Pros: TATA Brand name, Job Security during initial days
Cons: low Salary, favoritism, unprofessional management team, bad job culture
The only advantage company offered was the Job Security, which is no longer the case.
Company has the reputation of hiring huge number of Freshers through on-campus or off-campus recruitments. They are trained and relocated to various development centers within India. As TCS will be among the first 1-3 companies who visit campuses, all bright and hard working students are hired. Hence they end up working hard and dedicated at TCS too. And, that is the secret of the company's high profit margin.
But, with lot of hirings they did in the past 8-10 years, has caused too many experienced ppl and have become either leads or managers due to less technical progression. This had also prompted for involuntary layoffs of many experienced mid-level managers..
Performance appraisals is a Joke as it is rated not based on how you did the previous year, rather how useful you will be in the coming year.... If you or someone change your projects between appraisals, be ready to get lowest performance band and a big hole on your pay check....
Do you want to grow professionally? then, it should be your personal interest and you need to fight for each and every thing.... Also, if u want to climb ladders, you need to have contacts in the leadership team who favor you for no reason..
And, Salary wise, every xzy employee in USA gets same salary irrespective of experirence and role, with some difference of $50 or so.. and if you compare with other competitors like infy, CTS, wipro accenture ... the US salary offered is so less that you feel that you are incompetent compared to fellow employees from these companies...
Anyhow, I always loved this company due to the name "TATA" and their contribution to community.