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Good Company

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Architect in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Architect in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

Lot of opportunities in the company

Cons

Salary below par with respect to competitors

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve salary structure and employee retention

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great if you're American, but the Indians will treat you with more hostility and contempt than they do to each other

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Individual talent is extraordinary at the worker level, especially among the Indians who were educated in America and/or had extensive work experience in the U.S.

    Cons

    The most hostile work environment of my career. True to the Offshore Business Model, it is Indian management style replicated in the U.S. They get away with murder because Americans who can't/don't enter the inner sanctum of Indian management are blind to its abuses.

    Indian managers harass, overwork, underpay, belittle, bully, and antagonize 'lower level' Indian workers because a culture of cruelty is normal to them. Any complaints about work or money and their immigration status is threatened, forcing a hasty, expensive return to India.

    Indians treated the worst are the "travel-ready" ones who are newly in-country. They tend to be really young, ambitious, and inexperienced. Other Indians can't protect them from their managers.

    Most Indians in Technology tend to be from southern India, and are Tamils. Indians who aren't from Tamil Nadu are treated badly. Treatment is much worse for Muslims, Pakistanis, and Bengalis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management in the Offshore Business Model who are Indian and replicate its oppressive caste model in America are in for a serious and painful fall.

    As their offshore billing business succeeded, they all succeeded together en mass in spite of ability. But now that reshoring is happening, mostly as a rejection for being cheated out of time and money by inexperienced offshore resources, their 'high tide' is receding.

    Senior Management will never be hired at other respectable companies, especially at their current inflated title and salaries. If the meek inherit the earth, then the Freshers, non-Tamils, Muslims, and Pakis will enjoy their inheritance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Career Enhancement

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    Current Employee - Manager - Projcts in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager - Projcts in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Cognizant is a very good company for career enhancement. Cognizant also provides good benefits.

    Cons

    Need to improve the work-life balanace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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