What about the IT sector in India? Is it true that IT jobs in India have more workload? I heard there was a 9-10 hour work schedule.

Updated on : January 17, 2022 by Kayden Black



What about the IT sector in India? Is it true that IT jobs in India have more workload? I heard there was a 9-10 hour work schedule.

I've been in the information technology business for 32 years. In those days (mid-1980s), people joined the "risky" field of IT for the love of the subject and not because they paid so much for so many hours of work.

The question is asked as if the prospective employee were to work as a daily wage earner (so much money for so many hours of work). If that's the prospect, stop right now and find a "safe" office position in some obscure government job.

If you thrive in an environment where technology changes completely every few years, applications become more massive, challenging, and critical for people and

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I've been in the information technology business for 32 years. In those days (mid-1980s), people joined the "risky" field of IT for the love of the subject and not because they paid so much for so many hours of work.

The question is asked as if the prospective employee were to work as a daily wage earner (so much money for so many hours of work). If that's the prospect, stop right now and find a "safe" office position in some obscure government job.

If you thrive in an environment where technology changes completely every few years, applications become more massive, challenging and critical for people and there is a great payoff for people who are not averse to putting in long hours learning new things and complying. with challenging schedules. (and enjoying every minute of it and having as much energy at the end of the day as at the beginning), then it comes into YOU. For the right kind of attitude, there is no limit to what you can earn and (more importantly) how much you can achieve.

Otherwise, you will have a very bad time in this field.

By the way, only ignorant people convert dollars paid to employees in the US (Especially California) and compare it to wages paid here and claim that Indian employees are underpaid.

Taking the cost of living, taxes, the type of production required of you, and the unforgiving nature of employment in the US (and similar destinations), people here get paid. If you get paid little, look inward to see why.

What work is good? Tell me.

Give me a job where people are 100% satisfied.

I have worked for 3 years in an IT company. I currently work for the Government of India.

Therefore, I know the difference between the private sector and the government sector.

In one line, "both suck" as work.

1) In any company, you will get a workload of 9-10 hours.

Why do you only look at the negative sides?

In the government, if I work from 9 to 10 hours, I will do the same job.

But in IT, if you do the same job for years, you might get fired. Therefore, IT workers should always have to be relevant in the market.

If you are a manual tester, learn automation. Do your funct

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What work is good? Tell me.

Give me a job where people are 100% satisfied.

I have worked for 3 years in an IT company. I currently work for the Government of India.

Therefore, I know the difference between the private sector and the government sector.

In one line, "both suck" as work.

1) In any company, you will get a workload of 9-10 hours.

Why do you only look at the negative sides?

In the government, if I work from 9 to 10 hours, I will do the same job.

But in IT, if you do the same job for years, you might get fired. Therefore, IT workers should always have to be relevant in the market.

If you are a manual tester, learn automation. Strengthen your functional knowledge. Someday you can be a business analyst. You will definitely make it to the site.

You will get paid to tour some of the best places in the world.

** One of my friends codes except when he's not sleeping. You may have traveled to Germany so many times that you may not have gone to the bathroom that many times.

** The infrastructure in the IT company is incredible.

9-10 work hours does not mean you are working in an office that does not have a clean latrine.

You will get the best of the best facilities in IT companies.

** Your question is a stereotype. Blaming IT companies / turning down a job at an IT company for the sake of a major industry job are the tale of some losers.

** And who said they pay less?

If you have the right skills, you will switch companies with a 30-50% increase with each jump.

My roommate joined Capgemini at 2.4 LPA.

After 2.5 years, I was getting 4.2 LPA on Capgemini.

Then he left Capgemini at 8 LPA for confidence.

Received an offer from TCS at 6.6 LPA. By showing that offer to Reliance, he raised the price.

After working a year at Reliance, he jumped to PwC in 13 LPAs.

So within 3.5 years of service, his package increased from 2.4 LPA to 13 LPA.

The need is the skill.

** My government job has the same workload as IT. But my job is stereotyped now and I work in an office that has a dirty toilet. But I have job security.

Bye

See you soon…..

Have you ever seen how many hours a day your local Kiran store owner spends? He opens his store early in the morning at 6 a.m. and keeps it open until 10 p.m. at night. That's 16 hours of work. And he also works on Sundays.

Ever notice how long your local barber works? He literally works from 8 am to 8 pm. That's a solid 12 hours a day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And die without receiving a paycheck on the first of the month like you IT workers.

Have you ever reflected on the working hours of workers in a supermarket? 12 hours of work is the norm. And they pay them a pittance. It is exhausting work to organize the

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Have you ever seen how many hours a day your local Kiran store owner spends? He opens his store early in the morning at 6 a.m. and keeps it open until 10 p.m. at night. That's 16 hours of work. And he also works on Sundays.

Ever notice how long your local barber works? He literally works from 8 am to 8 pm. That's a solid 12 hours a day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And die without receiving a paycheck on the first of the month like you IT workers.

Have you ever reflected on the working hours of workers in a supermarket? 12 hours of work is the norm. And they pay them a pittance. It is backbreaking work organizing stocks, registering them, and packing goods for customers. All the time, these poor boys and girls cannot afford to enjoy coffee in the pantry.

So please get over this false notion that IT workers are overworked.

yes, it is 8 to 10 hours a day on average.

is standard.

yes, wages in India are much lower.

benefits / allowances are also much lower if global standards are observed.

Let me try to solve this question. To your first question: is the IT industry becoming saturated? The answer is a resounding yes.

Let me clarify. IT is a "support system" for the other companies, now suppose the business is travel, healthcare, hospitality, education, legal, entertainment, banking / finance, retail, etc. We need IT to be accessible to end customers and this is absolutely true that IT has a great impact on these companies.

Currently, there are some major groups that an IT professional is in (I will refer to the point numbers below)

  1. Writing / Development
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Let me try to solve this question. To your first question: is the IT industry becoming saturated? The answer is a resounding yes.

Let me clarify. IT is a "support system" for the other companies, now suppose the business is travel, healthcare, hospitality, education, legal, entertainment, banking / finance, retail, etc. We need IT to be accessible to end customers and this is absolutely true that IT has a great impact on these companies.

Currently, there are some major groups that an IT professional is in (I will refer to the point numbers below)

  1. Write / develop code: This is usually for companies.
  2. Try said code
  3. Supports such code: bug fix, etc.
  4. Support infrastructure (servers, data centers) and software and platform support (databases, ERP systems, Middleware platforms)
  5. Customer service (business call center)

Now, we know that point 5 is almost non-existent compared to what it used to be a decade ago. Most of the customer service has moved to the Philippines due to costs.

Point 2: It is also becoming irrelevant as more manual testers are not preferred and automated testing tools like Selenium etc. are being used.

So we are left with 1, 3 and 4. These are also slowing the retreat. (Read on, if you want to understand how)

The future of IT and even business is going digital, and most people cannot define digital adequately, so here is my definition.

Digital is a synonym for "disintermediation," which in English means, remove the "middlemen" (middle person if you want to be gender neutral here).

So why do companies want to cut out the middlemen?

  1. People are inefficient and slow.
  2. People are not to be trusted.
  3. People are expensive.

So if the company really wants to compete, it needs to increase its reliability and reduce its costs, then what do they do? They have to get rid of the middlemen. However, some of the tasks that middlemen do are smart, so we need artificial intelligence to do that job.

So the cloud, AI / ML, platforms, Blockchain, Chatbots, self-healing infrastructure, etc. they are used to perform this disintermediation.

  1. Blockchain - Dis-intermediary trust (Banks,
  2. Chatbots - Dis intermediate support (hitting point 5 again)
  3. Cloud and self-healing infrastructure: support for disintermediation infrastructure (point 4)
  4. AI / ML - Dis will mediate any process that needs some intelligence to do it.
  5. No Code / Low Code Platforms / Robotic Process Automation (RPA) - Intermediate code development and support (points 1 and 3)
  6. SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) Concept - Disintermediate infrastructure support staff (point 4 again)

So as you can see, we will probably have nothing left at points 2 and 5, a percentage at points 1 and 3, and very little at point 4. So the number of people required will be drastically reduced.

Companies like CTS, HCL, etc., used to do "per person" billing and thus had hired a large number, all of which will start to crumble as clients now move to results-based pricing and These companies must also keep their margins increasing, so they will lay off large numbers of people.

But remember, these layoffs will also occur in other segments, as they are also disintermediating.

But it is not all doom and gloom, it is actually a good time to be the worker "on the ground" than a high-flying manager. So please hone your skills

So in a nutshell:

  1. Jobs will be drastically reduced in IT
  2. Money will shrink, and high appraisals won't come anytime soon
  3. More value to the "doer" than to the taskmaster, as disintermediation will kill the chain of managers over managers over managers and create a fairly flat structure.
  4. Coding and programming will become the most important skill, since everything will be code: infrastructure, software, administration.
  5. Experts will continue to be needed, but the number of them will be drastically reduced.
  6. One has to be versatile and willing to unlearn and learn to keep a job in this society.

Since most of the people who work in IT in India are normal, there will be many problems that they will have to face, unless they decide to do something about it. Most mid-level managers will be out of work as they will be laid off and do not have a learning mindset. (69% of managers' workload will be automated by 2024: Gartner)

Get ready: the next 5 years are going to be interesting.

I hope I have answered the question

Well ! So far I have spent more than 2 years of my life working in an IT industry. So from my point of view, I can tell you some good and bad points about life in an IT.

  1. Therefore, on the first day when you start your job, you will experience a tremendous feeling and you will be surprised to see the attractive infrastructure of IT companies and you will think Oh man! My life is finally ready now!
  2. Most likely you will join any service company like TCS, Infy, etc. and your package will be between 3.25 L and 3.5 L.
  3. If you are lucky, you will get any development project; otherwise it will land
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Well ! So far I have spent more than 2 years of my life working in an IT industry. So from my point of view, I can tell you some good and bad points about life in an IT.

  1. Therefore, on the first day when you start your job, you will experience a tremendous feeling and you will be surprised to see the attractive infrastructure of IT companies and you will think Oh man! My life is finally ready now!
  2. Most likely you will join any service company like TCS, Infy, etc. and your package will be between 3.25 L and 3.5 L.
  3. If you are lucky you will get any development project, otherwise you will land on some test or support project.
  4. During the first year, you will be very excited about your work, 5 days a week you will work like hell and on the weekends you will be a party animal with a bottle of beer in hand. But after that, you will find that you are doing the same monotonous, repetitive work over and over again and going nowhere.
  5. Starting from the second year, after getting fed up with your IT life, you will start preparing for any government job like SSC CGL, Bank PO or start preparing for some higher studies like MS from USA or Canada or for GATE or CAT .
  6. But if you have an interest in IT and you did not get your favorite technology to work in your first company, then you will start to learn some other technology to switch to another company.
  7. In a daily routine at IT work, you will wake up in the morning around 8 or 9 o'clock, take out the shirt and jeans that you bought last week in some mall with a 50% discount on the offer, get ready and it will come. to office until 10 or 10:30.
  8. Assuming you are in some service-based business, your office time will be like this: start by checking emails in the morning》 talk to your favorite colleagues》 breakfast》 same repetitive work》 many, many complaints about your manager and TL while you have the night snacks》 back to work for a few more hours》 back to the floor or PG.
  9. After you get home, talk to your family, friends, girlfriend, and then start watching web series, movies on Netflix, prime, etc., and then sleep and repeat.
  10. BUT DESPITE ALL THESE THINGS, I WILL SAFELY SAY THAT TODAY IN PRIVATE JOBS, IT IS THE HIGHEST PAYING JOB COMPARED TO ALL OTHER FIELDS. MOST OF MY SMART FRIENDS FROM OTHER BRANCHES SUCH AS CIVIL, MECH, EE, EEA ARE NOW UNEMPLOYED AND EVEN READY TO WORK 8-10K A MONTH.

All the IT people out there, don't forget to vote and follow, if you agree with my answer. 🍻😄

Let's look at the life cycle of a software engineer in an IT services company.

The life cycle could be broadly classified into four phases, each of which ranges from three to five years:

  • Burning out the midnight oil phase
  • Honeymoon phase
  • EMI phase
  • Who I am? phase

Now, let's look at each of these phases in detail.

Burning out the midnight oil phase

  • Fresh out of college, full of enthusiasm and energy.
  • Great group of companions - a lot of fun.
  • Regular user of coffee machines
  • Tasks that are lower in the hierarchical order are usually assigned: overnight support, regression testing, documentation, etc.
  • It is believed that 9
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Let's look at the life cycle of a software engineer in an IT services company.

The life cycle could be broadly classified into four phases, each of which ranges from three to five years:

  • Burning out the midnight oil phase
  • Honeymoon phase
  • EMI phase
  • Who I am? phase

Now, let's look at each of these phases in detail.

Burning out the midnight oil phase

  • Fresh out of college, full of enthusiasm and energy.
  • Great group of companions - a lot of fun.
  • Regular user of coffee machines
  • Tasks that are lower in the hierarchical order are usually assigned: overnight support, regression testing, documentation, etc.
  • It is believed that 90% of brain development occurs before the age of 6 in children. It's the same for a software engineer: what you learn (or don't learn) during the first three or five years will determine how far you will go and where you will go in your career.
  • Double digit annual percentage increases will be common; don't let this get to your head.
  • You will also learn many non-technical aspects related to the industry:
    • Appraisals - Distribution of the bell curve
    • Dealing with different types of people, especially managers
    • The art of hype, also known as 'Push Technology' in the industry
    • How Office Politics Works: Yes, there will be politics no matter how hard you try to ignore it.

Honeymoon phase

  • If you did most of the things right in the 'Midnight Oil Burning Phase', you can now reap the benefits.
  • The opportunity in the place will attract you.
  • With the experience you have gained, you will be able to look for better opportunities, if you are not satisfied with your work.
  • All the hard work you put in over the years will translate into a fat paycheck.
  • The coffee machine may no longer be very attractive to you.
  • You will begin to make your way into maintenance and development roles.
  • Your peer group will begin to shrink with some traveling to the site, some changing jobs, and some getting married.
  • Ideally, this is the phase where you should start saving for the future, if you haven't started saving yet.
  • This is a critical phase in which you will have to make many decisions.
    • Either to stay in place or to return.
    • Whether it's to change jobs for better pay or stay in your comfort zone.
    • Either to work towards the management stream or the technical stream.

EMI phase (matched monthly installments)

  • This is roughly the time when most people get married and start a family. With that comes the burden of a home loan, a car loan, a personal loan and all that, and with it comes the associated EMIs.
  • If you planned your finances well during the first two phases, this will be a much less turbulent time for you.
  • I would manage a team at work and take on greater responsibilities.
  • Credit card fees will eat up your salary, if you spend recklessly.
  • Changing jobs becomes more and more difficult: you have to worry about your spouse's career, your children's education, etc.
  • Single-digit annual percentage increases seem good enough, because they apply to higher base wages.
  • The sight of the coffee machine will be disgusting and you will invariably drink freshly brewed tea or coffee.
  • The number of companions who joined together with you would have been reduced to fewer than the number of fingers you have; only applies if you haven't changed jobs yet.
  • You will juggle work and life to establish a work-life balance.

Who I am? phase

  • When you finally escape the clutches of EMI, you will look back on your career and wonder what exactly hit you. You will also be confused about what you want to do in life. You could keep doing the work you've been doing for over a decade or you could do something that you really want to do in life.
  • If this really was the job you really dreamed of, then you are among the lucky few.
  • For the others, this will be a look-back and decision-making phase.
  • The six-figure salary that hits the bill at the end of each month will make it hard to quit. The passion to follow your dreams will force you to quit smoking. May the force be with you, that's all I can say!
  • I would be handling the main jobs: administration or solution design / architecture
  • By the way, now that you will hardly see anyone from your peer group, you will find comfort in the company of the coffee machine.

This is what the career of a typical software engineer looks like. Some people go through these phases in 15 years, others in 20 or 25 years. Over time, some settle outside of India, some become entrepreneurs, and others flow with the tide and retire like most other jobs.

This is a broad generalization and there will always be differences in individual experiences.

I hope this helps!

Do not do it. Please do not do it.

They pay you for what you are worth. The IT field is not for everyone. There are people in the information technology field who will be dreaming of having a job in the government. To earn a decent salary, you must have the relevant experience and skills. Not everyone receives the high salary that you are hearing. There are people in this field who earn less than 6 LPA with more than 6 years of experience. There are several jobs in this field. The IT field does not mean that you will have to do development work, but the pay depends on your skills. I spoke to one of my friends and he was concerned that he might be

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Do not do it. Please do not do it.

They pay you for what you are worth. The IT field is not for everyone. There are people in the information technology field who will be dreaming of having a job in the government. To earn a decent salary, you must have the relevant experience and skills. Not everyone receives the high salary that you are hearing. There are people in this field who earn less than 6 LPA with more than 6 years of experience. There are several jobs in this field. The IT field does not mean that you will have to do development work, but the pay depends on your skills. I spoke to one of my friends and he was concerned that he might be replaced by someone with less experience because he was not gaining enough skills at his job. This can happen to anyone.

I have more than 7 years of experience and at one point I was earning a very low salary. I was in a small company and I learned many things on my own and from the challenges that the company offered me. It takes a lot of effort to learn things. The positive side is that I enjoy doing it. People often underestimate the amount of mental stress that this job can bring. This is a field that can change at any time and you may have to learn new things to earn a decent salary. For example, I had experience working with angularjs and the whole library became obsolete in a couple of years and I had to learn a completely different technology to create applications in angular afterwards. This is a common scenario.

The other question is how long will you be able to stay in this field. I know of a person who is reducing the number of experience on his resume as he does not receive any calls due to his high experience. With high experience, companies will expect much more from the person. So it will be difficult to find a new job. I don't see myself working in this field until I'm 55 or 60 in a government position. I'm not saying it's impossible, but I know some people who started in business when they found out that it is difficult to survive with the level of experience they have.

I'm not saying you shouldn't consider the IT field. Let's consider some hypothetical scenarios.

  1. You are completely new to this field. He quit the government job and found a new job at a multinational. You joined the company with a 25K salary since you are a newcomer. You are assigned to a project where you are assigned to monitor tickets or solve minor problems. You will expect your salary to increase when you gain experience. However, it is very likely that you will not earn much. The reason you chose this field is because your friend earns 2 lakhs per month in this field. It will be a disaster for your career.
  2. You have a certain level of knowledge in this field. You quit the government job and were able to get a good role in a good company. You are passionate about the field and you learn a lot from the initial job and found better jobs. You should consider coming to this field. There is a good chance that he will survive in this field. However, it may not be worth it considering that you are making decent money in the government sector.
  3. His passion is software development, but unfortunately he ended up in a government job. You realized that this is not the kind of job you want. So, he started training in this field and got a very good job in a product development company. You should change. You've already mentioned that you don't have exposure in this field, so this won't make a lot of sense.
  4. You have good management and communication skills. You learn very fast and you will be able to handle people. These are the skills you have acquired in your government job and you have the qualifications to back up your experience. You can learn about the field and you can land a job as a manager or sales. I don't know of anyone who has, but it should be possible. It's not always about development or support. There may also be other areas. You should consider switching to this field in that case.

    Hope this helps you make up your mind.

This is my opinion. "Successful software engineers" have all rights to disagree :)

There are brighter sides too, as if you could make relatively more money at a younger age. But that always comes at a cost. The only good thing about India's IT industry is that it has given millions of jobs to people, many of whom would have been out of work if it weren't there.

Health

Working in the IT profession has shown effects on the health of your body. The first things that are affected are

1) Eyes: The habit of staring at the screen and not blinking for a long time will lead to dry eyes. In 2011 I cam

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This is my opinion. "Successful software engineers" have all rights to disagree :)

There are brighter sides too, as if you could make relatively more money at a younger age. But that always comes at a cost. The only good thing about India's IT industry is that it has given millions of jobs to people, many of whom would have been out of work if it weren't there.

Health

Working in the IT profession has shown effects on the health of your body. The first things that are affected are

1) Eyes: The habit of staring at the screen and not blinking for a long time will lead to dry eyes. In 2011 I encountered the worst eye infection I had ever seen in my life. The whites of my eyes turned completely red and when I turned the eyeballs, anyone could see the wrinkles. This condition took more than a month to treat.

2) Mind: If you are in pure development and programming work, at some point in your career you will face distraction. People around you will call out to you, even yell at you, but you won't mind listening.

3) Back and neck problems: No one sits upright. When you sit in a stationary posture for 4-5 hours straight, you will have a stiff back and neck problem. Companies that provide laptops to their employees see these issues the most as a person has to bend their neck to see the laptop screen, which is not a good thing in the long run.

4) Shaking hands: if you are good at writing. At some point in your life, your hands are likely to get chills. If you are a software engineer, you can try it yourself. Just try putting a thread on a needle and watch how much your hands move as you do it.

5) You age faster.

Personality

Most types of software got their jobs without much struggle (aside from school) and at a very young age. 22 or something like that. This puts them in a position to be fooled by the most experienced, cunning, and intelligent men in the outside world. As a merchant, businessman, drivers, waalas car, redi waala, flat owner, etc.

Software engineers are known to be the most sophisticated. And most of the people around them have the impression that they are all very rich, live in abundance, and are stupid. The side effect is that software engineers always end up paying more for something a smart guy would have accomplished in a lot less. Sometimes they pay for unnecessary things.

Relationships and marriage

When a girl's family comes to visit a boy with a marriage proposal, the kinds of questions asked are pathetic. Trust me, the software guys don't have a good relationship unless they're well-established NRIs (or at least they affirm it). At the time of marriage, the girl's parents and relatives may even delve into her job profile and the technology she's working on, and try to judge her based on that. Pathetic!

Opportunities abroad

A handful of Software guys get good long-term opportunities. Most of the others are just attracted. Especially when you are about to make the decision to leave your project or organization. Many of them waste precious years of their careers hoping to settle abroad one day.

Desarrollo de la carrera

This is where majority of them are confused. This is how it goes: You do a BTech in non CS technology, got Software trainings personally, are hired by a software consultancy firm to work in an altogether different technical area, after spending 4-5 years in the job you realize you have wasted your time and then you try doing IAS, CAT, GMAT .... and after you have done that(if at all) you again dive back into the industry, only to realize eventually that you don't belong here.

One day you realize that you again have to start from scratch. and you ask yourself, "What all have I been doing for all these years". Moment of truth !

I am a former Infosys employee and now I work with one of the leading financial services companies in the US Having worked with Infosys, which is an Indian IT outsourcing giant, and having had first hand experience of things, I am qualified to put things in perspective.

In my experience, it is 100% true that Indian IT companies are a career spoiler. Before listing my arguments in a specific way, I would like to share my experiences.

I joined Infosys in 2012 as a systems engineer trainee. Like everyone, I trained at your majestic Mysore training center on Microsoft .NET Framework. During the first month

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I am a former Infosys employee and now I work with one of the leading financial services companies in the US Having worked with Infosys, which is an Indian IT outsourcing giant, and having had first hand experience of things, I am qualified to put things in perspective.

In my experience, it is 100% true that Indian IT companies are a career spoiler. Before listing my arguments in a specific way, I would like to share my experiences.

I joined Infosys in 2012 as a Systems Engineer Trainee. Like everyone, I got trained in their majestic Mysore training centre on Microsoft .NET Framework. During the initial one month, we all were given basic training in Java and RDBMS. It was after the Database topic, we had an assessment where most of our batch-mates performed poorly. Upon asking the educators about the mistakes we had done in writing SQL queries, the only reply we got was “Disclosing assessment related questions and their solutions was against Infosys Policy !!”. Point to be noted here is, like mathematics, a SQL query can be written in multiple ways and still fetch the same result set. The best query is the one which is most optimized. Like, one can use Joins or Sub-Queries to get the same result, but mostly, Joins are internally optimized by the DBMS which gives results faster. But refusal to disclose the questions and their solutions after the assessment is over, citing policy restrictions is like telling - “2+2=4 is the correct answer, but we won’t tell you why square root of 16 = 4 is not the correct answer as our policy does not allow us to disclose the logic behind it.”.

Fast forward to my posting in production where I was a .NET Trained Resource. Now, you might be wondering, my project included writing C# .NET classes, implementing design patterns, creating web-sites, web-services or working on UI layers, writing optimized queries for SQL Server instances. But, in reality, it was far from everything I was trained for. My project involved web-scraping using elementary C# code (basic for loops, if conditions, do while loops, switch-case constructs etc). It had nothing to do with everything Microsoft .NET Technologies stands for. My mistake was that I was not smart enough to switch to different company within the initial 3 years of this type of work experience where it is easier to switch jobs by answering basic OOP related concepts.

By the time I was 4 years experienced, my learning except screen-scraping was negative. Negative because I was not learning anything new except reverse engineering websites (which of course is illegal and violates the terms of usage of the website, unless the website owner gives written permission to do so) via web-bots, but, my conceptual clarity of whatever I had learnt during my Mysore training days was also getting eroded. By 4.5 years of work experience, the situation was so bad, that I had to literally start from scratch by watching online courses in Pluralsight - Unlimited Online Developer, IT, and Cyber Security Training, transform my personal laptop into a corporate workstation by installing necessary softwares (Visual Studio and SQL Server) and practice hands-on with simple use cases. It took me over a year with rejection in every interview and finally cracking my current organization’s recruitment process to land at the job where I am.

After 3 days, I will complete 2 years in my current organization where I am a part of the core product development team. Two days ago, I was interviewing a candidate with 6.5 years of work experience in Microsoft .NET Technologies and working with Infosys. He was unable to answer basic questions like difference between an abstract class and and interface. With a mass recruiter like Infosys on the resume, I was not shocked at the apparent lack of conceptual clarity despite 6.5 years of work experience. In fact, I would have been like the candidate only, had I not switched from Infosys to my current employer 2 years ago.

Coming to the points:

  • Superficial nature of training that teaches some high buzz jargons rather than diving deep into the concepts - The aim of these trainings is to clear some client interviews rather than be conceptually strong to deliver quality software. Please refer Abhik Mitra's answer to Does the training at Infosys make one very good at programming? I want to join a product-based company like Google, Adobe, etc., will the Infosys training help me in this aspect? for a better detailed explanation of the same.
  • Nature of work assigned is completely different from what one is trained for - Yes, the company earns revenue by hiring in bulk and randomly trains and assigns projects to the employees. But this question is asked from an employee’s point of view who wants to make a career in IT. So, if you are seriously interested to make a career in IT, then, would you hand over that important decision to a random computer algorithm or a non-technical MBA qualified HR manager of a mass recruiting IT outsourcing giant, who doesn’t give a f**k to the intricacies of Java, Oracle DBMS, Cognos BI, C# .NET, and makes that random decision on your behalf just to get the numbers right ??
  • For those who give the most cliched argument - “Indian IT companies have generated revenue, transformed cities and generate employment” - A few months back when one of our political leaders compared Pakoda stall with employment generation, there was a huge hue and cry. The reason being, a Pakoda stall is NOT A SUSTAINABLE SOURCE OF EMPLOYMENT. By this, it means, you can sell pakodas for a month get good revenue. But that is not fixed like the monthly salary of being employed. Similarly, making a career in IT without having the technical skills and strong conceptual clarity is just like running a Pakoda Stall - No sustainability of career as the same companies resort to layoffs to cut costs and fire people who are not technically strong. Besides, the Indian IT business models heavily depends upon the US and European markets who look for low cost labour arbitrage. With Donald Trump’s “Buy American Hire American” rhetoric and protectionist policies, this business model is starting to crumble. So, what’s the point of being employed in a company when you know that you cannot switch for better opportunities due to lack of technical prowess, and wait hopelessly for your employer to fire you during cost-cutting initiatives ?

Besides, the spiraling demand for low cost technically unskilled engineering graduates was created by these mass recruiting outsourcing giants when they relaxed their hiring standards and started hiring anybody & everybody to get the headcounts right. To cater this demand, engineering colleges starting mushrooming anywhere & everywhere; which eventually degraded the value of the coveted engineering degree to just another degree. There was a time when there were only 3 government engineering colleges and 2 private engineering colleges in the entire state of Odisha. Now, we have above 90 private engineering colleges in the capital city of Bhubaneshwar only. So, before hailing Indian IT companies as employment generating messiahs, do ponder upon this question - who is ultimately responsible for the unemployment/under-employment in India today - The IT outsourcing giants who recruit anybody and everybody disregarding skills or the businessmen who have made a business out of engineering colleges or those parents who have invested their hard earned money just to see their child gets a job ? Today’s grim situation is a mess created by Indian IT companies, and it is now the responsibility of each and every individual who is ambitious enough to make a career in IT to stay away from this mess which is now on its death throes.

A continuación se muestran algunos de los enlaces de YouTube sarcásticos / divertidos que retratan el lado oscuro de las empresas de TI de la India:

Bueno, como tengo 4.7 años de experiencia en desarrollo de software, creo que estoy calificado para dar una respuesta. Y lo siento por mi mal inglés.

Una de las duras verdades del sector de TI de la India es que contratan candidatos por referencia de alguien que no es por su conocimiento. He visto a muchas personas que no dan entrevistas ni obtienen un puesto de desarrollador. y se sientan sobre la cabeza del candidato que lo merece. Aquí mucha gente se une al sector de las tecnologías de la información porque puede ganar mucho dinero en un período de tiempo muy inferior.

I have seen a business analyst (BA) who has about 9 years of experience, has worked in several multinationals and has told a woman about software.

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Well, as I have 4.7 years of experience in software development, I think I am qualified to give an answer. And sorry for my bad English.

One of the harsh truths of the Indian IT industry is that they hire candidates by referral from someone other than their knowledge. I have seen many people who do not give interviews or get a developer position. and they sit on the head of the candidate who deserves it. Here many people join the IT sector because they can earn a lot of money in a much shorter period of time.

I’ve seen female Bussiness Analyst(BA) wo has around 9 years of experience she has worked in multiple MNC told to a female software developer in Hindi ( connection banano friendship karo logo se yaha connection hi kaam aate hai Knowledge se kuch Nahi hota hai.) I translate this in English ( girl makes here connection and friendship.Here only connection and friendship matters. Here no need to take good knowledge and become hard worker).

I’ve seen who have less than 1 years of experience in IT sector opens their own company they have no knowledge of any coding. they hire freshers who are very desperate to take job and offer them penny of salary or no salary. And make pressure on them to complete the project without giving any training to the candidate. if candidate doesn’t perform well they fire the candidate. They only want the result so that client pay the bill of their project. they doesn’t care about of the code structure they only want project to be delivered.

Here in IT sector you will see the Politics is at its higher pick in every thing that includes hike %,onsite,promotion (to achieve this point 4 needs to followed). Here you will see the greatest politician some were greater than political parties leaders.

As I’ve seen very few persons are interested in development. Here Success depend upon your manager. how much you make manager happy you will be rise in your career. Here to go on-site its doesn’t matter that you have to be very talented. Here many with very little knowledge of coding has went to on-site . You have to just lick the boot of managers. I’ve seen lot much person who has no any knowledge . They have no knowledge about basic oops concept . I’ve seen TL here who doesn’t know what is the difference between pass by value and pass by reference and they are TL which leads around 30 members of team. Funda of IT sector in Harsh word is(uppar ki chato niche ki maro). But i’ve seen very few persons who are very good in coding but they doesn’t get the position what they deserves they never got a single chance to go on-site. I’m not telling that IT sector is bad. Candidate here should be more focus on their work and eager to learn new technologies because every year a new technology is introduced so always be updated . Again sorry for my bad english

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For me to work on It is a Gamble

Let me tell you how ...

Cons ...

  1. First, 30% of IT guys enter the IT profession by chance. They don't even know when they boarded this ship. After 2-3 years, they woke up and realized that I had lost my 2 years and then they left the job and entered the real profession that they wanted. For example, many UPSC applicants are former IT professionals.
  2. Well some of them couldn't get out of this machine ... how ... due to family dependencies or other reasons. Indain IT has the worst work-life balance, not entirely men's inability to manage time.
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Oh great question!

For me to work on It is a Gamble

Let me tell you how ...

Cons ...

  1. First, 30% of IT guys enter the IT profession by chance. They don't even know when they boarded this ship. After 2-3 years, they woke up and realized that I had lost my 2 years and then they left the job and entered the real profession that they wanted. For example, many UPSC applicants are former IT professionals.
  2. Okay now some of them couldn’t get out of this machine.. how.. due to family dependencies, or other reasons. Indain IT have worst work-life balance, it is not fully guys incapability of time management.. yes.. IT its our industry which is mostly client oriented..There focus is just to satisfy clients..nothing else.
    1. Client satisfaction is so highly matters, Companies treat Employees like an earning object. As long as his/her billing(Client payment) is ON..he is worthy otherwise he/her will get kicked out of the doors.
  3. Guys who Sacrifice himself by whole heart (spends 12–13 hours in office) will get a good appraisal, and one who spends decent hours in office will get avg of below avg appraisal. What next If you want to quit the Job …do it.. you gonna find same situation in next company.
  4. In your whole you will live overburdened, No leaves, No time for kidds, family, forget about spending time with Old parents, and meeting with relatives forget it.
  5. And many more ….

Pros…

If you really enjoy working this culture then its good ,…otherwise Guys its a trap,…

Frankly speaking its a real trap in your life ….

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