Tata Consultancy Services Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
7,600 Reviews

3.3
7,600 Reviews
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Tata Consultancy Services CEO & Managing Director Natarajan Chandrasekaran
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance but to one needs patience to move ahead with carrer in TCS (in 792 reviews)

  • Good work culture, not too much stress in work, no working hours pressure (in 430 reviews)


Cons
  • Small con is salary but compare with additonal work life balance it balances (in 184 reviews)

  • Very less salary at onsite/offshore compare to other companies (in 172 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Satisfying Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, approachable senior management, friendky atmosphere

    Cons

    low salary compensation when compared to market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fast paced career growth

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    • 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 for 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
  3.  

    Work Personal life Balance

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    • 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 for 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
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  5.  

    If you can get a position with a consulting firm with a bigger name (Cap, Accenture, E&Y) then do.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    Pay scale is decent, even if benefits 'bite the big one'

    Cons

    If you like being viewed as Staff Aug, even when you are a highly-experienced (previous VP & CTO-level) technologist, ready, willing & able to do "management consulting" level advisory services, then by-all-means "come on down" . If you don't feel that your value proposition is best described as 'a warm body in a seat' then - (to quote the Gina Davis character in Cronenberg's "The Fly" remake) - "Be afraid, be very afraid" - and to quote the latest Dr. Who companion - "Run you clever boy, Run!"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave behind the company's 'bodies in seats' mentality - stop trying to expand at hyper-speed, you will just implode - spend $$$ and time building up the tools/methodologies for the consulting staff and training them (real training, from accredited external sources, not the bogus internal training - you are not Accenture & never will be at the current rate).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Weird Issues with HR staff

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, interesting opportunities, seem genuinely interested in my personal advancement.

    Cons

    Horrible, horrible benefits. 2 weeks of vacation for all the way up to 5 years, and then a whopping upgrade to 3, the max. For a six figure salary, this is incredibly bad. Horrible communication with HR for questions, they never ever respond.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respond to queries, look into the vacation issue. I'd much rather have less money and a little more vacation.

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

    Extract more and pay less company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Large client base, good opportunity if you are willing to relocate anywhere. Consistent growth

    Cons

    No work life balance. Extremely bad performance management system. Only employees close with senior management will receive better ratings. Most of the managers having neither technical nor managerial skills. Working with them is extremely painful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve middle level management. Don’t look only for profit. Consider wellness for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Ok Compnay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Able to shift any technology within the project. Leverage on leaves and flexible office timings.

    Cons

    Micro Management, Pro longed Working Off hours, no salary increments, to much of time waste on unnecessary internal team meetings. No enthusiasm to look for new technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't waste employers time in internal meetings every week, don't overload resources with too many projects.Think on increasing salaries once in a while.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Pay and bonuses are great, but benefits aren't exactly well-fit for US employees

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    Current Employee - Computer Systems Engineer  in  West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Engineer in West Chester, PA

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services as a contractor

    Pros

    They pay very well, have many opportunities to branch out and grow, and have a very comprehensive bonus.

    Cons

    The benefits are awful, does not have a very intuitive company portal, and their HR is a nightmare. I understand that because the company is global and really isn't based here in the US that it doesn't cater to us specifically, but... I wish the benefits were a little better. Also wish they had a plan for tuition reimbursement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd like to think that management should pay more attention to those of us that are motivated to grow. There should be more opportunity for management to allow for a motivated employee's network to increase.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A huge company, a great company but few unqualified managers can literally make your life hell

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Okayish package, good clients, brand name, medical policy

    Cons

    Poor managers who are after personal gains, lack of knowledge of mid level managers, dont know how to handle clients sometimes, escalations against managers are suppressed and the client is made to look like a troublemaker inside TCS whereas the truth is the TCS manager is incompetent. And if the same client however has a good rapport with one of his/her team members, it becomes a living hell for the TM as if because of him/her, the manager's image is tarnished or as if we are colluding with clients to make him/her look ad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do proper evaluation of managers who are here only to ensure their own good appraisal at the cost of other. Sometimes autocratic, though we have the tools and measures to report grievance, but seldom used.
    There are a few rotten apples though, overall I still feel its the best company to work for in India.
    This is specific to TCS Kolkata though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    1. Huge base of clients
    2. Job safety
    3. No visa issues

    Cons

    1. Leading offshore could be hectic
    2. Pay not matches job market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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