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Cognizant Technology Solutions UK Reviews

Updated January 10, 2017
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  1. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    OK for starters not long term

    Cons

    delivery mindset , too many people,redundant roles

    Advice to Management

    lean management


  2. Helpful (2)

    "One to avoid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working and pay is higher than other consultancy firms

    Cons

    Lack of long term vision and company culture. HR only in place to serve the company not the employee

    Advice to Management

    No clear career paths or personal development plans


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Didn't keep up promises"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Flexibility towards work schedule

    Cons

    Being a individual contributor, reporting to 3-4 managers


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  5. "Environment is too political"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Architect - Technology
    Current Employee - Architect - Technology
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Wide range of customers working with wide range of technologies

    Cons

    1. Projects are controlled by the vertical teams who love to play politics (especially at onsite) when it comes to hire a resource from a horizontal team. Vertical folks arrange for a fake interview and rejects resources only becuase he/she belongs to a horizontal. So, if someone (who belongs to horizonta) is passionate about technologies he may not have enough opportunities to work with variety of technologies as specified in the pros. For them, it is all good for nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Please try to eradicate the division between vertical and horizontal and let the account team not allow arrange for a fake interviews.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Too managers to report. Only politics"

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    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can learn new technology if you are lucky to get good projects.
    Good work style if in T&M projects

    Cons

    You need to serve the
    1) Client
    2) Horizontal manager
    3) Vertical Manager.
    They will play politics with you.
    If you're at onsite then difficult to get promotion
    Pathetic place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Too many managers. Remove vertical and horizontal concepts


  7. "Fast-paced environment,lots of potential but zero support"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    - Opportunities available but limited to a few

    Cons

    -backstabbing
    -sweat-shop environment
    -UK HR laws not always adhered to by externally based managers
    -No proper training of those promoted


  8. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Salary package, size, variety and agility are some of the most popular traits of the company for the current situation.

    Cons

    Promotions are not good enough to satisfy the needs of the professionalsite, each account within the company is like another company

    Advice to Management

    Should take all efforts to retain the A team as the talented people are hardly found when looking in a pool of 200,000+ employees.


  9. "Senior Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for international secondment, central office location

    Cons

    Awful culture, below average benefits, career progression slow, limited personal development

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on mentorship of junior levels


  10. Helpful (1)

    "UK Cognizant Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company, with a growing awareness in the market. Has some good ties with industry. Large enough a company, where some talented individuals exist.

    Cons

    .... so large that many of the employees aren't very competent at their roles, and have been lost due to the sheer size of the company. Weeding out the serial poor performers needs to be done as it is truly impacting their reputation in the marketplace. Too many a time, I have worked with poorly skilled people, and the client has criticised our overall ability as a team.

    Very poor recognition structure in place. Biased towards metrics which are superficial in most ways. Example of this is internal development / initiatives where people do pointless exercises to purely tick a box, but with little to no value add whatsoever.

    Middle management (of which there are many!) are in the vast majority unaware of what they are meant to be doing. I have never seen such a large group of management, with no direction in the one company.

    There is also a very ruthless sales and sales allocation agenda, where everyone who has sales targets will fight tooth and nail for every little crumb available.

    Advice to Management

    Have a cull of all the people who don't bring any real benefit to the company. Growing for the sake of growing but with no real direction isn't doing you any favours. Incompetence is losing you the respect of your clients.


  11. "you luck"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    IF you have luck you will get good project and good managers

    Cons

    most of the projects are very short deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Improve and focus on existing employees.



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