Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated 6 August 2014
Updated 6 August 2014
5,263 Reviews

3.5
5,263 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.  

    Good workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    Good work place. Good HR Policies. Provides chance to learn and excel.

    Cons

    Promotion, appraisal and compensation policies not transparent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparent promotion and appraisal policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great workplace and culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Projects  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Projects in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    Empowered culture and managerial levels
    Flexible work timings
    Rapid Career Growth
    Very good executive management

    Cons

    Long work hours at night

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work culture and connect from top to bottom should improve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    AS400 Technical Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AS400 Technical Lead  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - AS400 Technical Lead in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    Work with different project teams

    Cons

    Team meetings consumes most of my time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contractor, not hoping for growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects  in  San Rafael, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in San Rafael, CA (US)

    Pros

    Good place to start with, good opportunity to learn and improve skills. Working with highly skilled and talented people shapes future in the right way.

    Cons

    With the company growing, it has become less transparent with the process. Management is now focusing on only profits and not being able to address employee grievances in the right manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should give time to listen to employee problems and should try to address them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Indian service firm in lines with Accenture. Lot of new recruitment and projects under Retail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    Pay -Decent pay comapred to market standard
    Work options - flexible work options available based on projects
    Opportunities,Growth - lot of new client and opportunities. Good marketing team.
    Roles

    Cons

    HR organization is not very organized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Working at the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    Great Opportunities and Management Focus on Growth

    Cons

    Politics and Favoritism depending on who you work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teams operating in coherence should be a KPI.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    Pros

    Exposure towards emerging technologies, great senior leadership, opportunity to re-discover yourselves, Technology challenges, Diverse and vast Tech expertise team.

    Cons

    Work life balance is very specific to the group/program you are associated with, compensation, too many groups and ownership with in the organization (where sometimes you will be competing with the internal groups to service your customer)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Niche groups/horizontals are too many; niche service overlaps are not governed, some times resulting in shallow services to customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good for beginners.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    You will get a chance to work with different clients/projects so you can learn. Good for beginners and for those who are willing to put extra effort/time.

    Cons

    Expect you to work over time when there is more work. Not so professional. You need to scream for better ratings and promotion if you deserve. Hard to get promotions if you are not sticking to same Account

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One's ratings/promotion is depending on one person who is his manager. what if that person is not professional and with no work ethics?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company, excellent benefits, pay and support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Projects  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director, Projects in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    Great assignments with tier one companies, Cognizant support structures give you a solid foundation for success. Exciting opportunities for anyone wanting to take on additional responsibilities. Great tools for individuals in the field, easy expense reporting, mobile support availability of resources are excellent. Benefits, pay and bonus continue to be a priority to the company. Company strategy has been very successful in allowing Cognizant to maintain very aggressive growth and fiscal performance goals.

    Cons

    You need to manage your career. Cognizant has grown very large and you need to help yourself standout! Goal setting, maintaining an active feedback with your manager and taking on additional responsibilities to help in growth opportunities are needed to achieve the highest annual ratings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide methods and coaching for self-improvement, career acceleration and active feedback from management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Manager Projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    Lot of travel opportunities provided you are with the right project. There really lot of nice people to work with. No work life balance.

    Cons

    Performance review process is still in stone age and not centered around individuals career growth. Moving across various domains eg retail to hospitality, is not so easy. Even if you manage to do that, you have to start fresh all over again,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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