Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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Pros
  • Good work culture compared to other offshoring companies (in 586 reviews)

  • Work-Life balance(depending on type of project/client/teams) (in 536 reviews)

Cons
  • office culture poor perks no work life balance (in 365 reviews)

  • No work life balance (In Some Projects) (in 83 reviews)

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  1. Senior Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Projects in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Projects in Nashville, TN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work culture. Lot of Projects available. No hire and fire culture.

    Cons

    Salary structure not uniform across the board. Salary revisions are also not good as it is no where near the same pay scale like that of a Lateral employee. Lot of differences. Performance appraisal cycles are not done diligently. It does not do justice to all HR policy is also not great on the no. of promotion cycles in a year and the quota for promotions

    Advice to Management

    Salary structure to be corrected and made uniform across all designations based on the experience of the resources Promotion cycles to be made twice a year and justice to be given for resources who really deserves to be promoted to be given that promotion


  2. Senior Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Currently in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Currently in Memphis, TN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Vertical team leadership. Strong industrial expertise on Life Sciences and Health Care industry line.

    Cons

    Poor Horrizontal teams. Too much of politics in horrizontals due to lack of skilled professionals at higher positions.

    Advice to Management

    Please review the horizontal teams and their leadership and filter out the stuff less and appoint the stuffed resources. This way Cognizant will achieve its lost past charm in IT consulting.


  3. Good benefits as of now

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good relocation policy for US hires Good health care benefits Well defined immigration process and policies

    Cons

    Cons- Base compensation and they bargain a lot, but comparative to other similar companies health insurance is lot good, so this offsets compensation. Hiring process is bad , the communication from HR is always one directional . From hr to you. And no way to track your status. Very unprofessional .. You will be in limbo till the date you HR contacts you if you were selected. And even if you get hold of their email, you won't get a reply soon. Unless HR wants to. They might be overloaded and might be difficult to track, but a portal will help new hires one place to query and track their progress before being offered an offer.

    Advice to Management

    Please improve the hiring process by a portal or some transparent process.


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  5. Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Best pay in the market among all top level servicing companies.

    Cons

    Do not care about people


  6. Cognizant good company!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Associate in Teaneck, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate in Teaneck, NJ

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good policies for employees. Flexible timing Transparent pay structure

    Cons

    Promotions are difficult Onsite opportunity is decreasing

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employee retention .


  7. review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Valuations Controller (Service Delivery Manager) in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Valuations Controller (Service Delivery Manager) in Teaneck, NJ

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very relaxing environment, great place to start if you are a fresher

    Cons

    its not challenging enough and some of the profiles do not challenge employees to give their best


  8. nice to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Experience Consultant in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - User Experience Consultant in Teaneck, NJ

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice place to work. you will learn lot in this organization.

    Cons

    i dont think any cons now


  9. Associate Director - Projects

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Teaneck, NJ

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits (401K, medical, dental, vision insurance)

    Cons

    Every US employee has to be billable


  10. A reputed company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to try different hats if you have the aptitude for it.

    Cons

    Rate at which promotions happen onsite is rather slow.


  11. NA

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good Organization and worth working

    Cons

    Salary Structure is not good



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