Cognizant Technology Solutions
3.5 of 5 4,434 reviews
www.cognizant.com Teaneck, NJ 5000+ Employees

Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Apr 6, 2014
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3.5 70 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza

Frank D'Souza

(49 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A pleasant one

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

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

ConsNo sour experiences during my tenure

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A lot of potential, but currently hampered by arbitrary business mechanisms.

Manager (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

ProsGood platform for an introduction to market leading clients in a wide range of industries across the world. A solid range of technical expertise can be sought within the consultancy. Future plans as set by CEO and board level members points to a good future growth strategy.

ConsOverbearing business processes hampers innovation, progression and at times morale. Communications to and between employees is typically very impersonal - associates at all levels of the organisation are communicated as a numeric ID rather than names. Politics having negative impact to Cognizant internal delivery structure and fractures are damaging potential client solution proposals.

Advice to Senior ManagementFor BAU clients and operations - hire appropriately.
For your innovation strategy - again, hire appropriately.

Please remember that employees are people - try investing more time and effort in building appropriate teams for appropriate objectives; you'll end up enhancing quality and not have to fight the price wars you're engaged in against lesser S.Is'!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good work ethics

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

ProsThis firm is Employee friendly.you will find buddies all around the world to help you .

ConsPublic sector. This is a tough area right now. Governments are in the process of cutting back, especially in light of budget deficits. Thus, expect these pressures to have an impact on the firm.

Management. This is a highly complex organization
Hard work is must onshore.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore perks for deserving employees

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Overall good experience will say

Project Management Officer (Current Employee)
Leeds, England (UK)

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions for more than 5 years

Proshas spent 5+ years with no growth

Conssome bad experience with lower management

Advice to Senior ManagementLower management people are non co operative. racism noticed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not bad

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

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

ProsGood package; Some very good clients

ConsCareer progression- lot of it depends on your line manager; Lack of good projects

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall OK to work

SharePoint Architect (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsLocation wise flexible if you are hire by UK office

Cons- Un-necessary work pressure
- Everybody just bother about numbers - not the quality and your career progression
- Not at all good bonus and salary hike structure.
- Everything controlled by Offshore Manager

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at employees career progression rather than just number..

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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So far, so good

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

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

ProsI have been at the company for 7 months working in the Programme Management Practice, good entrepreneurial culture, flat hierarchal culture bridges the divide with senior management and bunch of great people to work with.

ConsGiven the practice is as a result of an acquisition, a lot of work is still needed to seamlessly integrate with the wider business consulting practice...disconnect between teams leading to frustration.

Advice to Senior ManagementFast track the integration and refine the proposition.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Consultant (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsGood Company, Culture, Communication from higher management, Great Colleagues, Overall good

ConsPolitics, lack of direction, wrong strategy, slowing growth, BFS sucks

Advice to Senior ManagementCant comment

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Company to make a good career from provided you are good at politics as well !

Associate Projects (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsGood bonus
Wide range of clients and domains
Good processes and new technologies
Good and talented people

ConsLots of politics in banking domain
Switching/choosing domain/accounts will have to wait for years to happen
Resources usually overutilized
Unbalanced work/personal life

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let your delay become my priority
Make it less obvious that you are worried about your personal growth,people get discouraged
Don't treat people like resources alone

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Mixed feelings

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

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

ProsAble to work with latest technology. And good friends circle.

ConsThe quality of new people getting into the company are very bad. And the training given to them are not upto the mark. And the downfall is that, poor quality in the product that we give to the client. Also the seniors will have to sit overtime to train them and correct their mistakes.
Rewards are not that great. The setup in the company is that, in order to get good salary you need to climb up to a managerial level or architectural level. If you are interested in doing coding and want to earn a good salary, search for a better place.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange the structure. For those who like to code, give them that opportunity, rather than asking them to show management skills. Reward and give proper feedback for good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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