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Cognizant Technology Solutions Programmer Analyst Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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  1. "Free travel all over the country"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I liked being able to move to another city for free every few months

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work all night


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Dissapointing Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Teaneck, NJ

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

    Pros

    Professional environment. Some projects involve good exposure and provide a great experience to take forward one's career

    Cons

    Leadership treats employees poorly
    "My way or high way attitude"
    Lack of proper rewards and recognition structure
    Poor career growth

    Advice to Management

    Handle and treat human resources well. An IT company's major asset is its employees

  3. "Programme Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Teaneck, NJ

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

    Pros

    .Good Work culture
    .Supportive people
    .Good professional growth

    Cons

    .Personal growth is slow
    .Onsite opportunities can be accelerated

    Advice to Management

    .Transparent Management would accelerate work


  4. "Nice to work"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in different teams

    Cons

    Less Pay and growth to next level is difficult


  5. "Full time employee"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Good working environment.
    2. Good work ethics.
    3. All rules and helplines in place.

    Cons

    Less opportunities to improve your learning graph.

    Advice to Management

    Take a risk, put employees out of their comfort zone. Trust me, they'll pick up.


  6. "Good for a beginner engineering graduate."

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Teaneck, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good to start your career if you come from non-computer science background. You will benefit if you get trained in Java, .NET profiles as a beginner.

    Cons

    1. People are forced to stay in the same project for atleast 18 months which is norm in every other IT company I guess
    2. Sometimes they put you in a project completely irrelevent to your skillsets.
    3. Mostly legacy application projects. So hardly you willl get to do anything from scratch
    4. You are billed for 8 hours in the timesheet but you have to stay in office for 9 hours minimum. Management says 1 hour is lunch or break time.

    Advice to Management

    Please put employees who are in the same project for more than 3 years some training. Give them 1 or 2 hour training weekly training


  7. "Not for the passionate"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst 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

    Easy to coast
    No travel required

    Cons

    Terrible middle management
    Minimal opportunity to change clients contrary to initial assurances
    Offshore team doesn't care about their work
    Must commute to client location

    Advice to Management

    Eventually clients will start seeing through the quality of the projects being delivered, get better devs

  8. "Programmer Analyst Trainee"

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    Former Employee - PROFILE: Programmer Analyst in Teaneck, NJ
    Former Employee - PROFILE: Programmer Analyst in Teaneck, NJ

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

    Pros

    great company,good exposure,good learning
    amazing clientele and hence projects are really nice

    Cons

    nothing bad as such
    Salary could be better


  9. "Programmer Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee friendly, technology focussed and big clients

    Cons

    less offices in north india


  10. "Training Period"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, friendly employees, Excellent training program

    Cons

    Hard to get projects after training.

    Advice to Management

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