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Cognizant Technology Solutions San Francisco Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "horrible in making payments. they treat contractors like slaves. they have to beg for salaries."

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Oakland, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good brand name but that mis leads you. everyone here is quite happy because they are in the comfort zone. and the contractors are facing tremendous heat.

    Cons

    horrible in paying the contractors. they route you through the prefered vendors with horrible payment terms of 45 days. and no one cares whether you are paid or not. the only dissapointing part but the most important one.

    Advice to Management

    please be considerate while hiring. dont hire without calculations. and please dont be regionally inclined and partial. please make sure the contractors are happy just as your employees would be. after all we are also a part and contributing towards the growth of CTS.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Work smart ( not hard) for your success and survival"

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

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

    Pros

    Fast growing organization, that means you have good chance to move up to the ladder if you can survive the politics.
    Low salaries, but good medical and other benefits like ESOP and ESPP.
    Can get, truely global experience.

    Cons

    You have to be online/work almost 24x7
    You should know, when,how and whom to talk to your ideas... Else, you will find , nextbday, all your ideas published with your managers name on it!!!
    You will be extremely successful, if you know : how to make "clien"t happy and increase revenues

    Advice to Management

    Client is important .... But not everything!!! Do not measure success of a person solely based on what clinrt says or how much person contributed towards new revennue generation!!!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Very bad company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    More projects and growth oppurtunities

    Cons

    Very poorly compensated.. too much politics .Managers and above enjoy all the benefits.Treats employees like crap.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees below Managers with respect


  4. Helpful (2)

    "review of cts"

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    work life balance is better
    better onsite oppurtunities

    Cons

    compensation is poor
    career growth differs across the company


  5. Helpful (3)

    "No career growth"

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    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you negotiate well then can have good salary.

    Cons

    Management is bad, no thought process, no career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Think about the growth of employees.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "The worst of the worst to work form from one end to the other. Any company hiring them will have serious problems arise"

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

    Pros

    zero zero zero zero zero

    Cons

    They treat their employees like garbage.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people and obey the labor laws of the US. BTW America is about to find out that you have stolen their jobs, houses and economy. US companies who outsource to you will lose all of their
     business soon.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "sr.manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Day by day it is getting worse

    Cons

    Last ten years im working with the co... it has become worst... lot of politics.. no Work life balance. Its just for the sake of talking. Forcing us to do lot of injustice to the client these days.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure whether the management - indirectly asking the experience resources to go out. lot of pressure, there is no concentration one objective, asking us to do everything... without any target... only running on the target and there is no human value now in the company

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Body shoppers"

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    Former Employee - Consultant - Business Consulting in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant - Business Consulting in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to easily leave. None that I can think of even after spending some time

    Cons

    Bosses are not accountable, what else would you expect from an Indian IT firm. Also dupes USCIS

    Advice to Management

    Grow a pair


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Management review"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Union City, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Union City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Multiple programs in various high tech companies like Google, twitter, etc. Great for young, fresh graduates.

    Cons

    Where to begin...poor back office execution, no work life balance, upper management expects 60+ hour work week, top-heavy upper management layer, weak R&R program, heavy talk on staff development but not enough tangible actions and results, reactive, etc. Culture sucks!

    Advice to Management

    You know it all, so...


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    They were willing to pay for unique talent.

    Cons

    The company was Indian owned which meant getting a decent salary in the US difficult.


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