Tata Communications Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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Tata Communications CEO and Managing Director Vinod Kumar
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is great, even though often there is lot of (good) work to be done (in 16 reviews)

  • Amazing place to learn new technologies as they are the best Telecom service provider in India (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • a) No work/life balance and flexibility for working hours (in 4 reviews)

  • Decision making could have been impacted due to disparate management styles (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Challenging, rewarding, entrepreneurial, profitable.

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    Former Employee - Ethernet Engineer in Wall, NJ
    Former Employee - Ethernet Engineer in Wall, NJ

    I worked at Tata Communications

    Pros

    Good management, attention to customers, balance sheet, and business direction

    Cons

    New entrant to Telecoms business. Customers and vendors were difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your are doing. Implement new technology as market needs and customers want.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Such glowing reviews!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlingame, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlingame, CA

    I have been working at Tata Communications full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Ample parking. Nice walking path when the sun is shining. SFO is nearby. Donut day every Friday.

    Cons

    No culture. Dissension in the ranks. Stale environment that feels like a basement. and few people who actually know how to lead. And no Indian food or curry being stocked in the kitchen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's hard to pass up not posting after reading all of the amazing reviews here that make this place sound so sparkling and wonderful. If you're not in-tune with what's going on in this little outpost by the Bay, I'd suggest a thorough vetting of the people you put in charge, and why. Especially as it relates to any new business ventures on the Interactive side that have little to no transparency for decisions being made, and some or all who remain looking for better opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great working place

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    Former Employee - Service Manager in India, TN
    Former Employee - Service Manager in India, TN

    I worked at Tata Communications full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good place for every one, all friendly ...best thing is knowledge sharing

    Cons

    I didn't find anything bad here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Great company always on the edge of innovation...good to employees and their growth within.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tata Communications

    Pros

    Great benefits...training programs...give back to their communities...access to leadership.

    Cons

    Salaries could be more competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Extend programs to ALL employees...not just management.

  6. CDN engineering group is fast paced, but sometimes a bit small

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlingame, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlingame, CA

    I have been working at Tata Communications full-time

    Pros

    I can only speak for the CDN group (formerly BitGravity), but the work is fast paced and interesting. With the ever changing business, new projects and clients come up all the time,. Management does well investing in their employees, both with good compensation and skill development. I've never felt frustrated nor bored working here. The company seems to be on an upswing at the moment.

    Cons

    The office can sometimes be a little small; with only a few dozen people broken into three sections, you'll see the same faces and have the same conversations a lot. Upper (corporate) management is distant at best, mostly handing down corporate practices that no one follows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the local directors: Keep investing in your people, it'll pay off. To corporate: Accept the culture as it exists, and look to see what we can offer you. I think you'd be surprised at some of the skills and expertise we have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Decent but not GREAT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tata Communications full-time

    Pros

    benefits are pretty good - health insurance is good

    Cons

    too much politics involved in everything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Very engaged/dynamic, but lacking alignment throughout organization to achieve strategic goals.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tata Communications full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice people to work with. Senior management makes a good effort to engage employees to provide feedback. Flexibility with respect to working hours and coming into office.

    Cons

    Working hours can be tough if you work in India based projects; also it is often required to work long hours and on weekends at critical stages of projects. A bit too much emphasis on short-term achievements (e.g. getting product pushed out as soon as possible), rather than making sure foundation is properly in place. Processes often not well defined which makes it difficult to improve them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more focused on laying the foundation to be in solid position for the long-term, rather than on reaping short-term benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Company cares about you.

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    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Current Employee - Senior Director

    I have been working at Tata Communications full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company works hard to treat employees well. Many employees work from home. Good atmosphere, good pay and good benefits. Very low employee contribution for benefits.

    Cons

    Global company and most people in India so many early morning meetings, starting at 7AM. If working with Asia, meetings in the evening, as late at 11PM. With most workers in India, other countries feel constant apprehension that their job will be outsourced back to India. Young company resulting in immature workforce and few processes. Lack of career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. My only criticism is that doing things by consensus is great most of the time but there are times when you need to stand up and act decisively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Good place to work with career growth opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tata Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    open work culture and growth opportunities

    Cons

    I don't see any cons working with TCL

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    very cooperative

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I worked at Tata Communications full-time

    Pros

    Strong product offering and great management.

    Cons

    International environment can lead to slow response.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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