America aana hain kya ?
We get regular mails from users asking for information on some specific company. However we never comment on any company for following reasons:
1) Most of the time, we have no idea about your company.
2) If at all we know your company, we dont comment, just to keep desicrunch.com unbiased.
I am using this article to share points which most of the users come up with. These are not new points; I personally had almost same confusions when I was in India.
For convenience lets talk in stages.
Stage 1 - You are in India. Looking for some onsite opportunity.
PLEASE for god sake do not search for job on forums & open discussions boards. Instead spend sometime in networking with your friends who are already in USA. I STRONGLY recommend becoming active on Orkut.com or any mailing list you have in your network.
Use Orkut to network with your friend and friend's friend, who are already in USA. Try to find people from your school/college/hometown, take their help to find some job in USA. Send them regular greetings for all festival (including mothers day :-)
The option of responding marketers on orkut or any mailing list or naukri.com should be your last resort.
Its a wonderful question that a company who has to go all the way to orkut and send a open request "Need job, then scrap me", is definitely not getting people through referral of existing employees or may be doesnt have any employees in their good books.
There are several benefits of getting job through referral (referral is someone you know personally):
1) You & your family back home will have full confidence in your new venture.
2) The biggest issue of monetary commitment/security might get eased out (i.e. completely out or come down to easier terms)
3) Company is happy because you are coming through referral, your friend (who referred you is happy because he gets referral money and also gets into good books of employer) and you will be happy because you will have an assured and confusion less process.
Getting interviewed in India and actual traveling is almost 1 year apart. For e.g.: I know of many companies who do interview in Jan/Feb. and techies eventually travel after Nov/Dec. Thats a common pattern. You dont want to remain clueless of whats happening during this 1 year, instead if you where referred by some friend, you have informal communication link with your company.
Stage 2 - I got offer, but company is asking for this & that
BIG QUESTION: Company is asking for xyz amount as security deposit.
First of all let us understand why they do so:
1) Their previous history is full of people whom, they hired, did visa, and eventually these people never turned up. I personally know one female who did this. She didnt do it purposely, she got married, so her priority changed (as I told you getting interviewed and actual traveling is 1 year apart).
2) Company wants to expand, doesnt want to invest money on you without knowing how well you will fare in USA market.
3) They want to impose responsibility on you and make sure you travel.
4) They have no idea who you are (thats why referral option matters)
If possible, avoid deal which involves monetary commitment. If there is no option left, try to make it as low as possible. The best deal is 50-50 i.e. both party remains equally involved. Try to go for Bank Guaranty pattern, where money is on your name and you give Bank Guaranty to this silly company. [I wish I cud have wrote more details, but for obvious reasons I cannot]
Stage 3 - my visa is filled, but god knows when I will travel.
Heres a personal story, I referred close friend in my company, and he started round of worries. Kept on mailing "when will my petition get approved??? once that happened, he started asking me "will I get visa stamped??? he got visa, then he started "will I get job in USA???", and you know this cycle doesnt end...I am sure 6 months from now, he is going to bother me with green card related questions.
Bro!! Did I refer you so that you keep bothering me with all silly Imaginations (98% of which are invalid). [I am just hoping that this friend, doesnt read this article]
For same obvious reasons, do not bother your company/recruiter. They have got family, lot of work to do, and they are dealing with many people like you. Dont keep throwing all silly questions.
Lets derive a Bottom-line:
Are you technically strong?
Are you skilled in technologies mentioned on your resume?
Do you speak confidently?
Do you respect people & their time?
If your answer is yes to all questions, trust me you are never ever going to face problem in visa process. Once you reach here, your company is going to like you because client likes you; client likes you because your answer is "Yes" to all above questions.
So bottom-line is, dont take any stages or events as big thing. They are just small things happening in your life. Damn with it!!! If you are technically strong & confident, then opportunity will come after you. So be good at what you are doing.
|Test By nitin|
Stage 4 - I came to USA 6 months back, my company screwed up everything.
Alright, there you go!!!
Lets have your details.
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Since few days, review section has become my least liked section on Desicrunch.com. I just dont like it, because people dont write review which could help someone. They write as if they are spilling all anger, when you say "company is full of liars. Do not join this company and usual bla bla" common...you are not helping anyone.
Humble request: if you want to write review, present something which gives useful tip to some other user. Write as if you where talking to some close friend who was about to join same company (i.e. company who screwed up). We have purposely not kept any complex form for review writing. Its just 2 fields "Good things" "Not so good things, this is just to give you complete freedom to write all the points you want. Use them well.
Said that, more than 70% of Desi techies come to this country through consulting company (this statistic is not given in Forbes, its self derived from observation). Most of these people are doing well in life. If anyone faced problem with their company, they went to new company. It takes 3 months to master consulting model as Consultant. Try to have healthy communication with your company (before and after reaching USA), if you dont find them keeping their words leave them.
Conclusion: If you are technically strong and polished, you will have good time & money. So instead of spending time worrying about what will happen next, spend time in learning some new tool or read some technical article.