Employees with their green Infosys provided umbrellas
We headed to Infosys, a software development company. We were stopped at the entrance gate and checked for bombs. The campus was very modern with lots of landscaping. We were offered tea and biscuits before our meeting. The HR manager talked to us about the basics of the company. One interesting aspect of employment was after two years of work, employees are allowed six months of leave at 50% salary to work for a social organization. That sounds like a pretty good deal to me. After the meeting we rode around on golf carts to see the rest of the campus. There were bikes and umbrellas out for the employees to use, and only electric vehicles are allowed there.
We also saw the housing, like dorm rooms that the employees live in. There were recreational facilities with a pool, gym, bowling alley, pool tables, racquetball courts, and a movie theater. Most of the trainees there work 12-16 hour days so I don’t know how much they can use the recreational facilities. After training, employees have a one year contract. They are expected to stay for about three years and then move on. There is also a curfew of 9pm and no alcohol allowed on campus. We had lunch with some of the trainees and they were really interesting.
After Infosys, we left to go to the University of Mysore to meet with the Women’s Studies Director. There were 8 or 9 students that listened to our presentation on Women in the United States. We were given tea and cookies and a tour of the museums on campus. There were some old dolls, string puppets, and paintings on thin leather.
Some of us went shopping after the university. We went to a Mega Store, which is similar to WalMart. It was extremely crowded with lots of different items and three floors.
Infosys movie theater
Infosys pool at the recreational facility