Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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Pros
  • Good work culture compared to other offshoring companies (in 586 reviews)

  • Work-Life balance(depending on type of project/client/teams) (in 536 reviews)

Cons
  • office culture poor perks no work life balance (in 365 reviews)

  • No work life balance (In Some Projects) (in 83 reviews)

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  1. No credit for performance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits better than similar consulting companies from India.

    Cons

    No recognition for high performers.


  2. Systems Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Variety of projects and opportunity

    Cons

    Dirty politics and low pay


  3. Sernior Test Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good projects to work
    PTCoE / PACE - best among competitors

    Cons

    Pay correction, No good leadership at mid. level management

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your teams values. Expecting to employee to go the Extra miles, You should be ready to compensate / Reward those Extra miles too!


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  5. Average

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good engineers and great culture

    Cons

    Old timers sometimes are really really incompetent and can get onto your nerves

    Advice to Management

    Some(only few) old timers at AD or D levels out there - just bad mouthing to hide incompetence and spoiling the whole rhythm. Identify and clean.


  6. Program Director

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Forward thinking Leaders Good business outlook

    Cons

    Salary is less COLA is very very low

    Advice to Management

    Focus on core srength


  7. Java Developer

    Current Contractor - Java Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Java Developer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working Environment and freedom to be creative.

    Cons

    No prior notice for project ending

    Advice to Management

    Give at least 2 weeks notice to employees if the project is ending


  8. Nice place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Automation Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - QA Automation Engineer in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    There is Good emphasis on process

    Cons

    Compensation is not very good


  9. Good for stability, bad for growth

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for stability, good projects

    Cons

    growth opportunities, project changes and immediate management.


  10. Great place to learn about executing projects with a globally dispersed team

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get a lot of exposure. They have good client projects that are large in size and impact. Get to work with a lot of smart people and learn to execute projects on a onsite-offshore model.

    Cons

    The company still struggles to integrate US workers with foreign workers.
    The organization is very political for a professional services company.

    Advice to Management

    Please work on integrating different cultures.


  11. I work at Cognizant Technology Solutions for 5 years

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company, Onsite Opportunities, better culture

    Cons

    Salary, Bonus and learning skills

    Advice to Management

    start using good tools to the customer



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