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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated 25 March 2019
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  1. "Test Lead"

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    Former Employee - Test Lead in Chennai
    Former Employee - Test Lead in Chennai

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good management, better learning scope

    Cons

    Onsite for all,
    Diversified projects.
    Nothing much other than this


  2. Helpful (385)

    "Not a company worth working for, specially for freshers"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst Trainee in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst Trainee in Bengaluru
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    I joined Cognizant in August, 2015 as a fresher and fortunately, I am going to leave it in few days. There are not much pros. After thinking hard, I was able to come across with few of them.
    1. If you do not want to work much or stretch yourself, this is a place for you. It is a relaxed kind of job for freshers like any government job
    2. Basic amenities and infrastructure of any location are very good.

    Cons

    1. It is often tough for a fresher to get his/her first project after the completion of training. 50% of them remain in bench for a lond period of time which does not count to their professional experience much.
    2. Even if some freshers get deployed into project immediately after the training (the lucky ones), they may get maintenance work, ticketing etc. which is a sheer waste of their talent. Only around 20% of the people ( who are deployed into the project) get some good work like that of a developer. Hence, we see that around 10% of the freshers manage to get some good stuff.
    3. Salary is very bad for the freshers. Hike is also extremely poor.
    4. Unlike other IT companies like Infosys, low level management is extremely bad. There will be absolutely no one to guide you if you want some kind of help. They do not care about freshers. Many a times, it is like you are on your own.
    5. Bad training. Seriously, their only aim is to anyhow complete the training.
    6. Deployment of freshers into the project is completey random. A guy who is not much technically sound can get a very good project while the deserving guys may get the bench.
    7. In terms of transparency is absolutely 0.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of. I am listing only few of them. First of all, respect your freshers. Make the system little transparent. Apply some kind of meritocracy instead of random and haphazard process for the selection of freshers in the project.

  3. "Programmer Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Very good company to get settled.Will give very good pay if have a jump

    Cons

    Does not consider the hard working people.Internal politics


  4. "Major Incident Manager"

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    Current Employee - Incident Manager in Coimbatore
    Current Employee - Incident Manager in Coimbatore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere, Lots of valuable e-learning courses and very often technical training

    Cons

    When they hire new employees as contractors , they have to match the skill set for the role which is not done 100%

    Advice to Management

    Internal Projects were hiring contractors as freshers which makes unwanted escalations where it can be handled only by tenured associates


  5. "Good for freshers depending upon the project"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Work culture
    Clients
    Work life balanced

    Cons

    Old technology stack is the biggest con


  6. "I was a Senior Service Quality Consultant for AVM projects when I left the job"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Hyderabad
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Hyderabad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee friendly, flexible timings, good mission and excellent management strategies

    Cons

    Appraisal management can be better. Work-life balance can be better facilitated by the company (situational)

    Advice to Management

    Employee feedback survey forms can be effectively implemented. Peer ratings can be given more consideration


  7. "Good Company to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning

    Work Culture

    The above mentioned points depends on Projects

    Cons

    Pay is not at par with industry standard

    Politics dictates your career

  8. "efficiency gaps in the system... otherwise a great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Pune
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexibility
    performance management
    career mapping
    mentoring
    autonomy of work

    Cons

    redundant job roles
    system inefficiency
    compensation (basic pay)
    lack of developmental projects

    Advice to Management

    revision of the structure


  9. "Good for work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good for work and explore new things

    Cons

    Not much onsite and not much hike


  10. "Programmer Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good place to start as a fresher.

    Cons

    No cons from my perspective.