Cogniance Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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  1. Java Software Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Java Engineer in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Java Engineer in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cogniance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Interesting projects - Company culture - Lots of skilled people - Convenient office location - Competitive salary - Variety of free cookies - Company is intensively growing - Easy and transparent process of transition between technologies - Insurance and sport packages

    Cons

    - Inconvenient compensation structure, where salary is split into base and bonus parts. - Lack of parking slots. - Lack of meeting rooms - Relax room should be bigger and noise isolated

    Advice to Management

    The major concern is a compensation structure, which definitely should be changed. Other cons are more or less minor.


  2. The best place to work in Ukraine

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cogniance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cogniance gives you plenty of opportunities. You want to change your domain, no problem. You want to switch to a different technology, no problem. Dream about the business trips, no problem. Company is very attentive to all employees in all departments, cleaners department is no exclusion. Cogniance is full of positive, young and energetic people, no doubt you will find friends here. It is really great place to work.

    Cons

    There is pretty strange bonus system, which has to be definitely changed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up guys! You are doing a great job!


  3. Good workflow and tools, weak middle management

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Android Software Engineer in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Android Software Engineer in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cogniance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good development process organization, convinient tools = able to do tasks in time without overtimes. Most team members are high-qualified.

    Cons

    Often team leaders are poor at people management being really professional as developers. Don't expect to receive a feedback regarding your work. Working environment conditions are poor (air conditioning, relax rooms, noise level).

    Advice to Management

    Don't give line manager position to people are not ready to it (or just not fit to this job mentally). Collect feedbacks informally & more often than twice a year, so You'll get less surprises and less quits. Increase transparency of some processes (like relocation policy).


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  5. Best company in my experience

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Java Engineer in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Senior Java Engineer in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cogniance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company is full of very nice, smart, intelligent people. People make me wanna work here! Whether you intern, junior or a manager... there always will be someone who'll guide, support and help you if needed. I like the attitude towards experience and knowledge sharing here. Company fosters their best people. Most of heads/leads are here for a long time and started as juniors some day. Career here is totally possible. Most activities like internal academies, presales engineering activities, discussions are usually quite easy to join if you show appropriate skill and attitude. Not much things here that are hidden from employee. Or they are hidden well so that noone knows such things exist :) Company is very employee-friendly and they do care about their employees. Salaries are competitive. Benefits/perks are okay. Work/life balance is wonderful! Job is really interesting and challenging. It depends on project, of course. Most projects I've seen are interesting enough.

    Cons

    Sometimes might happen that employee stucks on not that interesting project. However that is easily negotiated and if you're a really good employee company will find what to do instead of loosing you. Salaries policy is a bit not usual with separation into main/bonus parts. However it just looks complicated, reality is "everything is simple".

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! I like the way employee feels here. I wish this company to stick this way.


  6. Great people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. 3 years in company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior QA Automation Engineer in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Senior QA Automation Engineer in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cogniance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    very nice team, good professional growth

    Cons

    lack of interesting projects, high staff turnover in sales dept

    Advice to Management

    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


  8. 4 years working in company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cogniance full-time (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


  9. It was pretty good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Art Designer in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Senior Art Designer in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cogniance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great schedule, good team, nice office

    Cons

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cogniance full-time (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 Management

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


  11. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Cogniance full-time (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



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