Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
6,054 Reviews
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6,054 Reviews
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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.  

    Overall good experience in terms of opportunities and flexibility.

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

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

    Pros

    The salary is a little less as compared to other American counterparts but there is job stability and growth prospects.
    Opportunities to move to other horizontals to pursue better roles. Annual bonus adds to the salary.

    Cons

    Not enough visibility because of huge size of the company and salary is not on par with other American companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation and leadership programs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good opportunities, compensation not so good

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

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

    Pros

    has good opportunities for personal growth, sr mgmt is fair and encouraging

    Cons

    not enough compensation for good work, benefits can be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to work on appropriately compensating good performing employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Project Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Everything depends on your project and manager.

    Cons

    Don't expect promotions for next 4 years after you join..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good workplace

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

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

    Pros

    Good work place. Good HR Policies. Provides chance to learn and excel.

    Cons

    Promotion, appraisal and compensation policies not transparent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparent promotion and appraisal policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great workplace and culture

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

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

    Pros

    Empowered culture and managerial levels
    Flexible work timings
    Rapid Career Growth
    Very good executive management

    Cons

    Long work hours at night

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work culture and connect from top to bottom should improve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to start your career

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to start with, good opportunity to learn and improve skills. Working with highly skilled and talented people shapes future in the right way.

    Cons

    With the company growing, it has become less transparent with the process. Management is now focusing on only profits and not being able to address employee grievances in the right manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should give time to listen to employee problems and should try to address them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working at the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Opportunities and Management Focus on Growth

    Cons

    Politics and Favoritism depending on who you work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teams operating in coherence should be a KPI.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Exposure towards emerging technologies, great senior leadership, opportunity to re-discover yourselves, Technology challenges, Diverse and vast Tech expertise team.

    Cons

    Work life balance is very specific to the group/program you are associated with, compensation, too many groups and ownership with in the organization (where sometimes you will be competing with the internal groups to service your customer)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Niche groups/horizontals are too many; niche service overlaps are not governed, some times resulting in shallow services to customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It is good working with Cognizant

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

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

    Pros

    Good Salary, Good projects, Good place to work

    Cons

    There is no job rotation, Please work for the same project for many years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company for Short time

    • 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

    Career growth is good in the beginning.
    Good onsite opportunities

    Cons

    Managers are not potential leaders.
    Those who stay long term in company see the career growth slows down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be evaluated for leadership qualities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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