Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
5,498 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.  

    Excellent place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Work & Personal life balance is very good and you have the option to choose to your path, if you put the basic effort that is needed.

    Cons

    Performance review is not transparent and i see this with most of the associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Associate / Sr Developer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Iselin, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Iselin, NJ

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

    Pros

    Policies are better than TCS/Infosys/Wipro and other Indian companies.
    Relocation assistance provided is good
    GC Processing done for every other employee
    Offshore calls are lesser comparatively

    Cons

    Still an Indian company trying to mimic the Infosys story
    Growth above Sr.Associate is virtually not possible unless you do all the work of your manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on creating a product

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Business Consultant (CBC)

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

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

    Pros

    Cognizant has a global presence and has some of the most competitive people, It is better than its peers such as Infosys/Wipro in terms of YoY growth and has a better brand value (among peers).Initial salary is high if recruited in India.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Growth depends a lot on the group or BU's performance and is not proportional to an individual's efforts. Reactive approach to problems. Org structure needs to be re-looked. It does not make sense to have CBC for horizontals. Some of the horizontals are top-heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CBC has to be a part of Verticals alone and not Horizontals. In fact, the age old org-structure (Horizontals and Verticals) needs to be re-looked.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    IT Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Teaneck, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good company to progress in your career

    Cons

    educate middle management on employee management and balance compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    personal growth - promotions based on performance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Senior Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant - Business Consulting  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant - Business Consulting in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    some Peers are from good b-schools,

    Cons

    many non-MBAs work in business consulting division which dilutes the consulting environment,
    no formal way to communicate with senior management
    No great compensation
    most of the delivery side practices are applied to consulting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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    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
  8.  

    Good company to work for...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9.  

    Good and very stable company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst  in  Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Melville, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent job security. Good opportunity to work for different client.

    Cons

    Do not emphasize on technical growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should consider to invest on personal and technical growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Dont join if you growth and green card

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Employee friendly HR policies
    Large number of projects. No issue in getting work.

    Cons

    False promises by management.
    False promises by HR about GC processing.
    Employee harassment.
    No scope of growth if you are not a tamil guy.
    Compensation is least in the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep a check on the low level management and the kind of practices which are being followed to appease the client. This wont take this company any far.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A very good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    A best place to work at considering the opportunities, independence leadership

    Cons

    compensation is lower compared to competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    match compensation to competition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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