Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
6,035 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture, Visa processing is streamline compare to other Indian based company (in 586 reviews)

  • gt; pretty good work-life balance, but still this depends on the project you get (in 536 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is poor as more work is expected than pure US based companies (in 365 reviews)

  • No work -life balance, a training period of one year for freshers (in 83 reviews)

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  1.  

    Can get cheated

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Salary is good..Apart from this i cant think of anything else.

    Cons

    There are literally no projects..They could promise you bug things when hiring you and then place you on the bench for long time..In case you decide to join the company make sure the project really does exist.Dont get cheated..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The company is not at all professional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Devops Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Devops Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are no Pros, as Company executives indulge in what can be called criminal behavior; most of the Company is full of Rejects from other companies

    Cons

    Company has no strength in it Executives who in turn are not open to recruiting Techies with knowledge, experience, skills in all newer IT Technlogies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company management should think of laying of widely flounting executives from India who are highy unethical in their conduct

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for technology Bad for MBA grads

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant - Business Consulting in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant - Business Consulting in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good marketing and branding activities to make the company look good from outside. Global opportunities to move around across the globe.

    Cons

    There is no business consulting nature of work. Most of the consulting guys have no exposure to business consulting and do not have the capacity to handle clients. They are paid less than tech consultants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what is business consulting and give training to consultants. It does not help a mba b school person if he is just picked up from campus and made to do anything that is not even related to business consulting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Onsite Coordinators made to slog day & night

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I don't see a good reason to work for any Indian companies like Infosys, TCS, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant, etc

    Cons

    Middle management does nothing except to heed to client requests and makes the low paying employees slog day and night. This is true if you are off-shore coordinator working from US. The offshore team is not setup efficiently. The onsite coordinator works day (at client location) and night (to manage the offshore team - it even includes reviewing all their work).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring more skilled people to onsite. And reduce onsite load.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    BEWARE!!! This corporation is pure evil.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I cannot for the life of me see any pros. The high pay is all a ploy to wrangle you into the job and then they treat you like a dog, and force you to work overtime for no overtime pay. They demand that you meet whatever workload is thrown at you, no matter how rediculous it is, and then threaten you, and treat you so %$@*&& unprofessionally. They scream at you through the phone, spewing vitriol and threats. These cretins need to go back to whatever hole they crawled out of.... go back to Teaneck and whatever foreign country you come from.

    Cons

    They work you like a sweat-shop dog... demanding that you work 14 to 16 hour days until the workload is done, but you get no overtime pay... now ISNT THAT AGAINST LABOR LAWS??? They have no idea if the workload is justified, they just want it done. So the nice salary that they snag you with is really only half as much because you are puting in a 60 to 80 hours work week. I will be filing a report with the atty general and anyone else I can think of very soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a) hold your higher level employees responsible to treating people like human beings. Screaming through the phone at someone should be a firing offense! This is 2014 and that old-school bully crap is fo rthe birds. There is a cancerous "northern attitude" that is evidently throughout the corporation. Almost everyone that I met Teaneck, is rude, back-stabbing, liars, and snitches. Everyone is so freaking miserable, they treat everyone like hell, and will stab you in the back in a heartbeat. STAY AWAY!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Racial Discrimination

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Better Onsite opportunity
    Salary is good

    Cons

    For Tamils Only,they will make your life difficult if you join a chennai based project and you are not tamil.
    No Sick leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Join as Lateral and leave in 2- years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Its upto your negotiation skills man...

    If you are idly sambar.. you get some bonus points.

    Cons

    1. Don't join as fresher
    2. Don't mess with T- manager
    3. Don't entertain offshore calls from home.
    4. Don't work for more than 9 hours
    5. Don't stick to this for more than 2-3 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't need any advice... You know what needs to be improved.. but you don't change that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very Hierarchical

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Really Cant think of any

    Cons

    Very Hierarchical, bad on compensation and HR

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Very unproffesional

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    THERE ARE NONE, I don't have anything nice to say

    Cons

    arrogance, professionalism, condescending. All he talks about is him self

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should hire someone that care about their client and doesn't think he's a film star at all times especially when it's time to take care of customwers

  11.  

    Just a name and number.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits at a very reasonable cost.

    Cons

    No administrative support. I was never able to get answers to simple HR or Help Desk questions.

    Doesn't Recommend

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