Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
5,467 Reviews
3.5
5,467 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    One of the good place to settle

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    GoodOne of the good place to settle

    Cons

    It is depends on the Project manager and client you are working for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Another management minded company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate
    Former Employee - Senior Associate

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Paid me well
    Good bonus options
    Good health coverages

    Cons

    Management does not understand employee issues. Favours client always. Does not work well for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should focus more on the problems of actual people on ground

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good company to work for...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Trust in the associates
    Flexibility offered in terms of working hours, location
    Good Work Environment
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Extremely number driven
    Conservative in Investments and approach to accepting new technologies
    Year end appraisals and promotion cycles need a lot to be desired
    Promotion based on numbers, good will with boss

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company, Stable job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects  in  Wakefield, MA
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Wakefield, MA

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

    Pros

    Cognizant is a good company for a stable job, most projects are long term, and the benefits are good.
    On getting a 'release' from a project there are ample opportunities to move on. Very flexible if you want stability

    Cons

    Salary is on the lower side. Not to blame the management, its the model

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Company to work

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    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours but varies from project to project
    People are approachable most of the times

    Cons

    Management structure needs to improve
    Personal growth does not depend on the work you do.
    Lot of internal politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    restructure the goal setting and review policies and structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Project Lead

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Everything depends on your project and manager.

    Cons

    Don't expect promotions for next 4 years after you join..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It is good company with perfect work-life balance

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    work culture is great and good employee benefits

    Cons

    salary is little below par

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Place to Grow

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career, significant opportunities with high profile customers.

    Cons

    High amount of travel, not all managers have the same level of drive and passion. Find a good manager and you will be successful here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am happy with the management situation

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

    Another Indian IT Services company

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant - Business Consulting  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant - Business Consulting in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and great training opportunities.

    Cons

    Low on diversity - 90% employees are Indians, very delivery oriented approach, performance management is not merit based at many occasions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase diversity, encourage employees at all levels to be a part of growth strategy,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager Projects

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great projects and learning, good teams, onsite opportunities

    Cons

    Appraisal ratings and promotions are based on age in the account, based on blessings of senior management.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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