Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated 11 October 2014
Updated 11 October 2014
5,655 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture starting from training to project deliverables (in 565 reviews)

  • Better work-life balance as compared to top tier consulting companies (in 499 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is poor as more work is expected than pure US based companies (in 338 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Overall good experience in terms of opportunities and flexibility.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager - Projects in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager - Projects in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The salary is a little less as compared to other American counterparts but there is job stability and growth prospects.
    Opportunities to move to other horizontals to pursue better roles. Annual bonus adds to the salary.

    Cons

    Not enough visibility because of huge size of the company and salary is not on par with other American companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation and leadership programs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good opportunities, compensation not so good

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

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

    Pros

    has good opportunities for personal growth, sr mgmt is fair and encouraging

    Cons

    not enough compensation for good work, benefits can be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to work on appropriately compensating good performing employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Highly Political environment at senior leadership, extremely sales focussed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager-Projects in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager-Projects in Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to grow if you can find your tribe in the company. Strong sales focused company.

    Cons

    Delivery capabilities are not up to industry standard. Management believes that they can hustle the employees and get the work done. Lacks resource quality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Project Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Everything depends on your project and manager.

    Cons

    Don't expect promotions for next 4 years after you join..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of empowerment and Aggressive Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    1. Strong Executive Leadership with amazing vision
    2. Lot of Empowerment to Employee
    3. Aggressive Leadership
    4. Great Team
    5. Fairly good compensation

    Cons

    1. Lack of maturity in processes and Tools

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organization is losing focus on People's aspirations and work-life balance. It would be helpful to focus on these areas.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good workplace

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

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

    Pros

    Good work place. Good HR Policies. Provides chance to learn and excel.

    Cons

    Promotion, appraisal and compensation policies not transparent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparent promotion and appraisal policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great workplace and culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Projects in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Projects in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Empowered culture and managerial levels
    Flexible work timings
    Rapid Career Growth
    Very good executive management

    Cons

    Long work hours at night

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work culture and connect from top to bottom should improve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    AS400 Technical Lead

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AS400 Technical Lead in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - AS400 Technical Lead in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work with different project teams

    Cons

    Team meetings consumes most of my time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contractor, not hoping for growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in San Rafael, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in San Rafael, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good place to start with, good opportunity to learn and improve skills. Working with highly skilled and talented people shapes future in the right way.

    Cons

    With the company growing, it has become less transparent with the process. Management is now focusing on only profits and not being able to address employee grievances in the right manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should give time to listen to employee problems and should try to address them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Indian service firm in lines with Accenture. Lot of new recruitment and projects under Retail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Pay -Decent pay comapred to market standard
    Work options - flexible work options available based on projects
    Opportunities,Growth - lot of new client and opportunities. Good marketing team.
    Roles

    Cons

    HR organization is not very organized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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