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Updated 19 January 2018
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  1. "I have been working at Cognizant full-time"

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

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

    Pros

    "Good work life balance (again it depends on the project you are allocated to)"

    "Very good work culture across the company"

    Cons

    no cons in cognizant thank you


  2. Helpful (266)

    "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)

    "Review"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chennai
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start a career
    Wide range of Projects

    Cons

    Changing projects is not easy
    have to stick to whatever roles we are given
    guidance to the graduate employee can be improved


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  5. "Best place for freshers"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chennai
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job satisfaction and work life balance

    Cons

    Project ratings and salary hike


  6. "Senior System Executive"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Executive in Chennai
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Executive in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Infrastructure of all the branches of cognizant in Chennai are very good

    Cons

    Management is not good at all.

    Advice to Management

    There should be one to one discussion for quarterly ranking


  7. "A good company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Hyderabad
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Hyderabad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. Good opportunities.

    Cons

    Pay is not that great. Employee loyalty is of no worth here.

    Advice to Management

    Provide equal pay to tenured employees


  8. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Infrastructure
    Gives a chance to work on big projects

    Cons

    Since company is big, visibility is low.


  9. "Great place for learning"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Hyderabad
    Current Employee - Associate in Hyderabad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture and values employees suggestions

    Cons

    Less compensation and not so great management.


  10. "Good company to work other than promotions"

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

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

    Pros

    Good for beginner's to adapt IT cultures and values.

    Cons

    Retardation in promotion cycles and project centric appraisals.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and help people to climb ladder rather than making them to sit idle in the same position for a long while


  11. "Associate review"

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

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

    Pros

    Good environment.
    Work life balance.
    If you get good project, great place to work on

    Cons

    Getting long term project is not easy.


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