Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Company with great potential but zero diversity

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Teaneck, NJ
Current Employee - Project Manager in Teaneck, NJ

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

Pros

Cognizant is a place where there is a lot of potential for growth. Being one of the youngest software consulting firms the growth and potential within the organization is tremendrous. If you have the right manager then the benefits are great and you can really achieve a fantastic work-life balance.

Cons

Cross-cultural diversity is dismal - and there is no easy way to say this but the company feels like an Indian company that just has a sales office in the US. Inter-departmental politics hamper work big time but then I dont think it is different in any other similar organization.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on recruiting local talent instead of relying purely on Indian consultants and resources. Also please address inter-departmental conflicts early on to avoid feuding that ultimately results in dirty laundry being aired in public

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    Adapt newer ideas to sustain growth..

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Empowerment, Competent people, ample opportunities for playing diverse roles
    Empowerment - Generally people at all levels are encouraged to make decisions and that help them to grow in confidence and become leaders.

    Cons

    Complaceny in folks who have been with the organization for long time - unfortunately they are in critical roles.
    Also few in organization buy collective failure or collective success philosphy. The organizaition tends to bury individuals based on a failure that discourages assocaites to take risks.
    We have not matured enough to integrate talent that we recruit laterally ande from business schools. Almost every lateral I know went thro' integration and acceptance challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider adapting 360 review and skip level review.
    Incentivize client facing organization AMs and Engagement Managers appropiately to continue growth momentum

    Recommends
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    Cognizant Rocks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Architect in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Principal Architect in Teaneck, NJ

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    1. Independence
    2. Entrepreneurial Spirit
    3. Energy

    The management needs to be more open and communicative when it comes to bad news. Management does not project accurately all the capabilities it has. People on the street still compare the older management to the newer one unfairly. Not sure of the impact on the strett.
    IWorking in cognizant is very informal. Sometimes it needs to have some structure. Cognizant does foster a sense of community and makes people proud of being a Cognizant Employee. People take lot of pride in their work and

    Cons

    1. Too one-dimensional in culture
    2. Penny Pinching attitude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management needs to be more open and communicative when it comes to bad news. Management does not project accurately all the capabilities it has. People on the street still compare the older management to the newer one unfairly. Not sure of the impact on the strett.
    IWorking in cognizant is very informal. Sometimes it needs to have some structure

    Recommends
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