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Cognizant Technology Solutions Chicago Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Associate director"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If there is any I will share

    Cons

    Too much to detail over here

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror and then at your kids. How taking the food from hard working associates to feed the rich beggars kids feels


  2. "general"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    compensation is better so far

    Cons

    They treat employees as slaves

    Advice to Management

    This is not the best cognizant it used to be

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    You can learn new technologies at your own interest.

    No more Pros. Can't make up pros for this company. I don't see any Pros.

    Cons

    No growth in career. People who manage are not fit to be manager. They are not trained the leads and they assign employees to them to manage.

    Betrayal is another name for this company.
    They have different rules for each employee.

    Life becomes monotonous after a while. No one values your work. I don't see any appreciation in 3 years of my career at cognizant even thought client is very happy.

    It's a bunch of money trying to growth with brains.

    Never recommended anyone to join this moron company.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Director"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always Healthy New Business Pipeline

    Cons

    immediate and senior management always play blind and deaf about teams' issues that impact employees performance

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and ears to have the strength to address the problems/challenges faced by your teams on a daily basis. Management by title but not by function.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "worst promotion/performance/rating (Manager) politics"

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    Former Employee - Project Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance is good and employees are treated with respect.

    Cons

    Lot of politics when it comes to performance evaluation/rating/promotion.
    Only Manager and above are getting most of the benefit.
    No use of working very hard 24/7 and making your client happy.
    Every year CEO increasing the revenue target which is unrealistic and affects employees.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Systems engineer"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Relocation assistance 401k match company stock discounts

    Cons

    More work hours less wages

    Advice to Management

    Streamline working process Rome is not built in one day.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None I can think of

    Cons

    Pathetic company. They make you work for 10 hours with meager pay. Moreover, night support is also expected.

    Advice to Management

    You live on employees. Give them life to live, don't make them machines by screwing their lives.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Company sucks"

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    Former Employee - Java in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Java in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company process fast and work hr not so good

    Cons

    Salary and people take interview can,t understand their English at all . mostly Guju and South Indian cheated way their thru now think bog shot

    Advice to Management

    shut down yr company


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Worst company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None. This is one of the worst companies to work with. The only reason employees stick with this company is because they file greencard.

    Cons

    People suck. No one helps you, you are on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up


  10. Helpful (6)

    "The most unethical company & money hungry."

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company is growing, managers are having good time...

    Cons

    They hire people from US (mostly Indians who are 1-2 years near visa expiry) with all sort of verbal promises about green card.
    They initiate the PERM process when the time for visa expiry is less than a year. For the PERM process they will post the advertisement incorrectly so that PERM application gets audited. In the past three years they are near to 95% audit on all PERM applications.

    They do all this to send associates to India at 1/4 the package they give in US. This way they don't have to spend money for direct hiring in India and they get the creamy layer for a very low price.

    This is not the end, when they move people to India they won't pay the full lease breakage. The max is two months rent. They don't pay for relocating household items. Above all, the managers will screw your life if you raise your voice.

    Very honest advice don't join this company in US
    If you have green card or US citizen things could be different otherwise be ready to shell out money and don't expect any support.

    Advice to Management

    Think about people who work and makes money for you to achieve your revenue target. If they are gone, this company will not grow.


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