Tata Steel Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
166 Reviews
3.9
166 Reviews
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Mr. T V Narendran
32 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.  

    Comprehensive Industry

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

    I worked at Tata Steel as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very laid back environment.
    Good compensation.
    Prestigious company to work in.
    Lots of scope for development.
    Pressure is not too high.

    Cons

    Office culture could be better.
    Tends to get bureaucratic at times.
    Some profiles are stressful.
    Pros easily outweigh the cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should improve the trainee program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good exposure but limited opportunities for Electrical Engineer

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

    I worked at Tata Steel as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Compensation is great, lot of facilities like accommodation, club house, medical facilities. People are helpful. New ideas are encouraged. Good for personal growth if you are from mining or mechanical engineering, Lot of emphasize on Safety.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, if posted in raw materials division then remote locations, less opportunity to grow for an electrical engineer, company management is not in sync with its values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please train the management of the company to work with the values of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working culture is good.Employees are helpful.Construction quality is good.Safety during construction is given utmost im

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

    I worked at Tata Steel as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Tension free atmosphere,helping colleagues,timely payment of salary,good yearly increment,encoragement of innovative ideas

    Cons

    Target achievement,Timely completion of project,persuation of contractors to adopt safety measures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior and qualified people should be given due importance not only people of achieving target irrespective of their educational qualification

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great company

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

    I worked at Tata Steel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good people benefits and facilities

    Cons

    none that i can think

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Opportunities to learn

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

    I worked at Tata Steel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Collaborative Working Environment
    2. Empowerment in your work
    3. Good scope for learning
    4. Excellent work life balance

    Cons

    1. Laid back work culture leads to delay in decision making
    2. Lack of amenities for employees at work premises
    3. Compensation breakup

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's your call - work or comfort?

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

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

    Pros

    If you want to lead a comfortable life, this is the company to work for.
    It's a very big company, so the work load is always divided and you will always get your comfort time.

    Cons

    As I mentioned that the work load is less, so the learning you will be expecting in the IT field is not much.
    So, if you want to have a good working experience in the IT industry, ITS division of Tata Steel is not for that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resource management in terms of manpower also needs to be improved.

  8.  

    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

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

    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
  9.  

    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)

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

    Pros

    Most ethical company in the world

    Cons

    Office culture, work life balance are good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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)

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

    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
  11.  

    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)

    I worked at Tata Steel as an intern for less than a year

    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

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