Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in Chicago, IL US

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.7 82 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza

Frank D'Souza

(58 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Associate - Projects (Former Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    Prospersonal growth job security

    Consperks work life balance ratings are bad

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Potential as a growing company, delivery challenges

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

    ProsCompany secures good accounts that have growth opportunity.

    ConsDelivery through the offshore model is hit and miss, largely dependent on the quality of their onsite consultants and the maturity level of the offshore team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe careful not to overextend.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Associate Director (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsStrong management, good work life balance

    ConsPay and promotion cycle needs revision

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

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

    ProsExecutive management has very good vision and takes the company in right direction

    ConsWork and life balance - have to work for long hours, especially if you have an offshore team at India
    Performance Management Process - Your performance doesn't reflect your ratings, bonus and compensation.
    Environment not conducive to share new ideas or suggest out of the box solution

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

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    Lousy and ridiculous company

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

    ProsCompany has some varied international clients across geographies and freshers can get good international exposure. One can learn provided if he is in good project else it is more of doing mundane and useless things. You can do lots of training and can always look forward to move from one project to another team. If you have a distinguished career I wont recommend any one to join.

    ConsThough they paint it to be an international company, but their procedures and overall working style is typical Indian body shop company and you would feel that there is no professionalism in any approach. So if you can manage to work in such environment this company would be heaven for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet over it, life is not only about billing to the clients

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good

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

    Prosgood technologies to work
    good client base

    ConsNeed work life balance more and salary hike and promotion assement needs improvement

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

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    Employee friendly

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsGreat company to work with. Lot of opportunities to learn and grow

    ConsAs with every organization, this also has hurdles because of specific managers

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood direction

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

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    Extremely low salaries compared to industry standards, no work life balance, no rewards and recognition criteria

    Consultant (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsVery less pros of working, few leadership folks are pretty focused on the careers of individuals

    ConsTotally Indianized culture
    No consulting business
    Very low salaries

    Advice to Senior Managementwork-life balance, salary revisions, rewards and recognition programs

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

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    No work life balance

    Technical Lead (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsRelocation policies are the best

    Cons1. Very bad management. Donot listen to you unless you put down your papers.
    2. No work life balance.
    3. No promotion or growth opportunities if you are a lateral and at onsite.

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

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    Worst company to work for

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

    ProsNone. This is one of the worst companies to work with. The only reason employees stick with this company is because they file greencard.

    ConsPeople suck. No one helps you, you are on your own.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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