[Resolved]  Brainstorm Force — Unethical practices

a) HR Manager is over-smart, not aware about current situations in the company.
b) The number of days ...the leave you take... Your salary will be deducted for that much days...In Short ... No holidays.
c) Employee's basically freshers are forced to submit their original copy of academic degree certificates for One year (ILLEGAL Activity). Freshers work under tremendous pressure after submitting the all degree certificates which is there whole & sole life time achievement.
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d) Freshers needs to make valid BOND ...if employee leaves before completing 1 year...The company don't provide any such certified courses in-house training... if they are providing any training then they should mention the respective employee that how much it costs for the same in the market. Based on this cost the the bond should be made. Also the company doesn't shares any thing about revenue flow..how much annual Profit /Turn over they get every year. Generally these things an interviewee (generally fresher) should ask before signing a bond

KINDLY NOTE: Kindly note that no employer can bond any employee by any bond, the legal system of India (Refer Article 19... Labour Act)

d) During interview they will tell you ... that they have branch office in United States of America. But in real they only have server facility in US to store online /company data.

e) Also refer the other reviews of this company on Glassdoor. At this time 5 reviews are available Out of them 2 are fake uploaded by the company people.
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Brainstorm Force Customer Care's response
I'm Sujay Pawar and I co-founded Brainstorm Force. First of all, I understand - this person is Viraj Soni and not some nileshbtalele (Come on dude, be a man. Don't hide behind fake names) I can tell this, as one of my personal objective with Brainstorm Force is to create a company I, myself would LOVE to work at. I work VERY closely with almost everyone (we're handful 30 - 40 people company) and directly with the people who I think have good potential but underperform. I interviewed Viral Soni, selected him. He directly reported me & worked on some challenging projects we're working on. Prior to his selection: - This person was given a clear explanation of what does a bond of a year contain. - A time of about two weeks after his selection to take appropriate decision. - A personal discussion after a week from his joining data whether he is comfortable with things and would like to continue his employment. During his employment tenure: - He went through "Employee Development Plan" TWICE (for those who underperform) - Was almost fired several times - for being rude & and argumentative - possessing bad soft skills (In short - not a good person to work with) - Apologized and pled not to fire. And Finally: - Absconded, without any notice at all. Didn't even follow a general notice period or do any discussions about it. Now - let me address all of his concerns. a) HR Manager. = Thanks for this feedback. I take a note of it. b) No holidays. = This is a bizarre concern. Let me elaborate our holidays policy here shortly - 1. Here's the Calendar of Holidays we have in 2014 - https://cloudup.com/cI386oGsJwY 2. Employees can have 2 paid leaves every month So, that make about 36 paid leaves in a year. c) Bond = For employees like Viraj Soni who abscond after completing their free training and gaining valuable experience, we do ask for a commitment of just one year in terms of a service agreement. We take efforts to elaborate this in very much details prior to the joining and give a sufficient time to make a decision. d) Exit with a Bond Breakage. = Employees can surely exit with a bond breakage if they wish to. However to recover the expenses incurred in the training and the losses due to a premature resignation, we have a standard & simple policy that asks for 1 to 3 months salary. We're well aware of all the legal acts and we adhere, respect & follow them. d) Office in United States of America. = No, we don't. Sincere Regards, Sujay Pawar.
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Nor do I expect any reply from your company neither I want any explanation on this. This review will act as ALERT for fresher's.
You also can't neglect the reviews stated by your people on GLASSDOOR.

I am happy that the co founder is replying and respect you a lot & that's why I am getting these practices high-lighted. So that, you can develop a healthy & friendly atmosphere in the company.

As I am mentioning about some unethical practices .. But your reply targets some specific employee... Also this does not clarify to the questions that I have raised.

I am speaking in general about the practices .. that are followed @ your office ... not about only the above mentioned employee ''Viraj Soni". (of course ... every employee should be given chance to improve. or kept him under observation when he is having his for certain /personal issues/ office issues)

Many of your current employees / your colleagues / your competitors/ your ex-employees are source of proof for our background investigation. [I CANNOT MENTION ALL THE NAMES HERE]... They told me this is a wrong practice & this is illegal & totally unethical.

I HAVEN'T SEEN ANY COMPANY TILL DATE asking fresher's to submit their "Whole life time achievement = i.e. degree certificates" TO A COMPANY & HAVE BOND...
[If you know ... please mention the names of such organisations... so that I can verify with them]

I had also immediately spoken & taken reviews of some fresher's who were just interviewed at your office .. they also told me that They are totally confused as the HR manager is asking for 1 year bond & told to submit their original academic certificates !

Some experienced fresher's (who have 6 month to 1.5 year experience ... was offered very low pay inspite of having good salary at there current companies). Why are you impelling to sign BOND that also with such a low salary ???

Again some fresher's who were interviewed @ your company for Business Development post told us they need to do International business development in USA... But salary will be only 8K to 10K per month why so ? You have not mentioned your esteemed clients on you website !
I had not seen any Web designing comapny or Digital marketing company asking employees to have bond and submit academic certificates !!! ...So how you can say that you respect adhere & follow legal rules & regulations.

This type on rules & conditions create insecurity between the employees. If you feel that your trainings conducted are costly ... then tell freshers to pay money from there pocket and make them "Certified Professional" or trained from reputed web/software/ IT organisations? so that the will learn & work it more seriously.

You are mentioning that your employee was fired several times, What is your employee development plan ? ... please show it to me ! And how can one fail after he is trained twice ??

Is your company ISO 27001 certified ?
Is your company SA 8000 certified?
How do you meet your corporate social responsibility needs ?

Your Hr Manager tells during interview that you have office in USA... while in your above reply you are stating that you don't have any branch office in US ? This means you are accepting that your management is lying to fresher's.

You have mentioned (+1)855.537.4275 as your USA contact number. Tell us to which state in US the code 855 belongs? 855 is not a US state code. Your USA phone number is not accessible when dialed !

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