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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated July 28, 2017
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  1. "Senior associate projects"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits,
    None
    Learning through academy
    No cola in expected states

    Cons

    Promotions /career oppurtunities are worst
    Easily fooled by senior managers
    Cognizant culture is completely lost


  2. "Coding skills don't matter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only Pro is Onsite opportunities

    Cons

    Coding skills don't matter. Only communication skills matter.

  3. "Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The job is quite stable at Cognizant if you are a developer. They give great visa support to the employees

    Cons

    No career growth. Period. terrible bosses. No promotions, or salary increments. Incompetent leadership. If you are applying for Manager or above you are fine.


  4. "Out of touch"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, work from home

    Cons

    No work balance, cultural differences, out touch with american base


  5. "Not bad or good."

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    Former Employee - Technical Lead
    Former Employee - Technical Lead
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    many projects in US if you are ready to relocate..
    depends on the project / manager

    Cons

    depends of project / manager.

    Advice to Management

    will they listen ?


  6. "Programmer Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    good place to work. friendly environment

    Cons

    lot of crowd. lot of competition


  7. "Cts na"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Almost none You will be thrown to work on almost any project just to get billing, it allows to quickly learn and start working. Your offshore team would know nothing about this new project/technology.
    Everyone works as a manager or aims to be one.

    Perpective matters, lol.

    Cons

    Slow growth, it can take 5 to 6 years to get promoted and total salary hike in 6 years would be 10%.
    Almost no training.
    You are expexted to work 24x7.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't consider developers as commodities.

  8. "Manager, Senior Manager, Associate Director Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Work from home option - travel - able to create and build things - Generic health benefits (ensure you are knowledgable of 401k - Vacation time is based on level) - Ask and you will receive on anything and everything! - Great if you like having no accountability (also very annoying when trying to get things done) - Good intentions most of the time (follow through is terrible).

    Cons

    Highly dysfunctional - No focus on the people who work for them - lack of sr leadership (some are awful and lack tact)- Dated practices (bellcurves and ratings!), manual process heavy and narrow minded thinking with little to no systems that are built internally (excel and ppt overload) - Highly Political and very bureaucratic (promotions are based on who you know and who you have it in good with - leaders create silos) - Lack of Diversity (noninclusive) - Non US Company Culture - No consistency (bonus and raises are annual but never pay out on time - they do give you 'arrears' - Takes forever to get anything done - No teamwork and so many excuses for everything - Lack of clear communication and no transparency - Everything is complicated!

    Advice to Management

    Out with the old and in with the new across the board - Place more focus being a US headquartered company culture - Hold people accountable - Act with integrity - Invest in your talent and let the know you value them!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "once fast growing now stagnant"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    open work culture..less hierarchical..lots of learning avenues..

    Cons

    stagnant ..no more salary hike or promotion.. billing based model ..no growth opportunities unless you are in the right project at right time


  10. "Process Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    The client is Facebook, they share great perks with vendors, free food, snacks, and drinks.

    Cons

    Low pay, company doesnt value their employees, raises aren't given as promised.


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