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Cognizant Technology Solutions San Francisco Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  1. "Growth Prospects"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "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


  4. "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


  5. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee friendly and good to join

    Cons

    promotions cycle is not good


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Big organization, Big client base.

    Cons

    No ownership on anything (From Hiring to Project execution to Termination). You need to follow up 1 million times to have anything get done. They reel in people, with no proper project assignments, just to keep on-board, they make bogus offers and will try to re-negotiate pay terms after hiring, telling weird reasons. There are lots of disconnect in the organizational process and in- between departments. Had very bad experience.

    Advice to Management

    Soon you will collapse, wait and see. All those investors beware of buying cognizant stocks.


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "No growth"

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

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

    Pros

    Multiple sectors, work life balance

    Cons

    no career growth,low pay scales


  10. "Hierarchical, runs on perspectives."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager - Projects in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Manager - Projects in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you get to the right place and people, you'll propel your career.
    Makes an attempt to stay in the race by amping up mailers and providing options for trainings.
    Strong internal communication system.
    Very good with visa processes - clean and efficient.

    Cons

    No diversity, majority Asian Indians.
    Appraisal system lacks trust and transperancy. Salary increments are dismal.
    Leaders make or break careers, too much power in their hands.
    Servile environment, don't fight against unreal expectations from clients.

    Advice to Management

    Don't enslave people, hone them!


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