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Cognizant Chennai Reviews

based on 4.7k reviews
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Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

3.9

Company culture

3.8

Job Security

3.8

Skill development

3.7

Work-Life balance

3.6

Work Satisfaction

3.5

Career growth

3.3

Salary & Benefits

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posted on 09 Jan 2022 Report

Rpa Developer in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · ADM Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

4.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

1.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

3.0

Company Culture

1.0

Career Growth

2.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Flexible timings,work culture(depends on the project though), good infrastructure and facilities.

Dislikes

Compensation,promotions are hilarious jokes here. Some of the managers(female) are false feminists. Appraisal process is the biggest flawed process in practice. No wonder Cognizant still tops employee attrition percentage(33%,which is ridiculous) this shows that the company isn't bothered to hold the employees who decide to go because the company fails to match the market standards for compensation. If employee engagement survey is take ln into consideration very strictly, the company's leaders would understand how unsatisfied its employees are, but that never happens. I'm one of the very few people who thought things would be a bit different this time at cognizant when Brian took charge but, he too is one of those leader who THINKS everything is fine, looking down from his helicopter window. If you are assigned to any ADM practice, understand that it's time to leave....Read More

Work Details

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 04 Mar 2022 Report

Graduate Trainee in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · It Services Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

4.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

3.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

4.0

Company Culture

3.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

The job role i have selected knowing well that it is a service desk role, i cannot complain much as it is an IT company you get your salary on time. The management is pretty good, company and employee policies are good and not that hard to follow. On the job training was provided to me so that was really a good experience.

Dislikes

The rotational shift is a bit hectic like there is no work around for it. Cannot speak about Career growth because i just started and it only depends on the individual but yes the compay also plays a part in it. Hopefully i would have a good career ahead.

Work Details

This is not an easy job as many seems to think you have to be good at adaptability and multitasking. It was not easy for me to cope up with the process. But the team is really supportive and they encourage you which is a good boost for your morale

Work days: Rotational Shift (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 14 Jan 2022 Report

Senior Associate in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · Health Insurance Department · Cognizant

1.0

Overall Rating

1.0

Category Ratings

2.0

Work-Life Balance

1.0

Skill Development

1.0

Salary & Benefits

1.0

Job Security

1.0

Company Culture

1.0

Career Growth

1.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

CTS is unable to adapt itself in regards to the working culture of the new world. Team members have a general mindset of just doing a mediocre job. It is quite surprising to see the mental attitude of people trying to get away towards learning and facing new challenges

Dislikes

Low salary payers. Will never be appreciated with any awards or so, even your Managers and Top Management say you have done a terrific job. In an overall of 4 years working with Cognizant, I haven't 0% hike for 2020 and 2021. It might be just my department, but this prevails across most of the departments os my opinion

Work Details

Terrible

Work timings: Strict Timings

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous

Cognizant Chennai Reviews based on designations

3.9
Associate

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4.0
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4.1
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posted on 16 Dec 2021 Report

Manager - Projects in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · Application Development Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

3.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

4.0

Salary & Benefits

3.0

Job Security

3.0

Company Culture

4.0

Career Growth

5.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Cognizant pays monthly fixed salary for everyone. Company is operating in many locations across India. Free training sources such as Udemy, good for people who want to upskill and learn new technologies. Flexible work timings, WFH during pandemic

Dislikes

Management has changed many company policies which seem to be against the employee welfare such as adding 1 extra hour to the daily work hours. Appraisal depends on the high level management (not your supervisor). Salary hikes does not come even after 6 months after appraisal. People are more interested to play politics nowadays to divert responsibility and dumping work on others

Work Details

Individual Contributor, Manager, Supervisor

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 17 Sep 2021 Report

Associate in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · Retail Department · Cognizant

5.0

Overall Rating

5.0

Category Ratings

5.0

Work-Life Balance

5.0

Skill Development

5.0

Salary & Benefits

5.0

Job Security

5.0

Company Culture

5.0

Career Growth

5.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Very good organization have good policies for female and male associates too, security played an excellent role and hats off to your duties. Work culture is so good and happy to work with this organization for longer period of time. Organization is open to innovation and make associates to adopt latest technology. I really love the fact that i part of this organization . Colleagues are great and got very friendly environment to work on the project and deliver the tasks with team work culture which is very much appreciated....Read More

Dislikes

Nothing such that. Very good organization , no work pressure so anyone can adopt to this culture. Management where i entered i feel link not fair enough to recognize and support career growth which is completely depends upon the project. So management also good right here , not link all the management in cognizant will be such that.

Work Details

Had challenging work when i enter into my first project , first company. Later senior people supported me a lot and provided space to prove myself , then i started handling simple to complex tasks independently and start to work closing with client

Work days: Rotational Shift (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This job involves Travel Within City.

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posted on 19 Oct 2021 Report

Senior Architect in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · CDB Department · Cognizant

2.0

Overall Rating

2.0

Category Ratings

3.0

Work-Life Balance

5.0

Skill Development

2.0

Salary & Benefits

2.0

Job Security

2.0

Company Culture

2.0

Career Growth

2.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Good place for freshers who want to start their career. Lot of opportunities to learn and explore.

Dislikes

Long timer are not treated well. For some level the increments are not there for years and if it's there, it's very little and that too delayed. you don't know which year rating we are getting what. There are huge difference in packages even at the same level. If you are lateral joining Cognizant, make a move within two years otherwise your growth will be hampered. There are a lot of mandate courses for associates whereas Cognizant is always on the media for the wrong doing by its own leaders. It has lost his glory and functions like two companies within, Executive leadership and the rest. Decision are made by external consulting companies and the new board of directors without any proper due diligence and caused a huge demotivation among the employees. Mandate 9 hours of working hour, however most of them slog more than that and sometimes weekends and holidays too like any other company. So don't expect work-life balance. Jobs security is still a big question. ...Read More

Work Details

Playing an architect role within a practice

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This job involves Travel Within City.

Anonymous
posted on 06 Feb 2022 Report

Programmer Analyst Trainee in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · Quality Engineering & Assurance Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

4.0

Work-Life Balance

2.0

Skill Development

3.0

Salary & Benefits

3.0

Job Security

2.0

Company Culture

3.0

Career Growth

2.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

These differs from project to project: -No pressure on freshers -No fixed timing, you just have to be online for about 6-7 hours minimum out of 10 hours (incl. lunch break) -Some of the managers are kind

Dislikes

-There is no specific HR whom you can approach to complain or talk to if needed, they have removed the talent manager name for all employees below manager level so you will be left calling everyone left and right. -Recently updated their notice period, so nobody knows who to approach in case you want to have a conversation about the notice period. -Managers don't want to deal with employees who are leaving. -Even if you are in a project, you may end up doing nothing the entire day for months on end just because you are a fresher. -Some managers are rude and downright not helpful in any way. -They do not allow you to shorten notice period even if you do nothing all day for months and offer buyout. -HRs are non-existent for people below manager level ...Read More

Work Details

All is well if you don't want to learn or pursue career or you want to do nothing for days on end, this may be a perfect opportunity for you. If you are on notice or if you want to pursue a peaceful but hardworking career this may not be for you.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Anonymous
posted on 08 Oct 2021 Report

Process Executive Data in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · Life Science Department · Cognizant

1.0

Overall Rating

1.0

Category Ratings

1.0

Work-Life Balance

1.0

Skill Development

1.0

Salary & Benefits

1.0

Job Security

1.0

Company Culture

1.0

Career Growth

1.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

The only good thing is two way cab, no other benefits.

Dislikes

Promotion will be provided only if you respond to the management like a slave - If you raise your voice or go against them, you will be rated low by marking false escalations. During normal office working days we had dual monitors for work. Now in WFH only Laptop and the target is same due to this we have to sit minimum of 13-14hours daily. Additionally there will be Over Time daily (OT/Extra Working Hours) due to high flow of work for which there is extra pay - but, again the target will be increased very high (To achieve OT target, need to work for 15 hours). This is not enough, yet there will be more volumes and you will be asked to work in Saturdays (Yes, 6th day pay is there - you have to achieve the target 100% else you won't get 6th day pay) You will have lot of leave balances, but you won't be able to use our utilizes them (Leave Balance is for name sake, the management will not provide you leaves when required). Important point : I'm not telling that the company is not good, only some projects/teams like mine are the worst. Beware of the Team/Project Name FOP : Fax Order Processing / Fisher Scientific....Read More

Work Details

Very worst and poor due to the project management

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Anonymous
posted on 06 Sep 2021 Report

Data Analyst for 11.7 years in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · Banking Department · Former Employee · Cognizant

2.0

Overall Rating

2.0

Category Ratings

3.0

Work-Life Balance

1.0

Skill Development

1.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

1.0

Company Culture

2.0

Career Growth

2.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

The Company keeps its employees until they decide to leave.

Dislikes

The Company needs to respect its long term employees and their skills. They are not very keen to retain their experienced associates who want a better Pay-out and roles. They would rather "save money" by employing less experienced people than retaining experienced members. The Company also needs to stop playing on Employee good nature and be more transparent in its scope & plans. Having a hidden agenda and manipulating the employees to achieve that goal does not help with Employee-Employer trust. The Company also needs to provide proper Manager responsibilities training and ethics training to Managers on how to treat employees and make them feel comfortable to ensure efficient working. This also helps prevent a lot of office Politics and Favoritism which is running amok in the Company currently....Read More

Work Details

Started my career at Cognizant. Worked as Prod Support, Development, Team lead, Data Analyst. Have travelled to Internationally and worked in various projects.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 13 Feb 2022 Report

Associate in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · Automation Testing Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

3.0

Work-Life Balance

5.0

Skill Development

3.0

Salary & Benefits

1.0

Job Security

2.0

Company Culture

5.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

It's is one of world leading proffisional service s company. Our industry is unique industry based consulate approch to help us clinets envoaion. One of main point is time management is of the aspects to followed this industry. every month if new technology are coming needs to trained rovide good resources. It is great opportunity to work at cognizant

Dislikes

Nothing to say. Need to improve my carrier

Work Details

My experience with cts is bitter to be very open I gave my best in 2.5 years and I got rating in best in this 2 year and I while working in cts enjoy and gave as best to work as proffisional life style.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This job involves Travel Within Country.

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3.8Rated by 505 Women

Rated 3.9 for Job Security and 3.7 for Company Culture

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3.8Rated by 989 Men

Rated 3.7 for Skill Development and 3.7 for Job Security

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Cognizant Working Days

based on 4.7k Chennai reviews
Monday to Friday
86%
Rotational Shift
9%
Monday to Saturday
3%
Alternate Saturday off
1%
Other
1%

Cognizant Work Timings

based on 4.7k Chennai reviews
Flexible timing
Strict (9am - 5:30pm)
Strict (10am - 10pm)
75%
7%
3%
15% employees reported other strict timings

Cognizant Shift Timings

based on 4.7k Chennai reviews
Day shift
Night shift
78%
22%

Business Travel at Cognizant

based on 4.7k Chennai reviews
No travel
60%
Within city
29%
International travel
6%
Within country
5%
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