Cognizant Technology Solutions Interview Questions

Updated Sep 17, 2014
Updated Sep 17, 2014
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Telephonic (with HR), In person (with technical manager), In Person (with Project Manager). Technical interviewer covered all the depth topics in C++ from memory management till program to implement virtual tables. some questions were on inheritance complexities , OOPS principals etc

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected questions were about some general math puzzles   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    good. Accepted for the rate I asked for
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had 3 round of interviews
    First with the Technical Team where i had to go over the product related questions based on scenarios and the solution i applied in my past experience
    Second with Client and the Technical Team- Client had more questions related to my experience on handling the situation like short notice on projects and surprises
    Third is with HR and Global Immigration Team - Related to my visa status and documentations

    Interview Questions
    • They want most difficult situations (scenario based) from my experience how i designed a solution to a client.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Not really
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate - Projects Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 Technical rounds followed by manager round, good questions on all the technologies i mentioned in the resume and it was a good experience. architecture and scenario based questions to test your ability

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Was not able to negociate more as i was looking for Hyderabad position
    Accepted Offer
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was very good, the way the interviewer asked the question is really good...
    Full of experience related not personal questions....

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    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Included three steps - Telephonic, In person and HR on the phone. I couldn't really understand the interviewer's questions on the phone as the guy had a very thick Indian accent.

    Interview Questions
    • They don't expect a genius any monkey with decent coding knowledge would do   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

    Interview Details

    It was of 3 rounds. One Technical, Managerial and HR. Managerial was around the processes and the team fitment. This position was for 3 yrs of experience so it was not too tough

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was difficult as it was for a 3 yrs exp position   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Technology Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied to the company by submitting a resume to an on campus interview staff.
    Once through that I had 45min to 1 hour in person interview, the interviewer seemed to be a
    The on campus interview was pretty easy, some simple interpersonal questions.

    2-3 weeks later I had an another in person interview in Dallas with some more senior members of the company.

    There was another interpersonal interviewer who asked questions related to how to deal with people, which was pretty simple.

    And the last interviewer asked more technical questions related to the programming skills that I had on my resume.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you like soccer?

      Of which i answered no, which was the wrong answer.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

    Interview Details

    I got a intital communication from cognizant HR reg a open position in San Jose CA for Hadoop developer position. I had interview with the Cognizant folks which I cleared. Then I had 3 rounds of technical discussion with clients which went for 1.30 hrs. Clients grilled me more on Java and Hadoop knowledge. Finally I got the offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Consultant - Business Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

    Interview Details

    The overall process takes 4-6 weeks. I had 4-5 rounds of interviews including 3 rounds of telephonic and a face-to-face interview. It takes some time for background check once the company gives the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • In the Business Consulting, the interviews can be grilling since the interviewers have wide range of experience in a particular business function.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation since the salaries of MBAs is very standard and at par with the market rates.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    For experienced Candidates, Resumes are screened and then Technical Discussion takes place. If the Technical Phase is clear, then HR discussions start which include Salary & Designations. For Freshers, it is up to the Management & HR department to decide on what basis they would like to select a candidate.

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