Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
Frank D'Souza
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Pros
  • Good work culture compared to other offshoring companies (in 586 reviews)

  • Work-Life balance(depending on type of project/client/teams) (in 536 reviews)

Cons
  • office culture poor perks no work life balance (in 365 reviews)

  • No work life balance (In Some Projects) (in 83 reviews)

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  1. Almost perfect company... Almost...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility on location/role/work hours Best Benefits Senior Management always have made the right decision on business strategy Empowerment Work Culture

    Cons

    Salary Appraisal process leading to rat race Promotion process making it unnecessarily tough to grow up Lack of Work-Life balance Lost the personal touch after becoming so big


  2. Associate Director

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very professional. Inching towards a Bimodal model

    Cons

    Career advancement is slow. Too many layers as well

    Advice to Management

    Appraisal technique should be updated


  3. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Tools in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Tools in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Have all benefits and Scope of Growing up

    Cons

    Nothing...but slow increase in Pay


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  5. Mechanical Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    THis job site has very good people.

    Cons

    this job has pad pay and horrible hours

    Advice to Management

    Get your management game up.


  6. Good work experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - End to End Test Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - End to End Test Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment Freedom to work Explore options

    Cons

    Need more transparency with management and team


  7. Helpful (3)

    Associate Director, Enterprise Applications Practice

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not a single good thing found compared to CSC, ORACLE, GE and Other US companies where I worked, led and managed the products and services.

    Cons

    1. Dominated by south indian tamils especially in the leadership role, do not let any other language person, caste person to enter. 2. No creative thinking, Not a good place for one who has top 3 MBA graduate with secured 15 US patents and built 100+ million dollar revenue. 3. Quality of the Leadership team and internal operational efficiency is simply way below the standard. 4. Casteism, Language exists. Top Management and Senior do not have any leadership abilities, it is a cowardship. 5. You will report to someone who is way below your capability, Cognizant looks at immediate placement to the client, not really focus on candidate's complete potential.

    Advice to Management

    DSouza : Please make surprise visit to field, watch out your own surrounding leadership team full of Tamil Brahmins and your own circle of Carnegie. Shame on you for not building diversity. Organization Culture is horrible. No creative thinking, Manipulation and some corruption prevail in your organization. Glad to provide the names of the people, please take legal disciplinary action with senior and top management.


  8. Associate Operation Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Management Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Management Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training on cutting edge technologies, great benefits

    Cons

    Leadership team is not up to the mark.

    Advice to Management

    There are lot of intermittent layers which makes you frustrated at work.


  9. Depends on your project

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its all depend on your project and your manager. But CTS as a company have good policies and procedures to protect you. It has lot of projects for you.

    Cons

    Do not expect promotions if you dont have a good rapport with your manager


  10. Architect

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place for a great learner

    Cons

    Promotions are based on revenue you generate and the goodwill of the boss...!! hahah yes Boss....rather than on your talent and skills.

    Advice to Management

    I was with CTS almost 4years in the same role and pay and i had never complained to management about it. only reason... i felt that my company will identify me seeing my skills and knowledge and later i came to know that it hardly matters to them. All that they need is being in a account they want to understand how you can manage other accounts and generate more revenue to the company. my comments will It hardly matter to management unless something really hit them financially. So good luck CTS


  11. Helpful (1)

    Really good for an Indian Consulting Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand image Opportunity to learn & grow faster Easy to transfer between Base Country and US

    Cons

    Work-life balance is poor as more work is expected than pure US based companies Sometimes there will a push to take more responsibilities either you want or not As consultants- late night calls are normal

    Advice to Management

    Take care to manage Resources in addition to managing Business



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