Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
5,565 Reviews
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture starting from training to project deliverables (in 550 reviews)

  • Better work-life balance as compared to top tier consulting companies (in 482 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is poor as more work is expected than pure US based companies (in 332 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of nightly offshore calls (in 75 reviews)

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  1.  

    Experience is good for 1 or 2 years not for long term settlement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Job safety that's all nothing much other than this.

    Cons

    1.Too much politics with Indians around
    2.Pay discrepancies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in more good culture and values and please work on your payslips divisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company for Short time

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

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

    Pros

    Career growth is good in the beginning.
    Good onsite opportunities

    Cons

    Managers are not potential leaders.
    Those who stay long term in company see the career growth slows down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be evaluated for leadership qualities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Software

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Employee Benefits is good,Relocation expenses,secures job

    Cons

    Delayed GC processing, no proper updates on when they file GC

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to process GC as per the policy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good not best

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager - Projects  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Manager - Projects in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Good empowerment, Supportive HR, Well planned and focused Learning academy

    Cons

    Career progression, Poor compensation when compared to market

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sr. Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture allows for working and learning from Senior Management

    Cons

    Being a Tier 2 consulting firm;relocating to client location is sometimes required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focusing on restructuring the consulting work selling can help get more quality work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The best immigration support & decent salary compare to Indian companies

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Architect  in  Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Technology Architect in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    If you are in right account & vertical, you will get good growth.

    Cons

    Salary less than US market

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Would appreciate better salary revisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    review of cts

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    work life balance is better
    better onsite oppurtunities

    Cons

    compensation is poor
    career growth differs across the company

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Good Company to work with!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    More that 3 years I am working here . It is a good company to work with . You can find a good career growth here compared to all other IT Giants in India .

    Cons

    As usual.. Compensation benefits is not good .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay scale has to be increased !!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Join as Lateral

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good HR policy, has good ethics and business team

    Cons

    middle management has many inexperienced people. Few of them dont know basic management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better get the reviews on mid level managers and improve otherwise you will not have the best talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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