Tata Consultancy Services Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Tata Consultancy Services in June 2014.

Interview Details

first HR interview, then tech interview through skype. The HR asks general behavioral questions like why TCS, what is your strong point? The tech questions are fair, including data structures, algorithms, ect. The overall procedure is fairly easy compared with other companies. However, the offer is not provided since I am not a US citizen...

Interview Questions
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed 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
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Tata Consultancy Services in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    One behavioral interview followed by a technical interview. Both over the phone. The technical interviewer quizzed me on skills I had mentioned in my resume (Java and SQL). Study OO and SQL basics.

    Interview Questions
    • Difference between JVM and JRE, difference between Overloading and Overriding.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed 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
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed 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
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Tata Consultancy Services in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed initially at a job fair on campus. Then went in for a in person interview following week. Third week received an offer via email. Whole process was relatively pleasant .

    Interview Questions
    • Simple OOP questions. If you know OOP shouldn't be a problem.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No need to negotiate, gave me more than I was asking for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    interviewed at Tata Consultancy Services in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Signed up through a recruiter on campus. Had two phone interviews and one in person, all extremely basic. They would have done an on campus interview with me however their schedule was booked so I only ended up doing the majority of the interview process over the phone.

    Interview Questions
    • Very basic object oriented and database questions. (what is encapsulation, what is a left join?)   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Tata Consultancy Services in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    The process was nice, initial campus HR interview, followed by Information session and Technical Interview. Technical questions weren't hard mostly related to resume asking for more information on experience and or class projects as relevant.

    Interview Questions
    • What is one out of the box solution to a problem you have encountered at work/school?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Tata Consultancy Services in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    During the career fair I was given the opportunity to do a phone interview. After my first interview, which was the overall of the company and the basic questions about myself, I was offered a second interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Tata Consultancy Services.

    Interview Details

    The initial exam is a written exam in which questions on basic reasoning are asked. This includes quantitative and qualitative reasoning. The questions can be prepared from Agarwal series or from the gre question banks

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer

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