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Rr Kumaran
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Hi All,

I have 3+ yrs. in Java/J2EE Platform technologies and I have offers from WIPRO, CTS(COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS), POLARIS and out of these companies which one offer better career prospects with onsite opportunities ?

Basically I am interested in improving my profile in domain level as well as technology level.


Thanks & Regards,
Bantumilli.


RR Kumaran
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Arjun Shastry
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Polaris will be better option I think.Wipro is too flamboyant and does publicity of everything.It may come in trouble in future.CTS is also good and offers good perks.(Rs 600000 p/year) was salary my friend was getting with 3 years of experience.Polaris is less noise making company.I don't know about salary there.


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Rr Kumaran
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Sastry,

Out of POLARIS and CTS which one is better. Please suggest ...


Thanks & Regards,
Bantumilli
Varun Khanna
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Joined: May 30, 2002
Posts: 1400

CTS is also good and offers good perks.(Rs 600000 p/year) was salary my friend was getting with 3 years of experience.


3 yrs experience & 6.0 lacs p/yr?
He must be from a good B-School or something like that.

CTS is a good company but its salary sucks and has too many variable components in that. Onsite opportunities in CTS are good.


- Varun
Rr Kumaran
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for all your inputs. Out of CTS and POLARIS which one offers good career prospects interms of improving profile in both technical and domain levels ?


Thanks & Regards,
Bantumilli.
Varun Khanna
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Are you joining CTS as a programmer analyst or an Associate?

CTS is better to me, esp. in terms of work culture.
Rr Kumaran
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Khanna,

It seems that you are having work exp. with CTS. What is the difference between Programmer Analyst and Associate at CTS ?
Please suggest ...


Thanks & Regards,
Ravi Bantumilli.
Varun Khanna
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An "Associate" is one step ahead than a "Prog. Analyst" in the organisational ladder.
Rr Kumaran
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Khanna,

Do u presently work with CTS now ?

What kind of Java Platform Technologies they use and processes they follow.


Thanks & Regards,
Gurudatta.
ChanSan Mehbubani
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Joined: Dec 30, 2003
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Dutta,positions are based in which city?
Have you travelled outside India?
Which countries? visa type?
who is your current employer?
What excactly are you looking in new company?
If J2EE market goes down,do you have any other technologies,you can work?

Thanks
Tanga


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Varun Khanna
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What kind of Java Platform Technologies they use.

Don't you think the answer will be project specific?

You having offer from Polaris/CTS Chennai/pune or else?
Rr Kumaran
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Khanna,

We must be prepared for any project once we join the company and hence joining on the basis of project-specific-information is not a good idea and we should always prove ourselves in every kind of environment/project we are.

Now, I have offers from POLARIS and CTS both from HYDERABAD. Now tell me what are your views of POLARIS and CTS irrespective of the projects they execute.


Thanks & Regards,
Gurudatta
Varun Khanna
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We must be prepared for any project once we join the company and hence joining on the basis of project-specific-information is not a good idea and we should always prove ourselves in every kind of environment/project we are.


Okay, Good !!!


Now, I have offers from POLARIS and CTS both from HYDERABAD. Now tell me what are your views of POLARIS and CTS irrespective of the projects they execute.


Soz, I've no clue about the Hyderabad centre of either.
Timan Wadhwani
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Joined: Jun 25, 2004
Posts: 6
Hi
my friend applied in CTS, pune few days back ..but neither their offer was good nor they promised on onsite scope.
I guess polaris tells at the time of recruitment itself..whether the requirement is for onsite or not.

whats their offer to you in terms of salary ? who is paying higher ?

- Timan
Rr Kumaran
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Hi Timan Wadhwani,

Polaris offer is little bit higher than CTS but they are only into FINANCIAL Verticals unlike CTS. It takes almost 1 yr. in any company to prove ourself and go onsite and so I think based on onsite I am unable to decide a company.

Regards,
Ravi.
Arjun Shastry
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Joined: Mar 13, 2003
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Very few big companies are giving onsite opportunities in India now a days.Small companies do send people from time to time onsite.
Rr Kumaran
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Shastry,

For a mid level technical profile like mine, which company do you recommend sastry ?

Thanks & Regards,
Gurudatta.
Arjun Shastry
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I don't have much internal info about these companies.But I will choose Polaris.Its a low profile .and its customer base is in Asia Pacific also in addition with EU/America.Chances of going on site,I think are more in Polaris.But today situation is such that we can't say anything.
Billy Tsai
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what are their CMMI levels?


BEA 8.1 Certified Administrator, IBM Certified Solution Developer For XML 1.1 and Related Technologies, SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCDJWS, SCJD, SCEA,
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Suresh Thota
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CMMI L5

Cheers
-Suresh


SCJP 1.6
Arun Prasath
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I feel onsite opportunities are much better in CTS than in Polaris, as I know few of my friends who have joined CTS, from Polaris are being given good onsite opportunities.


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