Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in United Kingdom

6,026 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    No respect for any staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (less than an 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. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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