Cognizant Technology Solutions

Cognizant Technology Solutions Employee Reviews in United States

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Good work balance, comp & advancement oppty not great
AVP, Global Finance, Emerging Business Accelerator (Current Employee) –  Teaneck, NJMarch 22, 2016
Overall a very good company...great job security, excellent flexibility, but everyone works hard. Compensation and advancement not great, esp in corporate functions, unless you are a management favorite. Overall very good management team, esp the CEO who is brilliant.
Pros
challenging work, great benfits, job security, great flexibility as long as you are prepared to work hard
Cons
Compensation and Advancement
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Better than other Indian IT companies but no growth
Sr. Consultant (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXFebruary 4, 2016
Cognizant is better than other Indian IT companies when it comes to benefits, compensation and employee friendliness. But managers have lot of power here. The promotion cycle is flawed and growth is very slow. Performance is not the factor for promotion. It is your relationship with managers. I would say company has been mismanaged in the recent years by Assoc Directors, Directors and Sr. Directors.
Pros
Benefits, Compensation, Employee Friendliness
Cons
Growth, Politics, Mismanagement by D+
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Good place to work for Lateral hires and not for long term employees
Senior Technical Lead (Current Employee) –  Schenectady, NYMarch 13, 2016
Long term Employees are not taken care of.
The benefits and hikes provided every year is very low for a Long term employee associated with the Company.

For a same\less experience, Lateral Hires get more compensation than a long term employees.

If you are a long term employee, dont stay for too long.
If you are from a different company, this is a good company to join
Pros
Good work culture, Work life balance
Cons
Bad compensation for Long term employees
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Good and Steady company
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 6, 2016
Great company in terms of work life balance (depends on your assignment).
Good employer ethics.
Job security is good since its been really growing since last few years.

Plagued by the usual corporate culture issues and middle level management bias culture. But the good thing is you will get an opportunity to voice your opinion, though good chances are it may be just pushed back.
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Productive and fun workplace
Programmer Analyst (Former Employee) –  INMarch 8, 2016
Cognizant is a good company to work with, flexible working hours & cool work culture are plus points. But salary hikes, promotions & onsite opportunities are very difficult and management is not much supportive.
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ok place to work but not that great
Senior System analyst (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAOctober 23, 2015
The company is good but the coworkers are annoying. The company has a bell curve rating which means that you need to pull someone for you to come up. Learning and technology totally depends on the project that you are in. There are not many challenging projects. Job security is good. You need to pamper your boss always if you need promotion. Even if you don't work but just pamper your boss, you will get appreciations and promotions. That's the way the company works. HR blindly believes whatever the managers say is correct.

Company Top management is very good but the middle management is very poor. Some of the managers can't even speak good English and are technically poor.
Pros
Pros depends on the client that you work. Nothing that big
Cons
No Career growth. Promotion is very difficult. It doesn't matter how hard or smart you work, all you need is to buttress your Boss to get promotion. Salary is meager.
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Secure Job, if you are ready to relocate anywhere.
Senior Associate (Technical Lead) (Former Employee) –  New JerseyJanuary 26, 2016
It is not google/amazon or Microsoft.


Overall : Better place to work comparing to its competitors (Accenture/IBM/Infy/TCS)

Compensation 3.5/5
Work Culture 3.5/5
HR policies 4/5
Job security 4/5
Career Growth and Job satisfaction: 2.5/5 :
Grow with business, die with business. Wherever you go, same job follows.
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Great place to work with very good benefits
Systems Support Analyst (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMarch 20, 2016
Cognizant is a worker friendly place to work and you get the opportunity to meet some very nice people. The work environment depends on the requirements and expectations of the client that Cognizant is working for. Cognizant is mainly an IT Support and systems development company that also offers customer service type services to various clients. Management is worker friendly.
Pros
Perks, benefits and global opportunities
Cons
Assignments are not guranteed to last for any length of time
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Overall OK Company
Program Co-Manager (Current Employee) –  TexasMarch 7, 2016
Management is generally unsupportive, throwing mid-level managers into the deep end of the pool and seeing if they sink or swim. Very little oversight. Those who grew up in the company (India) have a distinct advantage over others due to contacts and a deep familiarity with how to get things done. Good luck if you have to navigate the company's maze to find the right resources. Very little support. They are about as far away from a "servant leader" culture a company can be.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Little Support
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Good place to work
Transition and Business AnalysT (Current Employee) –  Mountain View, CAMarch 8, 2016
Outstanding work culture and great management, however the pay structure needs to be revised based on geography.

Challenging projects and good work life balance
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Good place to work, compensation could be more competetive
Test Lead Analyst (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXJanuary 16, 2016
After working at this company for 3+ years I have immense respect for this company from a growth standpoint. They're always looking to build on the business and attack area of the market from an innovation standpoint. They are successful from that perspective. There are some shortcomings however. Placement dictates your experience quite a bit. If you are placed on a project in a favorable city then your experience is a lot more positive. Some coworkers that have been placed in unbearable situations experience burnout very quickly and end up moving on. Next most important aspect is the project that you get paired with. Some projects are more organized than others, thus you are paired with more capable management. My work environment has become less and less diverse. These days my coworkers are mostly if not all Indian. This is something that Cognizant could do better at. Most enjoyable part of my job is building a good rapport with the customer and providing impeccable service.
Pros
Events, Management, Learning
Cons
Diversity, Compensation
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Nice place to work
Release/Environment Manager (Current Employee) –  Parsippany, NJJanuary 19, 2016
Gained good experience and exposure
Good work/life balance
Good management
Nice culture to work
Got lot of training
Good medical benefits
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Average Indian company
Manager Projects (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLFebruary 9, 2016
Although benefits match american system integrator very few things to look up for. Immigration and relocation policies are good and they are the icing on the cake. Rest all depends on the mercy of the client. They call it the new 'Body Shop'. So if you want a career look else where. If you are looking for GC then this your company and be ready to sacrifice everything else.
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Great place to work
Senior Systems Executive (Current Employee) –  New YorkDecember 23, 2015
Flexible, friendly, great place to work. Work life balance is average. Salary and benefits can be improved. However, job security and culture are competitive.
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Focusing on the client and not the talent
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Worcester, MAAugust 26, 2015
Being a consultant is a great opportunity starting out. You get to look at an industry objectively and meet a lot of new people and discover new places.The challenge I face is lack of management culture and no feeling of connectivity. Your work is so primarily focused on delivering what the client wants, that it detracts from your own personal and professional growth and goals. At times, you may feel like you are no longer employed by the consultant firm the gives you your pay checks.

The client I worked with was easy going and flexible. Very good for an entry level employee to succeed. Day to day was typical business analyst work from reporting, analysis, requirements documentation, project management, and problem resolution.
Pros
Pay, benefits, new experiences, and networking
Cons
Little vacation time off, lack of diversity and team building, and lack of promoting within
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Decent place to work, if they have opening
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 22, 2016
The company I worked for decided to outsource their IT. I was offered a job with Cognizant. The culture is definitely different then working for a US company. The HR for Stateside is really lacking and is more setup for offshore. This makes sense as 90 percent of workforce is offshore. The pay was not outstanding, the vacation sucks as its only 2 weeks, however the ability to work your own hours if the client allows is great. This makes it very flexible to run errands, etc. However the previous company I worked for decided to try another outsourcing company after some time, (probably because it was cheaper). Since in my state Cognizant had no job openings and I cannot relocate to another state you are out of luck as far as a job. If I was younger, and single and moving was not a concern it might not be that bad.
Pros
flexible work/life
Cons
short vacations, not enough training for new hires.
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Technology Specialist (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJanuary 22, 2016
Company work culture is good. As you keep working for company soon you will realize that promotions are hard to get in this company
Pros
work life balance
Cons
no promotion, stay at the position where you have got hired
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Good Company to Work With
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAApril 3, 2016
Overall a very good company with job security and flexibility. Compensation and advancement not great. Job work and life balance is very good in this company.
Pros
Diverse Oppurtunity
Cons
Compensation
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Good for starters not laterals
Product Specialist (Current Employee) –  Windsor, CTDecember 28, 2015
Compensation is average and not upto standards. Work life is fine , however lot of people in the bottom adds to the bottleneck which is a deterrent to promotion of a deserving candidate.
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Good company with job security
Associate (Current Employee) –  United StatesMarch 28, 2016
Overall a very good company with job security and flexibility. Compensation and advancement not great. Job work and life balance is very good in this company.
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