Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in Hartford, CT

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
5,921 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.  

    Very good work environment and Challenging

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

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

    Pros

    Very good work environment and lot of opportunities

    Cons

    Need to better recognize the key resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and Reward Critical resources, than rewarding resources who just talk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Just okay as an employer. I do not have any expectations.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will be pinioned down to serve for the best interest of the company

    Cons

    Pathetic compensation and working over time is an implicit expectation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider skip level meetings so that everybody is heard

  3.  

    Exeperience as project manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in West Hartfrd, CT
    Current Employee - Project Manager in West Hartfrd, CT

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

    Pros

    flexibile hours and well appreciated for hard work

    Cons

    too much autonomy and not much control

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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  5.  

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

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (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
  6.  

    My experience has been great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad, hectic work load, good for Bachelors.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Manchester, CT
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Manchester, CT

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (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
  8.  

    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    So many projects they have.

    Cons

    They don't pay high salaries.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  10.  

    About cognizant...

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

    Good Values - Competitive Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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

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