Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in Phoenix, AZ

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
5,498 Reviews
3.5
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.  

    I learnt a lot in this company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Projects  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Manager Projects in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    The medical and other benefits are great
    Personal growth has a lot of scope
    Promotions happen regularly whether you do exceptional work or not

    Cons

    Most employees belong to a region in India and tend to speak only that regional language
    Company Tenure is given more importance than merit for promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give due credit to the merit in people and you will have an excellent workforce

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    8 years of experience in Cognizant technology solutions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant - Business Consulting  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant - Business Consulting in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Onsite opportunities , Longevity of the career , Healthcare practice , Promotions are not good , Salaries are average market salaries

    Cons

    Promotion opportunities are very less , Not a good place for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No clear communication on Employee care

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    If you want to stick in US this will be a great company.

    Cons

    Employee care is nil, even if your skill set doesn't match to a domain which you have been recruited or the work and skill set doesn't match. Getting out of horizontals is very difficult. Which in turn will hinder your growth
    You need to have closer relationship with your managers to get your promotions done on time
    Even though the company grows by leaps employees at bottom of the ladder do not have significant growth as the managers does

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please work with the project teams directors to have focus on Employee care. Putting revenue at first regardless of employees satisfaction doesn't look well for mww

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    No recognition for longtime employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    This is good company however as the number of employees grow the dynamics change. Immigration policy is great when compare to other Indian IT companies. Compensation is at par with other Indian IT majors. Also I concur with other reviewers.

    Cons

    There are few cons especially Appraisal processes is very bad unless you ask they won't even bother, for example one of my colleague received top rating continuously for four years yet he is not promoted.
    GWFM ( Global Workforce Management ) this group is supposed to place the resources as soon as some one is released from a project rather they are doing postman job also they are not reachable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look into the cons and improve in those areas. If company thinks that GWFM role is to do postman job then they are doing the job perfectly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The training was great!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Claim Processor  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Claim Processor in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The people made you feel like part of the team!

    Cons

    The time that it took to get clearance was a little long!

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Technology Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Specialist  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Technology Specialist in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good work culture compared to other offshoring companies

    Cons

    Pays less than the market rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on retaining talented hardworking employees

  8.  

    It is great working with Cognizant.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Cognizant as a company they know what they want to do and where they want to be in next few years. It has good culture and values.

    Cons

    Every company will have some cons and Cognizant may not be an exception. Cons will be more with the people you work with however, Cognizant as a company I liked it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Lots of clients and loads with full of opportunities

    Cons

    you need to work in a same account to get good credits in the career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work-life balance but zero career growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Consultant in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Okay as a stop gap place to be at
    Longer assignments at a specific place, allows you to settle in

    Cons

    No career growth in consulting
    Very bad appraisal policies
    Very slow promotions
    Mentality of just being a service company and no thinking about growing up the chain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be clear on what you are aiming for and how you want the consulting arm to be shaped up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Growth opportunities at cogniznat

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Associate in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There are no pros which i foresee except for the senior manager and above levels who are happy with the pay they are getting

    Cons

    Long work hours

    In the disguise of giving bonuses over 100% their onsite pay is much lesser than its peers like Infosys. Infy will be paying around $72K for the same experience level guy while cognizant will be paying $60K

    Hard to get promotions even after better performance

    Lot of people across accounts before you to reach the next level as part of the promotion cycle

    They will initiate green cards in EB2 and EB3 categories just to make the employees stuck once the I-140 gets approved within a span of 1.5 years. After that till you get your GC / EAD you should be working day and night like a slave for them with very less salaries. This is the reason behind initiating Green Card after completing one year of service at Onsite

    No onsite opportunities for new joiners

    Unrealistic business growth expectations by the senior management. For example if the growth expectation is 20% for this year and if its achieved then the next year it will be revised for another 23% on top of what they reached this fiscal year. This will be real hard to achieve for any company and in this disguise your Promotions will be delayed and the bonuses will be hit.

    If promotions are delayed obviously more number of people will be reaching that stage aspiring for the next level and career growth is getting impacted.

    Last but not least they will not be handing your I-140 even though its approved thereby they want to just extend the current H1B for another 3 years and make you work. But what many people working in cognizant don't know is that they can obtain the copy of their I-140 from USCIS and they can switch the company using that. But they need to apply for Labor and I-140 once again in the new company. But the good thing is that your priority date is set once the I-140 from cognizant is approved.

    Folks!! - Decide yourself after reading the above review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put unrealistic goals year after year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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