Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
5,662 Reviews
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5,662 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work culture starting from training to project deliverables (in 565 reviews)

  • Better work-life balance as compared to top tier consulting companies (in 499 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is poor as more work is expected than pure US based companies (in 338 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of nightly offshore calls (in 76 reviews)

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  1.  

    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)

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    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
  3.  

    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 (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
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  5.  

    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 (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
  6.  

    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 (less than an 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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    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 (more than an 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

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