Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in United Kingdom

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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    No respect for any staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Unfortunatley after a year of working for them, I could not provide pros

    Cons

    Anything that they can do to wriggle out of terms of contracts will be done, not matter how low, including try to push Indian employeee law, although I am a UK employee ie only allowing 15 days holiday, not respecting English public holidays etc Senior Management failed delivery on 3 separate programme.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Joined as a name, now just a number

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of. A huge organisation and probably good if you join near the top but minimal contact between juniors and seniors, so not sure.

    Cons

    Little or no career progression for corporate functions and minimal financial incentives. Looks after the senior management but other actual workers are farmed out and left to make the company money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your support staff and give them a chance to progress and make improvements to what are obviously very broken systems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good experience at Manager level

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Fast growing company and will hopefully continue growth over the next 6 months

    Cons

    No work life balance, one person is expected to do 2 person's job. No respect for the work that you do. It's only about profitability even if it comes at the cost of over burdening their own people with work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to look at some investment into the accounts and looking at long term growth rather than short term profit. Don't kill your people with 12-13 hours of work each day. Reduce levels of approvals required, the organisation works like a govt. hierarchy with no empowerment to its middle managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overworked ... underpaid ... promised accelerated career advancement never delivered, your career will stall!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    reasons I initially chose to work at Cognizant Tech Solutions -
    Potential to work on exciting global projects
    Flat management structure
    Ability to contribute and make a difference

    Cons

    Subjected to Snr Management shouting at you when they wanted something done
    Being undermined at meetings and infront of your staff
    No transparency around year end reviews or setting objectives
    MASSIVE blame culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good hard look at the culture of the organisation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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