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Cognizant Technology Solutions San Francisco Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Need to change the mindset"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Projects in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Projects in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are fine till you are billable

    Cons

    Typical Indian consulting company mindset, doesn't value innovation and out-of-box contribution from employees. Fully focused on body-shopping

    Advice to Management

    1. focus on employee benefits rather than shareholders only
    2. Change the culture to promote innovation and delivery related contribution rather than only counting dollars


  2. "Great for early Career"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good if you're fresh out of grad school or work in the Business development or account building

    Cons

    Not good if you do not know people and spend a lot of time networking. Need to sell your brand to a lot of diverse stakeholders and there is minimal transparency in hiring and growth

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a better business model where quality of consulting is valued


  3. "software engg"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 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

    Good policies, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Compensation is very less and no increment


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Very impressed so far - Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. "Working @ Cognizant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 .


  7. "Architect - Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect - Technology in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Architect - Technology in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work in

    Cons

    There are no cons here.

    Advice to Management

    There are no advice here.


  8. "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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Fast growing company. Plenty of opportunities. Very well defined processes. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Crowded and takes a lot of time to move ahead in the company. Politics as usual. Onsite-Offshore model.

    Advice to Management

    Identify the skillset of your resources and give then opportunities to grow in their career.


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