Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
6,310 Reviews
3.5
6,310 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture, Visa processing is streamline compare to other Indian based company (in 586 reviews)

  • gt; pretty good work-life balance, but still this depends on the project you get (in 536 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is poor as more work is expected than pure US based companies (in 365 reviews)

  • No work -life balance, a training period of one year for freshers (in 83 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Employee's aspirations cut off -- 'Horizontally' & 'Vertically'

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Associate in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Company with maximum onsite opportunities. Onsite opportunity is the single most valueable aspect.
     Exposure to Lots of technologies - Yes the company gets a project on a new technology every 2 weeks. This makes u jack of all, but hard to become master of atleast one.

    Cons

    Internal division namely 'Horizontals' and 'Verticals' and this is not let known to the employees before joining. Once assigned to a horizontal or vertical, you are locked up - like Shawshank Redemption!
    Cost cutting in every aspect - tissue papers, toilet soap, quality of bags, coffee machines, and even extending to project tools and licenses.
     Lack of integrity in Management - promises an opportunity one day and switches to other on another week.
     There is a monopoly of Project managers even in dealing with employees's personality development, and other benefits.
    No work from home strictly - even in my case ,where I leave my old mother home alone.
    Any queries regarding career aspirations, visa eligibility etc made to HR all route back to managers - openly or secretly.
    Once projects gets rolling, the engineers often have to work long hours at night and cut off their weekends, for which there's hardly any reimbursement for late night dinner or lunch expenses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Separate out HR from Project Management. The HR policies should be clearly stated to employees, without routing the queries to project managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    not satisfactory

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    One can get a chance to work with client closely

    Cons

    dont get a choice of working in a interested field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make the mid level management more interactive with associates.

  3.  

    Corporate growth is high

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    quick roject turn around. not a great place to work long time, work hours are long,

    Cons

    Heavy politics, bad pay, middle management is a bottleneck for growth, no appreciation, bad immigration policies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worst company I have ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    If you want to feel what it is like to work in India, join this company

    Cons

    1. Too large of a company
    2. Poor Human Resources department
    3. 100 Indians required to screw on 1 lightbulb
    4. Poor interview process
    5. Poor onboarding process
    6. Worst Help Support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send anyone to a business writing and english class
    Learn how to schedule and host meetings
    Learn the definition of expedite
    Go watch how US based companies operate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Competitive salary, but lower than competition

    Cons

    Everything else, horrible place to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Don't really remember any pros to mention.

    Cons

    No work life balance at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Poor Management skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, infrastructure, expense reporting is streamlined.

    Cons

    Lame, low class, cowardly management style. Will fire before resolving. Role sold, was not in fact, the role in which I found myself. Completely did not meet my expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some skills.

    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Churn and burn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Sales Executive

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Nothing I can think of.

    Cons

    This is not the place to come to if you are looking for a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok company to work, managers are bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Current employee of the company

    Cons

    Bad managers, no work life balance, extremely demotivating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul people managers, middle management to retain your people. Most of the people who are managers and seniors are in the company for a long time greater than 5 years and all are Indians with extremely bureaucratic mindset not suited for a tech company which hires in USA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Bad company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Pune (India)

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Nothing as such.Did not found any.

    Cons

    No increase in salary.
    No promotion
    Bad senior management.
    Keep on bench and then blame you only

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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