Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated November 29, 2014
Updated November 29, 2014
6,017 Reviews
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6,017 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Positive experience .. good people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Senior leadership commands respect within & outside the organisation. Compensation & benefits are in-line with the industry standards .. very good training opportunities offered throughout the year

    Cons

    Should increase organisation visibility in Europe & UK markets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great bunch of people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Passionate people, ensures career growth, onsite travels, good HR policy

    Cons

    Compensation is not up to the industry standard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    My Team is best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I joined as a fresher.
    my project was good.
    I have a helpful and supportive team.

    Cons

    sometimes Work life balance is missing.
    there is a lot of pressure.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Consultant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, in-house training, compensation, benefits

    Cons

    Company organization, poor management, perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office culture

  6.  

    Better than other Indian IT Players but not up to mark with International ones

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Clear Pay structure
    Better Onsite opportunities

    Cons

    Client decision rules Cognizant management even at employee level
    Promotion is based on seniority and not performance
    No visibility to Senior Management
    No Process or Policy
    HR is just a tick in the box, cant find a genuine use of having HR in organisation
    Personal growth is not at all considered
    Unethical practices at Senior Leadership at BU level is becoming very common
    Body shopping and nothing else. Even a Level 10 student can get a very good billing and Cognizant would be proud of it. Cognizant's mantra is Billing Billing and Billing. Not bothered on how the billing is generated and how it relates back to Organisation's mission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to clear up the mess and trim down the excess fat at various levels of the organisational pyramid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Appraisal process should be quantitative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good in term of onsite opportunity

    Cons

    Appraisal process is not very transparent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appraisal process need to be revisited

  8.  

    A pleasant one

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work because of the high quality culture that is put in perspective.

    Cons

    No sour experiences during my tenure

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Architect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Architect in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Architect in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for Learning in both technology and across lots of industry verticals.
    Flexibility in exploring various roles and responsibilities. Working in a new domain.

    Cons

    Too many levels of hierarchy. Career growth is stagnant.
    Less avenues for professional growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fast paced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Innovation and independence and key to cognizant and to their culture. This allows you to be creative and have the full backing of senior leadership.

    Cons

    There aren't many cons. They are a fast growing organisation and so it can be hard to see their future. They seem to be transitioning into new areas from the old BPO which is exciting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up and speed up internal systems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Needs to understand what is is trying to become

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Ambitious well funded and recruiting heavily. has a fascinating range of clients across a large number of verticals and is actively looking for more "new logos" to add.
    Also has an internal venture capital business looking to invest in clever ideas.
    Ability to work worldwide.

    Cons

    Senior managers obsessed by relative rank, often telling more junior members of staff just to get on with things even when valid concerns are raised.
    Time serving staff just promoted because they have been around for quite some time, rather than because they have the talent
    Poor quality of vertical and sales staff, more concerned with getting the win than securing a deal / project that is deliverable
    Highly variable quality of individuals within the company both on an offshore

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some experienced senior managers from outside
    Promote a culture of healthy challenge and accept that junior members of staff may have valid concerns to raise
    Stop relying on throwing huge numbers of (cheap offshore) resources at projects because a salesperson (see above) has undersold something

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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