Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated January 16, 2015
Updated January 16, 2015
6,271 Reviews
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6,271 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work culture, Visa processing is streamline compare to other Indian based company (in 586 reviews)

  • gt; pretty good work-life balance, but still this depends on the project you get (in 536 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is poor as more work is expected than pure US based companies (in 365 reviews)

  • No work -life balance, a training period of one year for freshers (in 83 reviews)

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  1.  

    Cognizant is a good company to work with (on a net basis)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Less hierarchical and approachable senior teams, Professional management, helpful teams and good bunch of crowd to work with. Strong growing company, and job security. A lot flexible in taking care of personal needs of colleagues

    Cons

    A lot of expectations from colleagues. end up working late hours, particularly the management teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing as such

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Not a great consultancy to work with.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    They offer you a decent pay, and the interviewer seems very knowledgeable and friendly. But the projects are not any better than a body shop model practised during dotcom boom.

    Cons

    . No process followed, no guidelines, so it is very chaotic situation at most of the client locations. Senior Managers do not have a clue as what is happening at ground level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider bringing in working models and follow Accenture in employee relationship and culture.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok to work, not much initiative driven, average body shopper category, regional bias

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Slightly above average in pay in IT consulting;

    Cons

    Lot of regional bias in specific geographies evident in promotions, appraisals, new opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotion/appraisal process is still very non-transparent and hence lot of good people leave due to being sidelined due to regional bias

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Project Specific

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work culture. Nice ppl. Creates good platform for work. everything depends on managers

    Cons

    Compensation is not upto the mark, middle management needs to be improved. have to struggle for visibility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    good leadership. great benefits and compensation. Company is growing really well and hence there are great opportunities within the organisation. Great global presence. In the last decade, it has left behind every other competitor and grown at a phenomenon rate. Poised to be a tier 1 s/w service provider globally.

    Cons

    like in any other company, growth and promotion is linked to your manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good work culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good team work and helpful colleagues

    Cons

    Extended work hours and lack of big picture among junior employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more concerned about staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great Going!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Professional practices. There is not much politics like compared to other companies..
    Decent org growth

    Cons

    No push on the product development for non linear growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Cognizant is one of the Best Service Provider with focus on customers, has a very open culture and great leadership

    Cons

    HR department can be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The Best in SWTICH group; trying to be even Better

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Cognizant is the Best in SWTICH group; trying to be even better; you will always find exciting things to work and lead (depending upon how much are you willing to invest).

    Cons

    None as such; there is always room for improvement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Interesting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salaries- some opportunities - good training - potential growth

    Cons

    Long hours - office culture - internal politics

    Neutral Outlook

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