Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
5,921 Reviews
3.5
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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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.  

    promotion

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    not at all good... all fake ... and luck

    Cons

    respect for women is good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look into leadership qualities of Executive management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Typical Indian firm on growth trajectory

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

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

    Pros

    Good payment, high growth, inter-disciplinary work

    Cons

    Hierarchical, very procedure based, more tactical than strategic focus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It everything depends on your immediate Boss. No transparency, but good job variation

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

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

    Pros

    Job Security , less firing. Less stress for ladies.

    Cons

    Growth is less, not inclining to latest tech and process, Very less transparency in rating & appraisal, minimal hike, no company privileges other than cab facility and lack of leadership skills in middle level management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't cover incompetent folks in project.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good work place for some of the clients

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

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

    Pros

    work and life can't be balanced here

    Cons

    company is growing big and benefits to the employees got decreased.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some of the project managers won't treat their reportees properly. Please treat them as humans not as machines

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management doesn't care about you unless you're buddies with them, the whole company is offshore-driven.

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    - Learn new technologies.
    - Travel to different places and locations.
    - Travel is paid most of the time.
    - Sometimes you get a good manager.

    Cons

    - Hard to get promoted and get your salary structure revised.
    - The company is very offshore-driven and seems to care more about its Indian employees than any other.
    - Management is not supportive of your career development plans. They will keep you in a project even when you don't want to be there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers to be supportive of Associates' career-development plans and location preferences. Don't lie to your associates and tell them one thing then do another. That is a sure-fire way to lose talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Large and growing Consulting Company

    Cons

    slow Poor and lower management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open to new ideas and quick action

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    If you dont care about much salary and ready to slog go for it

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Promotions seems to be fair enough atleast for me
    Growth oppurtuniites are faster

    Cons

    you need to slog
    You need to sacrifice personal life
    nominal salary if u reach Senior Associate , but if its below that position then u will be paid very less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you pick right person in offshore to improve productivity and help onsite folks lead their normal life

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very poor salaries, they use employees from India

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    Culture in the company is good

    Cons

    Salary is very low compared to lateral recruits in the USa

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont discriminate and use the employees (ie., pay pathetic salaries) on H1 and L1 coming from India

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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