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Good future outlook, strong vision with senior management

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

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

Pros

1. Large pool of technology associates, based on the technology/department your work in.
2. Rapidly growing company.
3. Senior management has a good vision and implement well.
4. Opportunities to self learn is immense if you work hard, resources are provided.

Cons

1. Pay rate is lower than I would expect and the annual increments are not satisfactory.
2. Not happy with the performance rating system.
3. Need to relocate based on project durations which may not work well for families with children in school.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The pay has to be more competitive and due consideration needs to be given to families who cannot relocate providing them options to travel.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Poor policy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good clientele specially on data management side

    Cons

    Poor benefits - bad 401k (starts contributing after an year), health insurance plans are super expensive (paying 250% more than what i used to pay for the same Plan 90) as compared to other services & IT consulting co. I joined the company 1.5 month back & I was requested to join 10 days before i got the actual relocation thing started using their corporate movers. All this as they had committed on a specific date to client. Now they don't want to approve my 10 days of expenses. I have asked this multiple times but they don't have anything on paper for relocation specific guidelines. The support staff is so horrible and no matter how hard you try, they would not respond before a few reminder mails. These are small things but this shows how much they care of their employees.
    Another thing i found out about their GC cases, none of the labor filed in last 1.8 years had been approved (most of it is in either pending state or rejected). So far, I have met at least 3 guys who were asked to leave the country and they later came back after a year.
    For everyone who is planning to make a move, please make sure you negotiate everything and take it in writing specially the relocation part other policies (specially insurance plans)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be transparent about some of your policies to new hires. Please be ethical & don't promise anything at the time of hiring if you can't fulfill it in the name of "out of company policy"....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not worth to join these days.. Golden days are history now!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nothing really... as I mentioned in Title 'Golden days are history now'. If you are pllaning to join, please avoid..

    Cons

    Not good appriasal system, No timely promotions, Extreme delay in salary hike, Employee is always gets last preference... created too much overhead by lateral hiring on overwhelming salary... No Sr Management wants attrition to happen.. so creating very unfriendly practices...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You win!! People started searching new jobs... Congratulations...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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