Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated 25 November 2014
Updated 25 November 2014
5,919 Reviews
3.5
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture, Visa processing is streamline compare to other Indian based company (in 574 reviews)

  • Better work-life balance as compared to top tier consulting companies (in 509 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is poor as more work is expected than pure US based companies (in 349 reviews)

  • No work -life balance, a training period of one year for freshers (in 78 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company to enjoy your life at offshore

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Pune
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Pune

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

    Pros

    Excellant Growth rate
    Low increments but high variable payout
    Flexibility of work hours
    Friendly environment

    Cons

    Lacks basic policies - night shift allowance, non-general shift allowance
    Allowances are project based
    Senior Managers are hard to meet
    Once offshore - always offshore-----once onsite always onsite----no turn by turn opportunity to swap
    Mostly support related work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A number of non performing people sitting onsite, people onsite literally offshore work without even having a look. Handout opportunities to people aspiring to go onsite. Slowly becoming oldies heaven.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    It was great working at cognizant

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

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

    Pros

    Pros:
    Flexible work schedule
    Good managers and too many projects.
    Great work life balance.
    Others things depend on the type of project you get inn.

    Cons

    Cons;
    Less pay and it takes years to get a good hike.
    Growth takes time.
    It takes a lot of time to understand the architecture ,as there is long chain gap between higher management and 1st level employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay scale.. Their is no hike after we enter into the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Perfect company for ladies

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

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

    Pros

    1) Wide opportunities within organisation
    2) Good hike
    3) Comfortable place to work
    4) Visa initiation

    Cons

    Nothing as such. May be the leadership should interfere and observe core people work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company-Friendly atmosphere, rewards/acknowledgements for our efforts. Good judgment of managers. good growth for a

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

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, rewards/acknowledgements for our efforts. Good judgment of managers. good growth for an employee.

    Cons

    nothing specific. In all aspects the company is doing good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Best company to work with

    Cons

    none according to me while working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    non

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    very good working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    working environment managers flexibility,facilities,learning opportunities

    Cons

    software and hardware support,food facility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Pros

    1. Flexible timing
    2. Good salary and hike
    3. Immense scope of learning

    Cons

    1. Not much process oriented
    2. Project politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The internal portals are not user friendly. Needs to be improved further.

  9.  

    For freshers

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Office culture is very fast with a good compensation package

    Cons

    late working hours,poor food quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less working hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent place if you're ready to work hard...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Perks, quality of projects, excellent customer releationships

    Cons

    Difficult to adjust for newcomers, interference from non revenue generating units (viz Quality) growing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider ways to make people coming from outside a little comfortable. The systems and processes are not very intuitive especially for someone coming new from outside.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company to work and there are lots of opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work with as there are lots of opportunities to move around different accounts, salary is decent and in par with the industry.

    Cons

    Management doesnt take a closer look at the internal politics played at middle and mid-senior level, promotions are merely based on experience/tenure rather than on performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Importance to performance should be the key factor while promoting employees. Also a closer observation on what the middle and mid-senior level managers are doing. The entry level and Associate level employees are severely exploited by the mid level managers and no actions are taken. Please be more proactive and support the lower level employees also.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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