Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
5,442 Reviews
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5,442 Reviews
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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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.  

    Lousy and ridiculous company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Projects  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Projects in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Company has some varied international clients across geographies and freshers can get good international exposure. One can learn provided if he is in good project else it is more of doing mundane and useless things. You can do lots of training and can always look forward to move from one project to another team. If you have a distinguished career I wont recommend any one to join.

    Cons

    Though they paint it to be an international company, but their procedures and overall working style is typical Indian body shop company and you would feel that there is no professionalism in any approach. So if you can manage to work in such environment this company would be heaven for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over it, life is not only about billing to the clients

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Projects  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager Projects in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    good technologies to work
    good client base

    Cons

    Need work life balance more and salary hike and promotion assement needs improvement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Extremely low salaries compared to industry standards, no work life balance, no rewards and recognition criteria

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Very less pros of working, few leadership folks are pretty focused on the careers of individuals

    Cons

    Totally Indianized culture
    No consulting business
    Very low salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work-life balance, salary revisions, rewards and recognition programs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    No work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Relocation policies are the best

    Cons

    1. Very bad management. Donot listen to you unless you put down your papers.
    2. No work life balance.
    3. No promotion or growth opportunities if you are a lateral and at onsite.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fortune 500 Growing Financially

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - User Experience Architect  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - User Experience Architect in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Learning opportunity is there... All assignments require an interview, so you will be up to date with industry requirements.

    Cons

    Career Growth is tough! You need to package your achievement and make a lot of noise to get noticed for promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate professionally, not personally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    None. This is one of the worst companies to work with. The only reason employees stick with this company is because they file greencard.

    Cons

    People suck. No one helps you, you are on your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Growth

    Current Employee - Senior QA Analyst  in  Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Senior QA Analyst in Deerfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Growth appreciable for the new joinees

    Cons

    Looking for a better growth out of this company

    Recommends
  9.  

    Provides Opporunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Gives freedom and provides good exposure.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Low salary & no work-life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Architect  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Sponsorship of Green Cards, opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Compensation, work-life balance, unpaid overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good career growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Architect  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on internal training and transparency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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