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Cognizant Technology Solutions Senior Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 31, 2014
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Anonymous Employee
Jersey City, NJ

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in August 2012.

Interview Details – HR walkthrough of resume
Technical phone Interview - Not much asked
Client Interview

Interview Question – No Business case just brush up the basic concepts   Answer Question

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Senior Associate
Jersey City, NJ

I applied through college or university and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in September 2010.

Interview Details – 3 rounds, very detailed and intense

Interview Question – I had to do a test with real business scenarios   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Anonymous Employee

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

Interview Details – Hiring procwss involves 2 Technical and 1 managerial round which is techincal also. then HR

Interview Question – Its all the basic questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – not much only 30 %

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Senior Associate

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Interview Details – 2 rounds of technical interview. both lasted for a hour long. Interviews were knowledgeable and likely to go to the root level questions rather than scenario based questions.

Interview Question – There were no scenario based questions which was a surprise because it was a interview for a experienced professional   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Interview Details – 3 round interview background check and hiring process took 2 weeks

Interview Question – How would you manage sales and delivery in parallel   Answer Question

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Interview Details – Interview process was very quick and with proper schedules

Interview Question – More in to technical and javascript questions   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Interview Details – Got referred by recruiting firm. There will initial HR filtering interview; Once clearing it you may have 1 or more technical interviews from the cognizant team followed by client interviews (in some cases).

Clearing the technical / Client interview, you would final interview to discuss the benefits package and offer details.

Interview Question – Why do you want to leave current job   Answer Question

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Interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions

Interview Details – There was not much of an interview process other than one phone interview and another client interview. The sickest part of the entire process was after rolling out the offer and asking me to inform my current employer at the time they told me that there would a client interview. Which was absolutely stupid.

Interview Question – Pretty Basic...More than talent what they need is a RESOURCE who can work for them cheap and long hours   Answer Question

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Senior Associate
Rochester, NY

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in July 2011.

Interview Details – - Prescreening on the resume based on the required skillset for the job profile.
- 1-2 rounds of Technical interview (one on skype)
- Managerial/HR discussion

Interview Question – - Role based questions mostly through an example to explain your approach to handle an adverse situation in delivery   View Answer

Negotiation Details – negotiation seems to work only based on the urgency of the job post/business requirement and the type of skill set. They offer a competetive salary and more than their competitors. May or may not give a hike if the old salary is higher than their job band offer salary (again based of number of available applicants and urgency of the job). Some of my friends had asked a salary that was turned down (mostly no reply if they cant afford to offer that given you dont have a niche skill.)

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Interview Details – There are 2 rounds on technical interview and 1 round of HR interview. first round is taken by Manager and second round can be taken by Senior Manager of Associate Director/Director/Program Manager depending on their availability and position required to be filled in. If you perform good in Technical rounds then you are almost through.

Interview Question – why do you want to change your company   Answer Question

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