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"Good company"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Team Lead in Hartford, CT
Current Employee - Team Lead in Hartford, CT
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Nice place to work for

Cons

No transparency in between management and employees

Other Employee Reviews for Cognizant Technology Solutions

  1. "No sense of teamwork or connection to the company."

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No "pros" with this company aside from the regular paycheck.

    Cons

    No sense of teamwork. When you arrive at the client location you are literally dumped into the environment and left to figure things out for yourself.

    If you're not an Indian you will have a lot of trouble connecting with your peers and with your supervisors. There is certainly a culture gap due to the large number of Indian workers.

    It's also possible that your supervisor will not be at the same location as you, which makes it very difficult to provide visibility into your work performance.

    Promotions come very slowly. I have spoken with co-workers who have been stuck in the same pay grade for over 4 years. I am speculating when I say this, but I believe it's due to the number of H1B workers Cognizant brings in from offshore. Rather than promote people, they bring offshore workers in as a incentive, pay them lower wages than they would a typical worker, and then rotate them with a fresh batch of H1B workers after a few years.

    Advice to Management

    Get involved with your staff. Set up regular touch base meetings. Help set career goals that will ensure a regular promotion pace. Provide training opportunities and a proper on-boarding for new arrivals at the client location!


  2. "Sr Manager Projects"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager Projects in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Projects in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you can learn Management skills very quickly after spending 5 years with them i can strongly tell you wil become one of the good leader in any organization. Received bonus even in recession between 2008 to 20012. comparative other competitors like TCS, Infy, wipro employees get good respect and proper treatment from higher management.

    Cons

    getting long term projects are luck, if you get it you can spend 3 to 4 years in one location. Bad 401k plan, you will loose your technical ability once you enter in this company. this company is good if you want to stay with managing client, sending work to offshore, projects estimation but if you want to prove your technical skills this is not the best place. defnetly you should be ready to work more than 10 hours & weekends without paying aditional hours other wise don't join this company.

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