Hi Friends, One of my friends got an offer from AIT Global Inc., NJ, USA. They are offering 50K per annum for a consuting job. There will be interviews by clients after going to USA by the cilients. Does anybody have any idea about this company? Also, is the package sufficient for a decent stay in NJ? Any imputs/pointers will be appreciatded...
There will be interviews by clients after going to USA by the cilients What if client rejects (just an assumption) ? I mean has your friend confirmed that if client does not like the candidate still he'll be doing the job. I've given interviews to few companies in India who work for their US clients, their client generally takes the telephonic interview then only they confirm.
To get your visa stamped you need to have a letter from client that he is willing to take you on a project, also minimum wage for NJ is somewhere around 60K (assuming he is senior programmer/analyst) and he needs to have a letter from employer that he is willing to pay atleast that much. If anyone says they are sending them for interview once he is in USA, you should doubt their intentions.
[ March 02, 2006: Message edited by: Jay Ashar ] [ March 02, 2006: Message edited by: Jay Ashar ]
Hi KJ, My friend was informed that they'll be paying him for the first month even if he doesn't get a job. In fact, they say after he goes there, the client interviews will start and within a month max, he'll placed somewhere. (He has no clue what will happen after that if he doesn't get placed in the first month!)
Sameer, About - What if client rejects (just an assumption) ? This is what is worrying my friend also. When he raised this doubt, he says that hje was informed that this hasn't happened till date and all the consultants were placed within first 15 days only. (And anyways they'll be apying for first month for sure.)
Jay, This is exactly what they said - the interviews will start AFTER he goes to NJ. And so he is concerned about the same points as raised by KJ and Sameer...
Were your friend asked for money from this body shopper/consultant ? If yes then it is better to avoid. In my opinion he can ask for telephonic interview with the client and only after confirmation from the client he should go. [ March 02, 2006: Message edited by: Sameer Jamal ]
Sameer, The good thing is that he wasn't asked for any monetory guarantee (like many other consultants)- just two bonds he ahs to sign - one here in India stating that the candidate wil refund the H1B filinf amount to them, in case he doesn't fly on their visa (the visa processing cost to be borne by the company). And the second is after going to NJ - stating that he'll stay with them for a period of 1.5 years. For this also, he doesn't have to provide any monetory guarantee or something like that - just a plain agreement he has been asked to sign. This seems to be really good and a bit professional to me - a fair deal is what I advised him about these...
KJ, Thanks for the info about some visa processing beign on hold. That's something I'll ask my friend to be careful about. I was just curious as to how so many consultanting firms operate in this case - I mean when stamping happens, I guess many times the consultants aren't sure about the job/client. But still many are operating - how do they manage this?
Originally posted by Swapnil Potdar: I was just curious as to how so many consultanting firms operate in this case - I mean when stamping happens, I guess many times the consultants aren't sure about the job/client. But still many are operating - how do they manage this?
This time they are strict. If you see the visa experiences in immigration forums many visas are on hold becuase of this. But, they did not reject based on this reason. I feel if they are not taking money your friend can take a try.
There are a lot of consulting companies where they have no bonds, 1.5 yr bond is too long. Also I think 50K is too less pay for a software engineer. The consulting companies promise a lot, but do very less, that's my experience. I would recommend your friend to get phone numbers of the consultants who are working with that company and talk with them. Yes, and as someone said before, find what will happen if you don't get a project in a month.
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