Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated May 30, 2014
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3.2 57 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza

Frank D'Souza

(35 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture compared to other offshoring companies(in 496 reviews)

  • Better work-life balance as compared to top tier consulting companies(in 415 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life Balance & Onshore opportunities depends on the project you are into(in 288 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of nightly offshore calls(in 64 reviews)

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    Great place to work/learn and grow

    Manager (Current Employee) San Bruno, CA

    ProsSeen the company grow from 18K to 180K now. 8+ years of fun.

    Consnone to call out in this forum.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    average employer

    Technology Specialist (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Pros-challenging work in most cases
    -files green card

    Cons-most projects have very stringent deadlines due to the nature of contracts Cognizant has with the client. as a result,the team suffers.
    -once joined the company, promotion, growth etc is very slow and lot of politics
    -very loosely managed , with reporting manager having very little knowledge about what people under him are doing. Again this impacts negatively during appraisal and promotion cycles.
    -not all that great salary

    Advice to Senior Managementget more involved in what people reporting to you do.
    define a better career, goal and growth path

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for resume, profile.

    Associate (Current Employee) San Ramon, CA

    ProsJob Security - Many clients & locations
    Benefits - Health, Vision, 401k, Dental, ESPP

    ConsIf you have off-shore co-ordination, forget evenings with family.
    If you are joining with getting Green Card, then NO NO NO
    If you think you will get good increment in salary next 2 years, forget that
    Salary is very minimal

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould revise salary standards, immigration process.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Typical Indian firm on growth trajectory

    Engagement Manager (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood payment, high growth, inter-disciplinary work

    ConsHierarchical, very procedure based, more tactical than strategic focus

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mixed bag of good exposure to interesting work assignments and insufficient compensation

    Engagement Manager (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsLarge Company, Diverse functional opportunities

    ConsSlow career growth opportunity, low salary

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Experience is good for 1 or 2 years not for long term settlement

    Associate (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsJob safety that's all nothing much other than this.

    Cons1.Too much politics with Indians around
    2.Pay discrepancies

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet in more good culture and values and please work on your payslips divisions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsEntrepreneurial culture allows for working and learning from Senior Management

    ConsBeing a Tier 2 consulting firm;relocating to client location is sometimes required

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocusing on restructuring the consulting work selling can help get more quality work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company for Short time

    Associate (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsCareer growth is good in the beginning.
    Good onsite opportunities

    ConsManagers are not potential leaders.
    Those who stay long term in company see the career growth slows down.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers should be evaluated for leadership qualities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Software

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsEmployee Benefits is good,Relocation expenses,secures job

    ConsDelayed GC processing, no proper updates on when they file GC

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to process GC as per the policy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good not best

    Manager - Projects (Current Employee) Fremont, CA

    ProsGood empowerment, Supportive HR, Well planned and focused Learning academy

    ConsCareer progression, Poor compensation when compared to market

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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