Tata Consultancy Services

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Tata Consultancy Services Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
9,091 Reviews
3.3
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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 for beginners

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

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

    Pros

    Good for freshers, bad for experienced

    Cons

    Unlearn product engineering and adapt to consulting,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please improve accountability and merit. In 2001, the requirement was 60%, but now it is 2nd class pass marks to get inside

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves 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.  

    Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Oracle Applications Developer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Oracle Applications Developer in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    None , policies not pro employee

    Cons

    Management is reactive and not supportive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is competitive world being forward looking is key

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    unethical company where skills and qualitative work are not honoured. Good for Short time stay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ITA in Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - ITA in Calcutta (India)

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

    Pros

    onsite hope through H1 if you are luck enough to get through the mercy of your supervisor
    salary on time

    Cons

    no values for your skillset .
    many project managers forcing to follow decade old system in terms of deliverables
    supervisor keeps on nagging
    worst appraisal system for you if you are a straight forward and result oriented associate.
    you need to show off a lot to have a good appraisal rating which is no where related to your role and the skills.
    Work here for 2 years you will agree what I am saying :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supervisors need to be changed every year and across project .
    Reviewer should constantly monitor the work of the supervisor by meeting with the team members instead of having closed room discussions.
    Bring a qualitative change in the appraisal system which is currently existing for the namesake

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not good because of the flawed appraisal process

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services

    Pros

    If you are lucky and get an onsite then it's breakthrough. With US onsite opportunities dropping it's better to work for other high paying companies

    Cons

    Flawed appraisal process. Needs more transaparency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revisit the appraisal process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    So So

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services

    Pros

    Laid back culture, lesser work

    Cons

    Poor salary. Onsite salary same for all people. Once you get promoted, not all location are open for relocation for H1B holders. Offshore salary gets reduced when band falls. Random firing started

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up.. Instead of volume business.. think on quality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Pathetic for mid level technically competent employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Consultant in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Consultant in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services

    Pros

    You might get an onsite opportunity.

    Cons

    With a company of 300000+ employees, it's hard to generalize anything. But most of the times, it's your interpersonal skills that would determine result of your appraisal more than your technical competency. It will be quite frustrating to see people with lesser skills getting better appraisals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. I have accepted the fact they are interested in sucking the life out of employees and won't heed any advice otherwise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Ok for career progression

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Consultant in Hart, MI
    Former Employee - Assistant Consultant in Hart, MI

    I worked at Tata Consultancy Services

    Pros

    Great work environment. Bad work - family balance

    Cons

    low pay , bad benfits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    graduate

    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Tata Consultancy Services

    Pros

    good oganisation and management with good training

    Cons

    minimal salary of rupees 23,000 compared to other organisations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hike salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I worked with a very nice team, but the management and HR sucks!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services

    Pros

    Good people, timely paycheck, 401k

    Cons

    No respect, poor compensation, dirty politics, at the time of moving from account to account they will blackmail you, threaten you and give you all sorts of trouble.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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