Cogent Infotech Corp Reviews

Updated February 11, 2015
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  1. Very low health insurance premiums

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company provides medical, dental, life, vision etc. insurance from very good providers. The employee premiums are extremely low compared to what I have been paying in the past.

    Cons

    They don't provide HSA's as yet

    Advice to Management

    Keep adding to your benefits package if you have to retain good employees

  2. State and Federal clients

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter - Public Sector in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter - Public Sector in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very impressive list of state and federal clients. They are on several long term state IT contracts and various federal acquisition vehicles such as 8a stars etc. The projects are very high visibility, cutting edge and long term

    Cons

    Very cumbersome background checks that make take several weeks. Because of tremendous demand, there is too much pressure on technical recruiters to make it happen

    Advice to Management

    Hire more technical recruiters and proposal writers

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great relocation package

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good relocation assistance program. The company moved me from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles for a project. They took care of a major portion of my lease breakage, moved my personal belongings and car, paid for my air ticket and hotel in LA. Couldn't have asked for more.

    Cons

    The timelines are very aggressive. They just gave me ten days to wind up and relocate

    Advice to Management

    Quite satisfied with company as of now

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  5. Exceeding expectations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for large companies for nearly a decade I got tired of the bureaucracy, average salaries, delayed responses to my genuine problems, average work, zero recognition etc. etc. and finally decided to join a mid-size company where I can just focus on doing quality work and get recognized for it. I joined Cogent one year back and this company has surprisingly exceeded my expectations. The management goes to great lengths to ensure employee satisfaction. Above average salary, year end bonus, benefits and above all a great support system. Its like a tight knit family where everyone is working towards a common goal

    Cons

    They have limited presence in the west coast

    Advice to Management

    Open more branches across the country

  6. Helpful (6)

    Very very bad company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cogent Infotech Corp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For those who don't know java at all, the training can get you started. And the H1B application system is good.

    Cons

    All the management people are liars, all. I can recall countless times they lied right in my face. The whole company's business is based on lies. They recruit just graduated student and make up their resume to be 5+ years of working experience and send them to their so-called "clients", before which, they are not going to pay you. Oh yes, before you go to the "client", you have to take the interview from the "client" too. So if you got an offer from Cogent, it means you are still unemployed. Everyone in the company is not doing any work and irresponsible. Nobody is doing their jobs. I don't know how they got 4 stars on glassdoor. Probably another lie too.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to your employees!!!

  7. Salary Appraisals

    • 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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  8. Immigration Support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep it up

  9. Rewarding Career Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Consult professional change managers though heavy growth cycles.

  10. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Helpful (2)

    Programmer Analyst

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Be transparent. Please don't cheat employees.

    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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