Cognizant Technology Solutions Interview Questions in Chicago, IL

Updated 22 Apr 2014
Updated 22 Apr 2014
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews with various level managers

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

    Interview Details

    I had an on campus interview (northeast MBA program) first that consisted of one behavioral interview and one case interview. Standard behavioral interview questions were asked e.g. tell me about a time when you faced difficulty working in a team? The case interview was not a written case but one that was tailored towards my background. The case was not number heavy at all.

    Second round they flew me out to Chicago and was an entire day of interviews. I had two behavioral and one case. Behavioral interviews were standard and very conversational. During the case interview I got to choose one from a five different cases. I chose a pharmaceutical drug market entry case.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior QA Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Buffalo Grove, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo Grove, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview arranged by agency with Cognizant, followed by a phone interview with the end client

    Interview Questions
    • Questions about production support for ACI's Base24 product (a payment switch).   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Cognizant did not allow any negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process started with on-campus recruiting and an initial on-campus round of interviews. The first interview was 45 minutes, behavioral. The interviewer was very friendly and engaging and we ended up talking a lot about non-consulting related things. Next was a 45 minute case interview on a project that Cognizant recently deployed. The interviewer for this was okay and the overall experience was pleasant. About two weeks later, I got an invitation to interview in Chicago. Cognizant flew me out to Chicago, paid for the flight and board, and I had two more interviews similar to first round. The logistics of setting up the second round interviews were a little bit odd, the company sent all of the interviewees the actual invoice for all of the flight and accommodations which were difficult to understand. In addition, for my actual interviews, the second interview was a second behavioral instead of a case interview. The interviewers did not seem prepared and the second one did not have very many new questions to ask me.

    Interview Questions
    • Imagine you are at a company that wants to use social media to improve its business processes, explain how you could use social media to do this.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interviewers were hands-on and practical. Not much BS. All through video conference. Mainly behavioral questions, they also shared what they are working on and asked what I would do about it.

    Interview Questions
    • How much did you make in the past 3 years?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Didn't get a good feeling after ruthless negotiations over pennies.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    HR interview, competency and skills test, case study with senior managers/directors

    Interview Questions
    • How would you contribute to the company to improve its position here onwards   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Had other offer

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  North Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online on the company site, I got a call from an HR and asked my expectation.. at that time tolds my range expected. I went through 2 interview rounds one with the Cognizant Architect other with the client.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing mostly general question on the tech i work on.. same with client. Exp .. prev project details and usual stuff.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    This was the bad part .. the HR suddenly calls me after few days of interview and tells me that your package is X which was min from the range i told her. I was not even allowed to say anything andshe said other details.. benefits and bla blha.. Itook he offer as i was in a very low pay scale .. but i was taken adv now i see thy tricked me to a low sal easily.. Plz dnt be desperate to work here.. health benefits are good but .. sal offer for chicago was below market.. plus this project had no garntee for going long term.. thy bluffed mw saying it was a longg term project.. now i am stuck in a expensive place with a not so good sal.. Wil switch soon. :(
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Came across recruiter at a job fair at my University. Got a first round interview a few weeks later on campus with a recruiter. Got a second round notice to Chicago for on-site interview(all transportation, hotel included, in addition to a $30 allowance for dinner). Went to their office on a Thursday morning for 3 rounds of one on one interview.

    First was technical. Second Behavioral. Third with the original recruiter.

    Nothing unexpected.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to comply with a rule you didn't agree with   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Management Consulting Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Deerfield, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Deerfield, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    on phone. they asked me " can you list responsibilites of technical project management ?"

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Deerfield, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Deerfield, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    First the HR called up and spoke to me about which company he is recruiting for, the Job Description and then we negotiated the salary package. Later he said the technical team would call me up to set a date for the tech interview. A couple of days later the Tech team called up and set up a date for the tech interview. On the day of interview, they did tech interview for about 1 hour after which they said they would notify the HR. 2 days later the HR notified that I was selected and then sent the offer letter.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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