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Tata Consultancy Services Reviews in Jersey City, NJ

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
20 Reviews
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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.  

    My experience is always good with TCS. I love this work environment. Friendly managers. Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Consultant in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good Learning Opportunities. Have freedom to share your thoughts and your open ideas.

    Cons

    Need to be smart to understand the appraisal process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything is good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solutions Architect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Tata Consultancy Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Short term, the pay can be good

    Cons

    Long working hours, early start at 7 am and sometimes work am till 10 pm. Even sometimes you are expected to take calls at 10:30 pm! The business is evolved about ensuring success for India based employees, and in the U.S. there are no career growth opportunities. They "relocate" you to the project site. You have to fight to get expenses covered! Again, if you are Indian you get ahead. For Americans, they treat you like crap. You never know what's going on (or who is coming from India to take your job -- cheaper cost for them).

    The policy of TCS mgmt who have been in the company for a long time is to keep employees "in the dark," and use cheap bids. Bad quality solutions is the result. Expect to be disgraced by your "offshore managers" on daily basis for anything and everything. The company is borderline unethical in business and with employees. Their HR department is almost non existent. In the U.S. they lie outright or at least "play the system" to get what the company orders!

    They layed off around 300-500 people in the U.S. in December, Jan-15 "without notification" and for no reason, as the business model is project based, and hence they treat their employees as contractors. The problem with that is they blame it on the employee for "non performance" or "unallocation."

    In the long haul it's better to get a job paying less, as is more secure. One that will respect your career growth needs, will not reject training requests, and will not piggy back off you, till they get an offshore replacement to come state side and replace you. Believe it!

    Oh, and don't expect to make friends with anyone in the company unless you are Indian. Believe it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not lie, about laying off people in the U.S, and anything else for that matter. You layed employees off who are good performers and were allocated to projects. However, on certain projects all of sudden you ordered to "release" employees, and then RMG (the group that is supposed to allocate to another project) went in the dark, w/o placing you on a project. And then boom layoff! How do you expect to gain respect that way? Did you think about financial loss to those employees? You gave the minimum for the severance package which is one paycheck!

    Do not take projects without having skilled employees, and go off hiring people in the U.S. promising "full time" career while in fact you are just hiring them as contractors for a single project. Believe it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Good IT experience with an opportunity of onsite

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services

    Pros

    Good company to start working and to accumulate IT experience.

    Cons

    Salary Compensation Benefits Personal Growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary/Compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not happy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of training material available on intranet.
    Good initiatives in social work, volunteering.

    Cons

    - No good communication with the client's resource manager. I was put on a project I was not hired for, and in spite of mentioning this every now and then, there was no proper communication with the client manager.
    - Typical Indian service based company.
    - Really bad policies for onsite engineers, like no WFH, no leaves around long weekends (even if client is ready to approve them).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Need to improve the communication with the client, especially when there's no direct TCS supervision in the project.
    - Need to improve the policies for onsite employees.
    - Not every employee onsite is supposed to or good at "increasing" business, so stop treating them like that. Sometimes what people are really interested in is the technical/analysis/deployment work they were hired for. Stop imposing business related tasks on them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ok to work for but if you really want to have fast growing career look somewhere else

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

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

    Pros

    Great, transparent , company policy. Has diamond and multiple clients to get exposure to and get on boarded.
    Good training platform.
    Good onsite oppurtunities, you will get exposure to work directly with clients

    Cons

    Poor salary , not upto market especially for once deputed onsite, they pay too less from market standards.
    Very client oriented, so you will see managers mostly looking for clint satisfaction rather than employee satisfaction as well.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fast paced career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Partner in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Client Partner in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    - ability to experiment
    - management takes risks with star performers
    - I always loved the Tata value and a sense of purpose with Tata

    Cons

    comparatively low pay
    very difficult to work if you are not a people person and doesn't know through ranks
    red tapes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    empower people appropriately at respective levels
    cascade the strategic directions downwards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Work Personal life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Consultant in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Work and personal life balance in very good. Work environment is good and top management is very helpful provided you are good in your job.

    Cons

    It's difficult to move from one main to other. You have to work in same domain for years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good
    Training is very good
    Global Opportunities for relocation

    Cons

    Sub standard Pay
    Low Bonus
    Client companies don't always treat contractors well. There is often segregation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re - evaluate pay scales

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great opportunities are provided If you work smart...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance
    Good opportunities..But follow the process.

    Cons

    Compensation should be based on the market rate either offshore/onsite.
    Minimum salary for freshers should be increased in offshore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Employer...Encourage the next generation employers,Cut-off middle management if not necessary.. ...Invest more in R&D,Products rather than IT services...If necessary acquire small Indian companies too or to be competitive in market...Can target 1 million jobs by 2020.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great company to start the career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Engineer in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on many technologies.
    HR and Senior managers are very professional.
    There is very nice work culture.
    Cooleagues are very coordinating and friendly.

    Cons

    I do not see anything as cons.
    HR should share information good policies and company benefits with employees.
    Appraisal process needs to be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to be in more touch of employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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