Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
5,346 Reviews

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5,346 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.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7.  

    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 for 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
  8. 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 for 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
  9.  

    Senior Software

    • 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

    Pros

    Employee Benefits is good,Relocation expenses,secures job

    Cons

    Delayed GC processing, no proper updates on when they file GC

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to process GC as per the policy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sr. Consultant

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

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture allows for working and learning from Senior Management

    Cons

    Being a Tier 2 consulting firm;relocating to client location is sometimes required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focusing on restructuring the consulting work selling can help get more quality work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The best immigration support & decent salary compare to Indian companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Architect  in  Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Technology Architect in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    If you are in right account & vertical, you will get good growth.

    Cons

    Salary less than US market

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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