Tata Consultancy Services

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Tata Consultancy Services Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
8,638 Reviews
3.4
8,638 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance but to one needs patience to move ahead with carrer in TCS (in 1002 reviews)

  • Good work culture, not too much stress in work, no working hours pressure (in 500 reviews)


Cons
  • The time-off policies can be made little flexible to maintain work-life balance (in 235 reviews)

  • If you are average /Below performer your life is hell -----> less salary (in 206 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Senior Process Associate

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

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services

    Pros

    Good growth, better salary hike, good culture

    Cons

    lots of team meetings, less promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Just ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tata Consultancy Services full-time

    Pros

    1. Good systems
    2. Onsite

    Cons

    1. Bad treatment
    2. Bad payscale
    3. Too much processes

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Internal Decision Making Process

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

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

    Pros

    Great experience in working in a large organisations

    Cons

    No one apart from very senior management can make a decision which means anything takes a long time to get signed off. The whole place is paralysed as no one is allowed to make a decision. Client teams are not proactive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less process and a more agile company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    going to the dumps - sliding down fast

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

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    met some great people, big enough company to give exposure to various projects, methodologies, roles, geographies etc

    Cons

    work life balance is zilch ,
    80-20 rule applies, 80% do nothing and 20% do all the work.
    too much profit oriented
    quality is no longer given value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promotion policy must be revisited , it is only related to the number of people reporting to you and not your contribution turning people into second grade people managers instead of consultants
    hiring cheap labour and turning out experienced staff will have an impact

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do not work for this company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services

    Pros

    None none none none none

    Cons

    They do not pay you for the work you do no matter how many times you keep asking for your money....

  7.  

    Sub-Optimal Company For UK Contractors

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

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    They have a good credit rating - so they will eventually pay their invoices

    Cons

    In the UK they take contractors on a project while they wait for the visas of their people in India to be approved. Once they manage to bring their India staff onshore they will tend to fire their UK contractors and replace them with cheap and under talented permanent staff from their Indian offices.

    Very disorganised management and bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop exploiting the UK's soft touch immigration laws.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Tata Consultancy Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    TCS is a good company to start your consulting career. Joined as part of GCP (Global Consulting Practice) in the UK. You have the option of working with companies in the top 100. Great variaty of situations, problems and clients will allow you to grow your technical and soft skills. Great teams and collegues to work with. Training and development opportunities.

    Cons

    Internal process are inefficient and ineffective they hinder your performance. Travel workflow unnecessarily long and painful with too many approvers.
    Expenses take too long to be paid.
    There is a huge difference on how people are treated depending on where they were born. The value of respect is not always used by some of the senior indian collegues when talking to more junior indian resources. It is painful to see this happening in the organsation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that the values of respect and empowerment are being followed at all levels and throughout all regions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start your career as a fresher

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities but at the same time employee head count is too high so need to wait for long to get an oniste

    Cons

    No perks, its the only company where your salary will reduce if ur perofmance band goes down.
    Promotion policy has become more stringent by looking at the last 3 years performance band.
    Earlier, only the most recent performance band was considered for promotion

  10.  

    Good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Systems Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Systems Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    In TCS, you will get to learn a lot and get different experiences in different roles within the company. This can help you to decide what career path you would like to take in the future.

    Cons

    The lack of structure for TCS UK, the pay is not very great and sometimes in projects there is no challenge and sometimes you will sit there and do nothing (which could be a good thing or bad).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure TCS in UK.

  11.  

    Variety of Profiles

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ITA in London, England
    Current Employee - ITA in London, England

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Variety of profiles
    Variety of clients and technologies

    Cons

    Mid level management
    Bidding is done at extermely low profits and associates are made to work extra hours to retain the profits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More trianing is required
    Try to retain the talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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