Cognizant Technology Solutions Director Interview Questions

Updated Jul 9, 2014
Updated Jul 9, 2014
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Director Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Teaneck, NJ
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Teaneck, NJ
Application Details

I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Interview Details

One phone interview with hiring manager. He was in transit on a Bluetooth and kept cutting off - very disrupting. The next interview was held via videoconference. I went to Teaneck and met with hiring manager on Cognizant's video conference system (Tandberg). Received offer very soon after that. He talked quite a bit and didn't give me an opportunity to share my opinions or thoughts. I wanted to be able to tell him how I would handle the project.

Interview Questions
  • Hiring Manager explained that I would be taking over for someone else who had developed the project and explained my responsibilities as though they were in place. When I asked for details he replied that they actually hadn't done any of it yet.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
Don't be too quick to accept their first salary offer. There is room for negotiation in salary but not bonus or vacation.
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Cognizant Technology Solutions

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Teaneck, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Teaneck, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview was a phone screen followed by in person interviews in Teaneck. During the process I met with the head of the practice overall as well as the head of my particular area of specialization. Overall positive but surprised after the interview at how dysfunctional parts of the organization turned out to be.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult or unexpected but depends on who you speak with and your experience   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation available they were pretty solid in their offer and what they would negotiate on.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interviewers were hands-on and practical. Not much BS. All through video conference. Mainly behavioral questions, they also shared what they are working on and asked what I would do about it.

    Interview Questions
    • How much did you make in the past 3 years?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Didn't get a good feeling after ruthless negotiations over pennies.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

    Interview Details

    Total 4 rounds including Functional, Business and Hr. The head of the unit also had another round. It is good to see the focus of the organization in terms of leadership hiring.

    Interview Questions
    • Not really... they were more aligned to specific work area   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes, negotiation can be done with authentic data.
    Accepted Offer
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

    Interview Details

    For this level you need 4 interviews or more. It was ok overall but time consuming.

    Interview Questions
    • Actually do not recall a difficult question from any of the interviewers   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Increased notice period, reduced non-compete. Salary was top end and bonus fixed to level.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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