest challenges we face for our IT candidates is getting them through online tests. From interviewing them regarding their skills and experience they seem like a strong fit for some positions. However when they are asked to do the online testing their results are surprisingly lacking and they rarely progress to the next stage. It is definitely worth taking some numeracy and literacy practice tests regularly to keep your skills in this area up, as even if you do not use this type of reasoning in your everyday job, you will be expected to be able to pass these tests to a high standard.

Preparation Is The Key

A solid demand for certain skill-sets doesn’t mean that it is easier to get a job there. In order to even get considered for a role you need to ensure you have a solid well written CV that clearly states you strengths and achievements, you will need to know you technology inside out and be able to present yourself confidently and professionally at interview. 

Look Beyond Big Business

Many job seekers are focused on securing a role with a well-known blue chip names such as Google or Microsoft. However by just focusing on this area you may well be missing out on some very lucrative and exiting opportunities in the SME sector.

Creativity in the technological space has been booming, especially around concepts of AI and mobile technologies.  Small companies have found backing from larger corporations or venture capitalists and have began springing up throughout the UK (although concentrated in the London, Oxford and Cambridge areas). With government incentives in place to support small business, the increase availability of affordable company insurance, tax benefits and a population hungry for technology, small medium enterprises can offer an exciting and surprisingly stable career for IT professionals looking to join the UK industry.

Small companies and start-ups could really be the future of the industry. These agile technology companies are getting more and more support from the big players and are coming up with ideas and tech that people and businesses want. This transfers into rapid growth with requests being made for whole development and support teams, making them an ideal resource to target when looking to secure work in the UK.

The UK IT Market – A Good Time To Apply

There is a seasonal lull at the moment due to the Summer Holidays and this is nothing to be concerned about. However it is worth noting that now is actually a good time to apply for roles and get you name down with some good agencies, as recruitment is still going on and by acting now you might get ahead of others who wait until September to start their job hunt.

Overall it is reassuring and surprising to discover that there are still plenty of opportunities available for those looking to enter the UK  to further their IT careers. It seems that if you have the right skill set, determination and know where to look, a lucrative career could well await you in the British Isles.