Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
60 Reviews
3.3
60 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.  

    Policies of cognizant is very good in cognizant compare to other companies

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

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

    Pros

    very good employee benefit HR, compensation, movement policies

    Cons

    Less effective appraisal and promotion cycles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Very cool place to work

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Able to work on several projects. Very international company.

    Cons

    Feels too big and their support sites are very slow. Have to deal with working in different time zones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a little bit more time with personal development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Slow like a snail

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    No work. Or some times some work.

    Cons

    Politics in the air. With no wok all the people do is whine about each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If u r thinking of promotion you need to know right people

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ok and at times horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    pay and opportunities, flexibility, multiple clients

    Cons

    life can be hell if u get the wrong mid management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good career opportunities, less pay

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Lot of career opportunities
    Highly flexible when it comes to managing your work
    Nice insurance packages

    Cons

    At times you might have to deal with very aggressive managers
    Extra 2-4 hours has to be spent everyday for non-project internal work
    For long timers salaries are really less compared to laterals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good for people with constraints

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

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

    Pros

    job security is there even times were not great. If wilking to work hard will be goven chance to explore new areas.

    Cons

    Leadership ppl are not inspiring enough for the team working for them. Unbearable politics, favoritism for same state ppl of leads. Managers try to know your personal matters as if intended to help later use it against thr resource.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Qualified and well deserved leaders required and not someone who came up just bcoz he had some influence from his immediate boss. And resouces should be judged based on thrir contribution towards work and not based on their socialising skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company I have ever worked for

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

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

    Pros

    If you want to feel what it is like to work in India, join this company

    Cons

    1. Too large of a company
    2. Poor Human Resources department
    3. 100 Indians required to screw on 1 lightbulb
    4. Poor interview process
    5. Poor onboarding process
    6. Worst Help Support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send anyone to a business writing and english class
    Learn how to schedule and host meetings
    Learn the definition of expedite
    Go watch how US based companies operate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    good experience with cognizant in senior role.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  11.  

    Opportunities for leadership role

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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