Cogniance Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
10 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cogniance

    Pros

    People. It's all about great people.

    Cons

    Quality of sales. New projects are often managed from the client side (almost always poorly)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to maximize the quality of new projects, not just "grow business no matter what".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    3 years in company

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    Former Employee - Senior QA Automation Engineer  in  Kiev (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Senior QA Automation Engineer in Kiev (Ukraine)

    I worked at Cogniance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    very nice team, good professional growth

    Cons

    lack of interesting projects, high staff turnover in sales dept

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to build a team, not just sale the bodies, cause there are companies in Kiev that offer significantly bigger salaries, but Cogniance was (and I hope will be) best from attitude-to-employees point of view

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    4 years working in company

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kiev (Ukraine)

    I have been working at Cogniance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    in cogniance it's real to start as an intern and grom to a position where you can influence decisions. Competitive salary and working environment

    Cons

    I do not know what to say here, I like the company and people here, lack of parking space could be a problem as well as constantly hired/fired sales people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was pretty good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Art Designer  in  Kiev (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Senior Art Designer in Kiev (Ukraine)

    I worked at Cogniance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great schedule, good team, nice office

    Cons

    Lack of interesting projects. That's all, I guess.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kiev (Ukraine)

    I have been working at Cogniance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good culture, good expertise, hard to pass interview hires top tallents on market

    Cons

    couple strong technical experts left the company during last year, not all projects are challenging enought

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    attract more tallents and strong technical experts, need more interesting projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kiev (Ukraine)

    I have been working at Cogniance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - smart people
    - up to date technology stack
    - challenging projects
    - have enough responsibilities
    - always open for new ways to solving problems
    - stuff will buy you ticket for any Ukrainian conference (if its relevant to what you do in day to day work)

    Cons

    - some times due to contract policy cant use some technologies (or tied to specific)
    - poor technical library

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer  in  Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Kiev (Ukraine)

    I have been working at Cogniance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - good career opportunites
    - nice people, strong team spirit and company culture
    - very interesting projects and technologies
    - competitive salaries and perks

    Cons

    - not the best location
    - not satisfied with project managament department
    - no free cookies
    - not much kinds of tea :(

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent team, great opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer  in  Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Designer in Kiev (Ukraine)

    I have been working at Cogniance

    Pros

    - very creative environment
    - great place for self-development
    - many interesting projects
    - friendly atmosphere
    - excellent affordable benefits
    - good salaries

    Cons

    There is need to improve communication among different teams to maximize productivity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to recruit good people

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    An outsourcing shop which has a very interesting set of clients

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Kiev (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kiev (Ukraine)

    I worked at Cogniance

    Pros

    It's one of only several companies in Ukraine who have startups as their clients, so if you really want to try using modern technologies -- this is a place for you.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Cogniance's management shown complete lack of interest in developing engineering team, focusing on selling "body"'s at overpriced rates to other companies. Most of the people inside Cogniance are dissatisfied with this approach to handling people that bring money to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just OK but becoming worse

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kiev (Ukraine)

    I have been working at Cogniance

    Pros

    startups environment, interesting people. still not too big company and still there is a chance to change something. ok for now

    Cons

    top management do not ready to act proactively. decisions are based on vision of how things going instead of facts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    balance between long-term and short-term goals. only GM and GP today in KPIs will kill the business. shaping delivery is how delivery team need to achieve high profits.
    don't just set KPI's but give us authorities to influence them
    remove utilization from engineers scorecards

    Approves of CEO

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