Cognizant Technology Solutions

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9 people found this helpful  

A perfect company to stay away from!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Principal Architect in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Principal Architect in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

Pros

For young and inexperienced professionals it's a great chance to see the US. CTS got the low-value staff augmentation game nailed!

Cons

I am a non-Indian, US-based consulting executive with an Ivy League advanced degree and over 17 years of professional experience. CTS lured me with empty promises of consulting excellence from a Big-4 competitor over 3 years ago.
There is no way to be promoted unless you are a yes-man on the leash tied to an account manager. I am currently on a layoff list because I refuse to relocated on a whim of inexperienced, short-sighted and self-serving account managers and insist on travelling to client engagements. CTS will not pay expenses for employee travel and will not bill clients for expenses since expense amounts impact their PERCEIVED profitability!
This is a joke of a company. If you are an experienced professional - stay away from CTS!!!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start listening to advice of those in your company who have been around the block a few times and know how to build and run a successful consultancy... or stop pretending that you are one!

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Contrary to all the PR about consulting, Cognizant will remain a bodyshopping organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Easy to take shelter at this company if you take little pride in your work, have excellent brown-nosing skills, or have a golden parachute prepared.

    Cons

    Considering its aggressive policies requiring consulting professionals to relocate to client locations for projects regardless of duration (the alternative is to get fired after a mere 4 weeks of bench time or pay for your own business travel), CTS cannot expect to ever compete with the likes of "normal" consulting companies. Couple this with a host of shortsighted HR policies, unprofessional (and dishonest) vertical account management teams, and a culture of hiring figurehead executives who turn a blind eye to the company's obvious problems ... Cognizant will continue losing its best and brightest, leaving behind brown-nosers and brown-nosees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The consulting sham will be exposed soon enough. Plan out concrete steps to build an infrastructure that empowers Cognizant Business Consulting unit, instead of paying lipservice to Wall Street. Do not surround yourself with yes-men, and take heed of those who voice concerns. Consultants talk to one another, so take action before its too late and the ripple effect of resignations begin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Client is God... Employee's are Servant...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Hmm... Thinking really hard.... Oh found one...
    Lot's and lot's of work so you will learn..., though many times it is same stuff...

    Cons

    Low pay, not a fair play environment..., no work-life balance...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually Very Strong Management ;
    Bottom Line: It's a great company to outsource your work but not actually work for it. I mean you cannot expect a CEO of Walmart to shop in Walmart...,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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