Overall Reviews at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Software Engineer | Atlanta, GA | Jul 2, 2019
I was approached by a recruiter by email about being a software engineer. Naturally after graduating with my degree I jumped at the chance to start my first job.
The initial training for their US employees was decent. We learned about the company culture, and went through basic development fundamentals. However, before being dispatched we were told we weren't software engineers/develops as the recruiter suggested, but rather consultants for products.
After being assigned to our additional groups that's when things started to go downhill. As other LDP (learning development program) students were learning web development (ie: MEAN stack) about 12 of us were assigned to SAP. SAP training consisted of sitting on the clock doing nothing. In fact, in a whole month of this "training" our only task was to watch videos on SAP and make a presentation. As a result, many of us complained and were moved to other training locations, but by then it was too late to start the training we needed to get real world experience with development. Instead I was given the task of learning AWS then assigned to a client who didn't even use cloud applications.
In addition to this issue Tata's continuous learning application (fresco play) does nothing to expand ones knowledge of development. Many of the learning paths have incorrect/outdated information and/or wrong answers. Although you can submit to have this questions reviewed and corrected they never are. Instead they expect you to sel...more
Engineer | Orange County, CA | Aug 11, 2019
Indian Foreign Owned Fake Company
First of all this is not any kind of a real company at all whatsoever except maybe back in India but here in the United States TCS doesn't own any buildings or anything like that so you're always working as a contractor out on the job site wherever that might be.
Second of all TCS doesn't Supply you with anything everything that you get everything that you have is supplied by the contracting company so there's no such thing as a TCS laptop or company car at least not for the engineers
Thirdly most of TCS work is not engineering design work it's sort of like project engineering where you do a lot of facilitating of meetings and scheduling and emailing back and forth and acquiring information and TCS wants you to send every bit of Technology back to India so there's always someone in India that wants to get copies of everything you come across at work you need to scan it and email it back to India.
And since everything is done on the internet of course your timesheets and all of your human resource discussions and everything you never do a face-to-face you always do everything over the internet you have to raise a trouble ticket then it takes days and weeks to get it resolved usually the resolution is in favor of TCS but not the employee unless there's some kind of a state law or United States law that they have to follow then they follow it but the employee never get any breaks you're never going to get anything out of TCS whatsoever
And believe me you're going to ...more
ProsMake sure everything is in writing
ConsMostly a paper company
Senior Designer | Illinois | Jun 29, 2019
Nightmare, I gave them one star because I could not give less.
NEVER, NEVER work for this company! Management is dishonest. The company is Indian, the culture is Indian, their english is very poor at best. The culure is ranked in classes of people. The management , especially in India, look down at you and treat you as a lower class person. You ARE less than they are, and they are not shy about letting you know it.
If they say ok to something, get it in and an official email ... then go back and get them to correct it until it is what you actually agreed to.
The relocation "bonus" is added into your 2nd check, good luck until then, anyway, adding it into you pay check pushes you up into a higher tax bracket. So not only is your normal pay less, but you get about 1/2 your relocation "bonus".
TCS email and website, if you can get in, you will be required to change your password every 30 days. Which, 75% of the time will not work the next day. It is a vicious cycle of frustration. It is fixed in India, so maybe the next day you MIGHT get in. Oops, so sorry, start the reset process over AGAIN! Yep
Their required training takes up hours of your time ... not billable time. Worse, it has zero to do with your job. A number of us stopped doing it.
ConsCons, that is TCS, a con. Management is very combative. Moral is exteamly low. Respect, you live without it here! Social class distingtions, you ARE lesser person.
Software Engineer | Milford, OH | Aug 9, 2018
Hit or miss
This is by far the strangest job I have experienced. As an entry level job I say that it is hit or miss because it really depends on your client. Ideally your experience at your client is just as you imagine with a friendly/helpful work space, that is organized and structured. Opportunities to work on what you desire and ability to expand into other fields to take on new challenges, but this is not always the case.
Unfortunately the management and placement team for TCS is either too busy and understaffed or unorganized and detached to properly handle the issues of their employees. They are often non responsive and your issue/concern gets delayed for an indeterminate amount of time.
I got hired for Java programming and a year in have barely coded in Java. This lead to the opportunity to learn other languages/technologies, but after hearing promises of there being multiple positions for what I wanted and not getting it I felt slighted. Management did not help to rectify this as I have contacted them and there has been no proper solution yet.
There is more I have to say, but will end this review here. If you do decide to work here just hope that you are one of the lucky ones who get what they were promised when they were hired.
Consultant | New York, NY | May 16, 2019
Good job security, but bad career opportunities
If you want to stay in TCS for a long time, it's easy to do so if you want to give up career opportunities. They say that one of the perks is the ability to try lots of different types of things, but once you get into one role, it is very difficult to move into something else. In five years in TCS, I've never met with anyone to discuss my career aspirations, and even the times that I've forced a manager to meet with me, they give excuses and push off any actual change as long as possible. They will tell you whatever you want to hear at the time, but nothing actually changes. On the other hand, I've jumped from role to role several times in five years, but none of the changes actually helped my career. I think they just did it to shut me up, not because anyone actually cares. If you're just starting your career out of college, I HIGHLY recommend looking elsewhere; find a company that will teach you the skills you're interested in and will support you in your early years of your career. I feel like I've wasted my time here.
ConsThey overwork you, don't care about your aspirations, lie to your face, don't pay at market value
Web Developer | Milford, OH | Feb 24, 2020
Unreasonable requests to work on the weekends. Unskillful management.
The building I worked at is in Milford called the Global Delivery Center, where they provide workers out throughout the U.S. People here are very nice and understanding. Over a year of working here, I have heard of a few well managed projects. I was not lucky to get into one of those. We have 2 developers in the U.S. and the rest of the team (around 6 - 10 people) is outside of the U.S. The project was very poorly managed and the developers were not well trained before taking on the job. It passed the deadline for several months. The worst part was they did not try to seek more (real) experienced developer to put on the team, but relying on more unskilled developers putting out small patches here and there.
Overall, I would recommend you to join the company IF you are desperate for the money (60k right off college is great), but the increase in salary each year is 3% which doesn't even beat the inflation. You can only get higher salary if you are willing to socialize and get into a manager position at some point. If you are seeking to get EXPERIENCE, it is hit or miss with the projects.
Senior Technical Consultant | San Francisco, CA | Jul 25, 2019
No Integrity; Extremely biased
Provided excellent service to the client (a U.S. government institution) and received positive feedback from the customer and extended on the contract, got a bonus for my work. TCS gave me a written review full of lies and insults even though my performance exceeded my co-workers. this company is a scam. The point where I quit is when I was told to pass all my skills onto an Indian H1b who was brought in for alot less money, and was bullying me on a daily basis because he was unqualified and unskilled and could not deliver.. The internal manager of the U.S. government was also Indian and friends with the TCS client manager, so there was no choice except to quit. TCS admin systems are primitive and do not work, the managers have no experience or common sense, and they are cold, dishonest to the core, especially, the so-called HR. They were very insulting and unfair to the non-H1b workers, especially if you impress the customer, they get very angry because it goes against their belief that Indians are better and smarter. So glad to be done with them!
Development Operations Engineer | Remote | Jun 27, 2018
TCS was a HUGE company and it was very easy to feel lost in the sea of processes, paperwork, and custom applications. I worked there for ~3 years, and in all that time I never truly knew who I reported to, it seemed like each week I got an email from a different individual telling me I had to do this training, or that training, etc.. and it was never my manager, just some person who was tasked with that responsibility.
The tools/technology which TCS employees internal is a JOKE. They have created so many custom tools and options that unless you know exactly where you need to look you end up missing what you are looking for.
The Internal communications systems (email, chat) is something which was purchased back in the early 2000's, and is nearly unusable.
I can honestly say, I felt more like an employee of the client than of TCS because I interacted more with individuals from the client (both on my team, and random teams) than I did with anyone from my company,
ProsGREAT benefits (health, 401k, etc..)
ConsTools, technology, internal workflows/policies
Senior Network Engineer | Bellevue, WA | Aug 14, 2019
To begin, my on-boarding was horrible. I wasn't given any training when it came to internal tools.
My on-boarding wasn't done properly so I was dinged for my yearly review and what was promised as a $8000 bonus turned out to be $600 with no review given. My mgmt realized my accounts were not setup properly but did not know how or lacked the experience to get it corrected till 3 months after reviews were due. I was relocated out of Ohio to Washington state on my dime as they did not offer any relocation. I was promised this was a long term project which it was only a 9 month project and I was designated unassigned for 30 days and told that HR would find work for me which after 30 days they just informed me that I've been let go.
Not pleased with this company as I've had other recruiters reaching out to me daily for work and I've turned them down due to TCS informed me they would find me work. If you're new to the IT Industry maybe its a good fit but for someone w/ a family that depends on them this is NOT recommended.
Asistente administrativo/a | Delaware | Oct 3, 2019
El ambiente pésimo todos preocupados de los demás
( soy ex-trabajador) Lo malo de la empresa es que los trabajadores son muy preocupados de los demás y con mucha envidia por sus compañeros y los coordinadores de grupo esconden el café y se llevan la mitad para sus casa y cuando uno va a tomar no hay, además de las jefaturas que les pedían a los inferiores que hagan booling a los profecionales que pueden ser amenazas para ellos, y para que hablar del pago que no alcanzaba para nada yo ganaba en ese tiempo $180.000 y el tipo que pedía dinero en la calle ganaba $600.000 y con horario libre y uno cuando tenía que hacer un trámite tenían muchas escusas porque no dejar ir. Lo que realmente aprendí para toda la vida en tata es que cuando el jefe te quiere hacer la vida imposible lo hace no importando nada y que el booling está en todos lados sobre todo en tata.
ProsNo tenía nada de pros horarios malos era de 12:30 a las 22:00 horas, la comida estaba llena de bichos, los beneficios aún los ando buscando, etc
ConsEn contra todo lo pase mal