Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in Hartford, CT

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
5,462 Reviews
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5,462 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.  

    My experience has been great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Test Analyst  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Software Test Analyst in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    They teach you everything you need to know to do your job and everyone is very supportive. Additionally they have a comprehensive online learning suite so you can learn most anything you want.

    Cons

    Vertical advancement can be challenging I feel. I also think that working at a client site I feel more like an employee of the client than an employee of Cognizant (granted I am not sure this is that much of a con, but had to say it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good for entry lvel but kills the innovative spirit in you if you stay longer with the company

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    More responsibilities to the employees with minimal red tape of the higher management.

    Cons

    Monotonous work nature in a typical IT technology consulting company. Only maintenance projects. No big growth with SMAC (Social, Media, Cloud and Analytics) as projected in the media.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the ground level and offer more job rotation opportunities . The company will not achieve milestones just because the company could make hefty growth by growing number of employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    So many projects they have.

    Cons

    They don't pay high salaries.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Not bad, hectic work load, good for Bachelors.

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Manchester, CT
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Manchester, CT

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

    Pros

    GC processing after 1 year

    Cons

    Double work, less pay, some Politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits are not upto mark for existing employees when coming from offshore, while laterals are given promotions and benefits like any thing while they join.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A Good Start up, but on a longer run - you gain if you are part of the elite group

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Good exposure, can learn a lot

    Cons

    Very poor appraisal process, you see growth based on whom you report too and how well you butter

    Many of the benefits or privileges are not documented policy, it lies in the hands of your bosses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you show aggression in growing the company, please refine the culture, process and policies as well.

    These days companies don't give stock options to retain employees, so the only way is to have a unbiased policies.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    About cognizant...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Good place to start the career,lots of opportunities to enhance the skills,easy access up to mid management within the project or account,good environment to work.

    Cons

    Average salary, visa processing is too late, except for annual performance reviews periodic reviews are not happening,after some years of work growth is slower,promotion eligibility is in consistent...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the eligibility criteria promotion and onsite consistent with size of organization...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good freedom but limited growth opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    -Salaries are above par
    -Vacation policies are easy
    -Visa processing and residency processing is smooth

    Cons

    -little personal development
    -limited career growth
    -more of an "IT" mindset. Need to change this into a consulting/business mindset
    -Quality of new recruits consistently going down
    -Middle management in IT projects is probably the worse among peer companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -spin off consulting division
    -invest more in products
    -grow in-house venture capitalists

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Values - Competitive Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Windsor, CT

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

    Pros

    Company as a whole has great work culture

    Cons

    Account management donot pay attention to employee satisfaction and are not concerned about employee morale,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Performance reviews methodology should improve. Promotion is the only criteria

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good workplace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Consultant in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Good worklife balance, culture, defined growth tracks. Time off policies are 10 vacation leaves a year. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are slow, compensation is moderate, not the best in the industry. Training programs are good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to define a growth path in line with industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good company offers to learn

    Current Employee - Test Engineer  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    good one to cosider for long term

    Cons

    Over time and salry is not up to industy standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to workers

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