Cognizant Technology Solutions
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www.cognizant.com Teaneck, NJ 5000+ Employees

Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in Chicago, IL US

Updated Apr 07, 2014
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3.5 71 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza

Frank D'Souza

(50 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Growth

Senior QA Analyst (Current Employee)
Deerfield, IL (US)

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

ProsGrowth appreciable for the new joinees

ConsLooking for a better growth out of this company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Low salary & no work-life balance

Senior Architect (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsSponsorship of Green Cards, opportunity to grow

ConsCompensation, work-life balance, unpaid overtime

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease review time-off policy. 2 weeks per year is too low. Especially when employees are expected to put in regular unpaid overtime that is often billed to the customer

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Provides Opporunities

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

ProsGives freedom and provides good exposure.

ConsOnly work no life. Too aggressive for growth leading to undue pressure.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good career growth

Senior Architect (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsLot of career options, stability and comptetive salary. Flexibility on choosing technology or management path.

Consless focus on development and training. Only focus on revevnue - less intra department movement.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on internal training and transparency

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company for beginners, a lot of room to grow

Senior Associate (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood benefits, lot of opportunities to learn, very good clients

Consdirty politics, late night working hours

Advice to Senior Management360 degree appraisal might be helpful

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsOpen communications
Good growth opportunities
Liberty to choose assignments

ConsLess Payscale compared to the market
Sticking long will put you on a lower band of the pay scale when compared to new joinees

Advice to Senior ManagementShould have better employee retaining strategy

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No career growth, not good compensation

Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsGood work culture and cross training
Good academy and trainings

ConsNo career growth for associate level employees
Management and employee communication doesn't happen well
Very poor compensation compared to competitors, May be the competitors share more profit with their employees and that's why they are in a lower rank financially than cognizant

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider employee growth too along with busy acquiring businesses. The company has grown handsomely , but we employees are stuck in our career path. Managers stop blaming HR and HR stop blaming managers after promotion cycle, am fed up with the dramas. we need some career progression, don't penalize our growth for the growth of the organization.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ok company to work for

Senior Associate - Projects (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsWork life balance is good , growth depends on one's hardwork nothing will come easy,but if you are hardworking and smart you can grow fast

ConsCompensastion is mediocre and benefits are below par espesically after company strengh has increased , too many employees hence lesser benefits.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut more stress on delivery

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great place to work, enhance knowledge

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

Prosgood work culture, openness , good core project

Conswork load, coordination with different groups

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good experience

Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsIf you are good technically then you can grow vertically.

ConsSalary increments might not be same as others

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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