Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
6,052 Reviews
3.5
6,052 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    good experience with cognizant in senior role.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    good company to work in consulting.

    Cons

    consulting and have to move frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Experience With Cognizant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Brea, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work Environment as compared to other Peer Companies and provides the needed Benefits to employees.

    Cons

    Growth of a personal depends on the top management you work with and the Salary provided is on the lower side to the long term employees where as it is better for new Joinees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Opportunities for leadership role

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good exposure to work with Clients. Support from management when absolutely necessary.

    Cons

    Performance can be relative, but needs to look at all the parameters while rating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Opportunities ... Don't expect much Salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities. Good Learning. Good onsite oppertunities

    Cons

    Don't expect much salary .....not good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate - Projects in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate - Projects in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    - Well planned work
    - Work life balance
    - Excellent benefits
    - Great clients

    Cons

    - Not so challenging projects
    - Same projects for long time
    - Not so easy to climb up the ladder
    - Not much for tech savvy people
    - Hard to stay motivated at work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Recognize right people at right time
    - To pay attention towards customer satisfaction
    - Sometimes too much process kills projects
    - Flexibility in resourcing will get more projects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place for work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

    Pros

    Job Security is High. Also, Onsite opportunity is more compared to some other peers.

    Cons

    Sometimes, Employees are not satisfied with the Quality of work. Also, the Salary is not very good compared to other peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have more insights on Leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer focused & not employee focused

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Customer focus and strong leadership

    Cons

    Poor compensations specially for immigrants/ employees transferred from India
    Poor HR policies
    Poor work life balance both onsite and offshore
    Not a good place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve HR polices that are consistent at Onsite and Offshore (eg number of Leaves)
    Pay comparable compensation to what is paid to local hires
    Improve employee focus and employee moral

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing workplace to learn consulting & IT across the globe

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Projects in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Projects in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Amazing Work Culture, Employee Friendly, Strong Leadership, Provide opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Work more like any Big 4 cosulting organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    timeoff policies, salary structure vs external hirings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    ok ok desi outsourcing company like infy and tcs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    green card processing if you are on H1b

    Cons

    long hours , work life balance , off shore calls , weekend support without extra money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat employees as human beings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    a) Lot of learning opportunities - challenging projects,
    b) Flexibility (if you have any personal commitments)

    Cons

    a) Compensation is not good - if you expect people to give solutions like Consultants then pay like one
    b) Collaboration across teams is not strong

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a) Project Management track should be better defined
    b) Appraisal system is totally dependent on your supervisor. For Manager and above level other senior manages should also have a say

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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