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Cognizant Technology Solutions San Francisco Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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  1. "good company to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Senior Manager IT"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Salary"

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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 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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  5. "Lead Architect"

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    Former Employee - Lead Architect/Dev Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Architect/Dev Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good career growth opportunities.
    Good HR policies

    Cons

    Like any consulting company, need to flexible to work in any client and location.
    Depending on the project/client may need to be ready for evening/night calls with the extended teams


  6. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Executive in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Executive in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All good,management people ,colleagues very helpfull

    Cons

    Didn't find any in my job duration


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Very impressed so far - Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senor Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senor Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High level of autonomy and trust between colleagues and senior execs. We are treated as adults, expected to deliver, and measured based on our output. No micro-managing. People treat each other with respect, work hard and do very high quality work, and it's not expected that you'll be checking email on the weekends (a huge plus!). Very high ethical standards. I am proud to work here and would highly recommend it to others.

    Cons

    It's a highly distributed workforce, so if you need to be in-person with your colleagues all the time, this might be challenging. Non-client travel is highly restricted, so much is done via calls and video conferencing, and at times it would be faster to just get in a room together. It's also a company trying to navigate a significant transformation of the talent, culture, etc. to shift to the current climate and economy, so you have to be comfortable with some things that seem like they should have been "fixed" by now.

    Comp and benefits aren't "Google" level, but they allow you to have a life here, which is worth a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the positive things about the culture, but also don't be afraid to make a few leadership changes so that the company can advance. A little bit more integration between teams could dramatically accelerate progress.


  8. "Ok - not great, not bad either"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good flexibility, great colleagues (which may not be the case for other groups)

    Cons

    Stingy PTO
    Nothing new - job gets monotonous.

    Advice to Management

    Your performance review process needs a serious overhaul.


  9. "Working @ Cognizant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Consultant 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

    Lots of good opportunity in all the different areas while working with clients.

    Multiple options to get projects across the globe.

    PERM and Visa sponsorship is also supported by Cognizant

    Cons

    Few Projects might have worst work life balance
    Promotions cycles are also super long

    Advice to Management

    Review promotions of associates working too long on the same role / profile .


  10. "Right place to learn and grow together"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Castro Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Castro Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ample opportunity for trying various roles a person want to play in the professional life

    Cons

    Lacking of company visibility mainly at the silicon area


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair company
    Does green card
    Ok culture

    Cons

    Less salary
    Work life balance not good



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