Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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  1. One year with Cognisant's Business Consulting Services

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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

    Pros

    Working at Cognizant can be fun as there iss an excellent working environment. It also provides an entrepreneurial culture that will allow you to pursue your goals and ideas.

    Cons

    The entrepreneurial environment is let down by a management that doesn't fully understand management consulting and tries to enforce IT services rules. The pressure for full allocation at all levels in reality is preventing the consulting practice development, as there is a pressure to be working for clients 100% of your time and that leaves no time for offerings, practice or business development.

    Advice to Management

    The difference between running a 'body shop' firm and a consulting firm, is the development of proprietary methodologies, frameworks and IP. That, of course, takes time to do. Non billable time.


  2. Graduate Selection Process

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Friendly and well organised selection day. Great to chat to senior management and consultants

    Cons

    No feedback following selection day which happened in January (and other candidates also attending that day have not heard either).

    Advice to Management

    Update grad SD candidates with their results post SD (good or bad)


  3. Fair working place, low on career development opportunities

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Work Culture, People

    Cons

    Career Development, Training Efforts, Opportunity to learn

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Talent Management


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  5. Good overall experience, very much have to own your career as with any consultancy

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

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

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

    Pros

    Well compensated
    Good work life balance (depending on project)
    Experience of different clients
    Friendly company culture
    Good management

    Cons

    Can get stuck at one client
    Sometimes can be difficult to demonstrate ability because of project visibility

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within as opposed to hiring externally


  6. Consultant

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company growing with very fast pace, Large clients, secure jobs

    Cons

    Shallow depth of consulting offerings, clients do not see it as consulting partner, IT Business Analyst type of engagements are sold in the name of consulting, Pure body shopping type resource demand supply model, no clear career growth path for consulting resources, lesser experience and non-MBAs are hired on higher grades in contrast to higher experience and better academics resources but lower grades already on roll, promotion frameworks are extremely grey area with absolutely zero to none HR involvement

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people, treat consultants as assets, do not create power centres - create knowledge centres


  7. Consultant

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, decent salary

    Cons

    Promotion and growth, learning and development


  8. lots of project changes due to being a consulting firm, Immediate management can be a bit into micro managing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Bournemouth, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Bournemouth, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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

    Pros

    get to learn lots of new technologies due to changes in project and being consultants

    Cons

    lots of location changes and can be a bit micro managerial. Also due to company getting paid for resource per day, the employees are asked not to take too many unplanned holidays


  9. Mixed, some good people but having grown so quickly the organisation structure has not kept pace

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

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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

    Pros

    Good if you like an entrepreneurial culture and want to work on technology projects

    Cons

    Still struggling with the operating model and maturity in the consulting offering

    Advice to Management

    step back and consider if the organisational structure, support and communication is adequate for the size of the company


  10. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great salary, Great people to work with. always challenge to work and expand.
    Great leaders

    Cons

    very large company. difficult to get ride of the bureaucracy


  11. Programme Management Consulting - interesting projects and good clients

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

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions

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

    Pros

    Compensation is good and bonuses are structured to be motivating. Because the company is young there is plenty of opportunity to contribute ideas, influence change etc. They are very forward thinkiing

    Cons

    It's a big company and easy to feel a bit lost as the various divisions don't always understand each other or work well together



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