Cognizant Technology Solutions Employee Reviews about "career growth"

Updated 25 Jan 2021

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  1. "Complex company to work for. Not for everyone."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - People & Culture 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start your career. Large global organisation with opportunities to work with teams in different regions. Potential for growth in Australia. Good benefits on offer and quite flexible as well but depends on the client you work for.

    Cons

    Lack of cohesion within the company between different geographies and different businesses. Career growth is extremely slow and is not purely based on merit as there's lots of politics involved. Does not pay well. Clunky, slow systems and processes - not agile and flexible. Not a diverse and inclusive culture. Quite a traditional organisation at heart but trying to be progressive and doesn't always get it right. Extremely hierarchical mindset - leaders like to keep it this way. Lack of transparency. Lots of biases. Not an employee first organisation. Reward and recognition hardly exists.

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  2. "Good Company to work for"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Test Analyst in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Good management, People are good

    Cons

    Less salary, Career growth is limited


  3. "Need improvement in providing employees with career progress"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with; good for graduates

    Cons

    Slow career growth and limited pay raise

  4. Helpful (2)

    "No value for Hard Work or Loyalty"

    2.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Architect in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Many domains to work for. 2. Many technology horizontals available to work for. 3. Good company for fresher (if fresher gets opportunity in Development project). 4. You can stay until you gain 5/6 years of experience.

    Cons

    1. Your hardwork will never translate to hike or role elevation. Management will have some reason for not giving you a proper pay rise or promotion. 2. 10 hours work per day. (9 hours work + 1 hour Lunch ). 3. Even though many domain or horizontal available it's very difficult to get release and move to other domain. If you succeed in moving your rating will be screwed. 4. New management is only interested in increasing revenue and profitability at the cost of employees hike or career growth. Employees are just like any other resource like Printer, Laptop or Copier for the new management. 5. Heavy inorganic growth. They keep acquiring many companies every year and not sure if this acquisition is profitable or not.

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    "Best company to work in various exposure of domain"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer, IT Applications in Calcutta
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am employed with this organization for almost 8 years. Few points I want mention as pros: 1. Good company to work for long time. 2.Good learning scope wkth various new technologies.Company will arrange for you various classroom and online training for your learning enhancements. 3. Moderate and confirm salary hike every year. 4. Good payscale 5. Good worknlife balance 6. Good project management, so that no individual can complain about the work distribution. 7. If you work hard , you can get exposure to the higher management atleast to some extent. 8. Good onsite opportunity in asia pacific, Europe, USA,australia etc almost to every country. 9.Moderate work pressure but it can ba varied to different project pressure. 10. Good process oriented company.Your every work should be documented and also moreover your every single evaluation will be done by steingent process.

    Cons

    1. If management want yearly employee evaluation can be done in a better way 2. Huge employee base, so one individual need to work hard to get lime light. 3. Career growth will get slower if you stay long time in such a big organization. 4. This company doesnt have very much IT product so that can contribute to the company revenue which could return a sustainable growth. 5. Tough to switch your work profile. If you r a developer and tey to switch to a other domain technology it will be very tough. 6. Sometime this big organization can not manage to give you high growth every year due to huge employee base and in this always changing technology world. 7. Now a days onsite opportunity got srink and that is why lots of good resource cant able to go to onsite. 8. Company is hiring new resource for digital technology but not reskilling the older people with the new tech.And this will repeat for the future also. Such a huge organization is always looking for cost cutting from every corner. 9. Some project is having 24×7 project but doesnt have that much perks in the allowance. 10. In every problematic time company delays the hike.

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  6. "Average company to work for"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Associate At Cognizant Technology Solutions in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are experienced enough you have enough projects to work on. They provide internet and equipments Work from home in worst case situations Society help option is available if you like to contribute Tea coffee etc are free Late night cabs if necessary according to project requirements Protection available for female employee who has to travel late at night in case of project requirements Finance help desk is great for pf and tax submissions help Internal certifications available On-site travel opportunities available

    Cons

    External examinations are not paid off by company no matter what exam you take unless preapproved by manager before you take exam Not much career growth Not much salary growth Forced certification program which might be irrelevant to teams

  7. "Overall good, not the best."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Process Executive-Voice in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company offers decent salary package, work culture differs from each project

    Cons

    Some projects and mangers are pathetic, where we feel like jail, project like HCSC are so terrible to work, work place should not be that worse, internal politics within the project, stepping on others careers to grow alone for position, no career growth.

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  8. "good place to learn new technologies"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Associate in Chennai
    Recommends

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You can learn wide range of technology and develop the technical skills. Organization will reimburse the certification fees related to their work. Also the organization will provide a free learning platform where you can enrich many skills

    Cons

    Career growth will be very slow and steady

  9. "Overall a good company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in The Hague

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Multiple Projects to chose from and lot of career growth.

    Cons

    Managerial bottlenecks and top level management doesnt know much about what happens in a ODC in India. HR is as usual like in other companies - only available to play games and organize Rangoli.

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  10. "Review avout Cognizant"

    4.0
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