Cognizant Technology Solutions

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews

Updated 20 August, 2014
Updated 20 August, 2014
5,263 Reviews

3.5
5,263 Reviews
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
Frank D'Souza
3,754 Ratings

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.  

    Awesome work ethics

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

    Pros

    Global Opportunities, opportunity to get a wonder career path ahead

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary fitment during cross country relocation is irrational.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Join this company if you want to settle in North America

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

    Pros

    Good onsite opportunities, good work culture

    Cons

    not many opportunities for growth, too many people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define a career path based on employee interest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Opportunties

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to learn new processes, procedures as they grow their relationship with clients.

    Cons

    Communication is an issue that needs attention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan ahead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    wer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    many projects as employee want

    Cons

    extremly manager driven company as per me.

  6.  

    TOO MUCH INDIAN FLAVOUR AND STYLE OF WORKING

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

    Pros

    Could not find any pros

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff need to learn a lot on soft skills, client approach and presentation.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Experience with Cognizant has been good till now

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

    Pros

    Good 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

    Cons

    It has very few cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable Projects and Heavy Workload

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Project  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Associate Project in Toronto, ON

    Pros

    Stable Projects
    Long term onsite opportunity
    Green Card

    Cons

    Promotion 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 ManagementAdvice

    Fair review process should be implemented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company and has better opportunities

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

    Pros

    -Better growth opportunities
    - Competitive package

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Need to bring in more clients and retain talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very good employer

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Issues with work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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