Tata Interactive System Reviews | Glassdoor

Tata Interactive System Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
65 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

2.7
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Tata Interactive System CEO Nirav Khambhati
Nirav Khambhati
3 Ratings

65 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • U will learn a lot if u r just starting out (in 5 reviews)

  • Good team, collegian work culture, pioneer and industry leader (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No work-life balance and ticket size is usually small, making life difficult for project teams (in 8 reviews)

  • If you Stay there for at least six month you can find yourself just 3 Years back (in 2 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Working at Tata interactive syatems."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Associate
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Tata Interactive System (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. People are really nice and helpful.

    Cons

    If u r not a permanent employee. They keep putting u on different projects and u have to work on Saturdays.

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work. Keep up the good work.


  2. "Great Org"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Growth Opportunities are good if you are talented

    Cons

    Low salary in spite of the amount and quality of work you put in

  3. "Learning"

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

    I worked at Tata Interactive System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No better place than TIS to learn if you are a beginner | You work with the best in the industry | Innovate everyday and on a variety of products

    Cons

    Salary not the best if you want to grow with the organization, although it is good for lateral hires | management not too keen to retain good employees | Take it or leave it attitude of management | top heavy | extremely sad perks and Carpe diem | work life balance non-existent

    Advice to Management

    Refrain from making unrealistic promises to the client and then make your employees work overnight to achieve them


  4. "Average Experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company Culture
    5 day working week
    Dress code is Smart casuals

    Cons

    Zero Training
    In terms or hierarchy the current structure is that of an inverted triangle with too many employees at Director level or above and too few as we go downwards from Manager to Executive.
    High attrition rate
    HR team is extremely poor
    SAP should make life easier and not be a burden on PM's

    Advice to Management

    Focus on training new employees
    Senior management needs to be more inspiring
    People issues need to be tackle seriously
    Appreciate people for the work they do


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A Thought Yet To Grow More"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Kolkata (India)
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Kolkata (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tata Interactive System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Place for both thinkers and doers
    - People are friendly and you can find a comfort level after a certain gestation period
    - Salary comes on time
    - Hike depends on overall performance and your luck
    - You can face challenges which in turn can improve you intrinsically
    - The new CEO is good and has clear vision. Good things may happen over the period of time

    Cons

    - Tough to catch a good project. You need to have good terms with X-men
    - Unit heads are biased and reluctant to dissolve a fixed team. This in turn holds you back with similar type of projects. You can't blame them, as they have run the business too.
    - Work pressure is too high that you'll find people becoming uncouth. Again, you can't blame them, as they become frustrated.
    - PMs are extremely unprofessional while communicating and mostly don't have any PM skills, planning is word they never heard before. Again, you can't blame them, as they learn what they see.

    Advice to Management

    The entire system needs a churn. People are so old within the system that they can't even see where they are driving the organisation towards. Those who were supposed to lead and motivate others became demi-Gods and misusing their powers. I understand that for any organisation revenue matters and it comes from the business they do. But what matters the most is the people who runs the business at root level. At this present scenario, people are extremely unhappy with their leaders.


  6. "good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diversified Global environment & multi domain exposure

    Cons

    Highly experienced people stay here & work on their style which is demotivating new gen.

    Advice to Management

    mix the environment with experienced & new gen as well to go with market pace


  7. "Great while it lasted, got stagnant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ID Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - ID Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Tata Interactive System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked for 5years in online, simulations, topsim. U will learn a lot if u r just starting out
    Managers were great,
    Senior mgmrs acted as mentors

    Cons

    Free movement between business practices as per career aspirations bogged down in excessive beaurocracy. Faster decisions, say no to your face the first time than keeping ppl hanging for years
    The ppl...The core team that's been at tis for years, has changed sadly.

    Advice to Management

    Take more chances, look after ppl

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Reviews for PM Role"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director - Delivery in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Director - Delivery in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Good for creative people and IDs. You can learn a lot if you are there for the first two years.
    - TT Tables and occasional sports tournaments are refreshing.

    Cons

    - Still operates on age old systems. As a result, repeated manual intervention is required on most of the systems.
    - Lot of time of PMs go in coordinating useless activities.
    - Heavily dependent on individuals.
    - Senior functional folks/Functional heads do not share complete accountability.
    - Cannot manage to get bigger accounts. As a result smaller projects (< 1 month - 3 months) suck up lot of unnecessary time and energy.

    Advice to Management

    - Change SAP interfaces, Contracting related processes and proceed towards automation so that PMs can focus on project management and not useless activities
    - Make functional team members ore responsible.
    - Please do some shake-up for the veterans in the system. Lots of them have become thick-skinned and don't really bother about owning
    - Try to get larger projects where stable teams can help you with consistent outputs.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "You will become a Government Baabu"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Game Production in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Game Production in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Tata Interactive System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A small group in the company are very supportive
    Salary on time

    Cons

    - Scared to do things out of their comfort zone.
    - Stuck with old-school mindset
    - Stop others from being creative
    - Stuck with one or 2 ideas, simply reskin the product.
    - No vision and mission


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Average Experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Tata Interactive System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you are talented, you'll be paid good. You just need to ask for a Good Pay while joining. If you are deserving enough and important for the company they'll definately pay you.

    Cons

    Too much politics. Mid Level Seniors are always looking for opportunities to skip their work and pass on to Juniors. People of other departments are too much interested in pin pointing you coding issues, even though they don't have any knowledge about your technology.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire, good talented people in the Mid-Level Range. Mostly people with poor communication skills, and lack of knowledge who are there for years in TIS and only interested in how to impress their seniors and to be promoted into higher positions.
    Please don't make crazy deadlines, it just annoys employees and they start looking for other opportunities


Showing 65 of 80 reviews
Reset Filters