Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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Pros
  • Good work culture compared to other offshoring companies (in 586 reviews)

  • Work-Life balance(depending on type of project/client/teams) (in 536 reviews)

Cons
  • office culture poor perks no work life balance (in 365 reviews)

  • No work life balance (In Some Projects) (in 83 reviews)

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  1. London - Management consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good senior management within FS
    work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of extra curricular activities
    Too IT focused, even in the MC divisions

    Advice to Management

    Move up the value chain


  2. Good to Start with

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CTS is a good firm if you join as PAT. You will enjoy the taining period and the Exit test and CCA are not that difficult.

    Also depending on the project you opt, your work load and technology will depend. So chose wisely the Project,

    Having a good time working with CTS

    Cons

    Not good quality work given to PAT.
    Growth rate and increment is at slower pace.


  3. Senior Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Good Salary, Lots of opportunities for Learning and Development

    Cons

    Performance Cycles & Promotions need to be more fair

    Advice to Management

    Good work and good long term strategy.


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  5. Senior Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good consulting assignments
    - Less politics as compared to Big4 consulting companies

    Cons

    - Some of the benefits are not as great as Big 4 consulting companies
    - The mindset of the company is yet not that of a consulting company and it would take some time to change this

    Advice to Management

    - Inculcate some of the best practices of the Big 4 to improve as a consulting organisation


  6. Great company to grow

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    very positive work environment and good culture. This company encourages employees to take initiatives and rewards good work

    Cons

    lack of processes and supports process may not be established in all countries


  7. Overall

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

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, Growth path for Junior level.Hard work get rewarded.

    Cons

    Less Salary, Middle management don't take risk


  8. Nice company to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company is at the forefront of the transformation. fast moving. Takes decent care of their employees. Very good CxO level leadership.

    Cons

    Not an efficient middle management. HR policy needs a lot improvements given how year-end appraisal are captured and managed. Lack of transparency as far as promotion is decided.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you doing at the TOP level. Although, make the middle management a lot more accountable and enable transparency in HR policies.


  9. Decent place to work

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, decent package, lots of global opportunity

    Cons

    Not very transparent performance appraisal, Too much expansion so short term cuts for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Should be balanced focus between growth and employee satisfaction.


  10. Good overall experience, very much have to own your career as with any consultancy

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well compensated
    Good work life balance (depending on project)
    Experience of different clients
    Friendly company culture
    Good management

    Cons

    Can get stuck at one client
    Sometimes can be difficult to demonstrate ability because of project visibility

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within as opposed to hiring externally


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good learning

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good leadership. great benefits and compensation. Company is growing really well and hence there are great opportunities within the organisation. Great global presence. In the last decade, it has left behind every other competitor and grown at a phenomenon rate. Poised to be a tier 1 s/w service provider globally.

    Cons

    like in any other company, growth and promotion is linked to your manager



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