Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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Pros
  • Good work culture compared to other offshoring companies (in 586 reviews)

  • Work-Life balance(depending on type of project/client/teams) (in 536 reviews)

Cons
  • office culture poor perks no work life balance (in 365 reviews)

  • No work life balance (In Some Projects) (in 83 reviews)

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  1. Its a Manager company!!

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You will have to work like HELL !! you may or may not get the rewards

    Cons

    You will have to put soap on Managers to get promotion or Career growth.
    Sucking the blood out of the employee is the strategy
    Low compensation
    HR is total waster that they abide by what manager says

    Advice to Management

    Please provide proper compensation to the deserved employee.
    The Independent Leadership team" created by the HR team to supervise the Manager is nominating the right candidate for promotion, rating for the deserved candidate does not work. Because the HR listens to what the Manager says and the Manager is totally biased in giving nominating the candidates. Need a more stringent process to tackle it. May be need to monitor how this HR team work


  2. Cts

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    None nothing zero worthless thx

    Cons

    Everything bad salary no hike no promotion

    Advice to Management

    Good for lateral joinee


  3. Bodyshop alert!! Below Market Salary

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, maybe a little too much. That is the only pro about this company.

    Cons

    Oh where to start? Way below market salary for US hires. There is absolutely no direction for campus hires. 99% of the employees are Indian which makes for a very unique (not in a good way) work environment. No visibility into promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees market salary. Recruit at top tier universities. Get feedback from your campus hires.


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  5. Sr manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Teaneck, NJ

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be a good working company with support from sr management . All they care about nowadays is profitability.

    Cons

    difficult to get cross trained across technologies.

    Advice to Management

    become a bit more employee centric. Invest in resources ,thats the only way a company can grow


  6. Helpful (1)

    Bad review rating due to bad management of few bad projects

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work life balance
    teams are good

    Cons

    Management needs to look into resources' interest
    In few projects, managers think its their owned project and they can do anything without following ethics and HR policies. Which is killing resources' interest and leading to attrition or release request from project. eg. project in El Segundo CA ( don't want to specify specific project but hint, its a government project)

    Please check and think twice if someone receives offer to join El Segundo project ( don't want to specify specific project but hint, its a government project)

    Advice to Management

    HR , higher management need to check such projects and respective managers/directors and advise them they should not consider its their owned project and look for resources' interests and should show respect to resources request.
    eg. project in El Segundo CA ( don't want to specify specific project but hint, its a government project)


  7. Body shoppers

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant - Business Consulting in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant - Business Consulting in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to easily leave. None that I can think of even after spending some time

    Cons

    Bosses are not accountable, what else would you expect from an Indian IT firm. Also dupes USCIS

    Advice to Management

    Grow a pair


  8. Helpful (5)

    Bad be aware

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not that I can think of. It does

    Cons

    They offered me a full-time opportunity then after 2 weeks they told me that I was refused. Extremely unorganized and misleading organization. They are acting like you're a robot. They don't understand about your needs.

    Advice to Management

    They should change their understanding regarding the job.


  9. Ready to give your life but expect to terminate if there is no billing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Immigration work for employees, Benefits and Package

    Cons

    Cognizant wouldn't mind to terminate you if there was no billing for more than two weeks. Not sure why it is an employee problem. Organization expects employee to work with client on making sure you of their billing. You have to work on your project, you have to work on business development and you have to provide training to offshore..... its endless

    Advice to Management

    Do not take employees life for growth of the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Only pros they have huge number of openings.

    Cons

    Never join this organization as they will play with your career. They keep you moving from one project to another. There is no support from the company once you are on the project. They have very strict bench policy of 5 weeks and they will initiate termination after that.

    The salary they offer are peanuts as compared to market rate.

    Advice to Management

    Please be courteous to employees. They earn you money.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Worst company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    cannot think of anything positive, I wish I could have given 0 stars

    Cons

    you are assigned lot of work and no reward, you are expected to do more and more, work on weekends, promised to be given something either whie joining or on the job and in return actually you get nothing, very less salary, lot of politics, no value for employees, when you quit the job - they dont even bother to return any amount they owe to you, unless you send a million emails and phone calls, not employee-friendly

    Advice to Management

    do not make false promises, be fair and transparent, send the outstanding amount you owe without constant follow-ups



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