TATA Telcon-Bangalore, India
TATA Telcon is a heavy equipment manufacturer focused on construction equipment. This is a joint venture with a Japanese manufacturer (Hitachi) and competitors include Caterpillar, John Deere, and Komatsu.
This is a heavily unionized company that has tried to avoid layoffs during the recent economic downturn.
Internship will be in the company's corporate headquarters in Bangalore
Projects may include the study of unique programs implemented at Telcon to avoid layoffs.
Telcon engages the unions in all major communications about the firm & Union leaders participate in the TATA Business Excellency Program (TBEM) so they understand the TATA methods of management & excellence & union leaders are viewed as partners. Student could study how this relationship differs from the US model.
Telcon has a pension fund that is managed by CFO, 2 union resps & 2 company employees. Intern may study the process of governance in managing these funds, how conflict of interest is avoided, & how funds are invested. Have moved from defined benefit to defined contribution plan.
Inquire with Brigid Beachler and submit resume and cover letter