Cogent Infotech Corp Reviews

Updated July 10, 2014
Updated July 10, 2014
17 Reviews

4.0
17 Reviews
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Cogent Infotech Corp President & Co-Founder Manu Mehta
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  1.  

    Experience is more or less good

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    Current Employee - Java Developer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Good training, certification. Competetive pay. H1 and greencard processing if and when needed

    Cons

    Weak marketing team. No pay at bench even if you dont get any interview.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the marketing and placement team. Get the stat from them about resume submission and interview/call of the programmer's. Do not blindly trust them crosscheck with programmer.

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    They kept all the promises

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Cogent Infotech Corp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I came to America to do my MS in comp science. After graduation I interviewed with Amazon and other california startups. They were all ready to offer internships but not a permanent job. After struggling for several months I then came to know about cogent thru' a friend. I joined this company with little expectations. But I was gladly surprised. This company delivered whatever they promised me. A great starting salary (slightly higher than offered by california companies), guaranteed year end bonus, super Java training and OCJP certification, 2 year project with a state of florida agency, great benefits and above all they filed my H1 at no cost to me. I get my salary directly deposited in my bank every two weeks....couldn't have asked for more.

    Cons

    Not many people know about this company. I think they mostly hire through employee referrals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Market yourself more aggressively. A lot of international students can benefit from this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nothing like the other reviews here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cogent Infotech Corp

    Pros

    Owner is understanding. Teacher is good.

    Cons

    Too many international students on OPT. Really crowded place to live for training period. They pack like 10 people 3 bedroom place with only one bathroom to shower.

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  5.  

    Complete empowerment and entrepreneurial style management

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    I joined Cogent four years back as a technical lead. Its been a great experience working for this company. Very smart and nice coworkers and senior management. Flex working hours and total empowerment. Couldn't have asked for more.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Super healthcare benefits

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Cogent Infotech Corp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have worked with companies both big and small for 12 years now, but I have never ever seen such low employee contributions. Excellent healthcare coverage from premium providers.

    Cons

    I guess the company is growing very fast so I really hope they continue to provide good benefits to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget your company motto that employees are your biggest assets. Keep them happy and satisfied.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Joined Cogent with lot of apprehension. Surprisingly turned out to be good and professional company.

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    Current Employee - .NET Developer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good training facility, descent pay and raises where according to Industry standards.
    I realized that if I worked well at client site, both company and client recognized the effort. Got what I wanted. H1 already approved and now seriously thinking about applying for my Green Card. HR is very kind and nice.

    Cons

    Can be better organized. however I have heard that, they have improved the process lately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more support staff. Lot of top level work is managed by few people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Something sketchy going on here...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cogent Infotech Corp full-time

    Pros

    My job offered relative autonomy with good/flexible work hours. I liked the fact that the office was on the outskirts of the actual city of Pittsburgh in an upscale neighborhood; much less traffic.

    Cons

    Fielding random calls from frustrated former consultants who have not been paid for their services for months (and sometimes years) and are being ignored by the company can become a bit of a drag, especially when it interferes with your actual job duties. Also, don't expect any direction/training whatsoever. If learning really fast on the fly and basically winging it is not your style, this is absolutely not the place for you. Also, the compensation package is WELL below average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something about your generally shady business practices; keep your promises; execute your contractual obligations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Recommend!

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    Current Employee - Java Programmer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Java Programmer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Cogent Infotech Corp as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Perfect working environment with snacks and good compensation

    Cons

    Far from where I live

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good decision to join this company

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    Current Employee - Java Programmer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Java Programmer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Cogent Infotech Corp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I joined cogent after my MS in computer science. Good salary and project and very good immigration support from company. Just received H1 approval. Definitely recommend this company.

    Cons

    none at this point in time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good compensation

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    Former Employee - Human Resource and Development  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resource and Development in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Cogent Infotech Corp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good compensation for IT people and a good place to go.

    Cons

    For no-tech people the salary is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increasing non-tech personnel's salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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