Tata Consultancy Services

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Tata Consultancy Services Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2014
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3.3 7,278 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Tata Consultancy Services CEO & Managing Director Natarajan Chandrasekaran

Natarajan Chandrasekaran

(3,466 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance but to one needs patience to move ahead with carrer in TCS(in 784 reviews)

  • Good work culture, not too much stress in work, no working hours pressure(in 427 reviews)


Cons
  • Small con is salary but compare with additonal work life balance it balances(in 184 reviews)

  • Very less salary at onsite/offshore compare to other companies(in 170 reviews)

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    Bad place for learning

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    Pros- Getting paid for doing nothing

    Cons- Learn nothing.
    - Slow processing. It took them two weeks just to install a simple software on computer.
    - Low quality computer.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Don't work here if you have any other optiobs

    Oracle Database Administrator (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsThey will pay you on time and provide medical eventually

    ConsThey pay much below stand. They will not process medical benefits until months after you start. Pocketing the pay deduction. They fully expect to have high turnover replacing you when they've got what they can. Huge amount of favoritism based on ethnic or religious background.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to learn management skills go elsewhere. They hire cheap and focus on people with little management skills luring them with the chance of gaining these skills.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company if you are from offshore.......

    Consultant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIn India, I know it is a top company to work for. For Indian associates that get an opportunity to come to the US, you are treated well.

    ConsIt is a two tier company. Local hires are treated as a lower caste than expats are. Benefits are not competitive - high contributions for medical, low vacation time. Etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDecide who you want to be. An Indian company with offices all over the world, or a global company that embraces talent from all over.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Current Consultant, Full time employee

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIf you are in your 20's, live in India, and wish to travel for about 2 to 3 years, this is your place.

    ConsIf NOT all of the above 'Pro' criteria, RUN AWAY, as fast as possible, if TCS calls you with an opportunity. Can speak only on IT services, they are, at best, a call center service provider.
    I have been around the block a few times, with over a few decades of IT experience. TCS has no real structure of any substance, capable of any project management, much less new development.
    TCS is a holding company, which uses the IT services for cash generation, by volume placement of bodies at minimum salary and cost, with no concept or concern to build long term client relationships, though they say they are 'global' in scope, and per client centric.
    To prove a point, simply ask any one of their sales reps trying to get your company's business what their policy is on your company hiring one of their employees. No money for them, in their business model , to allow you to invest in their 'resources' to bring on board. They want you to keep their person on contract the maximum allowed time under H1 VISA sponsorship, before they are forced to either apply for Green card status, an extension of VISA, or raise the resource's salary per H1 VISA requirements. Their model is to ship the 'body' back to India, replace them, and have you eat the cost of retraining and bringing the resource up to speed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop pretending to:
    1- "Care" for employees. They are modern day indentured slaves. Having someone held to a muti thousand dollar bond they must pay if they try to quit, is not something a truly global, 'caring' company does. Call it what it is: Slavery. Period.
    2- Call yourself a service provider. Give up the farce you are a 'global technology firm'. Anyone with one neuron in their head, need just do a little vetting, and ask for a list of you so-call 'global project' success' and a list of true references from truly objective C-level corporate executives, rather than former TCS employees who managed to position themselves in management positions of former clients, and now provide projects to TCS.

    Must DO:
    3- Share your wealth with the people who earned it for you. Never have I seen a company so unwilling to even attempt to share fairly a portion of the wealth they make off an employee. $25 an hour for a developer who at worst should be paid $40? Shameful.

    PS. I really, REALLY have to see if ANY of the TCS management, TRUE management from India, has the guts to say any of this is false, in a real response on this site. I can use a real, long, good laugh from reading what that might be.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    TCS (Terrible Constant Struggle)

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Naperville, IL

    ProsThey will pay aggressively for the talent to look competent.

    ConsThis company is the utter bile of consulting firms. Their internal network and infrastructure is weak and so thoroughly unusable over 60% of everyones time is used compensating for bad infrastructure spent time nursing admin work. Therefore this company has created for itself a personality of hiring lazy people who feel their work is to attend meetings and complete admin work to compliance. Everything to artificially stuff a stat sheet, nothing to provide any substance or content.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to school. Learn what it means to build a service top down of substance.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No career growth

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Milford, OH

    ProsJob security, other than that, nothing else

    ConsSalary is low compared to other tech companies.
    Raises are low year to year, mostly because your salary is low to begin with.
    Grading system is terrible. Management gives their friends the best grades and every one else lower grades. Also, management is not involved in the work you do and your grade is whatever they want it to be.
    Company events only happen maybe twice a year so its hard to get to know someone on a different project.
    Lots of people get hired in without much technical background.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to change your grading system and have more company events. Hire people who are qualified for their position.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A snow job, for me and for other colleagues who have used their services.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsNice campus, with 200 acres of trails.

    ConsCheap, cheap, cheap. Poor pay, poor management, poor training, no substance behind their buzzwords, such as "certainty".

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember: you get what you pay for.

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    Great company...if you're Indian

    Senior QA Manager (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsThey work very hard to bring you on board, talking up the company as if it were a great place to work

    ConsWon't work with you if you aren't India native. They treat you as a product not a person. Prepare to be treated badly of you are American.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Software Engineer

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsSomewhat competitive pay for industry. Pretty much get away with doing nothing if you want an easy job. Good campus with great view

    ConsVery disorganized, Management is scattered and prone to lying. Very unethical company. Training is very terrible. Not much in the way of actual work experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix all of the above

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    TCS BPO

    Team Lead (Former Employee) Midland, MI

    ProsPleasant office environment based on client facilities. Day shift work hours; typically 8-5 based on client.

    ConsIncompetent upper and executive management; cannot rely on what they say. Disfunctional corporate governance (Operations Management and Human Resources at odds leaving lower level management with the short end of the stick stuck between trying to maintain a positive image for their employer and dealing with the real disfunction and incompetence of upper management).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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