Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated 16 September 2014
Updated 16 September 2014
5,462 Reviews
3.5
5,462 Reviews
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture starting from training to project deliverables (in 501 reviews)

  • Better work-life balance as compared to top tier consulting companies (in 422 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life Balance & Onshore opportunities depends on the project you are into (in 291 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of nightly offshore calls (in 65 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Freedom to define strategy within defined space, Opportunity to what I would like to do, Skill growth beyond my outlook.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Freedom to be different
    True Empowerment
    True focus on Innovation
    Committed Social outreach and Green Initiatives
    Focus is customer and delivery. Once a contract is undertaken it will be delivered to satisfaction even if it means a loss. Gives enormous pride when you talk to a customer.
    Innovative, Employee friendly, but allows to individualistic.
    Culturally diverse
    Visionary CEO

    Cons

    Performance Appraisal not very objective and very much dependent on whims/limitations of supervisors, though this is being corrected.
    Growth is not uniform across centers for same performance levels
    Salary is not very high compared to Industry Best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More walls are coming up in recent years in the name of specialization. Make it possible for employees to move across areas of specialization instead of having a lock on them. These walls are hurting cognizant's name within the employee group as a place where there is opportunity for anyone who is willing..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome experience as an Engineer - worked for 40 months

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate - Projects  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Associate - Projects in Hyderābād

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - very Employee friendly
    - strict deadlines - meet deadlines and you are free to take leaves and relax
    - large batch of Developers - good company culture
    - Onsite chances bright - early onsite chances

    Cons

    - too much process oriented - delays pending issues
    - projects allocated forcefully if on bench - try to be in a project always

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Bangalore

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, Promotions, Onsite Opportunities, Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    Less Salary, Less personal Growth, Sometimes the Supervisors can hamper your career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on personal growth of employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    it is goo to associate with Cognizant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Manager  in  Pune
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Pune

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good number of Internal Job Postings, a vast pool of opportunities.

    Cons

    Bit cofused middle management in certain processes, just like other big organizations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good and relaxed place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer Mobility Srvc Delivery  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Developer Mobility Srvc Delivery in Bangalore

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best culture, Best working opportunity

    Cons

    Getting projects, less development projects

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Company review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    U can access application at ur home also like cab details,time pf,payslips etc Flexibility is more excellent canteen facility at very cheap price

    Cons

    Not much less compensation and perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation is very less

    Recommends
  8.  

    Cognizant Business Consulting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A very nascent consulting culture developing under an apt guidance a very talented senior leadership team who have joined Cognizant from leading Consulting firms across the world. So the culture is still evolving. While on one side there is strong customer orientation which is a hologram of Cognizant genetics, there is continuous encouragement on talent development. Learning is a key to survive and grow in this sector. And a perfect place where management solutions meets technology to solve the most critical business problems of the clients.

    Cons

    Compensations still is an issue as the organisation is working on streamlining the issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How to be an 'aspiring brand' in next 2 years? Focus on building a \ brand for CBC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Associate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate - Projects  in  Chennai
    Former Employee - Associate - Projects in Chennai

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good working culture. Best place to work and have great fun. The processes are highly standardized and operation is generally fast. Flexible timings if you work in a development project.

    Cons

    Some times you might forced to work on a particular domain which you are not interested in. Some banking and finance projects can screw your work life balance. Getting a release from these projects might be difficult

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Calcutta
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Calcutta

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good working environment, opportunity for career growth

    Cons

    nothing as such to be mentioned

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Chennai

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    office culture, training, brand name

    Cons

    work life balance, long working hours, favoritism and politics in promotion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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