Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
5,346 Reviews

3.5
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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work at

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

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

    Pros

    The management looks after the employees interests
    Flexibility in working times
    Opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Politics
    Focus more on volumes and not on quality
    Salary & Compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Might help to speak a lot more to your middle management if you want to achieve the vision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Annual bonus On site opportunities

    Cons

    Need to have more collaboration between horizontal and verticals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to grow more in northern india

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall OK to work

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

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

    Pros

    Location wise flexible if you are hire by UK office

    Cons

    - Un-necessary work pressure
    - Everybody just bother about numbers - not the quality and your career progression
    - Not at all good bonus and salary hike structure.
    - Everything controlled by Offshore Manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at employees career progression rather than just number..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to start and build a career

    • 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

    - good to set up initial base
    - perfect place if you are in right team and with right manager

    Cons

    - nothing much, if you are with bad manager you are screwed.
    - most of the promotions are based on seniority and for near and dear ones. Only a few are merit based

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up the middle management mess. If somebody doesn't perform start from manager rather than individual.

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

    Very good Tier 1 company

    • 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

    Opportunities, learning, good prospects at junior levels

    Cons

    Politics at senior management level, lack of growth opportunities, low pay scales

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    very good

    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    very very employee friendly company

    Cons

    lack transparency at the middle management level

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company to work with

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay package and global company.
    Consulting wing is good and gives good growth prospects

    Cons

    Admin function in India is not so good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The experience in general has been good.

    • 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

    A good place to get you career launched in IT services world

    Cons

    The nature of work and profile is highly depended on the clients requirements and not something that Cognizant dictates. So you career aspiration and shaping is not depends on the company but just and outcome of which client you are working with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Associates are a key members of the company and bring in the revenue that the company desired. I would request the company to be more people oriented.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    No respect for any staff

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

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

    Pros

    Unfortunatley after a year of working for them, I could not provide pros

    Cons

    Anything that they can do to wriggle out of terms of contracts will be done, not matter how low, including try to push Indian employeee law, although I am a UK employee ie only allowing 15 days holiday, not respecting English public holidays etc Senior Management failed delivery on 3 separate programme.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    So far, so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    I have been at the company for 7 months working in the Programme Management Practice, good entrepreneurial culture, flat hierarchal culture bridges the divide with senior management and bunch of great people to work with.

    Cons

    Given the practice is as a result of an acquisition, a lot of work is still needed to seamlessly integrate with the wider business consulting practice...disconnect between teams leading to frustration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fast track the integration and refine the proposition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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