Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated June 23, 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. Good work experience

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    • 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


  2. Associate Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very professional. Terrific team. Medium risk profile

    Cons

    Heavy handed process. Conservative outlook

    Advice to Management

    Great job!


  3. Helpful (3)

    Associate Director, Enterprise Applications Practice

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


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  5. Associate Operation Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Management Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Management Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  6. Depends on your project

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  7. Architect

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  8. 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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  9. Growth is very limited

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Projects where employee can get onsite opportunity.Also they have good health insurance.

    Cons

    only single digit promotion ,so it's really tough to move next level.Onsite salary is not up to mark.They always hire based on project need and not groom internal candidate to take the next level.

    Advice to Management

    If you are growing more than 20% of growth rate then why there is single digit promotion.Please work on employee promotion and provide salary as per market standard.


  10. Good company to learn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of Projects to explore

    Cons

    doesnt Pays well as per Market


  11. A well balanced workplace

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunity for newcomers to get their hands on to plum projects. Very steep exposure and learning curve. Good work-life balance. Good benefits

    Cons

    Poor vacation/PTO days. Performance management and career planning seems very ad-hoc and knee-jerk

    Advice to Management

    Add more structure to the performance management and career planning. Should not be so ad-hoc



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