Tata Consultancy Services Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Tata Consultancy Services CEO & Managing Director Natarajan Chandrasekaran
Natarajan Chandrasekaran
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Pros
  • good work life balance as far as my experience (in 1002 reviews)

  • Good Work Culture good people to work with (in 500 reviews)

Cons
  • Becomes difficult to maintain work-life balance (in 235 reviews)

  • Very less salary as compared to other service based organizations (in 206 reviews)

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  1. Operational Model Sucks... Beware of regional lobbies..

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Consultant in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Consultant in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job Security is the best in industry

    Cons

    Talent Management, Employee Satisfaction, Financial Offerings

    Advice to Management

    Change is necessary but don't neglect the employees embracing the change.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Considering employment with TCS? Be afraid...be very afraid!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    TCS is a global organization - has big aspirations to be "Top 10 by 2010." The culture here is very accommodating. If you need time off to visit family in India or take care of a family member, take it, no questions asked. Leave without pay is also offered, but only to expatriates.

    Cons

    Too many politics across all directions of the organization. Decisions do not happen in a timely fashion, and if they do happen they take place in a vaccum. Sadly, there is an "us" vs. "them" mentality. It is an unspoken rule that Indian employees receive better treatment than the local hires hired in the US. Internal processes are a mess - it takes employees 4+ weeks to receive expense reimbursements (money that they have already fronted out of their own pockets), payroll department is a myth, benefits administration is disorganized and the performance appraisal process is a nightmare that you just can't wake yourself up from. If I could turn back time, I would have definitely re-considered joining TCS America.

    Advice to Management

    For the benefit of the whole, Senior Management in US should be comprised of both US Hires as well as Indians (Expatriates). At present, it is predominantly run by Indian employees, whom for a few are clueless in the ways of operating in the US. We are a lawsuit waiting to happen! For a company that prides itself on being a diversified organization, I just do not see it. Does the term "reverse discrimination" mean anything?


  3. Helpful (1)

    If you want to relax with less work with a laid back attitude then join TCS

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big client names against ur resume. Ability to maintain Relationship with client. Toughness to take any nonsense available in the market. Ethical values and equal opportunity to both males and females.

    Cons

    bureaucracy, favouritism especially since management is a of particular region. Long projects so same work for ages. No thinking and challenges posted on job. Incompetitive management. No transparency in anything. No communication by management. Performance appreciation totally based on dependency in coming assignment and your ability to keep your manager happy by accepting whatever he says and never expressing any of your views. No freedom to exercise your ideas. Almost no growth and low salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Be innovative. Give chance to juniors and young blood. Be open to new ideas. Start acting like a consulting company and not be consulted by your clients of what is the right answer. Start taking more competitive work that will thrive employees to work harder. Invest more in research operations.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    TCS' New ISU structure a disaster

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    onsite opportunities for trainees, diverse skillsets and domains, good for people upto 6 yrs of experience

    Cons

    TCS with its recent restructuring has shown that it should be called "Tamil Consultancy Services". Most of the ISU heads are south indians(read Tamilian or have a Chennai affiliation). This leaves folks from Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata by the wayside. New management is drunk on the newfound power and are wielding it in a way that anyone who does not align with them does not find a place within the structure. In fact the new ISU structure has only caused a lot of good people to leave TCS. God help the customers now.. Also where TCS sucks is in its appreciation for loyalty. Salaries are not on par with the city that you stay in. It also appears that the more you stay in TCS the less you are appreciated. There is no plan to assimilate the foreign hires and they all quit the moment they find a better opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Look at TCS as a global company and stop the Tam Bram culture


  6. Great place to begin your career, but get out before you lose yourself

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Assistant Systems Engineer
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to start - useful as a springboard.

    Cons

    Employees are not much respected because TCS is a low-cost player.

    Advice to Management

    Scrutinize managerial performance. Make all managers responsible for business development, and not just running around a project. Promote based on competence and not on age. Keep better recruiting standards.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Avoid IT jobs at TCS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASE
    Current Employee - ASE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you can't find any other job then choose tcs as a stop gap arrangement.

    Cons

    TCS used to pay less than the industry standard but it used to make it up with onsite opportunities. But not anymore. after the dotcom bust TCS was preferred for its job security noe they have forced a few thousands to resign to take freshers. Promotions have been a joke, forget getting promoted to next designation for atleast 5 yrs. management mantra is simple take freshers and fire the experienced. so if you are a fresher spend 2 yrs and jump to another company else TCS would screw up your career. I have spent 6 yrs and i am still waiting for my first promotions even after excllenent ratings of 4 and 5 every year.

    Advice to Management

    You are intelligents but do not think employees are fools. once you mess up the reputation, it is not so easy to rebuild it. Shareholders need to be rewarded but that does not mean employees should be treated like slaves.


  8. TCS is fooling employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASE
    Current Employee - ASE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Onsite exposure but salary only can let you survive and not save ...hahaha

    Cons

    No salary hike No Fair Promotion Chaos by Senior Management Poor salary HR/MATC/Managers rule the company Unnecessary interest in processes at cost of client New Hires on cost of Employee pay cut Poor Insurance policy They take 50% from client bill rate Poor technical capability Onsite contract with no end date ...wow

    Advice to Management

    Please pay salary as per industry standard to all employees and not only senior management at cost of technical staff.


  9. Lowest salary

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    you get flexi work hrs you get good ambience nothing else to say much about tata cons serv ltd oh i forget u get the occassional onsite

    Cons

    you will get Lowestttttttt salary you will get poor career growth that says all abt the tata cons serv ltd

    Advice to Management

    tcs - you should increase the pay tcs - you should identify the high performers you should meet the team members


  10. Wouldnt recommend to have a career at TCS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Wayne, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Job Security. Whatever you do, you will not be fired at all.

    Cons

    Work culture is pathetic. Promotions are based on no. of years spent in the company rather than your performance. Your managers think that they own you and will want you to work for as long as you can in a day. Maybe even add few hours to the day. Humanity simply does not exist.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees first


  11. Helpful (1)

    Stability of Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Works like a govt company. There is lot of job security. But limited chances to grow and less compensation. Onsite work is tremendous but pay is peanuts

    Cons

    Onsite work is tremendous but pay is peanuts. Works like a govt company. There is lot of job security. But limited chances to grow and less compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Please understand the needs of your employees and that they need more than job security. In conditions of recession this is important but not other times. Associates have families to support.



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