A feeling of uncertainty and sadness has crept up in the firm after the announcement of Vishal Sikka's exit from the firm. This feeling is more prevalent in the section which feels that Sikka had been able to bring a futuristic strategic vision to the company.
Outgoing Infosys Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Vishal Sikka has managed to endear himself to many employees at the firm, most of whom are young and felt empowered and valued under him. A feeling of uncertainty and sadness has crept up in the firm after the announcement of Vishal Sikka’s exit from the firm. This feeling is more prevalent in the section which feels that Sikka had been able to bring a futuristic strategic vision to the company. But, then, there is another section of the firm which feels that the exit of the CEO is welcome news as there was a cloud of controversy over Sikka’s pay hike, acquisitions and his strategies which gave the firm a new direction away from the traditional ways of the company, according to an Indian Express report.
A non-technical employee who has worked with the firm for 10 years told the Indian Express that he felt Infosys was in good hands under Sikka. ”I thought with Sikka at the helm of the company, we were in good hands. Employees had become lethargic and constrained by the rules of the firms. I hope things don’t change after Sikka leaves.” he said. A senior software engineer of the company said “employees do not know what’s going to happen, there is a sense of uncertainty. Sikka took a path of specific transformation, this will change under the new leadership”.
Sikka, enjoyed the status of a ‘rock star’ among the younger employees of the company and was known for his informal personal style. He was also respected as he brought a slice of Silicon Valley culture to the campuses of Infosys and because of his knowledge of science and technology, according to the Indian Express.