Cognizant Technology Solutions
3.5 of 5 4,409 reviews
www.cognizant.com Teaneck, NJ 5000+ Employees

Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.5 4,409 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza

Frank D'Souza

(3,203 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Fair company with good work culture, good opportunities to learn and explore"
    in 405 reviews
  • "Better work-life balance as compared to top tier consulting companies"
    in 312 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work Life balance takes a huge hit, Will be in a night cave if selected for a wrong project"
    in 222 reviews
  • "No work life balance, Working with the same client unless you move out of the company"
    in 47 reviews
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Awesome work ethics

Manager (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsGlobal Opportunities, opportunity to get a wonder career path ahead

ConsSalary increment not as expected, lateral hires are offered better salaries which act as demotivators.

Advice to Senior ManagementSalary fitment during cross country relocation is irrational.

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

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TOO MUCH INDIAN FLAVOUR AND STYLE OF WORKING

Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions as a contractor for more than a year

ProsCould not find any pros

ConsThe company lacks a cosmopliton flavour. Filled with Indians and style of working is also Indian. Lacks professionalism

Advice to Senior ManagementStaff need to learn a lot on soft skills, client approach and presentation.

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Experience with Cognizant has been good till now

Senior Architect (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsGood at various projects that are available.
Good for people who want to grow in Project Management side
Good for Technical people who have not reached senior level

ConsIt has very few cons

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

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Stable Projects and Heavy Workload

Associate Project (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsStable Projects
Long term onsite opportunity
Green Card

ConsPromotion is difficult after joining whatever the performance is.
Middle management
Salary is not based on Skills and performance on Onsite. It is based on HR Mind set.

Advice to Senior ManagementFair review process should be implemented.

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

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Good Company and has better opportunities

Architect (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

Pros-Better growth opportunities
- Competitive package

Cons- Not a big client base in canada
- HR is not great

Advice to Senior Management- Need to bring in more clients and retain talent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very good employer

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

ProsFlexible working hours would allow you to work as per your convinient time

ConsYour career growth would be slow as the number of employees is too large

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

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Great

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time

ProsGrowing, Aggressive, Client focused, Employee focused, great work place

ConsIssues with work life balance

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

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Good place for steady growth; key areas of development in US & India locations

Manager (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsCompany is doing very well; and has exceed expectations even during the time of the market crash

ConsIts a huge company so the benefits of direct interaction with seniors is rare
Promotion cycles can be extremely competitive and sometimes it may seem that they're not entirely based on meritocracy, but instead on the # of years one has spent in the current role
Salaries may not be very competitive

Advice to Senior ManagementBesides computer-based training, consider active workshops for all associates to develop their soft and technical skills

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsValues indivitual inovation and provides a lot of autonomy

ConsAppraisal process not well thought out

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

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I am satisfied with working at CTS

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Brampton, ON

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

ProsGood work-life balance, Employee-friendly, Encouraged to learn and grow

Conspoor presence in non-US countries

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

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