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Cognizant Technology Solutions Chicago Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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  1. "Good Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers have a lot of power to make decisions

    Cons

    No work life balance if you are at a client location


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    "Senior Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Politics Sloppy Estimation techniques, teams, worst sales team


  3. "Acceptable company to start with, but expect little to no career growth"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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  5. "Sharepoint developer review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Long term Good package better work atmosphere

    Cons

    long work hours package less compared to other MNC's


  6. "Senior Consultant ERP SAP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant ERP SAP in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant ERP SAP in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice place to work and friendly co workers

    Cons

    I don't have anything

    Advice to Management

    Very good Management


  7. "Sr. Desktop Support Analyst"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Desktop Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Desktop Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to work, good salary, family orientated, bonuses if earned

    Cons

    companies are all not local. management provided opportunities but outside Chicago area

    Advice to Management

    Try to find more local clients


  8. "Review about Cognizant"

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

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

    Pros

    A very good work culture and company provides many benefits to its employees. Gives scope for personal improvement and has a good pay structure compared to some other Indian IT companies.

    Cons

    Too much of Senior management people giving directions to Middle management. Performance appraisal method used is still the old Bell curve method and not much importance is given to performance, but rather individual preferences of senior manager.

    Advice to Management

    Please try to improve the performance appraisal processes and try to involve the middle management people also more in appraisal rating processes.


  9. "Best outsourcing company"

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

    Pros

    Very employment friendly
    Good career progression choices
    Great leadership
    Strategic vision
    Good onsite offshore model
    Client first always is the motto

    Cons

    Same challenges as all other outsourcing companies
    Everything else is good about cognizant
    It takes good care of the employees


  10. "Senior Director"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. "Not the Company I Expected"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.



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