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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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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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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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, 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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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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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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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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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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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 company to work with
Associate (Current Employee) –  Purchase, NYApril 4, 2016
Very good company to work with. you have good HR Benefits scheme. But work life balance is a question. Do not get into the production support project. you will be asked to work 24/7
Pros
HR Benefits
Cons
Work life balance
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Best Place to work
Delivery Manager/Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXJanuary 17, 2016
I joined Cognizant as Fresher after completing my college 12 years back. I have the opportunity to learn a lot. It has great team to support with any resource we need from people to knowledge. It offers one of the best benefits. It offers opportunity to learn new things and try different role to refine your aspiration and goal.
Pros
HealthCare Benefits, Flexibility
Cons
Might have to relocate frequently due to project change
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Good Experience
Senior Associate Of Projects (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJanuary 17, 2016
Have a very good experience throughout my association with the company till date. Just felt the compensation could have been better matching the market standard.
Workwise, had many opportunities of working in various projects and at various locations namely Canada, London and now in USA (Charlotte).
Pros
Multinational company and good company policy
Cons
Just felt the compensation could have been better matching the market standard
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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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Nice Company to work if you are coming from other companies
Senior Testing Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 8, 2016
If you start your career here, better to get promotions quickly which is not possible. Hence, it would be better if you come from another company
Pros
Employee benefits are good
Cons
Compensation is par less for the loyal employees, compared to the employees coming from other companies
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Multiple opportunities to work
Data Lead (Current Employee) –  East Hanover, NJMarch 8, 2016
with large client base, employees get to work in different environment. Most of the project requires hand shaking with offshore which leads to nightly calls and extended work hours. 70-80% revenue or projects are operational support
Cons
low benefits
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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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Excellent to work in
onshore coordinator (Current Employee) –  Parsippany, NJMarch 2, 2016
1)Very good work culture
2)Very competative environment with plenty of growth prospects
3)Decent compensation package
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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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Nice place to work if your work is visible to your immediate manager
Onsite Lead (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORJanuary 29, 2016
Nice place to work if your work is visible to your immediate manager , otherwise all your hard work will never be rewarded . be outspoken .
Pros
Benefits, compensations
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management
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