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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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  1. "No work life balance at upper levels"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Chennai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Though flexibility of time is one of the good things at high level, generally it is a pros for the company to engage employee at odd times than for employee

    Cons

    No work life balance as any employee at high level at both offshore and onshore has to communicate with and do meetings with different time zones, thus its all work and no life
    Now a days, even work from home is also restricted for few hours limit only each week

    Advice to Management

    Please apply fixed work timings


  2. "Performance Testing using Loadrunner and Apache Jmeter Tool"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Pune City (India)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Pune City (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cognizant provided a great exposure to various different high rated clients in banking domain that helps me challenge my skills.

    Cons

    As some of us are already aware that there are lay off at a high rate every year in CTS of that may affect our growth and appraisal cycle.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to work in a challenging environment that helps challenge my skills and get me a good learning.


  3. "Hectic"

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    Current Employee - Manager - Projects in Mauldin, SC
    Current Employee - Manager - Projects in Mauldin, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, they initiate green card, fly in-out policy, good client base, good travel policy, insurance coverage is good too

    Cons

    Lot of internal politics, high pressure, you are expected to work round the clock, hesitant to provide leaves, no promotion opportunity


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  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Joined as a fresher, had nice learning experience

    Cons

    Growth rate is less if you are really desperate to grow in industry


  6. "Company Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent pay given its a services company

    Cons

    not i can think of


  7. "Good Company - Lots of opportunity to add value"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remote work options for many positions. Not a lot of politics. Good opportunities for work life balance. Good benefits in several areas.

    Cons

    Company has experienced tremendous growth over the past several years. Some processes have not kept up. Company recognizes this and is working on a plan to adjust. Some aspects of the benefits plan need adjustment to remain competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Make smart decisions and manage the clients. Sometimes we need to help them see the right things to do. Consultative mindset. Focus on building leadership capabilities.


  8. "Low salary, high expectations nothing to learn and grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good apart from it nothing.

    Cons

    Low salary, high expectations, zero learning, no onsite opportunity, poor systems.


  9. "No recognition for the work of employees having less than 4 years of experience"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work pressure will not be there in the company,even if it is there very minimal.

    Cons

    Learning will be very less especially if you join as a fresher. If you are in a support project, for years you have to do same work. if you do any innovative work there will not be any kind of encouragement from managers. Higher management don't treat PATs(less than 1 year experience) and PAs(1-3 years experience) as employees at all.

    Advice to Management

    Try to give recognition for the work of PA and PATs.


  10. "Typical service based company"

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    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Less variable slot and you get 100% of it for sure. (From 2017 onwards it may not be true, even for the yearly hikes)
    2. Lot of extra curricular events internally but it depends whether you are in a good account or not.

    Cons

    1. They hire lot of people and make them sit on bench for a longer period - its a waste of talent. I have met few of the people who are on bench from 3 years and spend time in office by sleeping in dormitories.
    2. Fixed 9 hours work policy, management notices it via your swipe in and swipe out time.
    3. Mostly senior managers are slaves of clients, they nod yes to their every demand and give lot of work load and burden to there resources. They just want billing from client and they don't value their resources that's why iteration rate is more.
    4. Lot of politics for getting a promotion or onsite, here nepotism comes into picture.

    Advice to Management

    Please value the talent pool of resources you have and don't turn them into corporate slaves like you are.


  11. "Good work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good salary .. it is growing now ...

    Cons

    Nothing.. but in bangalore .. offices are less



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