Cognizant Technology Solutions
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www.cognizant.com Teaneck, NJ 5000+ Employees

Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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3.5 71 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza

Frank D'Souza

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76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good Management and HR

Senior Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsGreat Work Environment and very supportive Management

ConsAs in all the other Indian IT companies, too much politics

Advice to Senior ManagementLeave the politics and continue on the growth path as you are , the only difference will be it will be an exponential growth :) :)

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

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Senior Associate (Current Employee)
Waukegan, IL

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

ProsBest Customer focus among its peers, and oppurtunity to switch work streams.

ConsHeavy middle management, Salary does not reflect company growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementTransparancy will retain real talent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Project Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsExcellent Work culture and good Team to work

ConsSalary fitment is not right and no growth after some time

Advice to Senior ManagementSalary should be revised as per industry

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Program Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCareer Growth is fast almost throughout the organization except a few bureaucratic verticals. One can get immense exposure if talented

ConsSome pockets of the organization are bureaucratic . Because size of the large and growth rate of the company is very high , peers can be intellectually average

Advice to Senior ManagementAppraisals should be based on talent and achievements rather than on years of experience. Stop being a South India oriented company and target profits rather than revenue.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to start your career

Senior Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

ProsTransparent & flat management. Good work environment.

Conssalary revision - although better than the competitors, the gap between a lateral entry and an employee within seems to be growing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Consulting Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

Prosleadership team, talent, learning environment

Conspromotional genrenally not based on merit

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Manager Projects (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsFlexible, lot of opportunities to grow, numerous technologies, span across multiple countries you get very good exposure. relatively competitive salary.

Consmore focus on project management and people management. many times your appraisal and growth is decided by how good you are selling yourself to your immediate supervisor.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to change the appraisal systems. Every quarter an associate should be evaluated and these scores should be considered at the year end appraisal. Focus more on quality and technology, now technical track people ( leads / managers) have no power to control the delivery or internal associates appraisal or promotion.

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

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Not good not bad...

Senior Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsLively environment to work with so many energetic young managers. Able to learn noew processes and even the company's vision is good and they are on target to achieve those. Policies are little bit employee oriented rather than company oriented which is good

ConsSometimes pros become cons as there are so many employee with less experience in the industry are promoted as Managers and due to this immature promotion, projects are not being handled properly and clients are not satisfied 100%. This doesn't happen in all projects but I could say many...Processes and operational model are also yet to be improved and standardized...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Moderate, not so exciting

Senior Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsStrong client relationship makes job stable, long term. Processes green card.

ConsNot so attractive salary package. High medical copay, only 10 days vacation per year. Managers are unhappy when employees want to use vacation time. Appraisal system totally subjective depends solely on the discretion of the manager

Advice to Senior ManagementRevisit pay structure. Also revisit the appraisal structure - involve HR persons to conduct appraisals, not PMs.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsIt is good company which considers it employees as assets and they take care of employees preferences and interests

ConsIts pay structure is not as per market standards. They are very much project dependent and shift employees very frequently here and there.

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