Sadagopan points to an interesting Businessweek article stating that Indian professionals are dumping MNCs over Indian Majors. I am continuously surprised at the kind of articles that get generated in the press, and it seems BusinessWeek is no exception. Sample this:
- All organizations (yes all, including Indian Majors) are competing for talent. This battle, forget the war is not yet over.
- If someone says that only Indian Majors can give career growth, I beg to disagree. Career growth is not just when one "heads a 20-person group designing kitchen appliances and aerospace components" as per the BusinessWeek article. In India the sentiment is that one has grown when he has a large team reporting to him. This feudal mindset has no place in today's globalized economy, where skills and knowledge matter more over transaction management. Many people are lulled into the false sense of career growth provided by Indian majors who give promote them to lead/manager roles without enhancing and growing their technical skillsets. Over a period of time these people are warming the benches or filling management positions with absolutely no clue on what gets done how.
- India Majors lag majorly when it comes to technical prowess and expertise. In any of the Indian Majors, you will rarely find any expert who knows the technical stuff in and out. Throwing hands at a problem is not a substitute for technical finesse. I can bet you cannot find the best Java Designer, best Oracle RDBMS expert or the best .NET framework implementor working for any of the Indian majors. Infact their recruiting programs are designed for masses and *not* for netting class people. Go to any technical forum on the Internet. Let me know if you find an expert from the India Majors answering the "hard" questions.
Makes me wonder. Comments?