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How is LogicaCMG?

 
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Fellow Ranchers,

Could you give your opinion on working with LogicaCMG. This looks like an European services provider. Any information on work culture, salary, projects is appreciated.

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I interviewed with them last year for the british graduate programme. The intial impressions I got was that as an entry-level employee, you will do the jobs that nobody else wants to do (I was told this by an insider) like the "testing role from hell". They also want people who are willing to relocate or travel as a project requires. There is also friction between Logica and CMG employees after they merged in December 2002. Generally, from what a friend has said, its a good place to get a mix bag of skills and prehaps to start out but not somewhere to stay long-term.
 
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Thanks Kashif!

I am specifically pursuing this option with their Bangalore office. Does anyone from Bangalore know more about their operations?

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As said in above post,its British company.During dot com days,they paid heavily to there staff here.Later laid off many people.Currently one of my friend is working there on one proprietory product.Its a support position.
For which position have you been interviewed?
 
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I didnt hear much good about it. Many of my friends shifted within 1 year as they are not happy.
 
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Originally posted by Arjun Shastry:
Later laid off many people.



I can confirm this. They made lots of people (150-200) reduntant when they merged and employee morale was low.
 
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This company is hiring like crazy and giving unbelievable pay to whomsoever they are hiring.Also they are sending guys "onsite" on rotation basis.
 
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Originally posted by Arjun Shastry:
giving unbelievable pay to whomsoever they are hiring.



how much ???
 
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OMG....
Imagine my surprise, when I saw my company's name here.. heh...


Yep, I am from LogicaCMG...
All the friction between Logica and CMG guys has come down from the past few months. Yes, initally, there were some layoffs.. but we are on the path of recovery already, and broken level last year.

At Bangalore, there are lots of maintenance projects coming from the West. We operate mainly in the UK and the european countries. We do lots of code immigration and third-party testing projects. We are hiring like crazy as we have a goal of reaching a strength of 2500 by 2006. We have recently relocated from Koramangala to a place near Marathahalli (Both are in Bangalore, India).

And, yep, we do hell's job. We are the best when compared to other companies at third-party testing projects. You will always get a change to travel abroad and get some client experience.

Hey, just for your information, LogicaCMG holds the patent for the name "SMS". Yep, we coined it. Bet you didnt know that.

Overall, you can give it a shot. But be warned. There are not much core development projects around. And you should be able to fit in a company, growing at a very rapid pace.... So, if you are a person who craves for recognition and status, you might get discouraged because of the magnitude of the company. Also, you should be willing to work under very tight schedules (correction... Unfair schedules). And you will be working a lot under processes, that dont necessarily classify as development.

If you ask me, yes, I have grown, both in position, as well as a person, at LogicaCMG. There are ample challenges available here.

And.... There are lotsa, lotsa, J2EE jobs around...

If you are interested , welcome in.

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Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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