Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in United Kingdom

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3.5 84 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza

Frank D'Souza

(55 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture compared to other offshoring companies(in 496 reviews)

  • Better work-life balance as compared to top tier consulting companies(in 415 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life Balance & Onshore opportunities depends on the project you are into(in 288 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of nightly offshore calls(in 64 reviews)

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    No respect for any staff

    Program Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

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

    ConsAnything 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Joined as a name, now just a number

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

    ProsNone 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    • Disapproves of CEO

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    Not a good experience at Manager level

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

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

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementNeed 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosreasons 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

    ConsSubjected 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 Senior ManagementTake a good hard look at the culture of the organisation

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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