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Cognizant Technology Solutions UK Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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  1. "senior consultant role"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    salary, good work life balance

    Cons

    strong Indian culture, slow promotion process


  2. "decent IT services company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very similar to any other Indian IT companies, difference being you have more onsite roles available, both in p/l and billability

    Cons

    nothing really. Traditional IT services is strugging so they are trying to restructure as others are. too much US centric. most senior management resides in US, as such moving in senior management in other geographies could be a challenge

    Advice to Management

    would love to see more diverse senior management accross geographies.

  3. "Working at Cognizant"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with some great clients
    Great opportunity to travel based on client location

    Cons

    Difficult to grow if caught up in wrong place and under wrong manager
    Work hours dictated by client you work for


  4. "Salary review"

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    Current Employee - Manager- Consulting in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager- Consulting in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good exposure and balanced atmosphere

    Cons

    Thick management...nothing much to say...good company...takes care of employee's...highly innovative and very advanced


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Consultant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I AM NO LONGER WORKING FOR COGNIZANT.

    Cons

    Too many to mention, but here goes: they over-work each consultant, with very little pay for the level of work being demanded. They do not give you an opportunity to adapt to the culture of the company. They use you as a body shop as they do not have their own projects. Managers only care about receiving client revenue, and do not even care about the individual working on the project, earning them that money. Cognizant have a HIRE AND FIRE mentality. They use you until the project is underway, and then hire cheaper offshore labour. Their UK HR department is a JOKE! Don't expect any respect or appreciation of industry HR rules. There is no work-life balance at all, so don't expect to see your family, if you work here.

    Advice to Management

    Follow industry rules, and actually consider that your employees are real people with real lives, outside of your company.


  6. "Good Opportunities"

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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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Relatively Flat in working culture
    - Good On-site opportunities
    - Good Work-Life Balance
    - Good Work Culture

    Cons

    - Salary
    - Growth has been slowing over the years


  7. "Good Employer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good Pay
    - Balanced Work Life
    - Good team to work
    - Strong in Business Analysis
    - Focus on emerging technologies
    - Strong partnership with leading product manufacturers

    Cons

    - Challenging Business landscape in future
    - Slow growth rate due to size and redundancies
    - No products to sell
    - Brand is not considered as business consulting

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on Consulting to build Tier 1 reputation
    - Reduce redundancies in top layer to improve profitability
    - Invest on building skillsets
    - Invest in developing products

  8. "Employer Review cts"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work

    Cons

    Nothing much to say about

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  9. "Salary Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    At high level, excellent Organisation with great brand image in markets and at clientele.

    Cons

    Largely driven by practices, so depending on how a specific Practice functions, it could be excellent experience or just another company

    Advice to Management

    Invest in People


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Has become a low cost, low quality body shop and very little else"

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    There are very few Pros to working for Cognizant beyond the fact that the salary gets paid on time every month.

    If you want to progress in your career do not join this company. They literally could not care less about the careers, health and welfare of their staff. Senior managers treat more junior staff like serfs, to be shipped on to the next client site with no interest in their own ambitions or goals.

    Cons

    The list of cons is very large
    -The organisation has absolutely no interest in staff career progression. It is solely about whether you are billing or not
    -Line management is non existent. I have had more career chats and coaching from my client in the last 18 months
    -Staff have no influence on where their next assignment is. I was pressurized at one point to take a role as a BA having just lead the tech work stream for a multi million £ banking regulatory programme
    -Not a meritocracy. Promotion is based on time served and whether you are in favour offshore or not
    -It is one of the least diverse organisations I have ever worked for, senior women and other minorities are not visible at all. Most mid to high level management jobs taken by middle aged Indian men
    -Account management when on site is terrible. Account managers generate invoices, literally nothing else
    -Back office systems are chaotic with huge amounts of data duplication and constant demands for the same information
    -Tidal waves of utterly inane emails from support functions that have no relevance at all to front line staff
    -Benefits are terrible with only (not great) pension and death in service worth having. There is no leave purchase scheme at all.

    Advice to Management

    -realise that your staff have ambitions and goals and that they will leave if you don't help people acheive them
    -You need to understand the cultural differences between India and other geographies
    -Get a grip on internal processes and systems
    -Invest in some decent quality account managers
    -Improve the diversity of the organisations
    -Make the organisation more meriocratic


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