Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated 8 November 2014
Updated 8 November 2014
5,920 Reviews
3.5
5,920 Reviews
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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 586 reviews)

  • gt; pretty good work-life balance, but still this depends on the project you get (in 536 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is poor as more work is expected than pure US based companies (in 365 reviews)

  • No work -life balance, a training period of one year for freshers (in 83 reviews)

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  1.  

    I work at Cognizant Technology Solutions for 5 years

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

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

    Pros

    Good Company, Onsite Opportunities, better culture

    Cons

    Salary, Bonus and learning skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start using good tools to the customer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall good experience in terms of opportunities and flexibility.

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

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

    Pros

    The salary is a little less as compared to other American counterparts but there is job stability and growth prospects.
    Opportunities to move to other horizontals to pursue better roles. Annual bonus adds to the salary.

    Cons

    Not enough visibility because of huge size of the company and salary is not on par with other American companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation and leadership programs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good opportunities, compensation not so good

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

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

    Pros

    has good opportunities for personal growth, sr mgmt is fair and encouraging

    Cons

    not enough compensation for good work, benefits can be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to work on appropriately compensating good performing employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    You get a lot of varied experience. However, it is a very political organization.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    You will get a lot of different opportunities. You will get experience working in a global delivery organization.

    Cons

    There is no respect for work-life balance. Organization is very political and promotions are not fair.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    promotion

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    • 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)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    not at all good... all fake ... and luck

    Cons

    respect for women is good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look into leadership qualities of Executive management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Highly Political environment at senior leadership, extremely sales focussed

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

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to grow if you can find your tribe in the company. Strong sales focused company.

    Cons

    Delivery capabilities are not up to industry standard. Management believes that they can hustle the employees and get the work done. Lacks resource quality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Project Lead

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    • 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)

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

    Pros

    Everything depends on your project and manager.

    Cons

    Don't expect promotions for next 4 years after you join..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of empowerment and Aggressive Leadership

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    • 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)

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

    Pros

    1. Strong Executive Leadership with amazing vision
    2. Lot of Empowerment to Employee
    3. Aggressive Leadership
    4. Great Team
    5. Fairly good compensation

    Cons

    1. Lack of maturity in processes and Tools

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organization is losing focus on People's aspirations and work-life balance. It would be helpful to focus on these areas.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good workplace

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    • 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)

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

    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
  11.  

    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)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than 10 years)

    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

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