Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
5,920 Reviews
3.5
5,920 Reviews
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture, Visa processing is streamline compare to other Indian based company (in 586 reviews)

  • gt; pretty good work-life balance, but still this depends on the project you get (in 536 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is poor as more work is expected than pure US based companies (in 365 reviews)

  • No work -life balance, a training period of one year for freshers (in 83 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Going!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Professional practices. There is not much politics like compared to other companies..
    Decent org growth

    Cons

    No push on the product development for non linear growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Place 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

    Cognizant is one of the Best Service Provider with focus on customers, has a very open culture and great leadership

    Cons

    HR department can be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The Best in SWTICH group; trying to be even Better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England

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

    Pros

    Cognizant is the Best in SWTICH group; trying to be even better; you will always find exciting things to work and lead (depending upon how much are you willing to invest).

    Cons

    None as such; there is always room for improvement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Salaries- some opportunities - good training - potential growth

    Cons

    Long hours - office culture - internal politics

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good company to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Lead in London, England
    Current Employee - Technology Lead in London, England

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

    Pros

    Got selected through my college campus interview.

    Cons

    Was working late after office hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    my review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Projects in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Projects in London, England

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

    Pros

    good vision, competitive environment, growth

    Cons

    heirarchy, appraisal system not mutual

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Customer centric company where people are empowered to take decisions on ground

    Cons

    Slower growth and layers of internal teams makes it difficult to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cognizant has lost the art of being nimble and responsive.Higher company growth is coming at cost of lower salary and promotions for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good to start for a Grad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Growth was eminent in Europe

    Cons

    Staggered growth and career progression
    Managers from offshore deputed in UK are not sensitive to culture or laws in UK

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use a telescope and not just the magnifying glass to see what is the ground reality

  10.  

    Business Consulting is not really consulting

    • 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

    Good career optys, global travel, etc.

    Cons

    Business Consulting is largely about business analysis. No direction in providing the right career path in CBC. Saturation and lack of growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have separate career and promotion paths for the CBC

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    One of the best service based IT companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in London, England

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

    Pros

    Policies
    Growth
    Domain spread - wide clientele
    Remuneration

    Cons

    None that I know of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    movements across domains should be made flexible and more depending on resource willingness rather than senior management decision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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