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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  1. "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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good consulting company"

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    Current Employee - Lead Product Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Product Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, better salary among consulting companies

    Cons

    the benefit can be better

  3. "senior ETL Developer"

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    Former Employee - Senior ETL Developer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior ETL Developer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    1)work is like God,without work we can't survive
    2)We should do our work sincerely in order to achieve our goals

    Cons

    1)work/Life balance should be there then only we can live a happy life


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Best service based company"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities. you will also get opportunities to work on business development activity.

    Cons

    fewer leaves. Also changing the project to different verticle is quite difficult.


  5. "Fading star"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Teaneck, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent opportunities on the Business Development front. Great opportunity to learn from the company's massive global operations

    Cons

    With scale, inefficiencies & bureaucracy seems to have crept in big time. What used to be an entrepreneurial culture is now clouded by perception management and yes-sayers.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on doing real innovation instead of simply doling out Wall Street talk. Take care of your employees the way you used to in the glory days.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Teaneck, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic and supportive learning environment. They trust you to get on with things, and there is very little micromanagement.

    Cons

    Communications up and down the chain needs improving. The internal intranet is pitifully antiquated (but it is improving).

    Advice to Management

    Improve communications.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to work"

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    Current Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Somerville, NJ
    Current Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Somerville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Organization to work with.

    Cons

    Clarity in promotion system is required.

    Advice to Management

    More clarity in Company policy

  8. "Management at account level at CTS"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Job security if you are not fixated at a location.

    Cons

    work at client is not sufficient, you need to lick boots of your managers


  9. Helpful (1)

    "About Cognizant in my view"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company compared to other consulting firms.
    Lot of opportunities and long term stability
    Good benefits
    Match 401K after first year upto 50% till 6%
    Unlimited sick leave

    Cons

    Not simple to change the project/location when you already engaged with a client
    May not work with the area of interest, since client may be using the outdated tools and no step-up on moving to the latest technologies

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees to improve the skills with the latest technology


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good perks but highly unorganized company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary rate
    Annual Bonuses
    Work From Home / Flexibility
    Monetary Perks on occasion, profit share, etc.

    Cons

    Only 2 weeks vacation unless you're a manager. This policy is very outdated. You should give vacation based on longevity, not rank.
    They do stack ranking for reviews annually, which only makes everyone competitive, secretive, and unwilling to help each other. This is another outdated practice.
    Even though Cog "says" they are in the US, it's really an India company. Every decision, from buying software to do your job to whether or not you will get allocated to a project - EVERY decision goes through people in India. If you need paperwork that is custom for buying a house, you'll never get it from Cognizant.

    Advice to Management

    Have a department where employees can actually get what they need, and put that dept in the USA. Waiting for people in India to return phone calls or emails on whether to approve a $5 stapler purchase is stupid.


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