Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
6,035 Reviews
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6,035 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salaries- some opportunities - good training - potential growth

    Cons

    Long hours - office culture - internal politics

    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good to start for a Grad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Growth was eminent in Europe

    Cons

    Staggered growth and career progression
    Managers from offshore deputed in UK are not sensitive to culture or laws in UK

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use a telescope and not just the magnifying glass to see what is the ground reality

  3.  

    Business Consulting is not really consulting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good career optys, global travel, etc.

    Cons

    Business Consulting is largely about business analysis. No direction in providing the right career path in CBC. Saturation and lack of growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have separate career and promotion paths for the CBC

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people working hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Durring my time, the people I met where open and supportive, driven and talented for the most part. I served time at a major CTS customer, difficult but enjoyed the experience.

    Cons

    Integrating with offshore delivery model, communication and client centric model where all challenging. Difficult to adhere to a standard and an ethos so remote.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrating teams across different engagements, building a work community beyond offshore. Capturing what works across the various projects to improve delivery. Focus on not just selling in resources but the high value areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    lots of opportunities abroad, compensation

    Cons

    office culture, no transparency in people process,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    transparency in appraisal and promotions

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good culture and great people

    Cons

    Inexperienced and non decision making management with very traditional indian mentality, certainly not a Tier 5 company as they keep claiming.
    No consulting experience what so ever and won't have with just bringing in offshore people to clients site

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better training for yourselves on how to manage with cooperation and not manipulating employees to take the blame.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Consultant

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, in-house training, compensation, benefits

    Cons

    Company organization, poor management, perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office culture

  9.  

    Better than other Indian IT Players but not up to mark with International ones

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Clear Pay structure
    Better Onsite opportunities

    Cons

    Client decision rules Cognizant management even at employee level
    Promotion is based on seniority and not performance
    No visibility to Senior Management
    No Process or Policy
    HR is just a tick in the box, cant find a genuine use of having HR in organisation
    Personal growth is not at all considered
    Unethical practices at Senior Leadership at BU level is becoming very common
    Body shopping and nothing else. Even a Level 10 student can get a very good billing and Cognizant would be proud of it. Cognizant's mantra is Billing Billing and Billing. Not bothered on how the billing is generated and how it relates back to Organisation's mission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to clear up the mess and trim down the excess fat at various levels of the organisational pyramid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Appraisal process should be quantitative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good in term of onsite opportunity

    Cons

    Appraisal process is not very transparent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appraisal process need to be revisited

  11.  

    A pleasant one

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work because of the high quality culture that is put in perspective.

    Cons

    No sour experiences during my tenure

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