It is common to be curious about the technical Hierarchy of the company you just joined or considering for a job in. Have you got a job in the TCS? Wondering about the designation based hierarchy in TCS? You are in the right place. In this article, you will get to know about the TCS and the technical hierarchy and responsibilities of each person.
A Short Introduction to TCS
TCS is expanded as the TATA Consultancy Services; it is one of the largest Indian Multinational technology companies. It is the largest IT Company in the world by 2021 with market capitalisation of $169.2 billion dollars.
It is the subsidiary of the TATA sons company and operates in 149 locations in 46 countries. TCS is placed among the world’s most reputable IT services with 469,261 employees.
Technical Hierarchy of TCS
The technical Hierarchy in TCS is similar to the system followed in Infosys and HCL. However the band system followed by the TCS is not available for the outsiders. In this article we just explain the hierarchy or Chain of command based on the designation or position.
So, here is how the technical Hierarchy of the TCS looks like…
Assistant System Engineer Trainee
When you first start with TCS after your graduation you will be positioned as the Assistant System Engineer Trainee shortly called as ASE Trainee. The ASE trainee is the starting position, where you will get the full exposure relating to the system engineer works.
For one year or at least 6 months you will spend your time in this position. The estimated average annual salary of an Assistant System Engineer Trainee in TCS is 3, 36,877 Indian Rupees.
Assistant System Engineer
After gaining one year experience as a trainee you will be promoted to Assistant System Engineer, where you assist the system engineer with works and projects. There will be now major difference in the work and tasks performed by you.
The average annual salary of an assistant system engineer in TCS is between 3 to 4 lakhs based on your experience and skill.
It is the highest position you can reach as an engineer. After your two years of experience in TCS you will become a system engineer, the one who performs directly under the team lead, tech consultant or project manager based on the different types of cases.
You will be serving as the system Engineer for the next 3 to 4 years. The average annual salary of a System Engineer in TCS is 4 to 5 lakhs.
After 5 to 7 years of experience and performance you will be promoted into the IT analyst. Here you will no longer be doing the developing job, instead you will analyse the system and give suggestions for the development.
The average annual salary in TCS for an IT Analyst is 5 to 8 lakhs.
If you have more than 7 years of experience in TCS, then you will be promoted as Assistant consultant. The role and responsibility of an Assistant Consultant may differ based on the type of project.
However, he will be consulting many clients or assisting the consultants for next few years. There will be an increment of salary up to 10% or 12%.
You can become an Associate consultant after 7 years of experience, and it is fully performance based. As TCS mainly focused on IT consultancy services there are more than one Associate Consultants.
Consultant and Senior Consultant
The roles of Associate Consultant and Consultant are similar. However the salary, responsibilities and power of a consultant is a bit higher than the Associate consultant.
If you have served as a consultant more than 3 years you will be promoted as senior consultant or principal consultant based on your performance.
The role is the prime and supreme authority in the technical chain command. He/she will lead and command many consultants and allot the tasks or clients for each consultant based on their performance.
The resource is responsible to communicate with the managerial team and higher authorities like Vice President and CEO.
There are many designations more than the ones discussed above. But they are related to business and management. And also note that only the designations are discussed in the article not the roles.
For example a senior System engineer can also be a team lead for a project, and a Tech consultant or Analyst can also perform the test engineer in some projects. The roles will vary based on the projects and tasks.
If you have any further please let them in the comment section below.
Are you preparing for your next interview?
Please check our e-store for e-books on Interview Q&A on IT technologies. All the e-books are in easy to understand PDF Format, explained with relevant Diagrams (where required) for better ease of understanding.