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Current Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
Current Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Great Culture / Values, Great options to work at Onsite / Offshore

Cons

The Appraisal process is not very transparent. Many guys who work sincerely does not get promoted in time and guys who monkeys around get double triple promotion...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please look into the Appraisal process seriously. In the name of awarding Top performer, guys who crows more gets more appreciation and promotion. This affects the moral of the guys who does their work seriously and sincerely.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A good stepping stone, but not much else

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities to work with Fortune 500 clients that add weight to your resume over time.

    Cons

    - Personal growth is a flat line unless you suck up to, or piggyback on a manager who happens to be on his way up the ladder.
    - True hard work is never rewarded. The performance appraisal system is a joke. The rewards and recognitions that are actually handed out are always rigged and are an eyewash.
    - Stingy as hell. Salaries are way below industry averages and never grow unless you manage to get promoted. If you're relocating overseas or traveling, you'll be made to share hotel rooms/ cab rides/ anything else that the company is paying for, with others.
    - Zero work-life balance. You're expected to slog away as much as your project requires you to.
    - I never felt valued as an employee or even a human being for that matter. Almost all my managers on the client's side cared about me, mentored and encouraged me more than any Cognizant manager ever did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your employees like billing rates, and make them feel valued as people first. That would be a good place to start.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Among it's peer companies, Cognizant has been an excellent company to be with and especially for fresh graduates

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    1. Extremely open culture with great emphasis on getting all ideas and opinions heard and counted on irrespective of job level
    2. Very fast and agile decision making at all levels with a single focus - how to "delight" the customer always
    3. Great career opportunities in the US especially in the mid to senior levels

    Cons

    1. Performance management processes still a bit archaic and needs improvement
    2. Work/Life balance needs to be improved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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