Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
5,700 Reviews
3.5
5,700 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture, Visa processing is streamline compare to other Indian based company (in 571 reviews)

  • Better work-life balance as compared to top tier consulting companies (in 503 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is poor as more work is expected than pure US based companies (in 344 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of nightly offshore calls (in 76 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.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Pros

    Good for the starters. But not for experienced

    Cons

    Nothing much to say about as it is good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase package

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    exp with cognizant

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

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Enhance testing efficiency and precision, reduce costs and decrease cycle times with Cognizant's robust quality engineering and assurance solutions

    Cons

    n addition, POS Integration pro eliminates the need for outside resources. Organizations can complete a standard POS integration project in one-third the time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work with in niche areas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Newark, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Newark, NJ (US)

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lot of talent and network availability in niche areas of technology.Passionate middle level managers.Good leadership.
    Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Constant short term projects,relocation policy is a pain,growth may become stagnant after a point as company's strategy is mainly focused on billing they get from the client rather than employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify individuals with capacity and talent and help them to move up the ladder quickly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good job satisfaction

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits packages and work life balance

    Cons

    Time off compared to other services companies is not upto standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency and effectiveness in HR policies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    good environment, management has good vision
    many technologies to Horne skills
    good career prospects

    Cons

    No work -life balance, a training period of one year for freshers.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    Good work culture
    Great Management though the middle management is getting heavier
    Employee engagement is high
    Nice work culture
    Good CSR

    Cons

    Highly networked culture (top guys know each other too well). Penetrating their network and getting things done needs a special skill (read back bending & unprofessional).
    Location specific problems (spread in many locations)
    In Chennai, Company does not invest in big infrastructure (one or two big location to house all big teams)
    Food served in many locations are pathetic. The initial days would be good. Slowly, the quality dips.
    HR teams are almost non-existent. Talent Management is an invisible team that deals with only Heads of various teams.
    Many managers are old fashioned rationing their knowledge to subordinates. Coveting information makes employees operational.
    Employees are made to reply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to invest in infrastructure as the distance and traffic in India is eating away the Work-life balance
    Subsidize food and have an external inspector for monitoring quality of food served every day.
    Train employees to see big picture as the next generation knows everything.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Executive management and great leadership and direction

    Cons

    Need to rethink the performance management process... Finally it all rolls up-to the immediate manager and this harbors favoritism

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst @ Cognizant Technology Solutions
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst @ Cognizant Technology Solutions

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Everything is good about this company

    Cons

    Nothing as such.Everything is fine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work Life Balance

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