Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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  1. Good. But mostly like any consultancy services depend on which client and project you are in.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Good benefit. Decent compensation. Nice technology exposure.

    Cons

    Not much. But completely depend on your project and your direct supervisor. Company is though very good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. manager projects

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Projects in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager Projects in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    good carrier growth and advice

    Cons

    salary and politics is bit high

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Good company. Seemed like an irritating and unknown process for new hires.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn and you're surrounded by brilliant people. Everyone is willing to help you and share their experience with you.

    Cons

    It's disorganized in terms of the new hire process. I kind of felt like I was going in a circle for a first few months of employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe you can do something to help the new hires better transition into their new roles. Currently, the process, minus the orientation is very bumpy and confusing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Transparent Bonus Process

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Teaneck, NJ

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

    Pros

    Cognizant has a thoughtful and complete bonus process that weighs many factors when determining annual bonus amounts for employees. There is much transparency leading up to the communication of bonuses

    Cons

    It is mostly an all for one approach where bonuses ranges are determined by the overall company performance, not at the organizational or individual level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more latitude to Directors and VP's to be able to alter the bonus payouts for the individuals on their team. Attempt to stop the practice of people sharing their bonus percentage attainments as this makes it harder to adjust individual attainments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Not a great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    They have lot of projects across technologies.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promotions, no salary hikes once joined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should revise their promotion and salary revision process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. Great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Nice work life balance, nice package, nice medical benefit

    Cons

    Travelling, promotion issues, some politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp management in a circle each 4 yrs to minimize politics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great Company to Work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAN Administrator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - SAN Administrator in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Very good client count.and great opportunities

    Cons

    Promotion takes time.Needs good repo with a manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance should be taken care of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Satisfactory

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Somerset, NJ

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

    Pros

    Decent pay check , good visa green card process , freedom to stay on shore if one prefers

    Cons

    Work life balance is bad , clarity of role is lacking , you will be expected to do everything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarity of role

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. The best company in the world.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Teaneck, NJ

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

    Pros

    You get paid to do nothing. I literally worked there for a year and a half and got paid to sit at home and play video games, travel around on company expense, and walk around the outsourcing companies acting like I did something. Hence the term role- (an actor in a corporation)

    Cons

    After you get bored of sitting at home you won't have anything to put on your resume. Thus, making it impossible to get hired by another company unless they hire actors as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing for managers, as long as companies do not want new programs and continue to outsource.
    Advice to shareholders- be careful where you invest. Numbers are a symptom not a solution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. A lot of customers all over the planet. Very high probability that you would get a project at your desired geography

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Strong HR team helps you find the role you ask for at the location you desire for.
    Takes care of you in between projects.
    Strong immigration team. Visas/work permits are filed/renewed with ease.
    Presence and growth opportunity in almost every industry sector
    Strong YoY results

    Cons

    Too big for its own good. Unless you are visible to leadership team, you would be just another cog in the wheel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office culture, dressing etiquette can be improved

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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