Infosys plans to rebuild after losing out to TCS

Heralded as the poster child of Indian IT industry has been struggling in the last few years to maintain its coveted top spot in Indian IT industry. Though it still kept the  market out performer tag even during past year, indications were very clear that all was not well with the IT bellwether. When the likes of TCS were chipping away with good performances after the recession, Infosys never really got out of the mud.

Among the major companies Infosys was the one who undertook so many cutbacks to employees and also had tight purse even during recruitment, but with the  lower than expected Performance and TCS overtaking Infosys, it might give more room for Infosys to go back to Basics and improve itself.

When a change of this magnitude happens it usually involves leadership changes and quite unexpectedly  Mohandas Pai, who was rumored to be the next CEO   has put in his papers. Though he publicly cited other reasons, the real reason was the disappointment due to not being considered for top post.  The board was not interested in a HR Head to lead the organisation during the tough times.

Also Infosys is looking for a restructuring  in the model of TCS few years back.  The board wants individual vertical heads who can lead their own mini organisation with their own path but aligned to company’s goal. With this approach they will want loose control at the top and stronger  heads for these mini organisations.

But rest assured it looks like TCS will be the top Indian IT services provider atleast for next few years.

TCS Bangalore employee Sudarshan Commits suicide

(This post is user contributed , was ripped from a comment for another post )

Today on 20-august-2010 TCS Bangalore at ITPL , Explorer Building 11 floor , One of TCS associate named Sudarshan Committed suicide by jumping from 11th floor. He died on the spot.I worked on the same placed and I know what was going on there.Luckily last month I got release from the project.

I came to know from that project associates that Sudarshan was reprimanded and threatened by the project managers very badly just few minutes back when he did this gruesome act.

So many times I have written to HR about this Threatening mechanism of TCS managers and continuous violation of Tata Code of Conduct (so called) but all in vein. That place have culture and process in which 3 to 5 managers/leads will surrounds one associate in separate room and threaten ,blackmail , and humiliate him like anything . Of course no need to mention that environment and management is highly biased and decremental and favor only on the basis of Region and Mother Tongue.

One of the main reason for this suicide is that HR is highly Incapable and non-sense lady and she doesn’t have any morality.

Autocratic , extortionist and highly biased conduct and work culture is becoming trade for TCS Bangalore.

@ Added from comment
Bangalore: A 22-year-old software engineer employed with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) committed suicide on Friday unable to bear the work pressure.
Sudarshan Guppedar, a native of Belgaum, jumped from the 11-storey Explorer Building, at the ITPB campus, around 5pm. He fell flat on the ground and injured his head severely. He died on the spot.
Sudarshan resided as a paying guest in AESC Layout, Mahadevpura.

The Whitefield police have registered a case. “This is definitely a suicide case as no evidence of foul play has been found,” inspector in charge Gopala Krishna BN said. “We rushed to the spot after being informed by the ITPB authorities about his death. The body of the boy has been kept in the mortuary of Vydegi Hospital. The post-mortem will be done on Saturday morning at the hospital itself,” he said.

A colleague of Sudarshan, who did not want to be named, told DNA that he was planning to quit his job. He had given his resignation and was waiting to be relieved from the company. “But the company did not want to relieve him. It wanted to retain him. There was a verbal spat between some officials at TCS and Sudarshan,” the colleague said.
Sudarshan had joined the company on March 13 and was working as a trainee engineer. He was seen hanging around with his colleagues about 10 minutes before he jumped to death. The incident left all the employees at the tech park shocked.

“We are extremely shocked by the tragic loss and deeply regret the untimely demise of our colleague. We will provide all necessary support and assistance to his family,” a TCS spokesperson said.

ITPB authorities said that Sudarshan committed suicide by jumping from a window of his office. However, his colleagues claimed that ITPB was trying to cover up its security lapse. Sudarhsan had jumped from the terrace of the building, where no one other than the maintenance staff had access to, they said.

They said Sudarshan had followed a security official to the terrace. While the security person was busy attending a phone call, he jumped off the terrace.
“The ITPB authorities are covering this up. Necessary action has to be taken against the security officials for negligence. We will not let this issue die down,” another employee of ITPB said.

Opportunity for Freshers and Software Engineers in India

US companies were facing recession last year and this year its picking up and getting its position back from recession.But now some of the European countries are facing recession and hence there will not be many projects coming out from European countries.But as far as India is concerned you can see some of the new projects coming out from some clients across globe mainly from US.

Now who is getting more chance in these new projects?
Freshers are not hired as they were done in the past years.Most of the big giant companies like TCS,HCL,WIPRO are trying to pick people with some good experience atleast for the year of two.So now people with around 2 to 4 years experience are having some good openings in these big giant companies.
Not only in big giant companies but many openings are getting arised even in middle tier and small companies.
Freshers too have some openings but not as good as the experienced candidates.

So candidates with 2 to 4 years experience are having good openings and its a good time to look in for a shift with the company so that its easy to get some very good hike if you are not in par with the industry salary standards,Even if you are with the industry standards it will still be easy to get good hike if your performance is good in the interviews

Nowadays people with 2 to 4 years experience looking for a job will not have a tough time to get an offer and there is considerably a good job openings in many of the good companies.
Grab the opportunity right away!