Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
5,489 Reviews
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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.  

    Good Place to work for Managers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst  in  Rolling Meadows, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Rolling Meadows, IL

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

    Pros

    Work culture makes job fun

    Cons

    Compensation & benefits doesn't match the market

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    body shopping

    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    None to mention specifically about

    Cons

    too much of body shopping and mutliple document activities

  3.  

    Good Company

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

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

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities in the company

    Cons

    Salary below par with respect to competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve salary structure and employee retention

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent company to work

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

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

    Pros

    good independence in managing the team

    Cons

    onsite and offshore coordination some time becomes a headach

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to improve the salaries for all the assiciates as it is very less compared to US based companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good people, big clients, big projects, good benefits but slow growth

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

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

    Pros

    Safe place to work, process oriented, proper hierarchy model, good benefits - stock options, medical insurance, paid leaves, WFHs etc. People are good here and there is enough work for everybody.

    Cons

    Slow growth and increment, less salary than market rate. Politics at management level. Offshore team have less experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should judge people by there work instead of personal front. HR should provide correct information at the time of hiring - like location and salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company to work

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

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

    Pros

    Good Company to work without concerning salry

    Cons

    Good Company to work if you not care about salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    8 years as mainframe developer

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

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

    Pros

    Vision, Business values, Customer satisfaction and retention

    Cons

    Salary, lack of proper hierarchy pyramid

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Cognizant is one of the top service provider company

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    • 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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Cognizant is one of the top service provider company and I like its work culture.

    Cons

    Cognizant is one of the top service provider company and I like its work culture. I don't see any cons except the salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Among the best within the large IT Outsourcing firms

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

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

    Pros

    Focus on developing consulting expertise

    Cons

    large size, risk aversion and lack of investment in associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consulting is now the key differentiation among large IT firms, and I have consistently seen a hesitation on part of the senior mgmt to invest in developing the consulting skills of the in house BAs. I think a long term outlook on ROI on consulting investment needs to be encouraged rather than a short term return based investment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent Employer in IT services arena

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

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

    Pros

    Strong business roadmap and well positioned for growth in near term. Constant endevaors to venture out in upcoming and trending technology areas like Social media, analytics etc. Much better place to work and good paymaster for niche skills as compared to its peers like Infosys, TCS etc.

    Cons

    Little or no attention to employees personal and professional development. Employees are expected to upgrade and acquire new technologies during project down time or during their personal time. Typical services company mindset with prime focus on employees billing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More management engagement needed at individual business units level. Most of the employees are in dark in terms of management vision and strategy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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