Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO 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 culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you know Tamil, the very good company to work for

    Cons

    People should learn to speak a common language

    Advice to Management

    Get a common culture


  2. Senior Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Good Salary, Lots of opportunities for Learning and Development

    Cons

    Performance Cycles & Promotions need to be more fair

    Advice to Management

    Good work and good long term strategy.


  3. good Company to work with

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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

    Pros

    employee friendly, good environment,career development, training

    Cons

    none to say as of now


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  5. Senior Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    - Good consulting assignments - Less politics as compared to Big4 consulting companies

    Cons

    - Some of the benefits are not as great as Big 4 consulting companies - The mindset of the company is yet not that of a consulting company and it would take some time to change this

    Advice to Management

    - Inculcate some of the best practices of the Big 4 to improve as a consulting organisation


  6. Overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Delivery Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Growth path for Junior level.Hard work get rewarded.

    Cons

    Less Salary, Middle management don't take risk


  7. Nice company to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company is at the forefront of the transformation. fast moving. Takes decent care of their employees. Very good CxO level leadership.

    Cons

    Not an efficient middle management. HR policy needs a lot improvements given how year-end appraisal are captured and managed. Lack of transparency as far as promotion is decided.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you doing at the TOP level. Although, make the middle management a lot more accountable and enable transparency in HR policies.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Confused

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Some interesting work being undertaken in the area of digital transformation. Very good market coverage and extensive client list.

    Cons

    Very hierarchic. Not a flat or thin structure at all. Senior management unapproachable. Contrived sales model, complex matrix structure. Cannot get anything done without engaging teams of people for approval. Poor on boarding training. Terrible internal systems. Political, Lots of turf wars. Want to be considered tier 1 consultant, however very far from the truth. Only interested in staff augmentation and usability. Have no problem selling resources outside of their skill domains.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to compete with Big 4. Stop bragging about having 211,000 employees when you don't seem to look after them. Size is not an indication of quality.


  9. Helpful (2)

    One of the worst experiences of my working career

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This is very hard to write up, but the only pro I can think of was to leave the company as soon as possible.

    Cons

    Extremely arrogant management. Pay is poor whilst the company profits from the slave labour rates given. No scope for career progression. Poor exit interviews where your supposed line manager turns up for the first time. Poor work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    You need to work on making the business a success. Not profitability. Also you need to send senior and middle management for more training ad the level of their knowledge is, to be polite, pathetic


  10. Fair working place, low on career development opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Work Culture, People

    Cons

    Career Development, Training Efforts, Opportunity to learn

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Talent Management


  11. Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company growing with very fast pace, Large clients, secure jobs

    Cons

    Shallow depth of consulting offerings, clients do not see it as consulting partner, IT Business Analyst type of engagements are sold in the name of consulting, Pure body shopping type resource demand supply model, no clear career growth path for consulting resources, lesser experience and non-MBAs are hired on higher grades in contrast to higher experience and better academics resources but lower grades already on roll, promotion frameworks are extremely grey area with absolutely zero to none HR involvement

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people, treat consultants as assets, do not create power centres - create knowledge centres



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