I have been working at Tata Communications full-time
Great support, people and environment
Nothing I can think of at this time!
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Tata Communications (London, England) in October 2014.
- They Didn't Even Turn Up to Their Own Interview!!
Unbelievably poor experience. Arrived at reception for scheduled interview, 15 mins ahead of time. Started to get the distinct feeling that excuses were being made. And sure enough, apparently there had been a 'diary mix' up: with the two chaps (hiring managers) who were supposed to be interviewing me not even in the office!
They quickly improvised a meeting, therefore, with the HR manager in a messy meeting room fully of dirty, discarded coffee cups. He didn't even seem to know much about the role or the hiring department ways of working.
Then they went on to say it was a perm role - even though I was put forward on the basis of it being an interim position!
So a complete waste of time and money attending (I'd even rang ahead earlier that day to confirm the meeting was still on, and it was informed that it was!). I called time on this improvised, unstructured meeting after 20 minutes, and told them I had better things to do with my time than be disrespected in this way.
Absolutely crazy experience, and totally disrespectful of people who are exploring whether they should work for them. This experience obviously gave me all the insight I needed into what it would be like working there.
It appeared that they had been recruiting for this role for 6 months: no wonder really if they carry on in this way!
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