TNS Global Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
102 Reviews
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102 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Furthermore good exposure in terms of client exposure (in 6 reviews)

  • It's a big institution and the best place to learn market research (in 6 reviews)


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

  • Long hours, structured promotion cycle, basic benefits, not flexible (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Large company, but fragmented

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quantitative FMCG Account Manager
    Former Employee - Quantitative FMCG Account Manager

    I worked at TNS Global full-time (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.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    Good to be a part of the system sometime in your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Good Atmosphere, Good teams, Good opportunities, Top management accessible. Good for entry level exposure.

    Cons

    Lots of changes, loyalty is not respected which reflects in the compensation, Areas of operations not bifurcated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent to employees regarding salary, benefits & roles & responsibilities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I was a research executive in TNS Turkey (not TNS Global, system doesn't let me to choose another company of TNS)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Istanbul (Turkey)

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

    Pros

    Good experience for understanding marketing research. Models of TNS is really works. (in TNS Turkey)

    Cons

    Working too many hours. No eveninig, no weekend and no overtime fee! (in TNS Turkey)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They have to interest with their empolyees! There is no satisfactory benefits, no work and life balance. (in TNS Turkey)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good, friendly people but employees are not valued

    Current Employee - Research Executive in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Research Executive in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at TNS Global full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - People are friendly and helpful
    - Work is interesting
    - Completely Client-centric
    - Get to work on multiple projects simultaneously

    Cons

    - Low paying company
    - Does nothing to retain employees

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Researcher in Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Market Researcher in Delhi (India)

    I worked at TNS Global full-time (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
  11.  

    Senior Engineer - Citrix

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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

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