Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in San Francisco, CA

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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    No career growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    If you negotiate well then can have good salary.

    Cons

    Management is bad, no thought process, no career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the growth of employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    review of cts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    work life balance is better
    better onsite oppurtunities

    Cons

    compensation is poor
    career growth differs across the company

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Very bad company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    More projects and growth oppurtunities

    Cons

    Very poorly compensated.. too much politics .Managers and above enjoy all the benefits.Treats employees like crap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees below Managers with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    Work smart ( not hard) for your success and survival

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Fast growing organization, that means you have good chance to move up to the ladder if you can survive the politics.
    Low salaries, but good medical and other benefits like ESOP and ESPP.
    Can get, truely global experience.

    Cons

    You have to be online/work almost 24x7
    You should know, when,how and whom to talk to your ideas... Else, you will find , nextbday, all your ideas published with your managers name on it!!!
    You will be extremely successful, if you know : how to make "clien"t happy and increase revenues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Client is important .... But not everything!!! Do not measure success of a person solely based on what clinrt says or how much person contributed towards new revennue generation!!!

  6.  

    horrible in making payments. they treat contractors like slaves. they have to beg for salaries.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    good brand name but that mis leads you. everyone here is quite happy because they are in the comfort zone. and the contractors are facing tremendous heat.

    Cons

    horrible in paying the contractors. they route you through the prefered vendors with horrible payment terms of 45 days. and no one cares whether you are paid or not. the only dissapointing part but the most important one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please be considerate while hiring. dont hire without calculations. and please dont be regionally inclined and partial. please make sure the contractors are happy just as your employees would be. after all we are also a part and contributing towards the growth of CTS.

    No opinion of CEO

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