Most of them were, yes! They were left disappointed. When TCS completed 50 years since its inception in 2018, employees were expecting a bonus or something, especially the ones who were less than 5 years experienced. Senior members on the other hand knew the company inside out and knew it was better not to expect anything. TCS did however offer a token of thanks to all its employees by gifting a wristwatch.
This was a Titan watch with TCS 50 inscribed on it. I still wear mine, on special occasions since it goes really well with traditional attire. Many of them had put it up on OLX and Quikr however since they were expecting some monetary bonus.
Not everyone received the watch though because of logistic issues. Some of them didn’t even collect it. One day in October 2019, I went to a room to deposit my camera before entering the office and saw lots of these boxes lying on the floor, probably these were ordered at the office address but nobody claimed it.
But then, I guess whatever you are getting, just accept it and move on. It is not like they had signed a bond or something and are liable to share their profits with you.