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Cognizant Technology Solutions Houston Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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  1. "-good culture -Good opportunities."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Job satisfaction
    -good culture
    -Good opportunities.

    Cons

    -No cons noticed during my employment.


  2. "Sr. Business System Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company for Offshore employee

    Cons

    Replacing US workers with Offshore

    Advice to Management

    Learn people skills as US workers do have EEOC rights. Wrong for US workers to be forced to train Offshore workers for their jobs and get laid off .


  3. "Work Force Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Work Force Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Work Force Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee focused, great place to work

    Cons

    Salary is low compared to competitors.


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  5. "A good company to start your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training provided, people, considering employee ideas, career growth, benefits are some of the good things i can think off. There is much more to it.

    Cons

    Pay, flexibility in timing, overloaded work, working overtime without extra pay or benefits for the same are the negative that can be addressed by the company.

    Advice to Management

    To give some recognition and benefits for people who work overtime.


  6. "Awesome Corporation!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architect - Technology in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Architect - Technology in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of projects to work for
    Mandatory Learning
    High Ethics
    Good Salary
    Good Benefits
    Good Relocation Policy
    Green Card Processing
    Paid Holidays
    Employee Friendly

    Cons

    None that I know of.. The best competitive advantage against other corporates

    Advice to Management

    Be Cognizant !!


  7. "Former"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good environment, Helpful management & HR Dept, Good collegues.

    Cons

    Have to stretch rarely for 1 or 2 hours


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    8+ hours of training during the onboarding process that really let's you know how the office in New York is laid out and policie/procedures in the company.

    They don't expect you to work more than 40 hours a week. In fact, if you do work more than 40 hours a week, then you don't get paid for it.

    Cons

    Pay period is between 60 and 90 days. If you don't have a solid savings, then it's a rough ride to get paid.

    Direction isn't clear and they give very little guidance on what your job function is and how to succeed in the role

    Management is doing Technicians jobs instead of delegating, which leaves them about 5% of their time to actually manage

    Timesheet system is frequently offline so submitting timesheets to get paid usually rolls over to the next pay period (Hence why it takes 60 days or more to get paid)

    Advice to Management

    Fix the infrastructure so people can get paid on time. Pay Bi-Weekly. Most people have issues surviving 60 to 90 days without a pay check.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning opportunities if you land in the right role under right leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Product Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Processes permanent residency for all employees without exception, and has good immigration service team
    2. Good company for staying long term and ensuring growth

    Cons

    1. Benefits are poor, for example number of vacation days per year
    2. Raises per year and per promotion are poor. So make you start with a good baseline compensation
    3. Too many internal conflicts. Feels like many companies within one company
    4. Too much focus on saving money and generating revenue, even at the cost of rewarding employees

    Advice to Management

    Spend more on your people


  10. "Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Green Card Processing
    Fair Health Care Benefits

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Less COLA
    Pay scale is less when compared to the market standards


  11. "Program Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good start for the freshers.
    Work atmosphere is outstanding.
    No restrictions regarding bond with cognizant

    Cons

    should give chance to involve in multiple types of projects

    Advice to Management

    Should start involving in product based not just service based


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