Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
5,562 Reviews
3.5
5,562 Reviews
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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3,915 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture starting from training to project deliverables (in 550 reviews)

  • Better work-life balance as compared to top tier consulting companies (in 482 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is poor as more work is expected than pure US based companies (in 332 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of nightly offshore calls (in 75 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good vision, competitive environment, growth

    Cons

    heirarchy, appraisal system not mutual

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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 for 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
  8.  

    Cognizant is one of the better companies to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Cognizant combines IT services offerings with a lot of consulting services that makes it unique.

    Cons

    A typical challenge of moving jobs consistently as requirements from clients comes up. But its normal for any services and consulting organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bit more visible interactions with ranks and files of the company.
    Uniform life assurance policy, specially in the UK.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Review

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

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

    Pros

    Below are the pros of working with Cognizant
    Opportunities
    Leadership
    Work culture
    Location
    Ambition
    All else seems ok

    Cons

    Below are the cons of working with Cognizant
    Diversity
    Salary
    All else seems ok

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus on training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent organisation to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Performance based growth, travel opportunities, good management. Overall Cognizant is a good organisation where performance matters. Personally I am happy to be part of this organisation for the last 9 plus years.

    Cons

    Nothing much, but many areas to improve though. Performance management has improved a lot which needed changes earlier. Back in offshore, travel to office is a big problem with offices located far off from the city.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    One of the best company that I had worked

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

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

    Pros

    On site opp, can work various domains, good comp etc

    Cons

    Promotion depends on your manager that u work for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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