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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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)

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

    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
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  5.  

    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)

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

    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
  6.  

    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)

    I worked at Tata Steel full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  7.  

    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)

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

    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
  8.  

    tata steel

    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

    Great work culture,Lots of perks,Discipline

    Cons

    Nothing that i could think of

  9.  

    Enriching, professional and learning experience.

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

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

    Pros

    Respect, ethics and collaboration/team work are at the core of the organisation. You can feel lot of maturity and professional approach from all leaders. Always aim to institutionalize sustainable practices.

    Cons

    The collaborative and participative approach at times delays the decision making. People needs to be hold accountable for both action & inaction - 'lenient' culture while demanding performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's truly Value Based culture. However, performance and accoutabilities of the outcomes to be rewarded or penalized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Excellent opportunities for professionals to develop but shear size of the business makes it very beurocratic.

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

    I have been working at Tata Steel

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to progress and excellent training provided for professionals (not sure is same for operations personnel).

    Cons

    Not very agile, the systems and process are very beurocratic. Business position is not great currently with huge pressure in whole workforce to cut costs and find improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the workforce more control to develop and improve the systems. Remove some if the layers of paperwork and unnecessary work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    great brand..Good to Many & bad to many

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

    I worked at Tata Steel full-time

    Pros

    professional company, good culture (Not like private & not like government...) middle of both

    Cons

    Good salary to IITs/IIMs ...very poor salary to other institutes candidates even they have better and more experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value candidates with good work exposure...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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