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Cognizant Technology Solutions Chicago Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. "Acceptable company to start with, but expect little to no career growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Waukegan, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Better starting salary than most companies

    Cons

    Expect very slow growth in your career. No matter how hard you work it will be difficult to get a decent bonus, and your salary will not increase by much. You don't have much a choice as to where you are placed.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better growth opportunities and offer more choice in placements when possible.


  2. "Not the Company I Expected"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ETL Developer in Lake Bluff, IL
    Current Employee - ETL Developer in Lake Bluff, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've learned a lot since starting my role here. There are plenty of opportunities if you actively seek them out

    Cons

    The opportunities that you can find and excel in generally go unnoticed by upper management unless the client writes them a note about it.

    Getting promoted is difficult and weighed more heavily upon on how long you've been at the company rather than the quality of your work or the skill sets you possess. This results in weak middle management.

    Strong off shore model so if you don't like late night calls this may not be for you.

    Advice to Management

    Promote worthy candidates. This will help the next generation of employees learn the skills necessary to advance their careers and allow them to follow in right footsteps.


  3. "Totally disorganized"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Was part of a rebadging from my previous employer of 10 years, so it was take this or have no job.
    - Compensation and benefits were fair to good.
    - Many of the worker-bee type folks were lovely people, honestly doing their best.

    Cons

    - totally disorganized
    - way, way too many irrelevant emails.
    - no clear way to resolve multiple administrative snafus.
    - over-promised my former employer, way under delivered.

    Advice to Management

    be honest.


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  5. "Compartively other Indian companies , it's good."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Specialist in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Technology Specialist in Waukegan, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Independent in taking decisions
    Resposible and acriditted for good or bad decisions.
    Nice motivational culture and alugns with everyone in organization.
    You like it or not you will give your best for organization growth.

    Cons

    Forget about next level growth.
    Don't care if you want to stay with company or leave company.
    No transperancy in appraisals.
    Lacking in carrier growth timely reviews.
    Benefits are ok. But you need to have good relationship in top management. Many things require Director and above approval.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more approachable.
    Should retain key resources even though company is became so big and doesn't care what employee think about them.
    There sould be some comittie to understand employees concern.


  6. "Great company until they loss an account"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunity to take classes to advance your career. Great pay and vacation nothing to much to say other than what I stated ....

    Cons

    Great company until they loss an account and you assume they'll find you another position,, did not happen I received calls after being released from PCP

    Advice to Management

    Please keep your word


  7. "Technical Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

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

    Pros

    Nice Salary and the ability to take classes to enhance your skillset

    Cons

    Managers need to learn how to manage and not talk down to employees , depending on the account no room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Management need to educate themselves on the proper way to communicate


  8. Helpful (2)

    "As long as you're billable..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very easy company to work for. Not a lot of micro management. Visibility into many different areas.

    Cons

    I worked there over 10 years and lived in one city the entire time. Once my project was over and I was faced with bench, Cognizant showed their true colors. If you are not willing to RELOCATE with each new project you will be terminated (and most locations are not glamorous). There is ZERO loyalty towards the employees. Practically no projects allow travel. Cognizant's value add to it's clients is local talent (at even the detriment to said talent). You are surely just a number in this company with over 200k employees worldwide. Even at the higher levels you are then discriminated against because your level can be viewed as too high for project work. Internally it's a mess too. No advocates. No names no faces. Plenty of un-returned emails. It's the true culture of this place.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together. Just because you own the work Visas of the majority of your US employees doesn't mean you do so for all. You cannot/should not assume your workforce will move for a role. It is VERY short sighted and you can only make money off of cheap labor for so long. PS I thought in order to have an H1B there had to be a skillset that was not available in the U.S. Somehow they skirt this issue well.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "associate director"

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    this is a consulting company. so there are lot of jobs inside the company. They key is to identify the good job for you. You can travel across the world, see lot of places, mingle with lot of cultures

    Cons

    No work life balance. you will feel as a slave
    No good salary. They will try to cut down to make profit. The only way to get a good salary is when you join and negotiate

    Advice to Management

    Provide employees with work life balance
    give good salary to existing companies


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Cog review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Waukegan, IL

    Pros

    They have a good amount of well known clients.

    Cons

    no diversity, poor management, no true freedom in choosing work


  11. "Just Bill no vision"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have lot of project- ready to relocate then no issues at all- good relocation assistance

    Cons

    No Vision- No learning Support- no good work quality- lateral highers ready to be cheated

    Advice to Management

    Please try to do something more worthy



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