Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
5,346 Reviews

3.5
5,346 Reviews
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture starting from training to project deliverables (in 501 reviews)

  • Better work-life balance as compared to top tier consulting companies (in 422 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life Balance & Onshore opportunities depends on the project you are into (in 291 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of nightly offshore calls (in 65 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Need to build culture

  2.  

    great org to work with

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    great org to work with

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company but depends on your team and mangers

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    One of the fastest growing company

    Cons

    Work life balance is bad and folks at Sr manager level are not people friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more employee friendly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Another Indian IT Services company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant - Business Consulting  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant - Business Consulting in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and great training opportunities.

    Cons

    Low on diversity - 90% employees are Indians, very delivery oriented approach, performance management is not merit based at many occasions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase diversity, encourage employees at all levels to be a part of growth strategy,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager Projects

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great projects and learning, good teams, onsite opportunities

    Cons

    Appraisal ratings and promotions are based on age in the account, based on blessings of senior management.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent Place to Grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to start your career, significant opportunities with high profile customers.

    Cons

    High amount of travel, not all managers have the same level of drive and passion. Find a good manager and you will be successful here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am happy with the management situation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good Life... you can enjoy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Fun activities and celebration
    Good Hike
    Very good learning platform

    Cons

    difficult for a trainee to choose the desired project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please allocate the right resource to the right project based on their skill set and interest

    Recommends
  9.  

    Excellent Company to work

    • 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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours but varies from project to project
    People are approachable most of the times

    Cons

    Management structure needs to improve
    Personal growth does not depend on the work you do.
    Lot of internal politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    restructure the goal setting and review policies and structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good learning experience with the team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chennai (India)

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    employee friendly organisation when compared with other organisations of same status.

    Cons

    Not satisfied with the appraisal during my stay as appraisal evaluation expects more things apart from project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent place to learn and work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Horsham, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Horsham, PA (US)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Learning, Training, Opportunities, Culture, Comfort

    Cons

    Salary, R&R, Personal Growth,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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