Cognizant Technology Solutions
3.5 of 5 4,934 reviews
www.cognizant.com Teaneck, NJ 5000+ Employees

Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Jun 25, 2014
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3.4 80 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza

Frank D'Souza

(57 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGives freedom and provides good exposure.

    ConsOnly work no life. Too aggressive for growth leading to undue pressure.

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

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    Low salary & no work-life balance

    Senior Architect (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsSponsorship of Green Cards, opportunity to grow

    ConsCompensation, work-life balance, unpaid overtime

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease review time-off policy. 2 weeks per year is too low. Especially when employees are expected to put in regular unpaid overtime that is often billed to the customer

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good career growth

    Senior Architect (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsLot of career options, stability and comptetive salary. Flexibility on choosing technology or management path.

    Consless focus on development and training. Only focus on revevnue - less intra department movement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on internal training and transparency

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

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    Great company for beginners, a lot of room to grow

    Senior Associate (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGood benefits, lot of opportunities to learn, very good clients

    Consdirty politics, late night working hours

    Advice to Senior Management360 degree appraisal might be helpful

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

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    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsOpen communications
    Good growth opportunities
    Liberty to choose assignments

    ConsLess Payscale compared to the market
    Sticking long will put you on a lower band of the pay scale when compared to new joinees

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould have better employee retaining strategy

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    Ok company to work for

    Senior Associate - Projects (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsWork life balance is good , growth depends on one's hardwork nothing will come easy,but if you are hardworking and smart you can grow fast

    ConsCompensastion is mediocre and benefits are below par espesically after company strengh has increased , too many employees hence lesser benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut more stress on delivery

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No career growth, not good compensation

    Associate (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGood work culture and cross training
    Good academy and trainings

    ConsNo career growth for associate level employees
    Management and employee communication doesn't happen well
    Very poor compensation compared to competitors, May be the competitors share more profit with their employees and that's why they are in a lower rank financially than cognizant

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider employee growth too along with busy acquiring businesses. The company has grown handsomely , but we employees are stuck in our career path. Managers stop blaming HR and HR stop blaming managers after promotion cycle, am fed up with the dramas. we need some career progression, don't penalize our growth for the growth of the organization.

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

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    great place to work, enhance knowledge

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Prosgood work culture, openness , good core project

    Conswork load, coordination with different groups

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

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    Good experience

    Associate (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsIf you are good technically then you can grow vertically.

    ConsSalary increments might not be same as others

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Employer to work for in US

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsEmployee friendly, open to ideas, smart senior leadership

    Consbad work life balance, too much co-ordination with offshore

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

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