Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated July 26, 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. NA

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good Organization and worth working

    Cons

    Salary Structure is not good


  2. Application Architect, J2EE

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - J2EE Applications Architect in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - J2EE Applications Architect in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly and Creative Environment to work.

    Cons

    growth and compensations are very poor

    Advice to Management

    Management had to help associates to bring a framework at organization level to improve


  3. Management review

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    Current Employee - Manager in Union City, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Union City, CA

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Multiple programs in various high tech companies like Google, twitter, etc. Great for young, fresh graduates.

    Cons

    Where to begin...poor back office execution, no work life balance, upper management expects 60+ hour work week, top-heavy upper management layer, weak R&R program, heavy talk on staff development but not enough tangible actions and results, reactive, etc. Culture sucks!

    Advice to Management

    You know it all, so...


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  5. Senior Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lot of career opportunities,flexible and good paid.

    Cons

    Upper management is not interactive.


  6. Cognizant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company depends on clients and managers

    Cons

    salary not up to the market

    Advice to Management

    Give good pay to the employees in onsite depends on their cost of living in location


  7. No credit for performance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits better than similar consulting companies from India.

    Cons

    No recognition for high performers.


  8. Body shoppers

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant - Business Consulting in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant - Business Consulting in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to easily leave. None that I can think of even after spending some time

    Cons

    Bosses are not accountable, what else would you expect from an Indian IT firm. Also dupes USCIS

    Advice to Management

    Grow a pair


  9. Systems Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Variety of projects and opportunity

    Cons

    Dirty politics and low pay


  10. Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    So far so good, they process GC, good opportunities

    Cons

    nothing yet, It's just been a year and half so, nothing yet


  11. Sernior Test Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good projects to work PTCoE / PACE - best among competitors

    Cons

    Pay correction, No good leadership at mid. level management

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your teams values. Expecting to employee to go the Extra miles, You should be ready to compensate / Reward those Extra miles too!



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