Cognizant Technology Solutions
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www.cognizant.com Teaneck, NJ 5000+ Employees

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94% Approve of the CEO

Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza

Frank D'Souza

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76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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8 years as mainframe developer

Associate (Current Employee)
Wheeling, IL

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

ProsVision, Business values, Customer satisfaction and retention

ConsSalary, lack of proper hierarchy pyramid

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Among the best within the large IT Outsourcing firms

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsFocus on developing consulting expertise

Conslarge size, risk aversion and lack of investment in associates

Advice to Senior ManagementConsulting is now the key differentiation among large IT firms, and I have consistently seen a hesitation on part of the senior mgmt to invest in developing the consulting skills of the in house BAs. I think a long term outlook on ROI on consulting investment needs to be encouraged rather than a short term return based investment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Project Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsExcellent Work culture and good Team to work

ConsSalary fitment is not right and no growth after some time

Advice to Senior ManagementSalary should be revised as per industry

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall, a great company to work for but has its share of problems

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

ProsGood work-life balance, good growth opportunities and overall a great place to work. It takes some time to get used to the culture but most people who make it beyond a year will usually stick around for the long haul.

ConsAs with any growing organization, managing a company of this size is getting more and more bureaucratic. Also, management needs to address the growth pangs of associates more creatively.

Advice to Senior ManagementNice job, but watch out going forward - others have been here and we know where they are now!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great work enviornment, great opportunities, not so great $$$ for sub-management employees

Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

ProsCognizant has provided a challenging work environment. I have been very satistifed with the compentency of our management. There are definitely opportunities for professional & career growth

ConsI haven't been very satistified with my salary thus far. You really need to make management before you start seeing a good salary and respectable bonuses. Most people at below-management levels in our office received bonuses in the neighborhood of 300-500 last year, which is a hard pill to swallow when managers are making 7,000 - 12,000 bonuses.
While there are definitely opportunities for growth, it seems that a LOT of people get stuck at the Senior Associate level. After that, the people that I know who are above that level seem to experience steady career growth and professional development. You really need to make sure you are doing something to stand out to get beyond the SA level, or you will get stuck & frustrated. I guess that is the whole "manage up or manage out" philosophy, but I do know a lot of talented people that are struggling to break through to the next level - it is very competative.

Advice to Senior ManagementWould love to have a more transparent pay structure.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awsome place to work

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

Prosgreat opportunities and htey aggressively move you to stretch you

Consthey work really hard and expect you to put in long hours

Advice to Senior Managementfocus on work life balance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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