Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
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.  

    Great Growing Organization - too much expectation from the stake holders sometimes keeps you under pressure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Rapid Growth since inception of the company
    Flexibility of work

    Cons

    Work Culture
    Working with Indian Time Zone
    Lower Salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider benchmarking the Comp package

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects  in  Long Is City, NY
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Long Is City, NY

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

    Pros

    Good company in services sector...With a variety of projects in all domains..

    Cons

    No work life balance...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please provide more care for the employees....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pros and Cons

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

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

    Pros

    Work Culture, Senior Management, Offshore Salary

    Cons

    Salary at Onsite, Year End Appraisal process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve Onsite Salary on par with Tier 1, period.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    From an Account Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growing and TRYING to be a top tier consultancy rather than a typical Indian dominated culture.

    Cons

    Still too much of an onshore / offshore labor play. Very frustrating at times having to accommodate work schedules of offshore associates who seems to dictate to the North American associates. Don't trust them to look after your career or family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to "Americanitizing" customer facing roles in North America and EU.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome Place to grow

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

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

    Pros

    Fast pace environment, great opportunities within the company, good management team

    Cons

    You are lost in the crowd as the company is growing very fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you are ..it is great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best Service Company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant- CRM  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant- CRM in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of transparency in the organisation hierarchy.
    Hardworking people are duly rewarded with promotions.
    Innovation is appreciated even at the basic level.

    Cons

    The salary bar needs to be revised for the existing employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good comp to stay with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Architect/Tech Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Architect/Tech Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Very efficient hr processes and gr8 onsite offshore model!

    Cons

    nothing much to say ...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Learning, but less development

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    1. You get lot of opportunities to learn
    2. Promote innovative thinking and is part of the company's DNA
    3. You have lot of projects worldwide

    Cons

    1. No proper appraisal method and hence moving up the ladder is very difficult considering the total workforce is more than 125K
    2. Your work experience is completely dependent on the project you get. You dont have much choice after you get into a project. If you get a screwed up manager, your life is screwed
    3. Monetary compensation is pathetic. The company eats 80% of your billing rate and only gives you 20%

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Anything we say is useless

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sr. Associate - Projects

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Global consulting firm, great offshore locations

    Cons

    management not transparent. Limited space for career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to find a better way for personal growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Typical Indian Outsourcing Company

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

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

    Pros

    Been with the company for more than 7 years and have seen in really grow very fast. Good place to get started with your IT consulting career and if you're hard-working and intelligent, the promotion opportunities are plentiful....

    Cons

    ...as long as you don't mind being paid a below-market salary, almost always mandatory relocating for projects, long hours, managing what are often "loosely" motivated off-shore teams, cultural quirks and challenges - if you're not Indian - and dealing with a high level of just pure "strangeness" having to do with working at an Indian outsourcer. Don't forget your sense of humor if you're planning to be employed here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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