Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.5 5,028 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza

Frank D'Souza

(3,606 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture compared to other offshoring companies(in 496 reviews)

  • Better work-life balance as compared to top tier consulting companies(in 415 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life Balance & Onshore opportunities depends on the project you are into(in 288 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of nightly offshore calls(in 64 reviews)

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    Great work life, employee friendly

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood work life balance, respect to employees, employees are empowered.

    ConsHiring Policy of not recruiting Correspondence graduates even though they have right technical & right skillset.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Associate Director (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsOne of the companies wtiht good work culture and opportunities to grow
    Good manangers
    stable and good openings to learn

    Conswork and roles dose not match sometimes

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

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    Good work environment at Cognizant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros1) Flexible work assignments with the client
    2) Job work location preference
    3) Good Employee benefits

    Cons1) Compensation not best when compared to industry standards
    2) Poor career growth & promotion opportunities

    Advice to Senior Management1) Can do better things to improve the Employee Morale
    2) Can be more transparent in the Business Operations & Strategies with the empoyees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    too much politics within the company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proshmm .. the team is good and fun

    Conseverything else.False promises to the clients

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease don't quote shorter times while getting the project,you know you can't complete some project in 3 or 8 weeks but you still quote them

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good to work

    Associate (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    Prosgood culture, lot of challenges in work

    ConsPolitics in promotion, more relocation

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork life balance

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

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    Celebrate work philosophy

    Lead Data Manager (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThings that are good about Cognizant Tech Solutions is as mentioned: Love the independence, dynamic environment that helps promote growth at a personal and at a career level

    ConsThings that can be worked on is especially the management, sometime the people management skills are so bad, that you wonder how did they get up there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe involved with the team, and provide constructive feedback at regular intervals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Typical Service based company

    Associate - Projects (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsCan switch clients but that is also based on project requirement.

    ConsPoor compensation, Long working hours, poor leadership

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at current job market frequently and compensate employees for the hard work they are doing. Listen to employees challenges and hardships in a given project and make appropriate decisions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    cumbersome

    Senior Consultant - Business Consulting (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Proswork life balance is maintainable depending on the client you are associated with , its culture and working conditions.

    Conspoor culture , body shopped enterprise, learning and development is neglected, no specific programs to develop skill set

    Advice to Senior Managementreward and recognition needs to be looked into

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor promotion rates

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work environment depending on the kind of project you are in.

    ConsPoor pay package and long hours of work. If the management has a screwed up budget, then you can expect to work 7 days a week 12 hrs a day

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you need to retain existing talent, increase the promotion percentage

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

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    "OK"

    Senior Process Executive (Current Employee) Des Moines, IA

    ProsI was working in a project offsite. So there is no way that I can talk about working at the headquarter.

    ConsLot's of burocracy, carreer advancement almost impossible, rules of the game are not clear.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuild a stronger relationship with your employees. Otherwise they will leave.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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