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Cognizant Technology Solutions UK Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed experience. But my last management was really not good"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are approachable. I have been fortunate to have worked with some good managers who recruited me into this organization and have learnt a lot from them.

    Cons

    Some people who have started their careers with the same company and are still continuing do not know proper work culture of how to treat their subordinates well.

    Advice to Management

    People don't leave jobs but they leave managers.while Cognizant is growing , it needs to look at the attrition and why some of its employees are leaving the firm. Even the exit interview at the moment is being handled by the junior HR admin staff which defeats the whole point of having exit interview.


  2. "senior consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    great company for new joiners

    Cons

    bad work culture in higher managment

  3. "Nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multiple opportunities to hone your skills and work in different areas.

    Cons

    Language / area based groups creates lot of hurdles makes talented people leave the organization. Not a very good provider of salary.


  4. "A soulless machine"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to a variety of opportunities
    Responsibility from the get go
    A good place to develop as a new starter

    Cons

    Zero company culture
    No diversity whatsoever
    Lack of spirit / sense of community
    Employees are treated like numbers
    Promotion cycle is a farce
    Low salary vs. Market rate

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and give them a sense of belonging
    Reward good performance - the beauracracy when it comes to promotions is incredibly demoralising
    Be more open to diversity; what culture there is Cognizant encourages uniformity and stifles individualism
    Treat your on-shore employees with care or they won’t stay


  5. "Poor management from seniors"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Support in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Support in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Induction is good, free food and information is clear.

    Cons

    Expect weekend work without pay
    HR are useless as they are based in india, UK keep diverting queries to India
    Lack of development/Training


  6. "Cognizant Consulting"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant - Business Consulting in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant - Business Consulting in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clear progression structure, advancement opportunities, friendly people.

    Cons

    Organisational structure needs refinement, work often duplicated.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline organisational structure. Create searchable repository for intellectual capital across all areas.


  7. "Good Company if you want to work with different client."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salary if you are in ICT visa and comparing salary with other Indian service based organization.

    Cons

    If you are lucky, then only you will get promoted every 2 year.

    Advice to Management

    Not down to earth, and do not have equal friendly relationship.

  8. "Good, employee friendly"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some really good practise leaders in U.K. , flexible, some amazing clients to work with on latest technology.

    Cons

    Could be less bias towards offshore employees on deputation with regards to salary, project opportunities and career development .


  9. "Senior Business Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester City Centre, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good exposure across various department

    Cons

    Environment at times not good in certain accounts that employee works for. Bad appraisal system.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Manager - Projects"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager - Projects in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager - Projects in London, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good onsite chances if working in cities like chennai. Not good to work in cities like cochin where there are very less projects

    Cons

    Less chances for growth unless you are in the same account for many years. Your manager can make or break your carrier for no reason at all. Better be in good terms with your manager or just quit.

    Advice to Management

    Rate people on the merits and not based on personal relationships


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