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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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  1. "Senior Mainframe COBOL Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work from home opportunities;

    Cons

    No real training or opportunity to transition you to another opportunity within company when staff cuts occur. They want you to train on personal time. However, you work mostly 40+ workweek. So, when do you have opportunity to train and learn new skills when you already working excessive hours?

    Advice to Management

    Don't let valuable resources go because you are unwilling to cross training them in other technologies.


  2. "Senior Director"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive environment
    Good market focus
    Good travel policy

    Cons

    Lack of innovation culture
    Lack of patience
    Too much importance to sales type roles and no credit for thought leadership effort

  3. "Sr Manager"

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

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    85% of staff is based in India. Pricing is very competitive. Cognizant is willing to bet on new technology making it better positioned for future growth.

    Cons

    US employees have to get use to the late night calls with the India employees. Decisions are made out of India even though the US based employees are the eyes and ears of the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Let the US based employees made decisions as they are much closer to the customers.


  4. "Well managed"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    I have been working at Box full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management is supportive and cares about personal goals and development. Smart teams that look for ways to help each other out and help each other learn. Right mix of time to get stuff done vs. spending time in meetings.

    Cons

    Too many job titles to handle.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Test Manager"

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Will always find a project to work for with great tools and technologies. If one wants to stay back at onsite then multiple projects in multiple locations.

    Cons

    Salary not on par with other companies.
    Promotions are too delayed and extremely tough to get promoted though you are a best performer.
    Too many people problems.
    Not good work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Please look at the Cons mentioned and please help improve for a better employee satisfaction rate


  6. "Software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Veeva Support Engineer in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Veeva Support Engineer in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good place to work
    Supportive Managers

    Cons

    long work hours and high expectation

    Advice to Management

    Accept on how much can be performed


  7. "Nice company to work but worst Immigration department"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1)Nice work culture
    2)New technologies to learn
    3)Competitive environment

    Cons

    1) Bad Immigration department never takes care/Bother of employee status.
    2)A Black-box for an employee to follow the steps blindly.Never expect any help/support from the team
    3)Always submits document at last moment and employee has to suffer alot.

    Advice to Management

    Needs improvement in Immigration department and Rather then putting everything on backlog should work actively to finish there job on time

  8. "No aspirations, just stay on job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    job security, work life balance

    Cons

    No challenging opportunity or talent recognition

    Advice to Management

    dont take resources for granted


  9. "Decent Company to work for less skilled techies"

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    The job is somewhat secure when compared to other companies. They dont lay off most of the people unless they are very poor performers.

    Cons

    Very bad for freshers. mostly testing related jobs are only available. it is the least skilled job of all.


  10. "No fairness"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    HR tries to groom the new recruits

    Cons

    On site management does not help to groom new associates.


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