What make Indian engineers so successful?

Facebook / Eng ghSh43
Jun 5, 2018 109 Comments

Many top tech companies has Indian CEO (Google / MS), not mention the Indian VPs, Indian Directors, Indian Managers in every major company. Even for Engineers Indian seem to greatly out number their American / Chinese / Russian peers, and they usually move up way faster. (Based on observation). So what traits do you think make Indian engineers particularly successful?

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  • Oath NbNo10
    Chinese are just as smart but usually don't have the English skills
    Jun 5, 2018 19
    • Uber .:
      Spot an Indian at Yahoo lol
      Jun 7, 2018
    • TI / Product IOlOl0
      Yahoo you know that Samsung helps manufacture some of Apple’s A10 chips along with TSMC and a lot of DRAM too? Their semi business is pretty large
      Jun 7, 2018
    • Yahoo Fhcgh
      I know that. So?
      Jun 7, 2018
    • Microsoft Djsjsjka
      Immersion Lithography was invented by Asian. It is by far the most matured way producing semi conductor under 13nm. Samsung copied it from TSMC. Chinese companies are putting in billions to try to get the same capability. American companies are not dominating this area.
      Jun 8, 2018
    • Uber lollok
      Yeah eat that yahoo
      Jun 15, 2018
  • Oath NbNo10
    Ass kissing skill
    Jun 5, 2018 0
  • Intel fwDf64
    To be honest, they are not special at all. Top many Chinese engineer just come back to their country but for Indian, they don’t have any options. Lot of population, lot of politics, just take care of Indian themselves and they lie a lot. That’s what I obsereved for the past 6yrs.
    Jun 5, 2018 20
    • Microsoft Cddsvg
      Africa has 1.2 billion people and GDP of 2.2 trillion. India has 1.35 billion people GDP of 2.5 trillions. I seriously don’t know where you guys confidence is from...... you screw up so badly, even Africa is ahead of you for most of the modern history until your government changed your GDP calculation method.
      Dec 24, 2018
    • Yahoo / Eng Dumble D
      I don’t know what you checked and where?
      I just checked GDP per capita PPP of South Africa which is most developed African economy by far. It turns out to be 6160 while India 7060 USD. Not something to be proud of. I know.. But reason why our confidence is so high because we are changing things fast fast real fast.. 3 Years ago my village was not even electrified most of them were not.. In 3 years 100 electrification achieved throughput India. It’s no mean feat given them size and scale.. Trust me there is a reason Indians are upbeat.. 😃😃
      Dec 24, 2018
    • Microsoft Cddsvg
      Go to google, search GDP per capita, India is right there. So India bans GDP now? Only GDP in PPP count in India? How desperate...You know, big gap between GDP in exchange rate and GDP in PPP only shows how miserable your working class people are.
      Dec 24, 2018
    • Yahoo / Eng Dumble D
      Ok. You are right.. Now go..
      Dec 24, 2018
    • Quora mDXn01
      There is a saying in China: we have two neighbors, one (South Korea) claims history is theirs, the other claims future is theirs.
      Jan 29
  • Uber lollok
    More population...
    Jun 5, 2018 5
    • Jokes apart... I agree this is a big factor.
      Jun 5, 2018
    • New / Design
      centene16

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      Indians and chinese constitute 2/3rd of world population. Indians have better communication skills
      Jun 5, 2018
    • Tango Health / Eng lyub4y2
      I think its 1/3.
      Jun 5, 2018
    • New / Design
      centene16

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      Stand corrected.
      Jun 5, 2018
    • Uber bunnny
      This. It’s just statistics.
      Jun 7, 2018
  • T-Mobile tu4z8e2
    I have a feeling it comes down to people being away from their family and friends and work can be the main focus of their lives, especially when they are basically slaves in the green card system. They have to make sure they are not layed off. All they have to base their life around in a new country is their job and hitting goals to earn as much as possible and send lots of it back home to support their family and extended family it seems (not always).

    Totally different than a local who have years worth of friends and family nearby and lots of hobbies and celebrations with those people.
    Jun 5, 2018 6
    • Yahoo Fhcgh
      Away from Family? What family do you have in Bay Area? Your cousins live in Palo Alto?
      Jun 5, 2018
    • eBay ottoman
      I kinda notice this too. I see my co-workers who are on visas working everyday until 7 or 8pm. When I ask them what they did during the weekend they’ll usually say “oh, I worked” or I just stayed home or something like that.
      Jun 5, 2018
    • T-Mobile tu4z8e2
      It can be difficult because if I was in their situation I would work the same level/way, but I want to see my family when I get home and enjoy Seattle and life in general.
      Jun 7, 2018
    • Yahoo Fhcgh
      Who all are in you family? A Cat A Dog and a girl friend?
      Jun 7, 2018
    • T-Mobile tu4z8e2
      What are you talking about Fhcg?
      Jun 8, 2018
  • We ask amazing questions on anonymous apps. That’s why we rock!
    Jun 5, 2018 1
    • Amazon 123raj
      And then we answer our own questions. Hence proved we dont need nobody else to get the solution
      Jun 6, 2018
  • Google Techmeme
    Have you seen how many shitty ones also exist? Its a numbers game my friend. It all started way back with outsourcing and cheap labor. Now there are of course talented people from India but because they come in the hundreds of thousands, it is no big deal to see a few hundred or a couple thousand of them become VPs or Directors.
    Jun 5, 2018 0
  • Facebook Ninja650
    Doing the needful and reverting back asap
    Jun 5, 2018 2
    • Yahoo Fhcgh
      We have our own English. Like Americans have theirs like Caribbeans have their like Australians have their.. Understood mayte?
      Jun 5, 2018
    • LinkedIn / Eng Umgak
      I'm American and I love "do the needful." Indian English has a lovely lyrical quality.
      Jun 6, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng
    Bori

    Microsoft Eng

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    Borimore
    Indians being successful does not mean they are smart or talented. If people are smarter than other nations’ people, we should see Indian economy dominating the world but this is far from true. Name me a single Indian company we know. I know plenty from countries of much smaller size. Finland for example has less than 1% of population than India. These are the real productive and talented people. India is a poor country for a reason though it is growing fast (yet similar GDP as Vietnam).

    Having CEOs and many high level executives could also mean just riding on the success someone else made. I am not saying every Indian is like this but in my experience, Indian engineers are the worst in average by several miles than any others. My friends from different nations complain that Indians promote undeserving other Indians and every one in the team starts leaving after seeing this and of course this team is filled with other Indians. I think Indians are taking advantage of this nepotism. I don’t mean all of them but far more percentage of people do this. It will get better as Indian economy grows further though. Better economy makes people act fairer.
    Jun 5, 2018 1
    • Intel fwDf64
      You got the exact point. I am worried about the future of Silicon Valley packed with Indians. I dont know even an average Indian tech company.
      Jun 5, 2018
  • Microsoft Pocurusb
    Well, there’s a lot of different indians. My manager is Indian and he has both a technical and business mind and the hardest worker in my group.

    I’ve also met Indians that are all
    Talk.

    I’ve met Indians that are in between.

    That first group is really what becomes the satyas of the world. I really admire him.
    Jun 5, 2018 0
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    • Oath NbNo10
      To be fair china doesn't innovate...they just get around patent laws and copy American companies. Not one of the companies you mentioned in China has done anything innovative or was not done in America first.
      Jun 13, 2018
    • Apple leviatha
      I agree, but any country coming from behind started with copy. China is doing what Japan did in the 60s/70s, and it did pretty well. Truth is even copy involves a lot hard work and real engineering.

      Leading in innovation is however a different ball game. The political system in China inherently expels innovation imho (that starts with college education).
      Jun 13, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng ghSh43
      OP
      I actually agree, something almost all Indian does very well is they don't have a natural pride in them, and they behave completely different when they are not in power versers they are. So they look very humble and cooperative first and them suddenly they become very harsh when they are at advantage. Be careful.
      Jun 13, 2018
    • Quora WalU80
      I cannot agree with you more. Indians seem like they are soft and friendly when they are not in power. But when they are in power, different story.
      Sep 1, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng Dr. 13
    Population and culture. In India the top things to be are a doctor or engineer (and I guess lawyer). They are the most sought after and looked up to and comes with class. Same anywhere else but not as much.

    Also, over a billion people.
    Jun 5, 2018 3
    • Yahoo Fhcgh
      If over a billion people were to be a factor? Then Pakistan and Bangaladesh put together are half billion people. So statistically there should be at least one Pakistani and Bangaladeshi for two Indian right? Which clearly is not the case.. Probably it’s 500 to 1. I don’t know.. Why Pakistan and Bangaladesh? Because until 1947 we were same country.
      Jun 5, 2018
    • Stryker tscP23
      Network effects could make population impact non linear. Among a bunch of other things.
      Jun 5, 2018
    • Deutsche Bank NyGy
      Since 1947, India has had a much faster trajectory of financial growth compared to Pak/Ban.
      Jun 6, 2018
  • Google / Eng
    sergey

    Google Eng

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    Law of large numbers.
    Jun 5, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng ỨṦḘḺËŚ
      ^This and statistics, also the fear of losing visa creates a do or die situation.
      Jun 5, 2018
  • Cruise Automation pompom
    They help each other big time to get ahead
    Jun 5, 2018 1
    • Oracle / Eng
      auvN56

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      auvN56more
      fuck that
      Jun 11, 2018
  • New kqsdtrw
    I actually have the controversial view that Indians are not that good in tech. They do quick hacky jobs on the technical level
    Jun 6, 2018 0
  • Veritas yntr04
    You should add options like "Pressure of immigration bondage". For most of Indians, it's a do or die situation. They can't afford to slack or be mediocre. Always have to be on top of their game. That said, more than half of them are mediocre anyways.
    Jun 5, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng n0v
    There's 1.2 billion Indians; given that sheer number, they are way underrepresented in the high end jobs. It'll probably take another generation, though things do seem to be getting better recently.
    Jun 5, 2018 3
    • Yahoo Fhcgh
      In that case Pakistan and Bangaladesh put together are 0.6 Billions. Should then for every two India there should be either a Pakistani or Bangaladeshi.?
      Jun 5, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng n0v
      Yes, assuming equal capabilities and equal social/educational system.
      Jun 5, 2018
    • Yahoo Fhcgh
      Well we are same culture same food same language same genes and were same country until 1947..
      Jun 5, 2018
  • Square Fjisknfjf
    “American” lol.
    Jun 5, 2018 2
    • Pinterest Gupta J
      What's funny?
      Jun 7, 2018
    • Square Fjisknfjf
      The Indians being referenced by OP are American... which isn’t a race.
      Jun 7, 2018
  • Pinterest Gupta J
    We are born managers.
    Jun 5, 2018 0
  • Google _potato
    What helped me was the willingness to get shit done. Stop making excuses, stop whining that work is unfair or your manager is unfair, and just get it done.
    Now sometimes, being the smartest person in the room also helps, and its even more fun to pretend to be slow.
    Jun 20, 2018 4
    • Cannot tell if you believe this or you are sarcastic.
      Jun 20, 2018
    • Google _potato
      Belief is for pu$$ies. Evidence on the other hand...

      Be smart enough to figure out what is really important to key decision makers. Then get it done.

      Also, when you find people smarter than you, learn from them instead of whining "cannot tell if you believe this or sarcastic".
      Jun 20, 2018
    • What I mean is that it is widely accepted that Indians do hacky jobs on average. Definitely not on the top of the scale.
      Now when I see your comment where you are convinced to be a superstar... Lol.
      Jun 20, 2018
    • Google _tomato
      TC or GTFO
      Jun 22, 2018

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