Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated September 2, 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. High level management, HR & administrative work is completely out of touch

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Program Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting your foot in the door offers you an incredibly amazing learning experience. If you don't have the years of experience most jobs look for, you will have opportunity here at entry level.

    Cons

    Where do I start... Compensation, HR unorganized, onboarding struggles, no clear cut success plan, consistently inconsistent, & over worked, under valued.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together. Too many chefs in the kitchen all with a disconnected opinion. Listen and value those working in the trenches... If you don't, attrition will follow.


  2. More opportunities for promotion and salary

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good exposure, travel options,learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Low promotional. Opportunities, hiring members from other companies at a higher level.

    Advice to Management

    Review and revise the promotion and salare structure.


  3. Good company - Less compensation

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    "Good work culture compared to other offshoring companies" "Work-Life balance(depending on type of project/client/teams)"

    Cons

    Resource allocation is not good Compensation is less as compared to industry standards

    Advice to Management

    clean up your middle level management. If the company has grown so big its because the developers downunder are doing good. Managers at mid level who do not today trend in technology are not good at managing people or project. promote the good performers.


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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant - CRM in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant - CRM in Dublin, CA

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

    Pros

    This is a good company and worth working

    Cons

    Salary Structure is not satisfactory


  6. Nice to work but very limited growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Offshore Lead in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Offshore Lead in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice to work, friendly environment, Management has good policies for associates.

    Cons

    Everything else than PROS are CONS. there is no recognization process, Promotion and rating is based on your manager. it all leads to your account manager, Company is run on pockets, each and every project will provide you different expierence. you dont feel like workign in this company, feel like working for manager under his company. Management needs only revenue and they dont care about employees, recent CCA would be disaster for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Please recognize the workforce, coz because of them only you are at this level. take employee care. respect them, nature them and dont use them as commodity. the company is going to explode, take necessary steps to save or wait for doomsday.


  7. Associate consultant

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    Former Employee - Associate -Projects ETL Tech Lead/Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate -Projects ETL Tech Lead/Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many projects are available at different loaction

    Cons

    Management would not value current emplyees


  8. A great place to work in

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    • 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
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - The growth of the employee is of prime importance at Cognizant. They invest a lot on training's which are very expensive if they find you to be a good resource. - You can switch to any vertical or Horizontal provided you prove yourself

    Cons

    - Work Life balance is sometimes poor but this again depends on the project you are working on


  9. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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


  10. Management review

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    Current Employee - Manager in Union City, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Union City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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...


  11. Senior Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.



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