Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated August 26, 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. better than other Indian service delivery firms

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Service industry comparable compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Technical acumen, Work life balance leadership and hr involvement is none


  2. Unprofessioanal Indian Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Middleware Fusion Consultant in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Middleware Fusion Consultant in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    NONE, NONE, I am still really looking to find something good, please help me cause I am not seeing anything.

    Cons

    Lack of Leadership, Vision, Drive Company of slaves, and cheap labor Horrible treatment from Manager to International(Indian) workers They reap off indian workers (H1 visas) with low salaries but high contractual agreement to IT businesses I would strongly suggest to avoid Indian based companies as they are to reap off contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Revisit your core values


  3. Innovative, but Poor Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Innovation opportunity, well intentioned consultants,culture of collaboration at the Jr. Level ...

    Cons

    The company will take, take, take. Tendency is to run consultants into the ground. Those that do go the extra mile are not compensated and others performing at the basic level get same compensation as top performers. The incentives just aren't there to go above and beyond, so if you like mediocrity, you'll fit right in. Additionally, Most Leaders don't lead, they only want the title. Which may explain why most "leaders" don't understand how to properly treat/manage their teams. Often leaders bully those on their teams, try to coerce others to do their bidding, and back-stab others to get ahead. The company outlook (reason to work here) isn't good. Focus is on cost cutting measures and implementing policy that adds layers of bureaucracy. Lastly, if you're thinking about joining Cognizant from a tier-1 firm, there is no tax equalization for corporate travel, so expect a minimum 10% income hit on multi-state taxes (or global/federal taxes).

    Advice to Management

    Aspire to be a great leader. Anyone can wear a title, but not anyone will be able to have dedicated followers.


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  5. excellent place to work

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Lot of scope to learn new technologies

    Cons

    nothing. Slaries could have been better


  6. Cognizant review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Oracle Applications in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Oracle Applications in Teaneck, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was good. Still a bunch of hardworking folks doing good.

    Cons

    Gradual slide in progress for all the change in management strategies. It is not what it was while in the peak of development streak

    Advice to Management

    hopeless


  7. Cognizant - IT Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    They have decent benefits. And IF you are willing to relocate - at your expense - there are many jobs available.

    Cons

    Laughable "bonus" and a .02% "raise". Our manager is often MIA. Our role within the company is unclear and there is no way to discuss our issues and make any changes except thru the MIA manager.


  8. Bad Culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Nothing positive about this company

    Cons

    - Need to be a manager's favorite to get promoted - Treats employees as means of revenue and nothing more - Least bothered about employee engagement and development


  9. Associate

    Current Employee - Associate in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate in Teaneck, NJ

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

    Pros

    No pros at all in this company

    Cons

    No proper growth. No proper hike. Lot of politics


  10. Dont even think of joining Cognizant

    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Nothing to mention except job security.

    Cons

    Performance review is total crap.You won't get judged based on your work. No promotions and pay is a total joke.

    Advice to Management

    Change the review process.


  11. Worst Company to work with

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions as a contractor

    Pros

    You don't have to show up on time, if that's a good thing. Unsteady job pace

    Cons

    Structure of business is very dense Architecture of system is laughable No work/life balance: They want you to work east cost+ west coast+ India Time Working environment is not proper.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging everything Refer to the laws about employment given by the Department of labor



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