Answer by Sharmilli Priyadarsini:
I am working for Hexaware for almost 3.5 years now. One of the good things about Hexaware is, it is an equal opportunity employer with over 30% of women employees. You can find a good mix of culture at Hexaware as it recruits people across cities in India and other parts of the world. Though Hexaware is headquartered in Mumbai, above 60% of the strength is posted in Chennai Siruseri office. Hexaware has its development centers in Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Mexico and Atlanta. You can find a good number of sales offices across the globe. Hexaware had its top management change recently after being taken over by the Baring Private Equity Asia. Your career growth and learning is purely depending upon the projects you are placed. In my case I am very much fortunate that I got wonderful opportunities. Hexaware has its own training wing called, "Hexavarsity" that offers technical and soft-skill trainings for employees across the grades. Usually the eligibility for every promotion is once in 2 years, though there are exceptions in the rule for the exceptional performers. Recently the Performance appraisal process is linked with the training programs to ensure the necessary skill enhancement happens before a resource is promoted to the next grade. The appraisal cycles had been little irregular for the past two years, but our CEO has promised to regulate it from this year.Getting an onsite opportunity and Visa processing has a lot of competition just like most other companies. Along with weekend offs, you will get two paid leaves getting added to your leave balance every month (2*12=24 ELs in a year), no casual leaves and sick leaves. Hexawarians celebrates the festivals together, we have a group called "Funsters" that organises celebrations for Independence day, Diwali, Pongal, Pooja, Onam, Holi, Women's day, men's day etc. There will be a lot of team building activities happening throughout the year. Even though I am planning to pursue other opportunities outside Hexaware, this place is very close to my heart.