Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
5,348 Reviews

3.5
5,348 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.  

    Very good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate in Hoboken, NJ

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

    Pros

    Learning curve high,good leadership and everything is good about it.

    Cons

    Personal growth,time off policies,promotions,compensation,benefits,work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Its a really good company. ALso depend on manager and project.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    It has really very good clients and projects.

    Cons

    Most of the time managers are really dont know what they are doing. They just think that they got managerial position and thats it. Apart from that they dont have any technical knowledge and application/project knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have friendly and knowledgeable managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great oppertunities to enrich your skills

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Associate

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

    Pros

    Roles and responsibilities are huge

    Cons

    Once type casted, very difficult to come out of it...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Review 1

    • 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

    Promotions, HR policies, Timings, Management, Growth options, Other benifits

    Cons

    NA, NA, NA, NA, NA

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consulting ...

    • 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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lot of projects ... OK pay and good for Visa Holders as there is job security

    Cons

    Lots ... completely a DESI IT company ..
    No recognition of work and experience; in fact most consultants do not know basic knowledge
    Less salary/pay and benefits compared to peers; expertise and experience does not have any value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cognizant is a IT services company ... so please structure the pay, benefits and career growth with the calibre of providing HIGH-QUALITY client services, and not internal documentation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for few years but not good from career growth perspective.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    1. Empowers employees and supports aspirations.
    2. Benefits are better distributed.

    Cons

    1. Career growth is a challenge unless you have good communication skills, though you might be a top performer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Performance should be made a criteria for Career growth and not visibility to Senior management..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Bonus, Flexibility in work enviornment

    Cons

    Structured Growth, Promotions, Offshore structure, name in the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more senior leaders to drive growth in consulting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Architect

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good place for a great learner

    Cons

    Promotions are based on revenue you generate and the goodwill of the boss...!! hahah yes Boss....rather than on your talent and skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was with CTS almost 4years in the same role and pay and i had never complained to management about it. only reason... i felt that my company will identify me seeing my skills and knowledge and later i came to know that it hardly matters to them. All that they need is being in a account they want to understand how you can manage other accounts and generate more revenue to the company.
    my comments will It hardly matter to management unless something really hit them financially. So good luck CTS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Lot of Projects and less employee oriented

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lot of projects, job security

    Cons

    Employee interests and career growth and grievances are mostly ignored

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to focus more on employees and their career growth

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good balance between life and work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good company to work and get lot of opportunity internally .Having lot of support from supervisor and peers.

    Cons

    Performance review parameter need to redefine. Manager even not available many time to talk and feel isolated when worked on client side

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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