Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
5,356 Reviews

3.5
5,356 Reviews
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture starting from training to project deliverables (in 501 reviews)

  • Better work-life balance as compared to top tier consulting companies (in 422 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life Balance & Onshore opportunities depends on the project you are into (in 291 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of nightly offshore calls (in 65 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent Company to work

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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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours but varies from project to project
    People are approachable most of the times

    Cons

    Management structure needs to improve
    Personal growth does not depend on the work you do.
    Lot of internal politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    restructure the goal setting and review policies and structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It is good company with perfect work-life balance

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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 full-time

    Pros

    work culture is great and good employee benefits

    Cons

    salary is little below par

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Place to Grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career, significant opportunities with high profile customers.

    Cons

    High amount of travel, not all managers have the same level of drive and passion. Find a good manager and you will be successful here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am happy with the management situation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work

    • 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 full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Forward looking culture that promotes entreprenuership in the DNA

    Cons

    you have to learn to battle politics and internal communities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Job so far...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My experience has been great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Test Analyst  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Software Test Analyst in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They teach you everything you need to know to do your job and everyone is very supportive. Additionally they have a comprehensive online learning suite so you can learn most anything you want.

    Cons

    Vertical advancement can be challenging I feel. I also think that working at a client site I feel more like an employee of the client than an employee of Cognizant (granted I am not sure this is that much of a con, but had to say it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Cognizant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    Good work culture.Best in indian IT companies in immigration process.Job security.

    Cons

    No technical growth for new resources if they are consumed in a project.Project changing is difficult.Too consumed with IT solutions with lagging in exploring new oppurtunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to appreciate resources at all levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lots of empowerment and Aggressive Leadership

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    1. Strong Executive Leadership with amazing vision
    2. Lot of Empowerment to Employee
    3. Aggressive Leadership
    4. Great Team
    5. Fairly good compensation

    Cons

    1. Lack of maturity in processes and Tools

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organization is losing focus on People's aspirations and work-life balance. It would be helpful to focus on these areas.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company To Work

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

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

    Pros

    Cognizant is very understanding when it comes to having location constraints. Health benefits, 401K, Stock Option are at par with top companies. Travel & Relocation policies are pretty good. No Contracts of any sort.

    Cons

    Salary is not at par with industry standards. Salary structure has improved in last couple of years but it still needs to catch up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Performance engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Good salary, good working culture.. Fun at work

    Cons

    Too many people so getting recognition is hard

  11.  

    Working for Cognizant

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    Current Employee - Security Analyst  in  College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in College Station, TX

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to move up within Cognizant

    Cons

    As of now no Cons with working for Cognizant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Hard work pays off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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