TNS Global Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
99 Reviews
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TNS Global CEO Eric Salama
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Furthermore good exposure in terms of client exposure (in 5 reviews)

  • It's a big institution and the best place to learn market research (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is horribly messed up, you have no time at all to do anything else (in 8 reviews)

  • They also requested employees to work long hours on occasion (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Large company, but fragmented

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quantitative FMCG Account Manager
    Former Employee - Quantitative FMCG Account Manager

    I worked at TNS Global full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Access to large- scale, cross- country, strategic projects
    Although a large company, it has many sub-units and each has a bit of different environment, so you can find one that fits you, it is not terribly uniform.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical, and slow to react to change.
    Terrible work-life balance when I was there, heard it's improved though.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    On the rise

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Executive  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Research Executive in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at TNS Global

    Pros

    Change of management, greater focus on business strength and innovation in the industry

    Cons

    Short on internal resources at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis on internal resources to turn company around

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's been good although there is definitely a glass ceiling.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Insights Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Insights Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at TNS Global

    Pros

    You can dress however you want and work from home when necessary.

    Cons

    There's limited chance for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Customer First, Employee Last

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at TNS Global

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are fairly good.

    Cons

    The employees are not treated professionally. Technology is a very small part of the company. The company does not have proper policies for employee career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should pay attention to the way your Managers manage people. They should have proper training on principles of management, delegation and motivating people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware of Brits bearing money

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at TNS Global

    Pros

    None - they can't do it right

    Cons

    Bought companies it doesn't know how to run and destroyed them - chased off all the decent employees at all levels - is top heavy with management and can't keep people to do the actual work - doesn't understand the necessity of doing basic functions to maintain the background data and information needed to continue functioning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over your self and get to work - quit "doing meetings"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    For TNS DELHI ..Dover burden.. exhausted. drain u mentaly, physically... no work life balance.. Worst company to work..

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Researcher  in  Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Market Researcher in Delhi (India)

    I worked at TNS Global full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    basically advantages of MR industry.. nothing with company as such

    Cons

    too much work load
    in a day i hav to spent 12-14 hrs.. reaching home at from 12- 2am...
    HR and top mgmt , is so week if u ask for change of team, they will turn a deaf ear..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    see the work pressure of researcvher individually, not only targets.. u morons
    job rotation shud be practised rather than just only being claimed at College campus,.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Engineer - Citrix

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer - Citrix  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer - Citrix in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at TNS Global full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new technologies.

    Cons

    Serving Notice period of 3 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New Technology trainings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Associate, Data Management Services

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Data Manager  in  Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Associate Data Manager in Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)

    I have been working at TNS Global full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting role. Exam would be easy if you listened to your math and programming subjects. Panel interview - some technical questions, but wholly they would assess your character. Same goes for director interview. You can be interviewed also by one of the Associate Directors, will ask you a logical question.

    Cons

    Compensation is quite satisfying. Pantry is somewhat enjoying, and benefits are cool when regularized. No OT pay, but there are OT incentives (for food, transportation).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    TNS is an internationally known market research firm which provides good work experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at TNS Global full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    TNS is a fast paced organization that encourages you to learn and develop your market research skills. For staters, TNS provides good industry exposure.

    Cons

    In the long run you can easily be demotivated to work at TNS due to lack of appreciation, intense employee competition and limited incentive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to foster motivational and appreciative atmosphere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    research executive

    Former Employee - Research Executive  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Research Executive in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at TNS Global full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great learning experience across many industries; good starting point that results in clientside roles for many talented folks who attract client interest.

    Cons

    low pay and loads of work; limited career rogression; high attrition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better career growth and increments year on year that reflects the work contribution of employees. You need to adapt to industry changes rather than squeezing more of employees and further going down the spiral.

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