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Senior Oracle DBA

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Current Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Austin, TX

Pros

Good pay, not long hours work, flexible work hours, better insurance.
Getting increment every year. It is good company to work.

Cons

I do not see any cons. but people coming through H1B visa, they are getting lower pay and i don't think those resource are happy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

none

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Cognizant Technology Solutions

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Growth opportunities at cogniznat

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Associate in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    There are no pros which i foresee except for the senior manager and above levels who are happy with the pay they are getting

    Cons

    Long work hours

    In the disguise of giving bonuses over 100% their onsite pay is much lesser than its peers like Infosys. Infy will be paying around $72K for the same experience level guy while cognizant will be paying $60K

    Hard to get promotions even after better performance

    Lot of people across accounts before you to reach the next level as part of the promotion cycle

    They will initiate green cards in EB2 and EB3 categories just to make the employees stuck once the I-140 gets approved within a span of 1.5 years. After that till you get your GC / EAD you should be working day and night like a slave for them with very less salaries. This is the reason behind initiating Green Card after completing one year of service at Onsite

    No onsite opportunities for new joiners

    Unrealistic business growth expectations by the senior management. For example if the growth expectation is 20% for this year and if its achieved then the next year it will be revised for another 23% on top of what they reached this fiscal year. This will be real hard to achieve for any company and in this disguise your Promotions will be delayed and the bonuses will be hit.

    If promotions are delayed obviously more number of people will be reaching that stage aspiring for the next level and career growth is getting impacted.

    Last but not least they will not be handing your I-140 even though its approved thereby they want to just extend the current H1B for another 3 years and make you work. But what many people working in cognizant don't know is that they can obtain the copy of their I-140 from USCIS and they can switch the company using that. But they need to apply for Labor and I-140 once again in the new company. But the good thing is that your priority date is set once the I-140 from cognizant is approved.

    Folks!! - Decide yourself after reading the above review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put unrealistic goals year after year

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

    Not Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Lead  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Quick Interview and Offer

    Cons

    No career ,growth ,was looking for a Architect level position ,was offered a Senior Level position.Then they promised to file GC and backed out at the last moment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is crap as usual as other Indian Mass Software Companies.They have no insight in what you want and will get one sided peers reviews .They only pitch in when some issue arises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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