Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
6,052 Reviews
3.5
6,052 Reviews
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture, Visa processing is streamline compare to other Indian based company (in 586 reviews)

  • gt; pretty good work-life balance, but still this depends on the project you get (in 536 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is poor as more work is expected than pure US based companies (in 365 reviews)

  • No work -life balance, a training period of one year for freshers (in 83 reviews)

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  1.  

    Experience in Cognizant

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

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

    Pros

    Executive management has very good vision and takes the company in right direction

    Cons

    Work and life balance - have to work for long hours, especially if you have an offshore team at India
    Performance Management Process - Your performance doesn't reflect your ratings, bonus and compensation.
    Environment not conducive to share new ideas or suggest out of the box solution

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Lousy and ridiculous company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (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
  3.  

    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 (more than an 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
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  5.  

    Employee friendly

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work with. Lot of opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    As with every organization, this also has hurdles because of specific managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  7.  

    No work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
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    Worst company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  9.  

    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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Growth appreciable for the new joinees

    Cons

    Looking for a better growth out of this company

    Recommends
  10.  

    Fortune 500 Growing Financially

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  11.  

    Low salary & no work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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

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