Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in Teaneck, NJ

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
5,346 Reviews

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5,346 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 501 reviews)

  • Better work-life balance as compared to top tier consulting companies (in 422 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life Balance & Onshore opportunities depends on the project you are into (in 291 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of nightly offshore calls (in 65 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place if you want work/life balance

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Teaneck, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Teaneck, NJ

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I moved from a Big 4 to CBC. Wonderful and innovative firm, fair work/life balance and can be well rewarding if you perform

    Cons

    Slow at times, not as competent as a Big 4

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop the practice of mentorship

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Explorative pyramid scheme!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Teaneck, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Teaneck, NJ

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Was very happy after the exit interview.

    Cons

    Bad pay, people are treated like rows on a spreadsheet. Bait and switch hiring practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring B and C level talent. "Tier One Period"? LMFAO! More like Tier One Periodically!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Bad Company for Salary hikes but benefits are ok

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Teaneck, NJ

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

    Pros

    * Benefits are ok, like Green card, Medical Insurance is good
    * Initial salary is good overall you wouldn't get hike
    * Good programmer
    *Training academy is good but paid training outside is given to need by basis

    Cons

    They have a really workaholic environment.
    Late hours of Onsite/ffshore work
    LNo appreciation of Hard work
    No Career Advancement of opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IMPROVE and THINK On

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall, a very positive place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Teaneck, NJ

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in work location
    Training opportunities are extensive
    the Company encourages employees to provide innovative ideas to solve problems.

    Cons

    No visibility to senior leadership in the business unit.
    Organizational structure is not clearly apparent.
    Male dominated culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    IT Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Teaneck, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good company to progress in your career

    Cons

    educate middle management on employee management and balance compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    personal growth - promotions based on performance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome Place to grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager  in  Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Teaneck, NJ

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

    Pros

    Fast pace environment, great opportunities within the company, good management team

    Cons

    You are lost in the crowd as the company is growing very fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you are ..it is great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Teaneck, NJ

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Can expect the usual as from any outsourcing consulting firm.

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre at the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delivery is suffering from fact that they are getting separated from customer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Don't care about employees, people get shuffled and ignored easily

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant  in  Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Teaneck, NJ

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

    Pros

    Up-to-date IT, systems, software, hardware

    Cons

    Not a supportive environment, too much travel, not given enough information about expectations of you, people at the same level are held to different standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more of a people-focused culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Professionally run company, with accountable individuals and global opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Teaneck, NJ

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

    Pros

    Professionaly run company with no debt. People arevriendly, knowledgeable and accountable for thier work. Flexible work environment, with global opportunities.

    Cons

    Performance Evaluation process is a shamble. Technology gurus are promoted to management, yet they exhibit no management experience. Quotas exist for promotions. I fyou are not known to executive management, it is highly likely that you will not be promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure the evaluation process, and eliminate the quotas for promotions. There are plenty of resources who are deserving of a promotion, but can't get promoted due to single digit quota promotion percentages.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    High growth company with successful results. Stock price has gone up consistently. Growing well above industry average.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Practice Lead  in  Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Practice Lead in Teaneck, NJ

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

    Pros

    fastest growing IT company. Stock price has gone up consistently. Growing well above industry average.

    Cons

    corporate culture, aging management team, internal politics. distribution of profit is significantly uneven. There has been no leadership change in the history of the company besides existing management moving around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need fresh blood and a new perspective.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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