Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in Calcutta, India

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
5,498 Reviews
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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.  

    great to work at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Calcutta (India)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Calcutta (India)

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

    Pros

    good working environment, opportunity for career growth

    Cons

    nothing as such to be mentioned

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Programmer Analyst Trainee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst Trainee  in  Calcutta (India)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst Trainee in Calcutta (India)

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment, good people, decent salary

    Cons

    monotonous work, you get to see both overly qualified and under qualified candidates working in the same team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Structured Environment and Work Life Balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Calcutta (India)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Calcutta (India)

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

    Pros

    1. Structured Environment and Work Schedule
    2. Customer centric and Process Oriented
    3. Focus on Innovation and Efficiency
    4. Good On Site Opportunities
    5. Focus on Organization Values
    6. Work Life Balance can be achieved after some time
    7. Flexible in location preference and timings

    Cons

    1. Slow Career Growth Track due to Saturation in the Industry
    2. Not much opportunity to learn what one wants, but enough chance if you get tagged to your own desired technology
    3. Pay scale is not really encouraging
    4. Highly dependent on the location; work culture varies across locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's understood that everyone cannot get his or her desired technology, but there should be some flexibility that allows one to learn. Also, customer centric attitude is good, but there should be scope for pushing forward the company's processes when they can save time and are efficient. The company should try to look at its pay scale which has stayed constant for a very long period of time. With increasing saturation, attrition is mostly due to better growth opportunities in other companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Its good

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead  in  Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Calcutta (India)

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

    Pros

    Flexible Work Culture. Good work environment. Support and Guidance from Seniors. Onshore opportunities are available as well once you work for some time.

    Cons

    I guess none in particular except for usual stuff associated with a top tier company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Cognizant is good if you are in to Big Data, SAP or mobiity, DWBI

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calcutta (India)

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

    Pros

    High growth, fleixble, very friendly HR policy, no Bond period for any one. High growth rate in CBC. Dress code casual, better chances of going onsite than rival companies, very ethical.

    Cons

    Work culture varies from location to location, some managers do not follow companies vision and mission, over friendly to women employees

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at cognizant

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    Current Employee - Associate - Projects  in  Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Calcutta (India)

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

    Pros

    Once upon a time it used to be a transparent employee friendly organization

    Cons

    No clear career growth plans, no work life balance, low salary, no transparency, manager driven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more transparent . Should introduce 360 degree reviews

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    cognizant is avery good company..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Calcutta (India)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Calcutta (India)

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

    Pros

    it has great benefit to work here,good company policies.

    Cons

    cognizant office culture is excellent,more pramotion chances as compare other company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there is personal growth,huge hike.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Quality Analyst

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Calcutta (India)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Calcutta (India)

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

    Pros

    Multiple resources to get trained on any technology

    Cons

    Not an employee friendly company, For my skillset I was best fit as a developer instead they threw me in testing when I asked the HR for a switch he asked me to take the role or quit the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to exploit a resource assign them a work they are really passionate about

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    NA

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    Former Employee - Technical Analyst  in  Calcutta (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Calcutta (India)

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

    Pros

    Learning,work culture,career opportunities,industry exposure,domain knowledge,career mobility

    Cons

    Non competitive pays,non employee centric,long working ours,less rewards and recognition,manager monopolies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look to the development of new joiners, they can be potential leaders of tomorrows an always have fresh innovative ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Ideal Launch Pad

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst Trainee  in  Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst Trainee in Calcutta (India)

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

    Pros

    You get to learn how things work in corporate, lot of interaction with client as the company follows Agile model mostly. You get to learn a lot of technologies from the various training conducted by academy as well as in the project.

    Cons

    Salary structure hasn't been revised for years, but you are working in your hometown its bearable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary structure needs revision so does the salary hike rate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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