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Cognizant Technology Solutions Chicago Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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  • Work life balance sucks sometimes (in 939 reviews)

  • No work life balance if you are at a client location (in 241 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company to work on multiple projects"

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

    Pros

    Good Company to work on multiple projects. I got to work on both long term and short term projects. Because of which my resume got much more diversified in my skill set. Working with top tier clients gave exposure to working on many licensed tools and features.

    Cons

    Not much competitive salary,
    rest are fine.


  2. "Company set for growth with employees"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Flexible management
    Vertical growth
    Tremendous exposure
    Competitive talent hiring
    Constant account expansion
    guide from senior members
    Great onboarding

    Cons

    Internal mobility is limited
    Traditional approach with clients
    Lack of outing for Team Building
    Political decisions within Small Groups
    Lack of adapting new trending technologies

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunity to interested people to prove themselves


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

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


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  5. "Great company until they loss an account"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. "System Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Waukegan, IL

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

    Pros

    Great company to work and work life balance

    Cons

    Salary compensation would be much less


  7. "Manager-Projects"

    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

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

    Pros

    Sr. Management will look for project allocations and location constraints. 401K is not bad.

    Cons

    Has to be flexible to work any time.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience - overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    they have a lot of projects

    Cons

    focus on retaining their best employees


  9. "Senior consultant"

    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

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

    Pros

    Cognizant has good benefits for emplyees

    Cons

    lot of projects work on Staffing mode


  10. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    None at this point in time


  11. "Its a job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director - Consulting in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director - Consulting in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a bunch of new things and new areas, but overall not most fulfilling experience. Salary OK, met some good people. At the end of the day, it was just a job

    Cons

    Internal systems are just poor, no consistent processes/methodologies. Company talks about an entrepreneurial culture, but in reality its a bunch of fiefdoms with everyone trying to make their own piece of the pie bigger - really hard to figure out who owns what. Cognizant Business Consulting is still not in the league of the tier 1's though they claim it is. At the end of the day, its a body shop (goes back to its roots being IT outsourcing). Really little investment in people. Benefits so-so - they tout a 401k with a match but want they don't tell you its a top heavy plan and if you make over about $115,000 you can only contribute $3,000

    Advice to Management

    Can't keep pretending that can grow at 15-20% forever. Set some realistic goals, and get the overhead structure fixed - too many levels and too many people that add no value


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