Cognizant Technology Solutions - Pretty good for entry-levels | Glassdoor
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"Pretty good for entry-levels"

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Current Employee - Quality Assurance
Current Employee - Quality Assurance
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

Pros

Majority of companies do not hire QA testers at the entry-level so it is difficult to get your foot in the door in this field. Cognizant gives you that opportunity with pretty good pay and bonuses for american hires. The indians complain about pay and guess what? they do not have an american degree so of course they wont get paid as much as other companies, thats their problem. for an american campus hire this company is a good start for about 3-5 years then move on.

Cons

For local hires, there arent many downsides. they treat us like gold because they want to retain us. they spoil us with 30 day all expenses paid trainings at 5-star hotels with ipod gifts, big yearly bonuses, and other nice things. so no cons..

Advice to Management

i guess more pay would be nice? most of us do have MBAs or engineering degrees you know..

Other Employee Reviews for Cognizant Technology Solutions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company. Good Culture, good management

    Cons

    Onsite Offshore model, compensation is not very good


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not what I expected from a large IT consulting firm."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn different aspects of the practice. Flexible Travel (depends on project). Good people overall.

    Cons

    Associate Directors are disconnected from their direct reports.
    New hires are assigned to projects with no support/guidance from management.
    Management tends to be reactive vs. proactive. Can be laid off or fired with very little notice.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline your processes. Set obtainable goals. Lead by example and exude positivity.
    Stop placing employees on a action plan without first informing them of the problem and allowing them the opportunity to correct it.
    Avoid building new custom tools when out-of-the box solutions are readily available.

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