Ya, I Quit!
Today when the company is raking accolades from everywhere, why do I feel the company is not paying enough thoughts to the very values and intellect that has given Infosys the reputation of being run by heart. Everyone (as i believe) believes in the leadership, but the middle management is the one screwing the each other over and the company’s core in the process.
My Theory: Infosys started in 1991 with the very conservative values. When they grew to about 5000 around the time when the Y2K gold hit the streets, they collected employees by driving trucks and vans to the colleges and filling them in with graduates. Now after seven/eights years after the bubble, the cream of the employees moved to other opportunities and what is left is the bottom scum. Because of Infosys’s ‘No-Fire’ policy, these jack asses have become the bosses coz they had no one left to promote!
During my tenure, I saw people who insulted the IQ of a meatball get promoted. Not that I’m near likes of Sabir Bhatia, but a beareaucratic crap about seniority gives me a headache.
and moreover what pisses the hell out of me is the hipocracy!! all this crap about “Performance Based Growth” in every goddam meeting!
And in all fairness to the organisation, I had the opportunity to work with one of the best technical people, one of the best motivators during my three year stint.
But, unfortunately, working at the bottom of the corporate chain of morons is not my cup of tea.
Is anyone hiring?
UPDATE: Recently the number of comments on this post have increased dramatically – you dont see them on the post because i moderate them. This was a personal post about my reasons for leaving the company. I still respect the people (most of them :)) i worked with but the comments on the post are getting to be really ugly. some of them are silly but some of them are downright nasty and personal attacks on people. I am closing the comments on the post since i do not agree with a lot of comments being made. There are few rotten apples.. but the comments make it seem like its a dirt camp.. not true people.. not true.