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What do you think -- is this company going to survive and thrive? Are they looking to expand their staff, or do you think layoffs are inevitable?

How does Cognizant Technology Solutions stack up against the competition?

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Joshua in Sunnyvale, California

86 months ago

Senators Durbin and Grassley allege that foreign outsourcing companies
abuse the L-1 visa by using it to train their foreign employees during short
stints in the United States to help facilitate the offshoring of work done
by Americans.

Here is the list of top 20 L-1 employers in fiscal 2006,
Cognizant is #2 on the list.

1. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., 4,887 L-1 visas
2. COGNIZANT Tech Solutions U.S. Corp., 3,520 L-1 visas
3. IBM, 1,237 L-1 visas
4. Satyam Computer Services Ltd., 950 L-1 visas
5. Wipro Ltd., 839 L-1 visas
6. HCL America Inc., 511 L-1 visas
7. Deloitte & Touche LLP/Deloitte Consulting, 512 L-1 visas
8. Patni Computer Systems, 440 L-1 visas
9. Intel, 392 L-1 visas
10. Kanbay Inc., 329 L-1 visas
11. Honeywell International, 320 L-1 visas
12. Hewlett-Packard, 316 L-1 visas
13. Infosys Tech. Ltd., 294 L-1 visas
14. Accenture LLP, 291 L-1 visas
15. Caritor Inc., 231 L-1 visas
16. Schlumberger Technology Corp., 214 L-1 visas
17. Oracle USA Inc., 176 L-1 visas
18. Syntel Ltd., 171 L-1 visas
19. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 168 L-1 visas
20. Microsoft, 168 L-1 visas

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Jason in Half Moon Bay, California

85 months ago

Host said: What do you think -- is this company going to survive and thrive? Are they looking to expand their staff, or do you think layoffs are inevitable?

How does Cognizant Technology Solutions stack up against the competition?

Where did you get the L1 visa numbers you posted from

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Jason in Half Moon Bay, California

85 months ago

Joshua in Sunnyvale, California said: Senators Durbin and Grassley allege that foreign outsourcing companies
abuse the L-1 visa by using it to train their foreign employees during short
stints in the United States to help facilitate the offshoring of work done
by Americans.

Here is the list of top 20 L-1 employers in fiscal 2006,
Cognizant is #2 on the list.

1. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., 4,887 L-1 visas
2. COGNIZANT Tech Solutions U.S. Corp., 3,520 L-1 visas
3. IBM, 1,237 L-1 visas
4. Satyam Computer Services Ltd., 950 L-1 visas
5. Wipro Ltd., 839 L-1 visas
6. HCL America Inc., 511 L-1 visas
7. Deloitte & Touche LLP/Deloitte Consulting, 512 L-1 visas
8. Patni Computer Systems, 440 L-1 visas
9. Intel, 392 L-1 visas
10. Kanbay Inc., 329 L-1 visas
11. Honeywell International, 320 L-1 visas
12. Hewlett-Packard, 316 L-1 visas
13. Infosys Tech. Ltd., 294 L-1 visas
14. Accenture LLP, 291 L-1 visas
15. Caritor Inc., 231 L-1 visas
16. Schlumberger Technology Corp., 214 L-1 visas
17. Oracle USA Inc., 176 L-1 visas
18. Syntel Ltd., 171 L-1 visas
19. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 168 L-1 visas
20. Microsoft, 168 L-1 visas

Where did you get this info from - do you know the number of L1 in 2007 so far

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Jason in Half Moon Bay, California

85 months ago

Where did you get this info from - do you knwo the number of L-1 for 2005 and 2007 so far
Thanks

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former employee in Ossining, New York

46 months ago

Joshua in Sunnyvale, California said: Senators Durbin and Grassley allege that foreign outsourcing companies
abuse the L-1 visa by using it to train their foreign employees during short
stints in the United States to help facilitate the offshoring of work done
by Americans.

Here is the list of top 20 L-1 employers in fiscal 2006,
Cognizant is #2 on the list.

1. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., 4,887 L-1 visas
2. COGNIZANT Tech Solutions U.S. Corp., 3,520 L-1 visas
3. IBM, 1,237 L-1 visas
4. Satyam Computer Services Ltd., 950 L-1 visas
5. Wipro Ltd., 839 L-1 visas
6. HCL America Inc., 511 L-1 visas
7. Deloitte & Touche LLP/Deloitte Consulting, 512 L-1 visas
8. Patni Computer Systems, 440 L-1 visas
9. Intel, 392 L-1 visas
10. Kanbay Inc., 329 L-1 visas
11. Honeywell International, 320 L-1 visas
12. Hewlett-Packard, 316 L-1 visas
13. Infosys Tech. Ltd., 294 L-1 visas
14. Accenture LLP, 291 L-1 visas
15. Caritor Inc., 231 L-1 visas
16. Schlumberger Technology Corp., 214 L-1 visas
17. Oracle USA Inc., 176 L-1 visas
18. Syntel Ltd., 171 L-1 visas
19. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 168 L-1 visas
20. Microsoft, 168 L-1 visas

Cognizant needs to be exposed - It touts being "HQ'd in NJ" and is using the USA just as a place to put its name as a corporation and as a holding house for corporate profits. The real margin is being made by Cognizant employing in other countries. The jobs that are created here are just to support its local needs and social systems. CTS regularly practices laying off its US FTEs and replaces it with L1s...thats what happened to me. With the unemployment problem in the US at the level it is, I am glad to see congress taking steps to reign in these abusers. They are gaming our govt.

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former employee in Ossining, New York

46 months ago

Cognizant is a big abuser and should be exposed. The Indian firm lies and touts its HQ as NJ and uses the USA as just a place to put its name as a corporation and is a holding house for its corporate profits. It's competitive advantage is being derived from its exploitation of employing the majority of its workforce in other countries. The % of total headcount is far weighted outside the US. The jobs that they created here are just to support our local needs and social systems. As a matter of practice, they challenge every resource manager to look at any US-based FTE to replace with L1s and reward them for that as operational savings. This is a sickening work practice especially with the unemployment rate in the US where its at. I was on the layoff side of this as a Director who had perfect performance track record. They replaced me with an L1 who was half my age. I am glad to see congress is trying to address this. If you are to be a US corp then you cannot have the ability to game the US system the way they are.

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