Do all Indian managers suck?

Facebook / Product Royz
Apr 16, 2018 76 Comments

Has anyone ever had a Indian manager they loved? I'm Indian myself but kinda think culturally Indians are very self serving and don't tend to put their reports first thus aren't ideal to have as managers. We also tend to be very opinionated and bit of control freaks.

I've also never had a good Indian manager personally as they had the qualities mentioned above but have had great white, Latina and East Asian managers who I felt genuinely cared about me. Would love to hear about other people's experiences


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TOP 76 Comments
  • New / Eng pLVx33
    I am an Indian, most of them sucks!!! rarely you find good one.
    Apr 16, 2018 5
    • Microsoft talespin
      You have some serious inferiority complex going on. . I ve seen some great ones
      Apr 17, 2018
    • TripAdvisor chikabomb
      Actually had a really good manager from India, but she had a baby and left. Worst manager was this gay queen who was abusive to me and all his direct reports but sucked up to the female vp. Actually I've seen that type of manager more often.
      Apr 17, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Lol bezos
    I have an Indian manager and I’m Indian too! He is good and cares a lot for everyone on the team. Doesn’t micro manage and gives a lot of freedom.

    Everyone on my team WFH 1-2 days a week at times and he is the only one in office still doesn’t say anything to us. Pretty chilled out and doesn’t care when we come to the office and when we leave. As long as we are doing our work, he supports us. Plus I went to India for 3 weeks and never reported my leave and he never said anything to me 😂

    I used to think like you before I met my manager. Not all Indian managers are bad.

    Especially who have been here long enough :)
    Apr 16, 2018 3
    • Amazon / Eng Señor SDE
      The part where you are indian and your manager is also indian plays a huge role here.
      Apr 16, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Lol bezos
      There are non Indians on my team too so if you think he’s biased, he isn’t!
      Apr 17, 2018
  • SAP louie
    I am indian, I will always prefer non indian managers for reasons mentioned above.
    Apr 16, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng Señor SDE
    I had a horrible indian manager who fitted in the description above. Now I refuse to work for any other indian.
    Apr 16, 2018 0
  • Microsoft seemsfastr
    I've never had an Indian manager but I've heard at least one non Indian tell me they would never work under one due to many of the reasons you described.
    Apr 16, 2018 0
  • New / Eng kpy1
    I had a great indian manager. He was a people person.. liked working with him in couple projects
    Apr 16, 2018 1
    • Amazon bPRG82
      Jai ho!
      Apr 20, 2018
  • Cisco lEcG86
    Indian here. I wish our managers were non Indian. One in 5 desi managers are good. The rest behave like zamindars.
    Apr 16, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng jHUS45
    Yea I'm indian too, Ive worked with several. All they do is stab you in the back and demoralize you. Its disgusting how they got into management positions without actually having emotional intelligence
    Apr 16, 2018 0
  • Facebook EyesBlind
    Lol all Indians on blind are awesome but somehow their indian managers are bad.
    Apr 16, 2018 4
    • Cisco lEcG86
      No. You are just an Indian manager.
      Apr 16, 2018
    • Facebook EyesBlind
      Your manager is holding you back and gives you bad ratings even though you are a top performer
      Apr 16, 2018
  • Amazon Ellie:
    Indian managers aren’t the best to work for. They lack vision, will throw you under the bus if things go south, lack mentorship skills and are will preach BS philosophies that will take you no where.
    Apr 17, 2018 1
    • T-Mobile yoyow78
      Heck yeah
      Nov 13, 2019


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