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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated 20 July 2018
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  1. "Work culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chennai
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome place to work with having lot of support from Seniors and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Needs more facility at workplace

    Advice to Management

    Not mentioned


  2. Helpful (318)

    "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. Helpful (1)

    "great company to work. Employee friendly"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Kol
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Kol
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good environment, good people, good learning

    Cons

    less salary increment, less onsite

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  4. "Good if you are lucky enough to get into a good project"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Kolkata
    Former Employee - Associate in Kolkata
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It all depends on the business units.

    - Good onsite opportunity if you are a senior with >8 years exp
    - Good work culture (depends on project)
    - 28 leaves a year
    - Appraisal process is good. You will get good rating if you work hard.

    Cons

    - The recent implementation of trutime with 9 hours average is a big downside
    - Salary is very low according to market standards
    - There is a huge gap between the salaries of lateral hire and present employee belonging to the same designation, this should be looked into.

    Advice to Management

    The time in office of 9 hours should be adjudged again.
    Implementation of Role development plan (Learning and re-skilling) is a good initiative indeed but mere learning will not help if there is no hands on experience.

    Rest all policies are great.


  5. "New opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Helps to develop new skills

    Cons

    Nothing as such in present


  6. "Good service company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    1. Varied projects available to work.
    2. Good salary structure.
    3. Gives opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    1. All depends on Manager and his hierarchy.
    2. HR seems non-existent.


  7. "Programmer Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Everything depend on project. But For company first preference is employee.

    Cons

    Salary is not sufficient as per industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salary

  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Process Specialist in Hyderabad
    Current Employee - Process Specialist in Hyderabad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life and great professionalism

    Cons

    Salary and hike are not best of the market

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  9. "Good"

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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

    Good company
    Good Salary
    Lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Less growth
    More Politics
    Less onsite opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Be fair with all the team members. No partiality.


  10. "Overall Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst Trainee in Chennai
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst Trainee in Chennai
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good training for freshers.
    Was put in the project after two months of training and there was project specific training.
    Good environment, helpful colleagues, good cafeteria.
    Good infrastructure.

    Cons

    Long hours at the office and nothing else.


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