Company has good benefits and good training but expects experienced employees to do the same training as junior staff even if skills are already proven. All reviews are done locally but then advancement is calculated at the corporate level where you are just a number. Saw good, knowledgeable employees passed up for promotion because they were too valuable as workers to promote out of their position. Company needs to let local staff and the customer determine technology path instead of some outside group swoop in and try to say what needs to be done even if it doesn't align with resources and requirements at the local office.
benefits, training opportunities
must be willing to relocate for new positions, hard work valued more than smart work
Delivery Manager (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – July 16, 2018
This is a great place to work and grow. The managers are great. The salary is acceptable. The CEO and leadership has a solid vision. Drawbacks are that there are too many horizontals. Becomes confusing at times
This is a great company to work for if you are a self-motivated person. Everyone is given goals and it is up to each person to figure out how to get it done. The company has a global mentality and it works very well.
SAP SD MM Functional Analyst (Former Employee) – Hillsboro, OR – July 11, 2018
Opportunity to work on multiple modules such as SAP AFS, SD, MM. Daily stand up meeting to track the work, discuss sprint stories and blockers etc. Good opportunity to work on wide variety of projects.
Data Entry (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – July 10, 2018
for one it takes forever to go from contractor to full-time. pay is competitive, but cost of living is high. my manager is great but others have been known to be more of a dictator / micro management.office and break room are nice as well as the landscape.
nice environment decent pay
contractor for tooo loong no benifits pto or holiday pay for awhile
Remember to ask before you finish offer negotiations, for EVERYTHING you intend to get in your benefit package. Do not take "normal corporate benefits" for granted and assume Cognizant has them. Cognizant gives to those who ask, at best. If you expect something, you need to get it in writing that you will get it.
This company is ok to work for.. but doing jobs with a company that only take on projects for other companies can be bad do to the projects are always ending or downgrading they have poor management skills and language barriers is a problem..
Senior Manager - HR (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 6, 2018
It's a fun place to work but the culture is a bit different from other firms. The organization highly values internal talent, loyalty to the firm and new hires might take a long time to get used to the culture. People work very hard and stretch much beyond 9-5 work schedules and weekends.