Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. Good company to work for

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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

    Pros

    market leading firm; challenging work; nice roster of clients makes Cognizant a nice place to work; use of latest technologies and tools also makes this place exciting

    Cons

    issues with work life balance is a major problem with Cognizant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Associate

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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

    Pros

    More options on Jobs in associate level

    Cons

    Assciate level are treated like slaves and there is no chance of promotion if we are entering as associates in Cognizant. So better to Join after manager level
    Associates who are pets to mangers will go to next levels in this organization, no matter how dumb the resource is

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not think Associates as slaves and give promotions on time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. Great company if you let them push you around and demand you move to each client

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Teaneck, NJ

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

    Pros

    At first it all seems good, as time develops you figure out who the power players are. Regardless of their skills.
    These are the people who get the highest evaluations and bonuses but are not billable.

    Cons

    Unfair bench policy, people with 20-90 days roll off the bench to be terminated but there are people who have 120+ days on the bench who just stay that way. The review policy is using some old school bell curve. The expectations to get a good review is not achievable and there are a lot of unhappy people because of this. Not a good company if you are not in the in group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't punish the employees for no work, what about the Client partners and sales people who are supposed to be getting the work but keep losing opportunities by pushing for a total offshore solution, US customers don't want it.
    You cannot be cheap and good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. A good company with plenty of opportunity but worst in recognizing the work

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities and different roles they offer in this company. A well reputed organizantion having clients across the globe

    Cons

    Worst recognition of the employee effort. So called appraisal system is horrible. one who is behind the manager can only survive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if they need to survive they need to value the effort of the employees. Change the appraisal system completely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. good for shareholders not for employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager - Projects in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager - Projects in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    share climbs - this happens at the cost of not giving bonus to the employee if they leave before bonus payout even though they have worked for the entire year and resign a month before the payout.

    Cons

    employee always loses - Many layers are created to make the employee feel like he/she is getting promoted. Asst mgr, mgr, sr mgr....etc. Pay is always low per CA standards and the management is full of regional bias.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as humans especially the ones at lower levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Compensation is good for Lateral recruits
    Polices are okay

    Cons

    I Joined as a Technical Manager , but the work which I did was really pathetic.
    They Just hire the Laterals and dump them in to some Maintenance Project where there is no need of your core Technical skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the Technical capabilities of the employee , and try to assign the work accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. not satisfactory

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    One can get a chance to work with client closely

    Cons

    dont get a choice of working in a interested field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make the mid level management more interactive with associates.

  9. Corporate growth is high

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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

    Pros

    quick roject turn around. not a great place to work long time, work hours are long,

    Cons

    Heavy politics, bad pay, middle management is a bottleneck for growth, no appreciation, bad immigration policies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Worst company I have ever worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    If you want to feel what it is like to work in India, join this company

    Cons

    1. Too large of a company
    2. Poor Human Resources department
    3. 100 Indians required to screw on 1 lightbulb
    4. Poor interview process
    5. Poor onboarding process
    6. Worst Help Support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send anyone to a business writing and english class
    Learn how to schedule and host meetings
    Learn the definition of expedite
    Go watch how US based companies operate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Terrible

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Competitive salary, but lower than competition

    Cons

    Everything else, horrible place to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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