Cognizant Technology Solutions

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  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. 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

  6.  

    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

  7. 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
  8. 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 a 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
  9.  

    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 a 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of potential, but currently hampered by arbitrary business mechanisms.

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good platform for an introduction to market leading clients in a wide range of industries across the world. A solid range of technical expertise can be sought within the consultancy. Future plans as set by CEO and board level members points to a good future growth strategy.

    Cons

    Overbearing business processes hampers innovation, progression and at times morale. Communications to and between employees is typically very impersonal - associates at all levels of the organisation are communicated as a numeric ID rather than names. Politics having negative impact to Cognizant internal delivery structure and fractures are damaging potential client solution proposals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For BAU clients and operations - hire appropriately.
    For your innovation strategy - again, hire appropriately.

    Please remember that employees are people - try investing more time and effort in building appropriate teams for appropriate objectives; you'll end up enhancing quality and not have to fight the price wars you're engaged in against lesser S.Is'!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good work ethics

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    This firm is Employee friendly.you will find buddies all around the world to help you .

    Cons

    Public sector. This is a tough area right now. Governments are in the process of cutting back, especially in light of budget deficits. Thus, expect these pressures to have an impact on the firm.

    Management. This is a highly complex organization
    Hard work is must onshore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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