Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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Pros
  • Good work culture compared to other offshoring companies (in 586 reviews)

  • Work-Life balance(depending on type of project/client/teams) (in 536 reviews)

Cons
  • office culture poor perks no work life balance (in 365 reviews)

  • No work life balance (In Some Projects) (in 83 reviews)

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  1. Great company with amazing growth opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Really good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Would appreciate better salary revisions.


  3. Great place to work/learn and grow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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  5. Great Company, excellent benefits, pay and support

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

    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 Management

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


  6. Lots of empowerment and Aggressive Leadership

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

    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 Management

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


  7. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, clients and less politics

    Cons

    performance management is not transparent

    Advice to Management

    Review the performance management


  8. I got a very good opportunity to work with CTS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Transparency and Employee oriented policies. Academy providing very good online and in person trainings. Recognition, promotion, incentives and salary. Very good centralized internal system to resolve employees issues

    Cons

    To keep client relation ship good, some times agrees all demands of clients and make employees to suffer, without getting any extra benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Cognizant management should talk to client sin such way that, both employee and cognizant should get benefit out of it.


  9. Great learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Specialist in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Technology Specialist in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great and very supportive senior management

    Cons

    CTC can be better, no policy for paying for extra hours worked.

    Advice to Management

    extra hours put in my employees must be payed.


  10. Fastest growing company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) This is one of the best offshore based project services provider 2) They are growing very fast entering into different work places and domains

    Cons

    1) We will have to chase lot of folks to get administrative things. There is no direct contact for anything in this company. 2) Immigration policies wise, if someone is joining here in USA and looking forward for GreenCard then this is not a good option.


  11. It is nice place except changing the location

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sdf in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Sdf in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is nice place except changing the location

    Cons

    the promotion part is very bad due to some wrong managers.

    Advice to Management

    promotion



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