Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated July 5, 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. Only if you do not want work-life balance

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

    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

    Cognizant has clients all over the US, so there are lots of location options. Employee friendly to a great extend. Several internal technical training options available

    Cons

    Company expects to work for internal tasks for Cognizant along with whatever has to be worked for client. Have to spend over 12 hrs per day on job. Salary hike is less year on year


  2. Overall a good company to be associated with

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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

    Pros

    Innovative ideas are rightly recognized.

    Cons

    work life balance takes hit


  3. Programmer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The company cares about its employees and have a good benefit.

    Cons

    Required to work well as a team. Reward only the high performers.


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  5. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Fullerton, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment, work life balance, job satisfaction and security

    Cons

    Nothing much to say as a cons


  6. Sr. Account Manager

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

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

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

    Pros

    Cognizant gives its employees a lot of latitude and encourages autonomous behavior.

    Cons

    A lot of time is spent on onsite-offshore coordination. Affects work-life balance at times


  7. Save Yourself - Run Away!

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits in the USA.

    Cons

    Opaque. That's right, zero transparency. In this scenario the job title has been changed to protect the innocent: My job offer says something like "Systems Analyst" and lists all my duties and job requirements. The client wants something like a "document proof-reader". Poof, I'm magically a document proof-reader. I'm also expected to work weekends for no pay.

    You won't be able to contact your talent manager because their phone numbers are not published and they will not answer your pings or emails. CTS pays attention only to the clients, even though their product is a service (meaning their product is their people). Seriously, when you hire on, you can sit at your desk for three months and not know what your goals are, who is entitled to assign work to you, and what your 6-month, or even 1-month deliverables are.

    Advice to Management

    Manage your people. They are your greatest asset. Stop using your arcane hierarchical business model. If you continue this way, you'll be staffed only with juniors, incompetents, and those who have given up. The bright and enthusiastic employees will move on.


  8. Just Another IT Company

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

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice People to work with.

    Cons

    typical IT mentality, you need to be brown nose to climb up the corporate ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Try to pay attention to your good employees.


  9. Good Company for Hard Workers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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

    Pros

    Onsite
    Green card for immigrants

    Cons

    Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Improve work life balance


  10. Fast growth company

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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

    Pros

    Lot of client facing project opportunities

    Cons

    Daily offshore calls at night


  11. Helpful (2)

    Associate

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

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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

    Pros

    I do not see any pros with CTS

    Cons

    Not a good company to be with for long terms, ridiculous promotion policy, no work life balance .... management is in hands of few stinky guys who won't let you explore your new ideas.



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