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Tata Consultancy Services Reviews

Updated 19 August 2018
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Tata Consultancy Services CEO & Managing Director Natarajan Chandrasekaran
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  1. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services full-time

    Pros

    Autonomous, collaborative, great work/ life balance, great team spirit, HR team make a real effort to create friendships between colleagues/ teams and create memorable events for the wider teams to connect.

    Cons

    A lot of pressure to perform - which for me is great as it pushes me to succeed at Cisilion, however, others find this difficult.


  2. "Find your place and you will succeed"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - I work as Business development manager
    - Opportunities to change your career path
    - Strong ethics
    - Growth opportunities
    - Amazing e-learning opportunities
    - Great work/life balance

    Cons

    As the leading net income/employee. The company doesn’t spend much money on Marketing activities for new business. On the top there’s always something to complain as any company is perfect.

    Advice to Management

    Bring more women and non-Indians to Leadership positions

  3. "Good place to learn and grow, both technical and non-technical aspects"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tata Consultancy Services full-time

    Pros

    Leaves, Employee friendly policies , NO swipe recorded

    Cons

    Mostly support based IT projects


  4. "Slow and bureaucratic"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    good clients, busy work schedules,

    Cons

    slow processes, average colleagues


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to new technology

    Cons

    Salary is not so high


  6. "Providing Food on table to the graduates of India."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Relaxed workload, Understands employees problem.

    Cons

    Too many managers which dilute the reporting process.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of criticizing the employee during the evaluation month, help him/her during the course of the year.


  7. "TCS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good policies and big company with loads of possibilities

    Cons

    very big so you hv ur struggle to go up the ladder

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Warning: only join if you can't find work elsewhere!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not that many:

    - Great for retirement (do join when you're 60).

    - Big brand names (TCS and its clients) to put on your CV.

    - Wide range of projects and clients to work for if you're lucky.

    - Most people are friendly and helpful.

    - Access to online learning resources such as Lynda (See cons).

    - Work from home and flexible working hours if you're lucky (or unlucky, as this comes with extensive overtime and huge workload).

    Cons

    Many many cons. Let me try to be brief.

    - Employees are disposable resources, not individual human beings. You can be hired for a position that's nothing as promised. You may get no training apart from Lynda. You may sit in the office with no work for a long time. You may be dumped at client site without anyone knowing what to do with you. You may become so frustrated and bored that you resign as soon as you can. And it's not only for juniors. Even very senior roles can be nothing like promised and eventually be a waste of money and time, for both the employer and employees.

    - Very bureaucratic. So much so that work is sometimes not possible to carry out. You'll need to apply for work tools and wait for them to arrive: work laptop 2 months; softwares (including MS office) 3 months. Work phone is a non-smart phone with no touch screen (unless you’re director and above or simply lucky). You’ll miss your client meetings as you filled in your flight ticket application the wrong way. You apply again the right way but gets rejected as you didn't apply 7 days before going. You give up and open the client's website. Website can't be opened as it's blocked. In fact lots of websites you need for work are blocked. And these are just work tools. Wait until you encounter human-related bureaucracy. Someone somewhere (mostly in India) types something wrong on their system. Suddenly you're taken away from project because you're unauthorised to work on it. And what can you do? Sit there and browse (censored) web. While your colleagues work extra hard to cover your absence. Apparently these procedures are for saving costs.

    - Very hierarchical. You're expected to take orders and follow. Challenges and questions are not welcomed. You can be removed from projects if you ask too many questions, especially the right ones. Your colleagues will tell you they're more qualified and more knowledgeable because they've been in TCS for longer, they're older, or because they're men.

    - Extreme lack of communications. Large companies tend to have problems where communications are slow. Here it’s not only very slow but sometimes none. You may find someone doing work you’ve done already. It’s common to be in teams where no one collaborates. This results in unproductively slow solo works.

    Everyday you think you've overcome something and realise another obstacle is yet to come.

    Advice to Management

    There’s no point advising the company as it’s impossible to change problems rooted so deep. Instead here are some advice if you join:

    - Make as many friends as you can outside your team. These people will help you stay sane when facing incredibly hard times (it’s nice to know it’s not just you suffering). They can save you from getting stuck with internal processes too.

    - Mind your own business. Apart from the friends you make, don't be too curious or get involved in things you're not suppose to help with. This can get you, your supervisors or the whole team in trouble.

    - Make sure you document everything, especially the communications. Just in case something goes wrong.

    - Don't purchase anything for work using your own money even if your supervisor or anyone above asks to do so. You won't be able to claim the money back.

    - Do apply yourself to projects to bring the most out of this job. Learn and grow as much as you can. Observe and absorb carefully.

    Good luck.


  9. "Associate Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services full-time

    Pros

    Good growth and better option. Chance to get project in multi location

    Cons

    Need to improve the employee interaction program

    Advice to Management

    revisit the salary of senior


  10. "Good For Onsite"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tata Consultancy Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Onsite Opportunity
    Job Security
    Insurance Cover

    Cons

    Quality of work
    Middle Management
    Less Experienced Hiring


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