Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
5,920 Reviews
3.5
5,920 Reviews
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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.  

    Good career growth

    • 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

    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
  2.  

    Great company for beginners, a lot of room to grow

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

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    dirty politics, late night working hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    360 degree appraisal might be helpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working Experience

    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Open communications
    Good growth opportunities
    Liberty to choose assignments

    Cons

    Less 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 ManagementAdvice

    Should have better employee retaining strategy

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  5.  

    Ok company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Work 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more stress on delivery

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great place to work, enhance knowledge

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

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

    Pros

    good work culture, openness , good core project

    Cons

    work load, coordination with different groups

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    No career growth, not good compensation

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

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

    Pros

    Good work culture and cross training
    Good academy and trainings

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Consider 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you are good technically then you can grow vertically.

    Cons

    Salary increments might not be same as others

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Employer to work for in US

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

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee friendly, open to ideas, smart senior leadership

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work, employees taken care of!

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

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

    Pros

    Transparent, good pay, good work

    Cons

    Work life balance is very less, can take toll!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The overall experience was good, but being a large service based company many people do get lost

    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Diversity
    Global Presence
    Different verticals to choose
    Plenty of technology domains

    Cons

    Sluggish Performance Review
    No real Talent Managers, Just Namesake
    Frequent Project Rotations generally go against an Individuals Aspiration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please work on employee's ambitions as well

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