Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated 25 April 2015
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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Pros
  • Good work culture, Visa processing is streamline compare to other Indian based company (in 586 reviews)

  • gt; pretty good work-life balance, but still this depends on the project you get (in 536 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is poor as more work is expected than pure US based companies (in 365 reviews)

  • No work -life balance, a training period of one year for freshers (in 83 reviews)

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  1. Good place to start

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Melbourne

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurial attitude
    Gives you a lot of room of learning and improvement

    Cons

    Major focus is still in USA

  2. Programmer Analyst Trainee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Enthusiastic peers, Team building activities

    Cons

    -Trainees are kept on bench for prolonged periods
    -Bureuacracy

  3. Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Brisbane

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good for the starters. But not for experienced

    Cons

    Nothing much to say about as it is good

    Advice to Management

    Increase package

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  5. fantastic company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Highly aggressive and forward company

    Cons

    some areas are lagging e.g. culture in Indian offices.

    Advice to Management

    Need to build culture

  6. great org to work with

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great org to work with. It identifies your skillset and strengths and gives opportunities accordingly.

    Cons

    no problem for me at all

    Advice to Management

    great org to work with

  7. Decent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, decent package, lots of global opportunity

    Cons

    Not very transparent performance appraisal, Too much expansion so short term cuts for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Should be balanced focus between growth and employee satisfaction.

  8. Senior Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stable, challenging, consulting, learning experience,

    Cons

    salary, no support structure in North America, Slow career progression

  9. Associate Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Among the few Board run outsourcing companies which have a base in India.
    Strong strategic leadership
    Strong sales team

    Cons

    Weak middle management
    Poor work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Org needs to be flattened out, more so in India

  10. Satisfied

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Learning place. CEO has great vision for growth.

    Cons

    Differences between Lateral and on house salaries

    Advice to Management

    none

  11. Helpful (1)

    Very Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment, freedom of work is available. Ideas and innovations are appreciated and recognized. Opportunities for locations is available.

    Cons

    After certain positions growth is limited.

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