Been at Infy for 5 years now. Things learned/noticed would be the below:
1) Great initial training
2) Great infrastructure
3) IBU/Project allocation will be purely based on luck. Some Business Units are better than the others. Try not to get into Support units like IMS unless you do not mind working in shifts. But the chances of onsite are higher there than in development units.
4) onsite opportunities doesn’t depend on your experience and is mostly based on project requirement (luck) . If you are lucky you can very well be send onsite within months of joining your firs ever project.
5) Onsite allowances are really great.
6) Salary hike happens once a year (generally). It depends on your internal rating. If you perform well and has managed to convince your managers the same and is not unfortunate enough to be grouped with identically good peers in your rating group, you will be bestowed with good ratings and if you do, you can expect somewhere between 8 -29% increase per annum.
7. I joined with 14000 per month and currently stands @47000 per month after approximately 5 years (around 3-4 years were spend at onsite @1-2 lakhs per month depending on location) of service which is great, but as years progress one notices that the laterals with less experience working with you (or under you) are earning considerably higher! and this my friend, is the reason why people move on to a different company! Not because one is unhappy with one s work here, its just that there is no other way to normalize ones salary and make it at par with the current market standards.
8. Promotions generally happens on time especially after they introduced the new policies, it goes somewhat like this. SSE (1 year after training), SE (2-3 years), TA (3-5 years), TL (5-9), PM (9+)….
9. Work culture is excellent, Projects are great, and your rise in the company is purely based on the effort you put in and to some extend your luck.
The above job experience at Infosys is written by unknowns user as comment on one of the other post. Authenticity of this post is not sure.