Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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Pros
  • Good work culture compared to other offshoring companies (in 586 reviews)

  • Work-Life balance(depending on type of project/client/teams) (in 536 reviews)

Cons
  • office culture poor perks no work life balance (in 365 reviews)

  • No work life balance (In Some Projects) (in 83 reviews)

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  1. work life balance

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities to explore. Work life balance

    Cons

    Pay and perks are moderate.


  2. Cts review

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Poor Senior Mgmnt and poor delivery mgmnt

    Advice to Management

    Clear non technical managers


  3. CTS Review

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    Former Employee - Senior Java Developer in Calcutta (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Java Developer in Calcutta (India)

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice company to start with.

    Cons

    No comments - there is nothing bad I can think of


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  5. Good Place to work but HR policies are not Employee Friendly

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Calcutta (India)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good Work culture, Seniors are very helpful and you will get help every time you stuck, Opportunity to work in different cutting edge technologies,

    Cons

    HR policies are not robust , it varies from practice to practice within same organization. Salaries or hikes are not up to mark compare to peer companies. No special employee benefit initiative. Partiality is visible.

    Advice to Management

    There is no doubt that CTS is one of the best organization to work but please take some employee benefit step to charge-up the employees so they can put their 110% effort from the next time.


  6. First Job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Calcutta (India)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Multinational Company Several projects using different technologies

    Cons

    No proper segregation method for project allocation

    Advice to Management

    Try to put people in projects they want to work in.


  7. Cognizant as a career option

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Calcutta (India)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to grow good for people who want to stay at specific location but do care about technology

    Cons

    Too much politics unprofessional atmosphere not very well managed

    Advice to Management

    Put some good review system, do good time tracking and bring more transparent appraisal system.


  8. Associate with 5+ yrs in CTS

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, work life balance is good. Easy to take location transfers. good pay

    Cons

    HR policies do not work well. HR is non functional unit and the Company runs only the rules n wishes of project managers. And Project managers are very unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Project managers to be more proffessional


  9. One of the best IT companies to work for.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Calcutta (India)

    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

    1. If you join as a trainee and you are an engineering graduate you get a good starting package, one of the best in industry. 2. Your salary will never be reduced. If you perform poor, you will not get salary hike but they will never reduce your package. 3. Good place to learn new technologies, good training facilities, E-learnings. 4. Customer centric, good employee engagement programs. 5. Good company to start your career.

    Cons

    1. HRs are not employee friendly, after a project is over, sometimes they might force you to join new projects where your skill sets does not match at all. 2. Horrible campus location in Kolkata outskirt. 3. Transport management team is not good. 4. Less salary hikes. 5. To get early promotion you need to be a yesman of your manager all the time, managers are unable to recognise good talents.

    Advice to Management

    Hr should be more employee friendly, managers should focus recognising people who actually works and who doesn't. Hikes must be good. Promotion cycle should be reviewed.


  10. Great Learning Opportunities, Great Bonus, but bad at middle management

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

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) All that I had liked about the company is it has provided with great learning opportunities with some of the cutting edge technologies; 2) We used to receive handsome bonus at the end of the year, with good annual hikes. 3) Work environment was good, with open culture, where we can always approach our peers, with doubts, and they were always ready to help us.

    Cons

    1) There was lot of middle management politics, with biased rating system. 2) There are many associates who had continued in the same role for 4-5 years, whereas there are associates who used to get promoted very frequently without much talent.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management politics, should be removed, for associates to grow.


  11. Good for freshers..after some years you would want to switch

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Associate in Calcutta (India)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

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

    Pros

    You will get learning opportunities. Lots of training are conducted by Cognizant Academy. You will learn a lot while working in projects.

    Cons

    Unless you are not directly working with clients you would not get visibility. You may not feel appreciated for the work you do. Salary increment is very less. Very less onsite opportunities. Higher management commits to everything to get projects.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to appreciate people instead of manipulating them of what they did not do.



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