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"Enjoyable projects, good work life balance"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager 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

I work with very knowledgeable & experienced people every day, who are committed to doing the best they can for their clients & company

Cons

Organisational decisions are very much driven by the "offshore" or Indian contingent (to be fair, the Indian employee count is > 75% of Cognizant), but it doesn't translate well in Western cultures. The organisation also has teething troubles transitioning from a traditional outsourcer to a consulting-driven organisation.

The large organisation also makes career progression take longer than expected.

Advice to Management

Senior management seem to know what they want. However, middle level management isn't able to translate strategic goals into tactical goals. Thus, senior management need to spend more time in driving tactical decisions.

Other Employee Reviews for Cognizant Technology Solutions

  1. "You'll get very rich sooner but bored as hell at Cognizant Business Consulting"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - You will have big clients to work with. Helps on your resume
    - Top Management at onshore is wonderful to interact with
    - A lot of time at hand to do your own research about the domain and build expertise
    - The company invests well for domain related certifications
    - If you are an ex-Cognizant employee, it can be easier to get back to the company

    Cons

    - In a typical 8 hour day, you will be occupied for about 3hours
    - If you are an outsider working out of Chennai office, run for your life. The people are a pain in the ass. Racist to a degree. People matter for a satisfying work day.
    - Employees in Chennai (at all levels) speak in Tamil in meetings. They need to reminded that English is a neutral language they can use
    - If you are looking to get some real experience at early stages in your career, move out. This organization is too big to get some real grunt work to be done.
    - The HR will buy you out on basis of an excellent CTC they offer. Dont fall for it.

    Advice to Management

    You have a great company . I loved it myself. But there is serious need to take cognizance of the culture especially in locations like Chennai , Kolkata. There's a reason why outsiders do not like to come and work in these cities.


  2. "Associate, Enterprise Analytics Practice (formerly MarketRx)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team and work environment. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    80% of the teams do a routine work of dash boarding and reporting. These people acquire very limited skill sets. Cognizant is not a great brand name hence you won't find great shortlists for summer placements if you go to a B-School.
    On-site opportunities are very few. You would be lucky to find any in Analytics Practice before 4 years. Only 10-20% of the eligible staff is promoted.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to provide more client facing role to its employees.


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