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Vijay Dinanath Chauhan
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Joined: Jun 02, 2006
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Hi,

I am currently in USA having 4 years of experience. In another 7 -8 months , I am planning to relocate back to India and would like to work at Kolkata ( being closer to home ).

Can you guys suggest some good IT companies over there with decent/better pay. I know TCS and wipro are there , but they do not pay much

Please help me out. Your help will be highly appreciated.

Thanks
Arjunkumar Shastry
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Joined: Feb 28, 2005
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West Bengal being a cheaper state,you won't find many companies which will pay you upto 'market' level.TCG I heard is a descent paymaster.Congizant has also presence there.Here is a list of Kolkatabased IT companies.Many of them are Indian companies.So if you are looking for onsite after sometime,Kolkata may not be a right option.


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Kj Reddy
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Joined: Sep 20, 2003
Posts: 1704
There are some good companies in Sector V, Saltlake. I know few:

IBM
CTS
Wipro
PWC
TCS
TCG
Eforce(Not big company but will pay decent salary)
NIIT
PWC
RS Software
Skytech(Again its TCG group)
Vijay Dinanath Chauhan
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Thanks Much!

It really helped , although it's unfortunate to know that there are not many good companies with decent salary in Kolkata.

Others please pour your thoughts and views.
Sumit Chopra
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Joined: May 26, 2006
Posts: 176
Is Kolkata really growing in terms of IT sector ? I mean do you see that things have improved in the last 2-3 years ?

Everybody is saying salary is less there. But IBM, CTS are decent in terms of salaries. Do they have a lot of difference in the salary across cities?

For 2 years exp IBM or CTS in Pune might may 4L (assumption not sure). How much wold the same person for the same profile get in CTS Kolkata?
Riti Khanna
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Joined: Jun 07, 2006
Posts: 16
I think it would not be ideal to compare with Pune.The difference will be less and sometimes sal in Kolkata might be more.Ideally, compared to Bangalore or Mumbai it is very poor.
Also the Cost of Living is less in Kolkata, though prices are going up.

I think it will be better in US.
Btw, how much u are getting in US?
Vijay Dinanath Chauhan
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Currently, I am getting 78K USD PA in USA. I know , I will be getting much less than that in India , but I have decided to come down nonetheless due to personal reasons.

So it is something like Pune , salary wise ? I have heard that in Kolkata they are building some new Tech City to invite more companies ?? Any idea?
Anil Kumar Saha
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
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kolkata is the next IT destination for large and medium IT firms. Infosys is also purchased a land in Rajarhat. If everything go well, after 3-4 years it will be as per as banglore/pune.


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Sandeep Ghosh
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Joined: Jan 23, 2002
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well, after 3-4 years it will be as per as banglore/pune.

I have heard this kind statement so many times for last 3-4 yrs, that I get a feeling that I am listening � we shall overcome someday� song, which we used to sing in school.
Wipro was scouting for land in Newtown few years back for their 2nd campus in Kolkata and largest campus in India, but now I have heard that they have even dropped the idea of purchasing land.
It will just take another complete shutdown (Bharat/Bongo Bandh) which may happen in next fuel hike, for Murthy to drop the idea of development centre like hot brick.
[ June 21, 2006: Message edited by: Rahul Sen ]
Kj Reddy
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Originally posted by Riti Khanna:

Also the Cost of Living is less in Kolkata, though prices are going up.


Kolkata cost of living is less but not in all places. Especially the place Salt Lake where the IT companies are located is as costly.
Anil Kumar Saha
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I have heard this kind statement so many times for last 3-4 yrs, I get a feeling that I am listening song � we shall overcome someday�, which we used to sing in school.


You can not expect some dramatic changes overnight. If you see the track records of IT companies in Kolkata, the number will tell you the difference between the year 2002 and 2006. The present Chief Minister is trying his best. The perception about kolkata is changing slowly but steadily.
Let us be optimistic
Sachin Mehra
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Joined: Jan 07, 2005
Posts: 77
Originally posted by KJ Reddy:
There are some good companies in Sector V, Saltlake. I know few:

IBM
CTS
Wipro
PWC
TCS
TCG
Eforce(Not big company but will pay decent salary)
NIIT
PWC
RS Software
Skytech(Again its TCG group)


How is PwC ? iN terms of work Culture/ salary/ growth opportunities. I am having a discussion with them for job opportunity.

Any inputs about it are welcome. Also if someone can map the Levels with approx no of yrs of exp that will be helpful. I have close to 8 years of exp and want to understand what level should i expect
[ June 21, 2006: Message edited by: Sachin Mehra ]
nazeer hussain
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Joined: Feb 06, 2006
Posts: 21
now in india all tier-1 cities (delhi,pune,mumbai,calcutta,bangalore,hyderabad,chennai) are the destinations for most of the IT companies. and the cost of
living differs from city to city. i think bangalore is in number one
position for better living conditions. i think culcutta is not much
focussed in the picture. salary wise, it depends on the company and
our demand as per our experience and skills.
Riti Khanna
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Joined: Jun 07, 2006
Posts: 16
Hi Sachin,
PWC is a great palce to work.I have heard from my friends that the pay is great and the work culture is good.Happy hunting!
 
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