Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. SR Project Manager specializing in Insurance Rating

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at Cognizant. They were very generous with salary and bonuses.

    Cons

    After working on one account for 4 years they pressured me to change clients to help get an account, which resulted in my contract ending and no future job.

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. Senior Manager, Business Development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stable company, Good opportunities, Transparent operations

    Cons

    Low Employee to revenue ratio, Bureaucratic

  3. Cognizant is a very good company to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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

    Pros

    Employee satisfaction is high, flexible

    Cons

    Salary ,promotions are not that good

    Advice to Management

    NA

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  5. Less politics, Good Growth opportunities - Overall a great company

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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

    Pros

    - Less Politics when compared with its peers. I have been with Cognizant for around 8 years. I haven't personally come across any politics play in my appraisal or promotions or day to day work
    - Great growth opportunities - The workforce management team will take into consideration your personal priorities and interests when finding you your next assignment; Its very rare quality for an outsourcing company
    - Fair relocation assistance.

    Cons

    Pay is less when compared to the overall IT job market, (but not less when compared to its peer outsourcing companies)

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. Management has been doing a great job in identifying the opportunities, devising the plan to grab the opportunity, executing the plan and collecting/reviewing the feedback. Keep going!!

  6. Manager projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Projects in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager Projects in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    project opportunities, process training, certifications, onsite opportunities, yearly bonus, team building activities, company respects resources

    Cons

    politics: some accounts are run like family business, people from the region of account management/senior management will get opportunities/promotions, HR is passive

  7. Good company to work with, in a long term.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Have worked for Cognizant at both onshore and offshore. Good company at offshore. Pretty transparent salary structure, compared to other companies like TCS, IBM, etc, at the same level. Not so good at onshore (US).

    Cons

    Does not believe in holding up on old employees, hence high attrition rate. Salary structure is not too good for someone who is transferred to Cognizant US from Cognizant India.

    Advice to Management

    Should work on creating policies to curb high attrition rate.

  8. Good place to work professionally managed

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good professional Management
    Great Onsite travel opportunities
    While on client site , level of responsibility assigned is good
    Better among the other large Indian IT companies

    Cons

    None really
    Increments could be better
    At Offshore more work less opportunity
    Onsite being the only route to growth

  9. Helpful (2)

    Onsite Coordinators made to slog day & night

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    I don't see a good reason to work for any Indian companies like Infosys, TCS, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant, etc

    Cons

    Middle management does nothing except to heed to client requests and makes the low paying employees slog day and night. This is true if you are off-shore coordinator working from US. The offshore team is not setup efficiently. The onsite coordinator works day (at client location) and night (to manage the offshore team - it even includes reviewing all their work).

    Advice to Management

    Bring more skilled people to onsite. And reduce onsite load.

  10. Cognizant Technology Solutions Review - Great Company to work with !!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Good Work life balance
    -Job Security
    -thousand of clients.
    -you will get chance to work on different technologies and for diff clients

    Cons

    -Average Salary
    -Not much year by year growth in terms of salary

  11. Good Company, Stable job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Wakefield, MA
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Wakefield, MA

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Cognizant is a good company for a stable job, most projects are long term, and the benefits are good.
    On getting a 'release' from a project there are ample opportunities to move on. Very flexible if you want stability

    Cons

    Salary is on the lower side. Not to blame the management, its the model

    Advice to Management

    None

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