Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Consulting leading the organizations but too much disintegration and internal divide due to revenue accounting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant - Business Consulting in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant - Business Consulting in Bentonville, AR

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cognizant Business consulting strategy is working
    Companies vision is towards the future
    Admired by Colleagues
    Admire by industry analysts

    Cons

    Compensation less compared to competitor organizations
    Non standard compensation
    Heavily loaded on management
    No career development opportunities
    No rotation programs
    many fragmented BU's who don not want to collaborate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce job rotation program for the talent to sustain
    Take career paths of employees seriously rather than just introducing software tools

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Ok place to work if you have no other options

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Bentonville, AR

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Stable salary and job security

    Cons

    No matter how you perform, you would be put down into lower bucket as per company growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to Retain your asset, treat the better

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. It was a positive experiene

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bentonville, AR

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    We get good opportunities to grow professionally.

    Cons

    Middle management is not as good as Senior management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Positions and skills are not mapped appropriately.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Specialist in Benton, AR
    Former Employee - Technology Specialist in Benton, AR

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a good place for people who just want to survive and not worried about growing skills.

    Cons

    People get big titles without properly trained. The job duties, title and skills will never match.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strengthen the career guidance path. Motivate the right person to take up the right job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. OK company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Bentonville, AR

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stability, good people to work with

    Cons

    lot of politics, no pay hikes even after years of service, managers are not at all professional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employees, give pay hikes and promotions to people who actually do the hard work...not just the managers who keep on growing because of good teams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Bentonville, AR

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment is great, nice people to work with it

    Cons

    I don't have any complaint about the environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N?A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. My experience with Cognizant is awesome and really very good company to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Bentonville, AR

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility is good with company

    Cons

    Internal Politics is not good for company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its a good company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. No sense of teamwork; unclear career growth path; low salaries

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Bentonville, AR

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I have not really encountered any significant "pros" while working at Cognizant. There are a handful of associates who are friendly and helpful. I do believe, however, there is a lot of expertise and experience within the account and Cognizant is regarded highly by our client.

    Cons

    No sense of teamwork; unclear career growth path; low salaries. Very poor internal systems with no "single sign on" and no consistent interface. "Gamification" of intranet components makes it look silly and unprofessional, and makes it very difficult to easily find what you need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    o.O

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Gr8 Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Bentonville, AR

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Consulting is providing gr8 platform for growth and oppurtunities

    Cons

    Long Hours, Performance Review Process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career Planning for Consultants

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. No sense of teamwork or connection to the company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Bentonville, AR

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    No "pros" with this company aside from the regular paycheck.

    Cons

    No sense of teamwork. When you arrive at the client location you are literally dumped into the environment and left to figure things out for yourself.

    If you're not an Indian you will have a lot of trouble connecting with your peers and with your supervisors. There is certainly a culture gap due to the large number of Indian workers.

    It's also possible that your supervisor will not be at the same location as you, which makes it very difficult to provide visibility into your work performance.

    Promotions come very slowly. I have spoken with co-workers who have been stuck in the same pay grade for over 4 years. I am speculating when I say this, but I believe it's due to the number of H1B workers Cognizant brings in from offshore. Rather than promote people, they bring offshore workers in as a incentive, pay them lower wages than they would a typical worker, and then rotate them with a fresh batch of H1B workers after a few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved with your staff. Set up regular touch base meetings. Help set career goals that will ensure a regular promotion pace. Provide training opportunities and a proper on-boarding for new arrivals at the client location!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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