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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated 26 February, 2015
Updated 26 February, 2015
93 Reviews
3.4
93 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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  1.  

    good firm

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    can do attitude good stock price

    Cons

    no work life balance . constant onsite offshore calls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    staff empowerment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Above average company among Indian ITeS peers

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

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

    Pros

    Casual dress code, abroad opportunities, transparency, no major employee benefits

    Cons

    HR policies for promotion, and policies for applying H1B and other US visa

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more perks to employees

  3.  

    Nice IT services company to work with, good number of internal opportunities and nice culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Good culture, open atmosphere, good benefits. Number of internal Projects. Competitive salary, learning opportunties

    Cons

    Long hierarchy, average work life balance, less promotions, average appraisals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice company to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions

    Pros

    Work culture, hr policies, work life balance.

    Cons

    Mid level Employee
    Salaries can be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Waukegan, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Waukegan, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance .

    Cons

    Good ambience to work more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Just Bill no vision

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Have lot of project- ready to relocate then no issues at all- good relocation assistance

    Cons

    No Vision- No learning Support- no good work quality- lateral highers ready to be cheated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to do something more worthy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Career Progression depends on your Manager and Business Unit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and excellent Medical insurance plans for North American employees.

    Cons

    Poor Appraisal systems and work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It all depends on your manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Projects in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Projects in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helpful co-workers, nice place to work & grow professionally

    Cons

    Politics during promotions like all other companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Projects in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    One of the fastest growing companies in the tech space. Has great visions for the future.

    Cons

    Performance management is poor and needs to be changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please change the outdated performance management systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing firm to start your career with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Associate - Projects in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Skillful immigration staff
    Internal infrastructure is good (read immigration, help desk, support staff etc)
    Stellar career growth for out performers
    Exhaustive clientele

    Cons

    Compensation
    Benefits- Paid leaves
    Trade off between personal life and career growth
    Appraisal metrics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to come up with better appraisal metrics, not all achievements are quantitative.
    Performance evaluation needs to be 2 way street; supervisors need to be assessed on 360 feedback from direct reports.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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