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In a fix.Should leave Datamatics or join Cognizant

 
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I have been working in Datamatics technologies,Mumbai since last 8 months.
Earlier I was working in Veritas software Pune as Product Analyst.
Due to interest in programming,learnt java cleared SCJP, resigned from veritas and took a job which was supposed to be a J2EE job.
Datamatics offered me less package compared to Veritas because I did not have relevant programming experience.

After joining, I realised that there is no pure J2EE project.
I have been working on a Java based product called Documentum in the Enterprise Content Domain.

The work is mainly installation/configuration and if customization comes then coding using Documentum proprietory framework,Java based API's and XML.

For 8 months there was no project and Documentum team was on the verge of being dissolved.

My Team leader and other team members resigned

My TL referred me to the HR at his workplace(Cognizant technology Solutions)and I resigned as well.I was not willing to leave so early but situation at workplace lured me to give the interview.

The day I resigned ,Datamatics bagged its first Documentum project and they offered me a counter offer more than CTS.

The issue is in CTS also Documentum practise is new and after the project that HR talked about,I dont know what will be the status of projects there.

In Datamatics after 3 months of the project duration, I dont know what will happen.the first project also has not started.

Since my relevant programming experience is less, I wanted to stay more in Datamatics

In Cognizant leave status is pathetic.And of course it is not pure J2EE.IT is on DOcumentum itself.Will this typecast me?

What should I do?Please advice
 
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Negotiate with Datamatics and CTS both for putting in j2ee project instead of Documentum. Whoever gives you join them.
 
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In Datamatics there is no J2EE project now.When I joined there was 1 struts project but that got over

In Documentum it has grabbed its 1st ever project which also has not started

Nothing to negotiate with Datamatics

In Cognizant I dont know if they will consider me for J2EE because my coding experience is around 1.5years.Total 3 years.

They have considered me for Documentum because it is a very niche skill and it is difficult to find Documentum professionals
 
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whats this Documentum Professional ?

will you please explain a bit.
i dont know much about it.

is Technical Writer==Documentum Professional ? same thing ?
 
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My suggestion :

If you are looking for java/j2ee projects and learning growth...try to join a small start up company to get hands on experience for your own job satisfaction....they will pay good too.
 
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FYI, Documentum pros are quite in demand in Zensar (Pune).

AK
 
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Alfred, Documentum is a Java based product from Documentum company which has been taken over by EMC corporation

It is a product used in the Enterprise Content Management domain

Documentum NOT EQUAL TO documentation

It has its own framework called WEB Development kit which is used for customzation.

Abhijeet, thanks for the FYI


Bye the way can someone let me know regarding the choice between Cogni and Datamatics though

Thanks
 
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Leave Datamatics.
 
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If you are expecting project then be there as salary is also same, later when you complete 1.5 years or more you can again apply for CTS or something else.
This way your track record will also good and at the same salary is also incremented, now a days lots of hiring is going on so another 7-8 month not a problem.

Remember very few company use to give counter offer, once you join CTS then you have to be there for 2-3 yrs, and later you will complain about salary..
 
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A big Thankyou to everyone for the suggestions provided.

Ketan
 
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