Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
5,700 Reviews
3.5
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture, Visa processing is streamline compare to other Indian based company (in 571 reviews)

  • Better work-life balance as compared to top tier consulting companies (in 503 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is poor as more work is expected than pure US based companies (in 344 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of nightly offshore calls (in 76 reviews)

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  1.  

    Lots of empowerment and Aggressive Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    1. Strong Executive Leadership with amazing vision
    2. Lot of Empowerment to Employee
    3. Aggressive Leadership
    4. Great Team
    5. Fairly good compensation

    Cons

    1. Lack of maturity in processes and Tools

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organization is losing focus on People's aspirations and work-life balance. It would be helpful to focus on these areas.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company, excellent benefits, pay and support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Projects in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Projects in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great assignments with tier one companies, Cognizant support structures give you a solid foundation for success. Exciting opportunities for anyone wanting to take on additional responsibilities. Great tools for individuals in the field, easy expense reporting, mobile support availability of resources are excellent. Benefits, pay and bonus continue to be a priority to the company. Company strategy has been very successful in allowing Cognizant to maintain very aggressive growth and fiscal performance goals.

    Cons

    You need to manage your career. Cognizant has grown very large and you need to help yourself standout! Goal setting, maintaining an active feedback with your manager and taking on additional responsibilities to help in growth opportunities are needed to achieve the highest annual ratings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide methods and coaching for self-improvement, career acceleration and active feedback from management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work/learn and grow

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    none to call out in this forum.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Really good company

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

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

    Pros

    Fast growing, dynamic company with loads of opportunities across the globe. Very supportive HR / Admin / Immigration departments.

    Cons

    Salaries somewhat below market. There is a difference between onsite hires vs. people who travel from off shore at the same designation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would appreciate better salary revisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with amazing growth opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great culture with emphasis to think independently and foster innovative ideas. Strong business ethics.

    Cons

    Compensation needs to be in line with the market. Though steps are being taken, still some work to be done here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall good experience in terms of opportunities and flexibility.

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

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

    Pros

    The salary is a little less as compared to other American counterparts but there is job stability and growth prospects.
    Opportunities to move to other horizontals to pursue better roles. Annual bonus adds to the salary.

    Cons

    Not enough visibility because of huge size of the company and salary is not on par with other American companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation and leadership programs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good opportunities, compensation not so good

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

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

    Pros

    has good opportunities for personal growth, sr mgmt is fair and encouraging

    Cons

    not enough compensation for good work, benefits can be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to work on appropriately compensating good performing employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Project Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  10.  

    Good workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work place. Good HR Policies. Provides chance to learn and excel.

    Cons

    Promotion, appraisal and compensation policies not transparent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparent promotion and appraisal policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great workplace and culture

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

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

    Pros

    Empowered culture and managerial levels
    Flexible work timings
    Rapid Career Growth
    Very good executive management

    Cons

    Long work hours at night

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work culture and connect from top to bottom should improve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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