Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated 1 September 2014
Updated 1 September 2014
5,369 Reviews

3.5
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work culture starting from training to project deliverables (in 501 reviews)

  • Better work-life balance as compared to top tier consulting companies (in 422 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life Balance & Onshore opportunities depends on the project you are into (in 291 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of nightly offshore calls (in 65 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    One of the best service based IT companies

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    • 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
  2.  

    Cognizant is one of the better companies to work for.

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    • 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
  3.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
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  5.  

    Excellent organisation to work for

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    • 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
  6.  

    One of the best company that I had worked

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    • 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
  7.  

    Good people working hard

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Durring my time, the people I met where open and supportive, driven and talented for the most part. I served time at a major CTS customer, difficult but enjoyed the experience.

    Cons

    Integrating with offshore delivery model, communication and client centric model where all challenging. Difficult to adhere to a standard and an ethos so remote.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrating teams across different engagements, building a work community beyond offshore. Capturing what works across the various projects to improve delivery. Focus on not just selling in resources but the high value areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    lots of opportunities abroad, compensation

    Cons

    office culture, no transparency in people process,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    transparency in appraisal and promotions

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Company

    • 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 3 years

    Pros

    Good culture and great people

    Cons

    Inexperienced and non decision making management with very traditional indian mentality, certainly not a Tier 5 company as they keep claiming.
    No consulting experience what so ever and won't have with just bringing in offshore people to clients site

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better training for yourselves on how to manage with cooperation and not manipulating employees to take the blame.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Experience has been very good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Partner  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Client Partner in London, England

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

    Pros

    Employee friendly work environment and varied opportunities for growth

    Cons

    None significant that need to be mentioned

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Positive experience .. good people to work with

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Senior leadership commands respect within & outside the organisation. Compensation & benefits are in-line with the industry standards .. very good training opportunities offered throughout the year

    Cons

    Should increase organisation visibility in Europe & UK markets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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