We are now in Week 7 as the Bodyshop Report rolls on. So far we have collected 300 bodyshops for our list. At the current rate, we will hit our target of 500 in four more weeks, just in time for the presidential election on Nov. 7th. As is our stated goal, we want to keep the issue of H1B abuse front and center during the election season. The media clearly wants to prevent H1B issues from influencing the election as seen in the presidential debates, immigration was excluded as a topic in the first debate.
This week we have added two more of everyone’s favorite top 5 “WITCH” companies. We will examine both along with other assorted small bodyshops. Let’s go!
300. Dhrishticon Inc.
195. Shubh Solutions LLC
In last place we have Dhrishticon, located in the Silicon Valley town of Fremont, CA. Fremont is very popular with bodyshops; there are ninety in Fremont by my count. Even though Dhrishticon has the lowest score of any shop on the list, we can clearly see this company is not a place where anyone would want to work.
268. Mintex Tech, Inc.
Mintex charges $12,000 for H1B visas and hires illegal aliens. Is anyone surprised this bodyshop is from Edison, New Jersey?
223. Dextro Software Systems Inc.
Benches workers in guesthouse in Princeton, NJ. Recruiters use fake names like “Kathy Smith”. Holds visa paperwork hostage to use as leverage over employees. CEO allegedly stole money and used it to establish Dextro and another shell company.
211. Vortalsoft Inc.
With review titles like “Fake Company” and “Cannot place an eskimo on an iceberg” this New Jersey bodyshop manages to be both evil and incompetent at the same time.
173. Maganti IT Resources LLC
This company gets kickbacks from fake universities as part of their CPT scam.
127. Corp2Corp Inc.
Corp2Corp or “C2C” means there is an agreement between business entities, i.e. two or more IT staffing agencies or layer companies. As one would expect a New Jersey company named after such a model is not going to garner rave reviews from the bodies they are horse trading.
3. Infosys Limited
Our 3rd ranked bodyshop has a big event coming in a few days. On Oct 11, 1,300 Vanguard jobs will transition to Infosys. The expectation is most if not all of these jobs will eventually be outsourced. Infosys has 240,000 employees, 90% of which are located in India. Infosys thinks Americans are stupid. With an attitude like that I’m inclined to think they deserve their 59% H1B petition rejection rate.
Infosys racked up an impressive 279 one star reviews in Glassdoor to go along with their 799 recruiters. 1,450 reviews mentioned low salary. Associate software engineers make an average of $56,000 at Infosys according to Payscale. Somehow we never hear about these salaries in the pro-business articles that say H1Bs make more than American workers.
|H1B Visa Sponsor||Average Salary|
|Cognizant Technology Solutions||$86,456|
|Tata Consultancy Services||$86,453|
1. Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS)
This American multinational started as Dun & Bradstreet Satyam Software (DBSS) before becoming what is now known as Cognizant Technology Solutions in 1996. Many, many acquisitions later, Cognizant now has 280,000 employees, 150,000 of which are in India. Cognizant is the #1 sponsor of H1B visas according to MyVisaJobs with 28,526 Labor Condition Applications (LCA). Cognizant also has one of the highest rejection rates at 52% of H1B petitions rejected.
In 2019, Cognizant became the focus of disturbing articles in The Verge investigating working conditions of content moderators in Tampa and Phoenix. Cognizant paid workers salaries as low as $28,000 or $15/hour to review disturbing Facebook content which led to mental health issues and one employee death.
Cognizant’s first place score on our list was made possible by 140 one star reviews and 1,237 recruiters, the most of any company we have ranked so far. Most of Cognizant’s recruiters are located in India in places like Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. I’m going to go out on a limb and say they aren’t calling Americans with job offers from these places.
Finally, there are rumors involving Cognizant selling EB-1 client letters for $15,000 to $30,000. Time for another ICE raid?
That’s it for this week, make sure to tune in again next week to read about more bodyshops big and small. For more data and insights check out this week’s report in Google Sheets.