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Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
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  1.  

    Assistant Systems Engineer - Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Tata Consultancy Services.

    Interview Details

    Three steps for Hiring process : 1. Basic aptitude Written test ; 2. Technical round ; 3. HR round
    Overall this is easy and smooth process. No stress and emphasize on technical. They will check 5 TCS values in your personality.

    Interview Questions
    • Be serious if they ask about : what do you know about TCS. Its not a semi government kind of company that you could accidentally or bluntly say to them. interview will be easy checking more about personal aspects instead of technical aspects   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Tata Consultancy Services.

    Interview Details

    I approached them at a school fair. They looked over my resume and were searching for key words in the resume. Like programming languages used (especially JAVA) and GPA. Once they determined I was a candidate they scheduled a second interview. In the second interview there was two representatives interviewing. Once was a Software Engineer with the company and the other was the Campus Recruiter. They asked me questions about my likes and disliked. They also asked if I was willing to re-locate out of my area. Then they asked me questions specific to the languages that I had on my resume. Once complete I waited 3-4 weeks before they contacted me with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I didn't want to move after all. They require moving, even though they had positions open in my area. They gave them to other people.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had three phone interviews, one in person for several hours. First interview was basic recruiting discussion, not much detail. Other interviews became more specific and lengthy. One interview was from a person not related to my job, which was awkward. Last interview was a fly-in to another city, almost 4 hours.

    No Offer
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Tata Consultancy Services in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Great interview.... weird hiring process. It seemed like a great interview, and I got an offer the very next day, but the offer was only specific as to the money. The benefits portion was vague and listed a bunch of different things along with a note saying "this is not a guarantee that these are your benefits, this is just some things we offer." Since I'm going to have to give up some incredible healthcare insurance, I had questions about what exactly that means. When I got someone on the phone to ask those questions, they said they'd get back to me by the end of the next day, but then they never spoke to me again - stopped returning my calls, emails, etc. The only other thing that happened during that call was that the TCS man asked if I had kids or planned on it - not technically legal to ask about - and I mentioned that I did not and could not. He asked what I meant, and I mentioned previously having cancer. The offer package also had asked me to sign a letter saying I have a disability including cancer and diabetes (diabetes caused by the cancer treatments) - both in remission, however, and not interfering with my performance. So, I'm not sure if they decided that having a disability (so labelled by them, on their paperwork) meant they changed their mind about the offer, but it doesn't seem any more unlikely than changing their minds because I asked about the benefits... either way, it definitely has damaged their reputation in my eyes, unfortunately.

    Interview Questions
    • They were surprised that my translation of a bunch of legal documents only matched 70% with the translation they received from the client - anyone doing translations knows that's going to happen - but their resolution was to run it through google translator. For legal documents! I had to explain to them why you don't do that, and why my translations were accurate. Very surprising.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Miserable. I asked questions about the offer, and I guess that was a bad thing, because they never spoke to me again.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Biomedical Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Tata Consultancy Services.

    Interview Details

    It seemed to be very unorganized. The first interview was via skype and went well. Just very basic, normal interview questions. I was told that I was moving on to the technical interview process (basic stuff about your technical experience) and would be contacted shortly. After the technical interview I was told I would be notified in 2 days about whether or not I got the job. I was not. I called them and asked them, I was told they were still deciding. I was told they would DEFINITELY be done by the next day. They weren't. This went on for about a week. Finally, I was told I got the job, but they did not adhere to my requested location OR start date.

    Reasons for Declining

    Company seemed unprofessional and they didn't adhere to my start date or location requests. They offered little to no help with relocation (and only gave me 4 days to move across the country and find a place to live). Pay check was nice, but it wasn't enough to make up for everything else.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Computer Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Tata Consultancy Services.

    Interview Details

    It was an on campus recruitment. We first had a round of aptitude test which was the major screening process only 100 out of 500 applicants were selected. Then 2-3 technical rounds of interview with different panel was held the next day. If you perform satisfactory in the technical rounds then you would be called for the hr round, there was 2 hr round and at the end 60 of us finally got recruited.

    Interview Questions
    • Work on the DS very well as they may ask you to code the typical ds. How to take input and print the same with the length of the string using a print statement in C. traversing the tree using iterative method.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    QA Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Tata Consultancy Services.

    Interview Details

    TCS hiring and interview process they ask you with very basic questions and then evaluate you based on how strong ur basics are.they do evaluation based on ur exp. if you more exp then they ask questions on how good u r in leading the team or managing the team.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richardson, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richardson, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Tata Consultancy Services.

    Interview Details

    University campus presentation with refreshments and sandwiches. On-campus presentation and interview sign up. Easy technical questions in the career center. Offer-letter granted month later with only 4 days to decline or accept.

    Interview Questions
    • Easy interview. The quality of technical questions was very disappointing.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate initially. For college hires, TCS likes to lower the salary by 8% less than one month before graduation 5 months after an initial offer is accepted and signed and say "take it or leave it". Leaving it usually causes TCS to back down.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Brunswick, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Brunswick, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Tata Consultancy Services.

    Interview Details

    The interviewing process is very relaxed and easy to pass. The mainly look for person(s) that have a 3.0 Grade Point Average minimum. As long as you show you have researched the company and have basic technical knowledge you should be fine.

    Interview Questions
    • I personally didn't have any crazy questions. I suppose the technical interview was a bit challenging. They asked me some technical questions which were easy, but, sometimes they ask to build a program, this can go from a very simple program to a bit more advanced. The most advanced (form what I hear) is making a program that detects a word being a Palindrome or not.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    As this is a global company you can negotiate where in the United States you work. Its rather challenging to work outside of the united states.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Assistant Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Tata Consultancy Services.

    Interview Details

    Very simple and basic questions. Nothing difficult. Not many personal questions. Combination of technical and HR. Interviewers were very friendly. It lasted for half an hour. Questions were mainly based on C programming language. Mainly focusing on strings.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was not able to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer

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