Cognizant Technology Solutions
3.5 of 5 4,413 reviews
www.cognizant.com Teaneck, NJ 5000+ Employees

Cognizant Technology Solutions Reviews in San Francisco, CA US

Updated Mar 31, 2014
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3.2 51 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza

Frank D'Souza

(31 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Company, excellent benefits, pay and support

Director, Projects (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat assignments with tier one companies, Cognizant support structures give you a solid foundation for success. Exciting opportunities for anyone wanting to take on additional responsibilities. Great tools for individuals in the field, easy expense reporting, mobile support availability of resources are excellent. Benefits, pay and bonus continue to be a priority to the company. Company strategy has been very successful in allowing Cognizant to maintain very aggressive growth and fiscal performance goals.

ConsYou need to manage your career. Cognizant has grown very large and you need to help yourself standout! Goal setting, maintaining an active feedback with your manager and taking on additional responsibilities to help in growth opportunities are needed to achieve the highest annual ratings.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to provide methods and coaching for self-improvement, career acceleration and active feedback from management.

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)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsLot of travel opportunities provided you are with the right project. There really lot of nice people to work with. No work life balance.

ConsPerformance review process is still in stone age and not centered around individuals career growth. Moving across various domains eg retail to hospitality, is not so easy. Even if you manage to do that, you have to start fresh all over again,

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

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It is good working with Cognizant

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsGood Salary, Good projects, Good place to work

ConsThere is no job rotation, Please work for the same project for many years.

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)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsGood opportunity to work with good clients. Option to go abroad. Option to apply for US green card. Good relocation reimbursement.

ConsWhile moving from one project to other, your previous history gets lost and you don't get good rating and hampers your performance appraisal. Same salary when person returns back from spending long time abroad.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave a people manager, who remains with a person as supervisor for long time and doesn't change, this is specially in verticals. Also give good salary when person return back after long time spending abroad.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work/learn and grow

Manager (Current Employee)
San Bruno, CA (US)

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

ProsSeen the company grow from 18K to 180K now. 8+ years of fun.

Consnone to call out in this forum.

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

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Technology Specialist (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time for more than a year

Pros-challenging work in most cases
-files green card

Cons-most projects have very stringent deadlines due to the nature of contracts Cognizant has with the client. as a result,the team suffers.
-once joined the company, promotion, growth etc is very slow and lot of politics
-very loosely managed , with reporting manager having very little knowledge about what people under him are doing. Again this impacts negatively during appraisal and promotion cycles.
-not all that great salary

Advice to Senior Managementget more involved in what people reporting to you do.
define a better career, goal and growth path

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good for resume, profile.

Associate (Current Employee)
San Ramon, CA (US)

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

ProsJob Security - Many clients & locations
Benefits - Health, Vision, 401k, Dental, ESPP

ConsIf you have off-shore co-ordination, forget evenings with family.
If you are joining with getting Green Card, then NO NO NO
If you think you will get good increment in salary next 2 years, forget that
Salary is very minimal

Advice to Senior ManagementShould revise salary standards, immigration process.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Typical Indian firm on growth trajectory

Engagement Manager (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsGood payment, high growth, inter-disciplinary work

ConsHierarchical, very procedure based, more tactical than strategic focus

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

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Mixed bag of good exposure to interesting work assignments and insufficient compensation

Engagement Manager (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsLarge Company, Diverse functional opportunities

ConsSlow career growth opportunity, low salary

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Experience is good for 1 or 2 years not for long term settlement

Associate (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsJob safety that's all nothing much other than this.

Cons1.Too much politics with Indians around
2.Pay discrepancies

Advice to Senior ManagementGet in more good culture and values and please work on your payslips divisions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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