Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
5,467 Reviews
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5,467 Reviews
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture starting from training to project deliverables (in 501 reviews)

  • Better work-life balance as compared to top tier consulting companies (in 422 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life Balance & Onshore opportunities depends on the project you are into (in 291 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of nightly offshore calls (in 65 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Place to Grow

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career, significant opportunities with high profile customers.

    Cons

    High amount of travel, not all managers have the same level of drive and passion. Find a good manager and you will be successful here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am happy with the management situation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It has been great experience at Cognizant

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Onsite opportunities
    Onsite decisions
    Great learning opportunities

    Cons

    Experiences can be very different depending on your client and your BU leadership team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good to be here

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Technical work
    Work-life balance
    Good management in current business unit
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Not much challenging/Latest technology work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I dont have any such advices.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Experience at Cognizant

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

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employee oriented, good pay, opportunities to travel and variety of projects. No bound to be tied to a project for n number of years.

    Cons

    Team should have more diversity, it will be good for the project and the company as a whole. The HR team need to be more open.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better diversity in a team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Quality Assurance Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Friendly Atmosphere, Growth are based the department where we are working, Nice to work

    Cons

    Salary at onsite is pretty less when compare to other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Consultant

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

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

    Pros

    a) Location Flexibility
    b) Some leaders are from good consulting firms. Very smart and brilliant people
    c) Down to earth leaders
    d) All things that come with being in a big company - robust stable internal process for travel, expense, etc.
    e) Good bonus

    Cons

    a) Too big; very hard to push for promotions unless you have contacts with right leaders
    b) Base pay is below market average
    c) Moving from consulting division to industry is a challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stable, Salary is not good. Difficult to get promotion

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stable, Lot of opportunities, Health, Loan & Benefits

    Cons

    Compensation is below par. Very difficult to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation and promotion policies and process should be reviewed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It is good to associate with Cognizant

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

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

    Pros

    As a consultant get to work with good clients where we get more exposure to technology and do new things. Company always encourages you to bring new technology or ideas to clients.

    Cons

    Growth rate is slow and minimal recognition. Have to wait for new roles util you ask to higher management. Pay is not to standard to cost of living of city where you work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do notice employee hard work and give them proper recognition on time.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Good

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

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

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Quick Interview and Offer

    Cons

    No career ,growth ,was looking for a Architect level position ,was offered a Senior Level position.Then they promised to file GC and backed out at the last moment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is crap as usual as other Indian Mass Software Companies.They have no insight in what you want and will get one sided peers reviews .They only pitch in when some issue arises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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