Tata Consultancy Services

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Tata Consultancy Services Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
8,638 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance but to one needs patience to move ahead with carrer in TCS (in 1002 reviews)

  • Good work culture, not too much stress in work, no working hours pressure (in 500 reviews)


Cons
  • The time-off policies can be made little flexible to maintain work-life balance (in 235 reviews)

  • If you are average /Below performer your life is hell -----> less salary (in 206 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very ethical company. You get liberty to showcase your talent. The more you work, the more you are rewarded. You get good medical insurance and 401K.

    Cons

    Compensation are not so good. Promotions take little longer than expected, follow typical process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not always go by the age, some people are young but have immense potential

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    OK govt type company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AST in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - AST in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    OK govt type company and lots of opportunities of good work if you know how to get that.

    Cons

    poor compensation. cost cutting everywhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Career Growth Opportunity and excellent leadership

    Cons

    Perks little lower than industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Satisfactory

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Middle level management is good

    Cons

    Salary is not great
    Upper management
    HR pollicies need to be changed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should consider empowering middle level management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    it was ok kind of experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    if u need any good opportunity . you have possibility to get here.

    Cons

    you need to work day and night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of the resources who work for you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Working with TCS - Nice Stability Slow growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    This company offers vast domains to work in, it has operations in almost all the countries of the world including all the domains an IT can think of. With over 350,000 employees it gives immense opportunity to learn people management. This company really provides a very high job safety and stability even during the time of recession of 2008-09.

    Cons

    The growth is slow, even the process for salary hike is unsatisfactory to many. Resource might be doing good but the voice will not be heard till highest level. The company doesn't differentiate between valuable resource and invaluable resource which is good at one side and bad at other side. This also leads to non-competitiveness among resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management to desperately look into the appraisal process which actually starts with fair practice but at the end becomes the mercy/attitude of supervisor. Also the management should look more deeply in compensation and benefits side providing fair share every year. It should also look for high attrition rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Engagement Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company values . Job security . Good Q on Q growth

    Cons

    Less paid , too much work after office hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No benefit of advice as their only ambition is to worry about stock market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Over all good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    good onsite chances
    flexible timings
    growth is there

    Cons

    management is not good
    too much fights during appraisals
    some times the work pressure goes really high(14-15 hrs),weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed bag!!! Good place to laern and work but very dificult to survive and grow in a professional manner .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    TCS has few important pros : (1) Great place to learn as the learning opportunities are many and many colleagues are helpful too. (2) Good training which at times feels to be long. (3) Established brand name (4) Good onsite opportunities more for younger lot!. (5) Worklife balance is not there in many accounts and roles (6) Reasonable benefits in India and US (7) Presence in many domains - an opportunity to move laterally and learn (8) large number of employees more than 250000. (9) Great support staff in Learning and development, Travel, Finance and HR at working level.

    Cons

    Many Cons (1) Lower and skewed promotional opportunities. All ills associated with a bad HR program can be seen here . (2) Heavy middle management which mars upward move after a level. By then your resume is unmarketable !!. (3) Excessive importance to numbers ($$$) and Client partners/BRMs roles, making many folks to work for that role forgetting technical skills, (4) Roles like BRM PM etc decided more on political factors and sycophancy than real talent. (5) Lot of power in hands of BRMs/Client partners making them act like demi gods ! (6) Skewed compensation - India expats paid much lower than local recruits, Even an expat Greencard holder is not paid US salary (7) Boasts of CMM, PCMM level processes but many actions are decided case by case to suit the ISU fiefdoms.(8) Horrible appraisal system, You get rated based on goals and attributes but then get dumped into band buckets based on personal whims, judgements and feelings at the end of the year by a team over snack and coffee!!!. You may get 4 in goals but if you are not in good books or even moved out of the account by the company you may end up in a D which cuts your salary , perks and mainly enthusiasm. You can be a A guy all along but that does not help!. Worst point is every one is aware of this malady but still it is practiced and taken as a yardstick for many decisions. Every appraisal spreads a wave of negative energy in the company .(9) No defined career path for technologists as they get dominated by BRMs, GLs, which makes many talented folks disappointed impacting their work or leads to attrition. (10) High level of red tapism which has increased with creation of ISUs by leaps and bounds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    (1) Please "walk the talk" of CMMi, PCMM, Tata code of conduct for ethics . (2) Since the company runs due to effort of every individual, please recognize the talents and nurther them. (3) Create more delivery focused organization to support the sales of BRMs, a BRM is not demigod or a robot or a magician to take up all roles this dependency is ruining associates' morale as well as dilutes system as many functions get done by others for BRM to get undue favors why not make it systematic?. GNDM is jmaking many associates burn out due to lower quotes and push on using trainees than experienced consultants (3) Don't be pennywise and pound foolish, Good financial management is important but not at the cost of associates' pay and expenses when top brass enjoy huge packages. (4) Make many roles like BRM GL Delivery lead etc rotational so that the clamor for that role and associated perks decreases. (5) Make GC holders, US local employees why the ISUs and Client partners play havoc with that - enjoying a small raise in P&L at the cost of this is Not a ethical code of conduct! while local recruitment at high cost is going on other side.(6) Understand that the wide geographical spread needs more efforts at oversight too so reduce red tapism . Empower people,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Career Opportunities are very good

    Cons

    Work Culture can be better

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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