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Cognizant Technology Solutions Chicago Reviews

Updated June 12, 2017
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  1. "Sr. Desktop Support Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  2. "Best outsourcing company"

    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

    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


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Technology Specialist"

    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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Comapny to work with multiple clients experience.
    Better pay for onsite hires.

    Cons

    Low wages to Onsite who came from offshore.
    Your life in CTS or an Indian based firm will be based on your immediate supervisor not the organization. This trend needs to be changed.

    Advice to Management

    Need to change the senior management frequently for better support to technical people at onsite. I could see the subordinates are suffering a lot just because of one supervisor even if CTS is such a good organization.
    Need to recognize the talent properly.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  5. "Not the Company I Expected"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  6. "Very Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager - Delivery in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager - Delivery in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cognizant is a large company with lot of opportunity. You can pretty much find projects anywhere in the world.

    Cons

    Brand is not recognized well in the USA

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the inefficient and outdated performance rating system


  7. "Senior Business Analyst"

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

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of career direction from Management

    Advice to Management

    Please pay attention to aspirations of Associates


  8. "Senior associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Job assurance is a positive point. Can learn a lot through the learning programs.supports personal interests. Company culture is good

    Cons

    No growth for long time employees. New joiners get paid a lot than the existing employees. Doesn't promote role changes

    Advice to Management

    Should novitiate existing employees than hiring people from outside


  9. "Great Company to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    1. Work Flexibility.
    2. High visibility

    Cons

    Typical Service base company.Client oriented work culture

    Advice to Management

    Not really anything


  10. "Sr. Manager"

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    A good company to work. It carries a good culture

    Cons

    Nothing that i have observed.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on retaining employees


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