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Cognizant Technology Solutions Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 10, 2014
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Senior Software Engineer

Interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions

Interview Details – process was really smooth and nothing much difficult , I have been there before so they don't ask much technical interview question there main concern is about past history with cognizant and rating

Interview Question – Salary negotiotion   Answer Question


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Senior Software Engineer
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in July 2010.

Interview Details – Hiring manager took 30 min phone interview. They called me in the office for in person interview. they took technical and HR interviews. I got an offer in 2 weeks

Interview Question – The techincal interview was a bit tough. the interviewers was very knowledgeble.   Answer Question


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Senior Software Engineer
Austin, TX

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in February 2012.

Interview Details – Questions were not at all relevant to the prospective position.
Asks question for a given technology but projects are on different .
Very trivial questions.

Negotiation Details – Accepted because , I did not had job at that time.


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Easy Interview

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Senior Software Engineer
Bentonville, AR

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in January 2009.

Interview Details – Most of the intreview process was related to technical work that I have done in the past
I am able to answer 80% of the questions.
I got call from HR the next day I completed my technical interview

Interview Question – Which of following action will happen , when both are defined for same column in oracle
Constraint
Trigger
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Negotiation Details – Negotiate went for over week in 3 calls from HR. finally I agreed with 10% than I expected
Able to get onetime joining amount


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Senior Software Engineer
Pune (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in December 2012.

Interview Details – 1 technical round over phone as I was out of station.
1 brief technical round by Client.
1 HR round.

Interview Question – I am a java guy and in CTS they ask standard interview question, nothing fancy.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – CTS is paying far better than its peers like Infosys, Wipro. So bargain hard for salary.


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Senior Software Engineer
Hyderābād (India)

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in August 2014.

Interview Details – Total 3 rounds- technical, managerial and hr. Technical seems more easy questions but they want more from those questions. Better to prepare all basics. Prepare all fundamental things and differences between versions. Prepare whatever you mentioned in your resume.

Interview Question – All are easy, but interviewer is not satisfied with answer. He wanted more and more. Ex: he asked me diffrence between 2 things in C#. I told 3 differences taht are major. He is still asking more difference. I don't know what he expected.   Answer Question


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Senior Software Engineer

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Interview Details – I attended walkin interview at CTS Bangalore for Teradata Developer in Feb 2014
Interview was good, they asked basic question on Teradata and Data Warehousing concepts and few sql queries. I had given most of answer correctly. I had attended Technical round followed by HR round and filled HR form along with salary negotiation and told them that i don't have location constraint. They selected me for Senior Software Engineer position and told that you will get offer latter in 1 week. I waited for couple of weeks and followed HR by mailing but did not get any response. I called as well by finding HR contact number but found unprofessional response from their side like our openings for Teradata Developer has closed and we can't say if we will hire you or not, better to search for another company. Even then i am seeing they are conducting walking frequently for Teradata Developer to hire new folks and not considering my profile.
I clearly asked them if u rejected me then tell yes but they are neither sending any confirmation mail for hiring nor saying like you got rejected. That is too unprofessionalism, i will never believe on this company's HR in future.

Interview Question – I did not find any unexpected question   Answer Question


No Offer

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Senior Software Engineer
Hyderābād (India)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in September 2012.

Interview Details – they will conduct 4 rounds of interview 1. Written test, 2. Techical interview, 3. Client interview, 4. Manager round.

Interview Question – Mostly they will ask about project and real time and work environment , after this as usual technical questions   Answer Question


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Senior Software Engineer
Pune (India)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in July 2013.

Interview Details – They make you sit all day. Call people in bulk and no proper interview process

Interview Question – Calling for PL SQL developer position and asking about Unix commands and no sql questions...I mean...come on...know what you are doing and what you want....   View Answer


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Senior Software Engineer

Interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions

Interview Details – 2 rounds of interview happens here

Interview Question – what is a class in java   Answer Question

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