Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
5,500 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.  

    Hierarchy driven IT organisation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager - Consulting  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager - Consulting in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    People friendly, but need to find your ropes

    Cons

    rapidly changing since 2010, need to have a godfather

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    H1 H2 H3 is fine, but have a better way to feed information back from ground to sr management, lot of slack in middle

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice company to work for in UK

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Very aggressive, growing rapidly.
    Ample opportunities
    work life balance

    Cons

    Average Resources
    Too much bureaucracy, each department working towards their goals rather than the greater good of the customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align the org to work towards larger goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad

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

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

    Pros

    Good package; Some very good clients

    Cons

    Career progression- lot of it depends on your line manager; Lack of good projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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
  6.  

    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
  7. 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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    Overall OK to work

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    • 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
  10. 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
  11. 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

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