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Tata Steel Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
160 Reviews

4.0
160 Reviews
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Mr. T V Narendran
27 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life Balance , Career Progression , Employee Benefits , Senior Management (in 12 reviews)

  • Great work culture,Lots of perks,Discipline (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • as big company it has slow pace of career growth (in 3 reviews)

  • Too bureaucratic , very centralized decision making and risk averse (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Place to Work

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

    Pros

    Work-life Balance , Career Progression , Employee Benefits , Senior Management

    Cons

    Compensation. I cant think of anything else

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very Good, relaxed, Nice Ambience

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

    Pros

    Outstanding, relaxed, Nice ambiance, Culture

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, Red tapism, Fiefdom for a few

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excelent

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

    Pros

    Most ethical company in the world

    Cons

    Office culture, work life balance are good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A fantastic experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vocational Trainee  in  Jamshedpur (India)
    Former Employee - Vocational Trainee in Jamshedpur (India)

    Pros

    Tata Steel has an awesome work culture. The plant is very well organized and there is a very balanced work-life system.

    Cons

    The work is challenging as the work which an employee does can affect the plant at large. Tata Steel is an institution that has assumed national importance. So the expectations and the responsibilities of the employees are very important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improvement can be seen through upgradation of technology. For instance, I underwent a summer training in Telecommunications Department, Tata Steel. The telephone exchange is based on the AVAYA S8700 setup. But newer versions of this setup have come out. So, to make the communication experience even better, technology upgradation can be done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic Experience

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

    Pros

    I had a vocational training at Tata Steel. It is one of the best places to be at. It has an awesome work culture, efficiently organised into various departments and the services it provides are exceptional.

    Cons

    Working there is not an easy job as it is a big institution and the work you do will affect the organization at large. Sometimes it can be a bit stressful too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The infrastructure in the plant is quite good but there is a scope for improvement. For instance, I was pursuing my training in the Telecommunication Department, Tata Stel, Jamshedpur. The telephone exchange has a setup of the AVAYA 8700. But newer versions of the AVAYA setup have come up. So, you can go for upgrading the AVAYA setup so that communication will become an even better experience for the people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent company - Overrated brand

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

    Pros

    Learning organization - provides opportunities to learn and develop in a secure environment
    Good medical benefits policy for spouse and parents
    Decent salary and emoluments, not special but good

    Cons

    Slow, dull and not dynamic at all
    No policy for internal career planning and growth of employees
    Middle management is very poor and self centered - mostly filled with yes men. Differing opinions are subdued and creativity stifled
    Departmental chiefs treat them as their personal fiefdoms, hardly any inter-departmental co-ordination, more time is spent on blame-shifting and saving their own skin then actually getting some work done
    Semi-governmental approach - pseudo meritocracy is practised in the name of internal interviews for promotions etc which is a sham and the annual appraisal system sucks big time.
    The salary increment for a promotion from IL5 to IL4 after 4-5 years of labour works out to a measly 5-6k a month, or rs 50-60k annually..even lower if you consider it post tax....!! there is no incentive for real talent and ambitious people to stay for the long term unless they have some family or medical issues for which the organization is great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The attitude of the middle management needs to be changed big time. I guess its because of the decaying nature of the organization that this global behemoth is floundering big time whereas other new steel companies such as JSW, essar etc are able to growth at a much much faster rate despite not having the advantage of captive iron and coal mines. I guess the senior management also knows that very few people with real ambition and talent stick around the company anyway and realize that the internal people are not upto the task which is why they have been recruiting all the senior management from outside the company for the top leadership roles.

    Please try to put in place some career planning and change the appraisal system to reflect real leadership potential as otherwise good people will continue to leave and the vacuum at middle and senior level will persist.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great to work with TATA group

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

    Pros

    Office culture good as far as steel sector concern,
    Promotion is also good
    you get plenty of time to spend to your family

    Cons

    You need to showoff more and more although you dont have knowledge, it leads to personality which always talks without any data base
    If you are analytical stay away
    bottom level management is poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make strong middle management , Make process approach, see the implementation of corrective action as bottom

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    great working culture

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

    Pros

    working culture is great and even in trying business environment, there is relatively less pressure.

    Cons

    only problem is that if you are non GT then you will be on a slower growth trajectory in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    kindly start promoting able non GT employees as par as GT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Manager Legal

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

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

    Good for personal growth of the worker

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent enogh for freshers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Trainee-Techanical  in  Jamshedpur (India)
    Former Employee - Management Trainee-Techanical in Jamshedpur (India)

    Pros

    Good Compensation, Best in the market
    plus good accomodation facilities,less work

    Cons

    Blame game, Highly political Environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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