Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
5,346 Reviews

3.5
5,346 Reviews
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture starting from training to project deliverables (in 501 reviews)

  • Better work-life balance as compared to top tier consulting companies (in 422 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life Balance & Onshore opportunities depends on the project you are into (in 291 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of nightly offshore calls (in 65 reviews)

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  1.  

    Its awesome experience in cognizant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    lot of projects, working with world class technology, world class people, diversified people

    Cons

    you get everything if you are in offshore once you are on boarded you will feel that you are alone in this world.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Opportunities ... Don't expect much Salary

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    • 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 for 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work life balance

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    • 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 for 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place for work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 for 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer focused & not employee focused

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    • 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 for 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
  7.  

    Amazing workplace to learn consulting & IT across the globe

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    • 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 for 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
  8.  

    ok ok desi outsourcing company like infy and tcs

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  9.  

    Good place to work

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    • 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 for 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
  10.  

    One of the best growing company to work. Superb management and rapid growth.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Good balance of work and life, benefits and perks are standard.

    Cons

    Hard to be on vacation due to project time line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Values to the current employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best Employee Oriented company with superlative benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Reasonably best package and benefits. Relocation and other claims completely taken care by Company. Very best benefit among service based companies.

    Cons

    No specific cons at Cognizant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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