Cognizant Technology Solutions Project Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
Updated Jul 10, 2014
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    Senior Manager - Projects Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initial interviews were done over the phone with HR and then with someone from the hiring department. The in-person interview process was very streamlined. I interviewed with four people during the morning - one after the other - some on technical aspects of the role, while others had a more business focus. There were tests performed to determine how well i can solve problems. Overall, the interviewers were very knowledgeable and pleasant.

    Interview Questions
    • There were some questions to determine the approach to solving a problem. There were no right or wrong answers, they just wanted to see if there was a logical approach to finding a solution.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Assistant Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview Process handled pretty well

    Interview Questions
    • Technical, Project Management, Understanding of the Architecture   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Hardly couple of days
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Manager - Projects Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initially I received 6 calls for different projects in CTS, but none of them replied back. Then suddenly got a call for a project and the interview was totally in the skill set I posses, The interview duration was about 45 mins, immediately after that I received the call from the client, and then HR confirmed the selection. Salary was discussed and everything was done with in the 2-3 days of time span from the day of selection.The departments involved were highly recommended and good at their work, everything was done on time. During the whole process I have been asking about the job responsibilities and I have been assured that it will be matching to my current technical expertise, but it was not correct and I ended landing in the wrong project, and it was late to revert back my decision to join the company.

    Interview Questions
    • The weird and unexpected portion of the interview was personal questions which were framed to be required by the client and were totally irrelevant for your job duties and work in any company.But the client never asked me those questions, they have been exaggerated by the CTS project recruiters only and they are been working in work conditions compromising the work ethics and professionalism and they say its clients expectations. I am not ready to accept the ill minded working culture even though forced by the client.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was easy and smooth, it seems no one ever wanted to work in that project and they were desperate to get someone on board.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

    Interview Details

    There were three rounds of interview Technical, Manager and HR round.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

    Interview Details

    Pre-sreening via email; Actual interview over phone

    Interview Questions
    • None; standard PM behavioral questions focusing on previous experiences and challenges with the role   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

    Interview Details

    Quite simple

    No Offer
  8.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

    Interview Details

    1. HR Round
    2. Technical Round
    3. Account Manager Round
    4. Client Round

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Do not expect this company to even pretend to follow the barest minimum of responsiveness in the interview process. Even after a visit for which they pay, they will not respond if you are not their chosen candidate. Even after a positive interview on both my side and their, if they have selected someone else, they will not respond to any query, whatsoever, this includes HR, Hiring Manager, other tangential people.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    This company is the slowest from interview to offer process. It generally takes them 6 to 8 weeks for confirmed offer. Mostly there will be 3 rounds of interviews, technical, managerial and HR. They do not look outside unless there is real need, so ask for the highest salary that you can think of. If you are right candidate, you'll get what you ask for.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

    Interview Details

    The HR interview was very straight forward and to the point, it is the scheduling for the next set of interviews which is very random. They would all of a sudden call you at you cell at any time and tell you that they want to conduct the interview now. Moreover, when you tell them that instead of keeping adhoc calls it would be better to schedule these beforehand, they do not seem to pay attention to your request.
    Would appreciate if they streamline the hiring process with more camaraderie between the
    HR and the Project team folks.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

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