Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated June 22, 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. No credit for performance

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


  2. Body shoppers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  3. Systems Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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  5. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. Sernior Test Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!


  7. Good Company to Work

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Lot of career opportunity
    Good work-life balance

    Cons

    There is nothing much to list


  8. Average

    • 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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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

    Pros

    Good engineers and great culture

    Cons

    Old timers sometimes are really really incompetent and can get onto your nerves

    Advice to Management

    Some(only few) old timers at AD or D levels out there - just bad mouthing to hide incompetence and spoiling the whole rhythm. Identify and clean.


  9. Good company if you are on a visa

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

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

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

    Pros

    Some managers are good, good benefits

    Cons

    Some managers are just terrible, there are junior folks who try to increase the client account and in the process ruin the Cognizant name brand. Upper management is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    The company overall is good. But treat all employees respectfully especially US employees. Give importance to job satisfaction for the consultants.


  10. Program Director

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director 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

    Forward thinking Leaders Good business outlook

    Cons

    Salary is less COLA is very very low

    Advice to Management

    Focus on core srength


  11. Helpful (2)

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    • 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

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

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

    Pros

    Day by day it is getting worse

    Cons

    Last ten years im working with the co... it has become worst... lot of politics.. no Work life balance. Its just for the sake of talking. Forcing us to do lot of injustice to the client these days.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure whether the management - indirectly asking the experience resources to go out. lot of pressure, there is no concentration one objective, asking us to do everything... without any target... only running on the target and there is no human value now in the company



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