Cognizant Technology Solutions
3.5 of 5 4,417 reviews
www.cognizant.com Teaneck, NJ 5000+ Employees

Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.1 52 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza

Frank D'Souza

(31 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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No career growth

Associate - Projects (Current Employee)
Pleasanton, CA

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

ProsIf you negotiate well then can have good salary.

ConsManagement is bad, no thought process, no career growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementThink about the growth of employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Test Engineer (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

Proswork life balance is better
better onsite oppurtunities

Conscompensation is poor
career growth differs across the company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very bad company to work for

Associate (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

ProsMore projects and growth oppurtunities

ConsVery poorly compensated.. too much politics .Managers and above enjoy all the benefits.Treats employees like crap.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees below Managers with respect

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

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Work smart ( not hard) for your success and survival

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

ProsFast growing organization, that means you have good chance to move up to the ladder if you can survive the politics.
Low salaries, but good medical and other benefits like ESOP and ESPP.
Can get, truely global experience.

ConsYou have to be online/work almost 24x7
You should know, when,how and whom to talk to your ideas... Else, you will find , nextbday, all your ideas published with your managers name on it!!!
You will be extremely successful, if you know : how to make "clien"t happy and increase revenues

Advice to Senior ManagementClient is important .... But not everything!!! Do not measure success of a person solely based on what clinrt says or how much person contributed towards new revennue generation!!!

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horrible in making payments. they treat contractors like slaves. they have to beg for salaries.

Consultant (Current Employee)
Oakland, CA

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

Prosgood brand name but that mis leads you. everyone here is quite happy because they are in the comfort zone. and the contractors are facing tremendous heat.

Conshorrible in paying the contractors. they route you through the prefered vendors with horrible payment terms of 45 days. and no one cares whether you are paid or not. the only dissapointing part but the most important one.

Advice to Senior Managementplease be considerate while hiring. dont hire without calculations. and please dont be regionally inclined and partial. please make sure the contractors are happy just as your employees would be. after all we are also a part and contributing towards the growth of CTS.

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Typical Indian firm on growth trajectory

Engagement Manager (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

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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It everything depends on your immediate Boss. No transparency, but good job variation

Senior Developer (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

ProsJob Security , less firing. Less stress for ladies.

ConsGrowth is less, not inclining to latest tech and process, Very less transparency in rating & appraisal, minimal hike, no company privileges other than cab facility and lack of leadership skills in middle level management.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease don't cover incompetent folks in project.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good work place for some of the clients

Associate (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

Proswork and life can't be balanced here

Conscompany is growing big and benefits to the employees got decreased.

Advice to Senior Managementsome of the project managers won't treat their reportees properly. Please treat them as humans not as machines

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Management doesn't care about you unless you're buddies with them, the whole company is offshore-driven.

Associate (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

Pros- Learn new technologies.
- Travel to different places and locations.
- Travel is paid most of the time.
- Sometimes you get a good manager.

Cons- Hard to get promoted and get your salary structure revised.
- The company is very offshore-driven and seems to care more about its Indian employees than any other.
- Management is not supportive of your career development plans. They will keep you in a project even when you don't want to be there.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your managers to be supportive of Associates' career-development plans and location preferences. Don't lie to your associates and tell them one thing then do another. That is a sure-fire way to lose talent.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

ProsLarge and growing Consulting Company

Consslow Poor and lower management.

Advice to Senior Managementopen to new ideas and quick action

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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