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Cognizant Technology Solutions San Francisco Reviews

Updated October 9, 2017
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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  1. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Dublin, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very Good Benefits health insurance and vacation..

    Cons

    Forcefully deploying in a location where employee doesn'y want to go, though there are openings in preferred locations


  2. "The company offer work at the clients site."

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Like mentioned you can be lucky enough and be allocated at a good client like Google or other strong tech company and enjoy some of the perks the full time employees have.

    Cons

    The company have a very unfair internal policy for careers. I worked with the company for 3 years and I saw great people not have any improvement because they want to be politically correct. It's sad to see company giving promotion to people because they are female or gay instead of a very hardworking males but it is a reality in the SF bay area.

    Advice to Management

    Respect you employees and be fair using the achievements they acquire and demonstrate as base for internal promotions and career advancements .Please do not became a political company it usually is the stigma of having just class B employees and any good candidate will run from a company that block his professional growing because his promotion to a new position will not score PC points.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Just Another Indian Body Shopping Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good client base across North America. So if any associate need a new project, they will find another one for him/her.
    - You also get some smart people to work on on Technology domain, basically in the role of Developer/Tech Lead/Architect etc. They are basically the bread earner for the Company.

    Cons

    - Work Life Balance is Horrible. And that's because of they have some supervisors hired from India to manage the Indian workers.
    - Doesn't Promote Creative/Smart People. People at Manager- Director levels are just Order Takers. No creative mindset, no thought leadership. Hence, they don't know how to promote creativity/thought leadership. So if you happens to get hired, you'll be mapped to one of those order taker and he'll make sure, the whole team should lead the same life style, like he has , not better than hale.
    - PROMOTION is another Name of ILLUSION. Not Transparent and effective evaluation system. So, competent people have started leaving without wasting time and others are waiting for the right time to quit and the rest, who are basically, Mangers and above, have no choice and will be there until they are kicked out.

    Advice to Management

    Promote Talent not just the loyals. The bunch of incompetent SUPERVISORS (not Leader)in the mid to senior level (Manager - Director+ level) still bears the age old mindset and they just follow some leadership style, some punch words, that's it. For sure, if you throw they out from their job, there will be no takers for them. HIRE Local, for Manager-Sr. Leadership level, who can deal very nicely with American Worker as well a Visa Holder.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Worst company to work for, would have given 0 stars if allowed"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not even a single positive

    Cons

    everything, No transparency, actual working people are very less when compared to manager tagged people. Immigration team sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Pls be transparent to the employees. Not all employees are here just for money.


  5. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good leadership and employee friendly

    Cons

    Tactical engagements and focus on short term

    Advice to Management

    Go back to investment mode to engage new age clients


  6. "Ex-Employee"

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

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

    Pros

    ESPP & 401k match are good

    Cons

    Overall Salary structure is pretty bad


  7. "Associate of projects"

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance is good. Matches 50% upto 6%

    Cons

    More micro management, no work life balance, too much politics

  8. "Lot of Projects but low pay"

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    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lot of projects and job safety to move around

    Cons

    Pay will be very less when compared to market standards

    Advice to Management

    Pay well hardworking employees


  9. "Good company but no work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic and supportive learning environments and very experienced colleagues.

    Cons

    No work life balance and too much commitment on deliverables.

    Advice to Management

    Please improve communications


  10. "Sr Manager IT Projects"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager 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

    A nice place to work for

    Cons

    Not a great payer but still a good place provided if you get a good boss

    Advice to Management

    Give credit to the resources who is putting the actual efforts in business development


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