System engineer specialist or SES role in Infosys is a new role introduced by Infosys which offers more than the average package compare to regular freshers but does it really worth to be an SES ?

The complete salary breakdown of SES role is: 35k in-hand, 5k PF and 1k gratuity. Which completely make a CTC of 5 LPA.

For more about system engineer role in Infosys visit: SES ROLE

My training experience as Infosys SES

My training experience was nice in around 3 to 3.5 months I was able to learn quit many things made so many friends got good vibes, played many sports in the training center.

For more information about my training in which stream I was trained go to: my training

SES Infosys training

My experience after training as Infosys SES

After been allocated to DC which in my case was Pune, I was very happy as I was posted in the DC in which I always wanted to be but slowly and gradually it disappoints me because even after 4 months of been allocated in DC I was doing nothing they were just paying me for nothing, sounds interesting right but in actual NO it is not. It is not only happening in my case but with most of the SES. Out of the total employees of SES only 10% of them got proper work which is a client project, 50-60% are on the bench and remaining 30-40% are doing internal projects of Infosys which is again same as bench because it is not a client based project and on their portal it will show that they are still on bench.

Its been 3 months since I am in a project but there is shortage of sub projects inside that project which made me to sit ideal for around 4 months. I literally have to sit in an ODC without doing nothing and when I try to approach my project manager they just say try to do some certifications and make a project for yourself for brushing your knowledge.

Some Benefits of System engineer specialist

There are some benefits of SES apart from salary :

  1. No supports and testing work
  2. Probation period is for 6 month unlike SE’s who have around 1 year
  3. After probation period we will get one extra earn leave after each quarter.

Is there any different work flow or expectation from an SES

Some of my friends are allocated to quiet decent projects and what I observe is it completely depends on project to project so far none of them told that they are doing different from a regular fresher.

However most of us are on bench so it is difficult to come to a conclusion

Promotion of Infosys SES

After 1 year of posting to DC as system engineer specialist, one get a chance to get promoted as Power Programmer(PP) but the procedure is quite different from SE’s hierarchy unlike them for promotion we have to clear a exam within 6 months after completion of one successful year. We will get around two chances for the same.

Adding to that we will be assigned to a mentor which could be our project manager who will give us rating on basis of our work obviously the rating methodology will be different and hard for us as confirmed by STG head.

NOTE: The information is confirmed by STG head but even they can change constraints in future.

21 thoughts on “Infosys SES role is it worth | My experience so far as System Engineer Specialist

  1. Hello, I am also selected for SES role is there lack of projects in all the DC(including Banglore) or just Pune. And should I look for other opportunities if there are no projects they might not give even a joining date to me.Your experience made me worry about this job till now it looked pretty good. Please reply..

    1. There are projects here also but the problem is most of them are in Java so, most of the employees who trained in MERN/MEAN are not accepting projects like JAVA but in my case the project in which I am mapped have no work for me. Adding to that don’t worry about your joining date because if this would be the case this company would not kept their employees on bench and getting the project is just about luck and here everything here is related to luck like getting stream, location, work etc

  2. Thanks for the great content. I think you are the only person who is sharing SES experience over the internet.
    I have some questions, are onsite opportunities available for this role and does the location preference we give are considered while allocating DC after the training?

    1. Location preferences are considered in most of the cases because only some of the DC’s have SES based projects from SES I mean Development projects. Giving answer to your second question regarding onsite so, the first batch of SES itself completed only four months after training so, it is difficult to say before spending sometime in Infosys as ses. One of my friend got an opportunity for canada recently but he refused because he was on bench

      1. Refused to go to canada? What exactly you mean by that?If your friend is on the bench then is it not a handful of an opportunity to accept and fly to canada?

  3. Hello… First of all let me thank you so much for such a clean content. This is the only blog probably on the Internet about SES. I was selected for SES in August 2019 through HackWithInfy. But more or less i am a bit worried about the bench issue you have mentioned above after training. This is driving me back from joining Infosys. Do you really think this will be a good start for our career ?? Thanks in advance…

    1. If you have better opportunity then of-course Infosys is not a great start but if you are worried about the bench then don’t worry because just now every one who were on bench for long time were taken to Hyderabad for training in cloud infrastructure for 6 week and they got mapped in that unit.

  4. Hello Bro,
    I received 90+ percentage in Infytq certification, so will it be considered as top performer and salary will be increased or is it useless now? And what is salary difference for various percentages during training?

  5. After a year if I clear the internal exam for PP role, will I get a nominal hike or the base CTC for fresher PP’s(8LPA)?

  6. Wonderful content. Thank you for it. I have Infosys SES offer and a startup named Epikindifi offer with 5.4 LPA with bond of 2 years. Could you please explain which one to join. I have pros ,cons of both of it but can’t make a decision. Could you please help?

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