Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in Calcutta India

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.5 267 reviews

95% Approve of the CEO

Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza

Frank D'Souza

(205 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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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    good company

    Programmer Analyst (Current Employee) Calcutta (India)

    Prosflexible working hours but varies from project to project .job security.

    Conssalary is not upto the par as compared to other companies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Neutral

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Calcutta (India)

    Pros1. Transparency in Compensation
    2. Opportunity to work in different domain and technology
    3. Better exposure to customer interaction
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    Cons1. Not so friendly HR Policies
    2. Medical insurance is worse
    3. Career growth is getting slow
    4. Work-life balance is low

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company to work

    Principal Consultant (Current Employee) Calcutta (India)

    Pros1. Dynamic Management Team
    2. Good growth opportunity

    Cons1. Compensation just average
    2. Lack of good growth in the technical track

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice Place to start Career

    Programmer Analyst (Current Employee) Calcutta (India)

    ProsGreat environment and Good place to learn

    ConsTransparency, Culture, Perks, Hike. .......

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare for everyone which is working under you

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work with and indeed a good one for starters..

    Associate - Projects (Current Employee) Calcutta (India)

    ProsGood work environment to work.
    Great place to learn new technologies.
    Challenging works to improve skills.

    ConsSalary structure is bit less than other top tire mnc's.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSalary structure revision is needed at the most.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cognizant is the best place to start your career in the IT industry

    Programmer Analyst Trainee (Current Employee) Calcutta (India)

    ProsCognizant is a great company. It's one of the leading IT companies in the world and a mass recruiter.

    ConsNot much personal growth and salary is also not too great.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease recruit only those freshers who are from CSE/IT background or have knowledge in programming fundamentals because for non-IT freshers, it becomes very difficult to learn so many new concepts in such a short time. I am not from an IT background and it has been a grueling experience for me at Cognizant Academy. Just because we have a B.Tech. degree and are engineers doesn't mean that we can learn Java and .NET easily. And I must say, the trainers at Cognizant Academy are not up to the mark.

    Please try to avoid keeping people after training in bench for too long. If no openings are available for that person's assigned vertical then change his/her vertical and deploy him/her to the project as soon as possible. And also, try to give them their preferred locations. I have seen many people get Chennai even if their preferred location is Hyderabad or Bangalore or Kolkata.

    Please increase the salary for PAT designates. Living on a Rs 20,000 per month salary away from home in a city like Chennai is costly.

    Please don't keep classes on Saturdays in Cognizant Academy. After spending the weekday in class from 9AM to 6PM, we really need our weekend off.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bad work culture, Work-life balance is not very good

    Programmer Analyst (Current Employee) Calcutta (India)

    ProsA great MNC to work.Come here at two points of your life - starting career and when you are at managerial level.

    ConsWork culture, promotion rules are not clear, work-life balance is not made, no learning at all. Training is also not good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Same as any other IT firm, not good for laterals

    Associate - Projects (Current Employee) Calcutta (India)

    ProsWork culture is somewhat mixed both from indian and overseas

    ConsNot good for experienced professionals

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good learning curve

    Programmer Analyst (Current Employee) Calcutta (India)

    Prosits amicable home like environment

    Conscompensation can be a little higher

    Advice to Senior Managementplease increase the compensation please

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good and bad aspect of CTS

    Associate (Current Employee) Calcutta (India)

    ProsPeople with steady ambition will find this Company suited.Slow approach means u can keep easy work life balance.

    ConsOnsite reducing, Slow growth, Weak HR policies, Exploitation, Salary not at par for company loyal employees and starters.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry n share ur profit down the stream.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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