Well that a provoking first line, but then thats exactly what I have to say about this company. Tata Elxsi should be blacklisted, but wait a minute by whom? Well the software developers fraternity. Its a blood sucking corporation which is right documented in the documentary The Corporation. Ok why am I telling this after almost one year of leaving it. Well when the fact is that I have nothing to do with it. I have already let out my personal experience here, here and here. Well it was not just me as its obvious from the comments but then it was general feeling of my friends there. Well all I can talk about is friends because I dont know how each and every employee of Tata Elxsi felt. Anyways heres one more story about the kind of harassment and employee of Tata Elxsi might have to suffer. Though I had read it earlier but am blogging now about solely because I wanted to confirm the news being true. And sadly it is true. An employee was indeed made to resign. And indeed its legally correct. but the only thing is that the Tata Values and legendry stories of employee oriented Tata's seem to be like Unicorns. You would here great legends about them and obviously never see them. All that employee oriented Tata culture surely now seems like a gas bag to me. Here are some of the prior, confirmed and known to me reasons.
1. They had something called BPI, Biscuit Packet Incentive for some and Business Performance Incentive for others. What most people got was under 20% of it. Wow great way to show higher CTC.
2. HRs make mistake and employees pay extra income tax. When you talk to them, all you get is, well it happens sometimes. More importantly, this came from one of the top level HR.Sometimes I wish developers could say that the job cannot be done, it happens sometimes.
4. In more ways than one its one of the classic examples of Dilbert Corporations, where you have the Catbert HR, Pointy-Haired Boss and several similar characters.
5. All of a sudden last winter it asked some of its employees to leave. No wonder all those who did not perform well at making their managers happy or cribbed about being thrown around were the ones walking with pink slips. Never mind because these were the ones who are now have a better life, work and pay too. Infact it so happens that one of my friend is earning more than the snobby lead he was working with. Somehow I never heard that any of the non-performer was fired. They are still there
If you still need more reasons, the boy you must join this company to find others like you there. Have fun, Tata.