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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated May 28, 2017
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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  • Work life balance sucks sometimes (in 946 reviews)

  • No work life balance if you are at a client location (in 242 reviews)

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  1. "Sr Manager - Projects"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Teaneck, NJ
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forward looking senior management team.

    Cons

    There is a lot of opportunities to improve the people development efforts, specifically, by the managers at the shop floor level


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    "Senior Manager - Projects"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Projects in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Projects in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work if you don't care about work life balance. Good Health Insurance benefits.

    Cons

    Expect promotions only of you are personally close to your managers. No work life balance. Lot of internal politics.


  3. "Developer"

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    Current Employee - ETL Developer in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - ETL Developer in Teaneck, NJ

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, Cross training's, Entertainment

    Cons

    Salary not up to the market
    increment was very low

    Advice to Management

    Please normalize the salary for experienced people


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  5. "Full time sr associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Portsmouth, NH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I joined initially, they treated very good.. good medical, 401k benefits and vacation time off

    Cons

    Lot of Tamil dominating politics,
    Managers only care about their bacchas who butter them and serve coffee and tea to their desks..
    no good projects.
    Almost stale projects

    Advice to Management

    If your company needs to make good name, Please treat and retain talent rather than waiters who serve you


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Java developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Wheeling, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Wheeling, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multiple projects to work on . Latest technologies . Very good onsite opportunities .very big team and long term projects . Good career growth for freshers

    Cons

    Very less learning and growth. Very less or average salary. More work pressure.growth will be less after spend some years with company


  7. "Good company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Teaneck, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate in Teaneck, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee's can learn more things

    Cons

    i did not find anything.its Okay

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "Nice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Teaneck, NJ

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

    Pros

    Enormous Projects, nice office environment

    Cons

    nothing i would say Cons against Cognizant


  9. "Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Director in Teaneck, NJ
    Former Employee - Program Director in Teaneck, NJ

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

    Pros

    New projects, different customers / challenges and Travel opportunities, although this depends on the team.

    Cons

    Change and Travel can be a bit too much. Cognizant seems to be at a crossroads in the US, trying hard not to appear as an Indian services company. This makes it extremely weird if you are of Indian origin working in CTS US.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget your roots.


  10. "Senior Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have a wide range of projects spanning across industries and technologies. Good learning opportunity and exposure.

    Cons

    Career progression is subjected to the visibility of your project and support from your supervisor, both of which are not much under one's control. Skills, talent, and perseverance are not quite paid off if you are at the wrong place within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    In addition to paying attention to the top and bottom lines, individual employee's contribution needs to be recognized better based on what they did in the previous cycle and not based on what you are expecting them to do in future. If employees are recognized for what they did, motivation will automatically make them fare better.


  11. "Lot to learn, chaotic at best"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    I have learnt a lot at Cognizant. BD is the end-all and be-all. Even if you are technical. Cognizant is in a tight spot after Elliott Management wants it to be more profitable, and resorting to cost-cutting means, including changing its long-celebrated pro-employee policies

    Cons

    See above, discussion on Pros includes Cons

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the right people


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