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Cognizant Technology Solutions Chicago Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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  1. "More than 100 months, I have learned all my tricks from here."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best to understand business model.
    New Technologies ( Digital, Blockchain )
    Huge number of projects gives you various Domain options
    Job Safety

    Cons

    Mostly client facing, no real relationship with cognizant managers.
    The above leads to poor performance reviews
    Salary too low.
    Bonus cuts low

    Advice to Management

    Leadership enjoys a huge cut of profit but associates left with pennies - Change that


  2. "Excellent organization to showcase skills and progress in career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Waukegan, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Projects available in new avenues like cloud and dedicated staff available for the latest challenges. Amazing opportunities to get familiar with latest changes in IT landscape

    Cons

    Poor pay compensation and lack of recognition of lower level organization. Old ways of management and lack of willingness to change.

    Advice to Management

    Please process perm applications of senior associates

  3. "Very good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee oriented company compared to other MNCs

    Cons

    not very good compensation for ELT

    Advice to Management

    none


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Employee Friendly"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Expert in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Expert in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Long-term projects, Supportive Managers, and Perks

    Cons

    Ever changing immigration policies and irritating operations team


  5. "Sr UI Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior UI Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior UI Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance.
    Nice Place to Work.

    Cons

    Less Salary when compared to others in the market

    Advice to Management

    Hikes not satisfying the employees.


  6. "Good company to start career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Good learning opportunities
    2. Good opportunities at various clients across the world.

    Cons

    Career progression can be slow


  7. "If you know people,Good company to work for,Onsite opportunities."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed work env,medical benefit, change of projects with different location,

    Cons

    Management does whatever they want

  8. "Manager Projects"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good company to work with

    Cons

    Not that i know of


  9. "Better Outsourcing company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture, learning portal is helpful, inside forum/focus groups are very supportive; Salary hikes are decent compared to other outsourcing companies;

    Cons

    Getting visibility is challenging; Need to fight even you deserve it;
    Work/Life balance varies with project/account

    Advice to Management

    Need to encourage and provide enough support and training for Technical Cross skilling.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Business Title"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Multiple clients and Project options

    Cons

    No promotion or career path, Cognizant Management doesn't pay attention to concerns of Associates but only clients

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to concerns of Associates, help them learn new things and help them in building a career rather than just focusing on the billing aspect


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