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Cognizant Technology Solutions San Francisco Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Benefits, company Policies and allows for work location flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Manager - Projects in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager - Projects in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Work location flexibility , easy-medium to crack interviews in certain technology groups,pays on time, espp , onsite offshore model

    Cons

    Salary is semi-average unless negotiated really well, a bit of a challenging work culture as you go up the ladder

    Advice to Management

    Should rethink pay structure differences at the same level, can also consider remote workplace concept


  2. "Good employer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cognizant provides good benefits to employees

    Cons

    Average salary compared to product based


  3. "Manager - Projects"

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    Current Employee - Manager - Projects in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Manager - Projects in Dublin, CA

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

    Pros

    Pay, good work life balance

    Cons

    No transparency from the leadership team, poor performance review process

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and hear out from them even before they resign, do not give them a feedback because you want them to resign


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  5. "good company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Over all good benefits and flexibility in work good vacation time

    Cons

    salary hike and promotions will be difficult to get


  6. "Senior Manager IT"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has great management philosophy, values and growth/success.

    Cons

    The recruiting team and the process is not that strong to identify the next job once you project gets over at a client site.


  7. "Growth Prospects"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of flexibility in moving between roles, industries and experience

    Cons

    Very ad hoc career management, and talent development for associates moving between groups

    Advice to Management

    institute centralized tracking of Employee's career management, invest in the employees


  8. "Cognizant should take better care of its people"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting career; Leading Consulting firm

    Cons

    No work-life balance; compensation; benefits

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people who have been loyal to you for so many years


  9. "Decent Company"

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    Current Employee - Analytics Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Analytics Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you get a good project and good team, things tend to work out

    Cons

    Way too many reorgs are disrupting and the reason for those reorgs are not disseminated properly.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate the intended outcome of the reorg


  10. Helpful (1)

    "join this company only if you lost all options money and ready to beg on street for daily needs"

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    Former Employee - Manager - Projects in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager - Projects in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities , benefits and size of this company can make anyone under performer nonsense stupid to survive in this company get promotions to senior manager or even to director level if you make sure you pamper your boss or account manager

    Cons

    Middle management is really groups of crooks gathered together, they have no knowledge or any sort of idea how service industry works. All they know is bodyshopping fooling there prestigious clients buy deploying some stupid nonsense people from India sometime they don't know how to write hello world program in java. Making sure talented people will not stay longer with their account as that means they can't add more people as they think if you are talented that means you might be doing job of two resources that means there is loss of one resource not being deployed ha ha

    Advice to Management

    Stop turning this company into desi consulting bodyshopper , let it be business consulting remove those middle management who have no idea of technology and who doesn't understand importance of technology


  11. "Salary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager - Projects in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager - Projects 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

    Lateral hires in USA get decent packages, with exception to high cost of living cities

    Cons

    bonus and COLA should be increased to cover for high cost of living cities

    Advice to Management

    work life balance



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