Cogent Infotech Corp

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Cogent Infotech Corp Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
28 Reviews
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Cogent Infotech Corp President & Co-Founder Manu Mehta
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    Salary Appraisals

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Cogent Infotech Corp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very professional HR department. Salary appraisals conducted annually. Consistently receiving 15-20% increase since I have been with this company (three years). Appraisals are dependent on client and manager feedback, achievement of goals, technical training attended, future goals etc.

    Cons

    The appraisal process can take up to a month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rarely I have seen companies in IT consulting that take salary revisions seriously. Otherwise, in majority of the companies both small and large, this process is a farce. Companies hand out pittance as raises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding Career Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Cogent Infotech Corp full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company is large enough to be extremely competitive yet small enough to value their clients, employees and partners.

    Cons

    The company's rapid growth can leave business strategy gaps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consult professional change managers though heavy growth cycles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Immigration Support

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    Current Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Cogent Infotech Corp full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I recently transferred my H1 visa to this company because my previous company failed to get an approval. Best immigration support, very transparent and quick. They keep you informed at every stage of the process.

    Cons

    None. Its all good till now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Work Life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Cogent Infotech Corp full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good work life balance. After working for a leading offshore firm for 7 years, I was tired of working for 60+ hours/week with no additional monetary benefit. At cogent, I seldom work over 40 hours in a week and I get paid overtime for any additional hours. They do a good job of setting client expectations and have realistic expectations from their employees

    Cons

    Although they have a decent in-house training facility but they only provide training on traditional technologies and not on cutting edge technologies like ruby on rails etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am glad I made the move to this company. Now I am able to spend more quality time with my family

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very Good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Cogent Infotech Corp as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was at Cogent for a while and I thoroughly enjoyed working there. I learnt a lot while I was there. The trainers are really good and help with all the doubts that I got. The payment was made on time and was offered H1-B sponsoring. Unfortunately, I had to leave because of personal issues but I still remember my time here.

    * Good training
    * Payment on time
    * Good working environment

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    One of the best in industry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Cogent Infotech Corp full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It has really been a great time since I joined Cogent Infotech Corporation almost a year ago. I really appreciate the opportunity for taking one of the best training in U.S, the professional help to find me a wonderful job, all the hard work to get my H1-B visa approved and the heartwarming card for my birthday.

    Cons

    Nothing much to complain about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Programmer Analyst

    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cogent Infotech Corp as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Placed me in the contract quickly. They paid every month.

    Cons

    They are not transparent with the rate which they get paid from the main Vendors. recruiters hide every thing for example if we get paid 70 from main vendors they show it as 50 on Purchase order. I got better opportunity and left company I did not get paid 1 month of salary. CEO of company said I can go where ever i want when i asked for my money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent. Please don't cheat employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Cogent Infotech Corp Response

    Nov 5, 2014General Counsel and Director of Human Resources

    The terms of client contracts, purchase orders and all other such documents are of course confidential, and only senior management may access such information, in accordance with the confidentiality ... More

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    Overall good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Cogent Infotech Corp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, decent projects, smart colleagues, very team driven culture

    Cons

    Tough to survive in this company if you are a average player and looking for a 9 to 5 job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great career move

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Java Programmer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Java Programmer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Cogent Infotech Corp full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I have been a Cold Fusion programmer for seven years now. I love cold fusion but unfortunately all work is now being done in PHP, .NET etc. They are no jobs available on cold fusion. I tried for a very long time to find a project in other latest technologies such as Java etc. but unfortunately everyone wanted project experience. I got a call from a recruiter at Cogent who told me about this cross training program where they hire programmers similar to my background and cross train them on Java. I took the plunge and went through a rigorous training program and am currently working as a Java programmer with a bank in Philadelphia. My best career move ever.

    Cons

    The training program is very demanding and majority of the attendees have some Java experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for this great opportunity. I will definitely recommend my other friends that are working in obsolete technologies and want to cross train to Java.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I was given offered

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Cogent Infotech Corp full-time

    Pros

    they seems to promise me the h1b visa during next year just 5 months after sending me the Offer Letter

    Cons

    Somehow I do not believe what they promised.

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