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Overall Rating

3.9

Category Ratings

3.8

Job Security

3.8

Skill development

3.8

Company culture

3.6

Work-Life balance

3.5

Work Satisfaction

3.4

Career growth

3.3

Salary & Benefits

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posted on 06 Nov 2021 Report

Process Associate for 3 year in Kolkata

Anonymous

Anonymous · Accounts Receivable Department · Former Employee · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

5.0

Work-Life Balance

2.0

Skill Development

5.0

Salary & Benefits

5.0

Job Security

5.0

Company Culture

3.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

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If anyone is going to join Core Cognizant projects ,you will enjoy the Company ,but please do not join MEDFIN INDIA PVT LTD in Kolkata which is a Cts owned company ,the management will kill you if you are a Fresher ,the politics there is a step beyond ,SDM Choudhary and MANAGER Moitra LOVE STORY REVOLVES AROUND IN MEDFIN,Intially COGNIZANT managenent overlooked the things and left everything in the hands of Medfin Mangement and lost the biggest project ,Now Cts is felling the bitterness and got involved ,but still they depend on them , If you get a chance to work under favourite and everyones special Manager ,and if you can butter them well ,you will enjoy the success , There is no proper metrics to judge the quality of work ,they will only run after quantity ,and if you have skills you can easily do fake productions nobody can trace also , I was the one who ranned after quality and ruined my growth even after having 5 stars and 4 stars in Kra they still did not promoted me ,they people who are kind of street side people who can act accordingly with them because they are best street side people whom you can meet be smart and do fake productions , Before the accquisition done by Cognizant it was just a local company Medfin ,suddenly after the accquisition old peoples salary got doubled and from local buses they got cabs home pickup and drop and you will see them at the top of world and those old people there know all tricks to do fakeproductions and all new will have to do quality production,and they will never let you grow , MEDFIN IND PVT LTD(CTS OWNED) IS THE WORST COMPANY IN KOLKATA ,PLEASE DO NOT JOIN ,ALL ROADSIDE PEOPLE THERE THEY WILL JUST EAT UP ALL YOUR DREAMS YOU WILL GET TRAPPED , BUT IF YOU GET COGNIZANT DIRECT PROCESSES JOIN IT ,COGNIZANT IS A VERY GOOD COMPANY ,YOU WILL LOVE WORKING IN CTS ...Read More

Dislikes

As I said join COGNIZANT CORE ,BUT NOT MEDFIN INDIA PVT LTD ,THERE PEOPLE ALL OF A SUDDEN HAVE GOT SUCCESS AND NOW ARE AT TOP OF THE WORLD ,SUDDENLY FROM PVT LTD BENEFITS TO A MNC BENEFITS ,FROM JHAL MURI TO CHICKEN WINGS TRANSITION,THEY WILL NOT EVEN GIVE YOU PROPER TRAINING ,AND WILL EXPECT YOU YO WORK LIKE A PRO ,AND THE TRAINER BISWAS IF HE GETS A NEW GIRL HE WILL TRY TO MAKE HER GIRLFRIEND AND HE EVEN DOES NOT HAVE CLEAR IDEA ON HOW TO WORK WHAT WILL HE GIVE TRAINING ,WORTHLESS JOINNING MEDFIN ,IF YOU ARE FRESHER WAIT FOR NEXT CHANCE BUT NOT CTS IF IT IS MEDFIN ,IF YOU GET CORE CTS JOIN THEN NO PROBLEM. BIG NO TO MEDFIN IND PVT LTD...Read More

Work Details

There is fun friday thing ,but in medfin you will have nothing there ,

Work timings: Strict Timings

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 21 Nov 2021 Report

Data Analyst in Kolkata

Anonymous

Anonymous · Banking & Finance Department · Cognizant

2.0

Overall Rating

2.0

Category Ratings

1.0

Work-Life Balance

3.0

Skill Development

1.0

Salary & Benefits

2.0

Job Security

2.0

Company Culture

2.0

Career Growth

1.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Guys,I Want To Give A Very Genuine Review For The People Taking Interest To Join In The Mortgage Organization,For The First Two Months,During Your Training Everything Will Be Fine But After That,It Will Become Worse,More Worse In The Upcoming Days,8Hrs I Our Working Time,But We Have To Stretch Our Shift For Two To Three Hours Extra,For That The Company Will Not Give You Any Overtime,The Attitude Of The TL Is Very Bad,And Till Now Every Tenured And New Joiners Are Still Facing The Night Shift Allowance Problem,Every Month You Will Be Getting Less Than Your Expected Amount,And For That If You Are Reporting To The Top Management Team,They Will Pay No Heed To Your Explanations,So That's Why Our Team Is Having The Worst Experience In Cognizant,You Cannot Maintain Your Work-life Balance,That's It,If You Are Planning To Start Your Journey From This Mortgage Process,I Am Telling That Get Enough Prepared For The Rough Journey Ahead In The Future,Many Of Our Guys Have Resigned From The Company Due To Bad Working Culture,So Think Accordingly And Plan As Per Your Job Requirements, Don't Go In A Rush,And Yes The IT Industry Is Far More Better Than The BPS(Business Process Services),You Will Get Good Projects Over There,And The Pay scale Is Very Good Over There,For That You Need B.tech And BE,And For The BPS You Can Come From B.Com B.A. And Or Any Other Background Provided You Are Not Having Any Career Gap. That's It,Guys Don't Think Too Much,Focus Hard On Your Career And Give The Best For Your Future.Only Good Thing Is That You Will Discover A Lot Of New Friends,But Yes This Is Corporate So Beware And Think Twice Before Doing Anything!. Thanks Guys....Read More

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Mentioned Above,

Work Details

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Anonymous
posted on 02 Dec 2021 Report

Senior Processing Executive in Hyderabad/Secunderabad

Anonymous

Anonymous · Google Maps Department · Cognizant

2.0

Overall Rating

2.0

Category Ratings

1.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

1.0

Salary & Benefits

1.0

Job Security

1.0

Company Culture

2.0

Career Growth

1.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

-I worked in HTO process, Google maps (client), omega B, Hyd. Training and mentoring were excellent. I was surrounded by brilliant and wonderful people at work. I would say that professionalism was a personal trait here, some were professional and others were not. Female leads and female managers should learn professionalism. -Workwas good, I always felt motivated and challenged. An event called rewards and recognition was held, wherein the best employees were awarded with a certificate. it feels motivating when your hard work is recognized. -There would be frequent IJP's(Internal job postings), that helps in your career growth. -Employee engagement events are frequently held and festivals are always celebrated. -Food and transport are provided by google as a benefit. -Transport is a major benefit for women employees staying far away form the office but unfortunately the transport department was unprofessional, incompetent and highly disorganized. Transport was nodal point pick up and drop, it doesn't matter if your home is 7 km away from the nodal point!. Management & HR never tried to resolve any employee concern. Cab driver will ask you to come to the nodal point an hour before the pick up and you have to wait at the nodal point for almost an hour. Logout cab will come an hour late and take a break at the gas station for another 20min. and you will reach the nodal point very late. Cab drivers would chew tobacco and smoke and Friday evening logout cab drivers would be inebriated. They would never stop the cab at a red traffic signal and drive between 100-120 speed!. You would be tired and embarrassed of complaining every single day to the transport department. Even if you show them video proof, still no action would be take. -If pay is NOT an issue, you can work here but think again, by paying you less, they are undervaluing your labor. You have to question whether or not you want to work for people who don't operate with transparency and equitable practices....Read More

Dislikes

-What made me quit the job was their pay, there was no transparency in rating grades and salaries. There was no transparency in my final salary settlement as well. After resignation, there will be a meeting with the HR but that's just a formality, nothing would be offered to make the employee stay. -I was always praised and rewarded certificates for my work but rewards and praises don't pay bills, salary does. My coworkers were being paid higher ctc than me, even though we were the same tenure, doing the same job and equally hard working. When I questioned about the unfair pay, my lead was more annoyed that I discussed salary with coworkers and how it is a compliance issue!. There is no law in the world that says it's illegal to discuss your salary with your coworkers. Anybody telling you it's illegal to talk about pay with your coworkers is trying to save the company money and suppress worker pay. By making us afraid to talk about and compare our salaries, employers have created a situation that they can take advantage of by underpaying employees for as long as possible. -During lockdown, work was more stressful (10 hrs.) and challenging, as the process policies were changing at the blink of an eye and it was difficult to adapt to new policies so frequently. -Leaves were rarely approved. Leads would show absolute favoritism when approving leaves. I took leaves only when I was completely bed ridden but still, I was asked to show medical certificate and also was asked to work for at least a half day, I instead requested an LOP. But, favorite employees can take leaves as and when they need. -As per policy, working days are Monday-Friday but you will be literally forced to work on a Saturday as well. If you can't work on a Saturday, the lead will threaten you that not working an extra day will effect your grades, promotion, incentives & bonus. A tired employee can only provide productivity but not quality. -Lack of hygiene. Restrooms were absolutely filthy. ...Read More

Work Details

I would review and confirm all the necessary information required for a business to show up accurately on Google maps. Correct any changes that the user wishes to make on a listing and handle queries regarding their listings on Google maps.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous

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posted on 11 Feb 2022 Report

Project Manager in Bengaluru/Bangalore

Anonymous

Anonymous · Banking & Finance; Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

2.0

Work-Life Balance

3.0

Skill Development

3.0

Salary & Benefits

2.0

Job Security

2.0

Company Culture

2.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

1. Job Security - People who are on billing role don't need to worry. I was with cognizant for 11 years and always billable. I don't have any bad experience. But I know few cases during Pandemic cognizant asked to resign due to more days on bench. They used policy even during bad time. It was badly heart employees even safe. 2. Management - Same here with all service based companies. No difference. 3. Company Policy - Not employee centric. Every employee look for extra earning through Interviews, rewards, customer appreciation. After completion of 10 Years i got one ball pen and dry-fruits. No words to say, hope you understand 4. Salary - Cognizant incentives are always better. Incentive is part of CTC but you will get 100% upto first two buckets. ...Read More

Dislikes

In India, Job security is one of major factor every employee considers as high priority. I have seen during Covid pandemic company has fired many people due to more days in bench or some other reasons. I am not sure what happened in recent years - lot of good working people left the organization.

Work Details

I joined as Senior associate and promoted upto senior manager when i resigned. I was worked mostly in banking projects. Overall my work experience is good with customer whom i have worked. no more contacts is cognizant as no get together organized.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 04 Mar 2022 Report

Programmer Analyst in Pune

Anonymous

Anonymous · Quality Engineering & Assurance Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

4.0

Work-Life Balance

3.0

Skill Development

3.0

Salary & Benefits

5.0

Job Security

3.0

Company Culture

4.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Cognizant has a very good work culture as compared to few of the other companies in the space. The experience might vary from person to person and depending on what domain you are in or what you're doing. In my case, I got really good training as a fresher but once you're allocated to the projects most of them are support projects and not much scope for growth is there. In terms of salary and benefits, I would say it's not that great when you compare to its American counterparts. When it comes to job security, you can be rest assured. You can be on the bech and still survive nearly 6 months easily. All in all, a good experience as a fresher but I'm ready to move on....Read More

Dislikes

As usual, the office politics and favouritism which does exist in companies this big. Also they really need to amp up their salaries and benifits (including variable pay) which would motivate the individual a lot more.

Work Details

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
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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 01 Dec 2021 Report

Team Leader Operations in Hyderabad/Secunderabad

Anonymous

Anonymous · Operations Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

2.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

2.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

1.0

Company Culture

2.0

Career Growth

1.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Job security no matter what it’s hard to terminate employees at Cognizant.

Dislikes

Poor HR system/Team. If HR is strong people management and employee satisfaction will be great because they act as bridge between bosses and system and help employees from bosses who are holistic and block the growth opportunities (managers won’t release reporting leads due to dependency on them and to get their jobs done through them and never lead by an example) lots of internal politics and the HR management doesn’t address our issue and are biased towards ops managers. Our voices never reached other higher ops management. Project Specific: Poor training team and methods trainers need more knowledge before training the teams. Trainers policy knowledge was never on the same page....Read More

Work Details

Very dynamic and challenging that I got to wear multiple hats and we learn a lot if we survive at Cognizant we can survive many others organisations.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 10 Nov 2021 Report

Programmer Analyst in Kolkata

Anonymous

Anonymous · Cant Disclose Department · Cognizant

1.0

Overall Rating

1.0

Category Ratings

1.0

Work-Life Balance

3.0

Skill Development

1.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

1.0

Company Culture

2.0

Career Growth

1.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

The only good thing is the semi casual dressing allowance.

Dislikes

Absolutely pathetic work culture where peers are ready to sabotage you anytime. Equally bad rating system where you are given poor excuses like "someone was eligible for promotion due to completing X number of years in a designation, so couldn't give you". Salary is a joke. And so is the increment. They should make a portal where you could reject the increment because it's insulting. Someone with 3 years experience is earning X amount of money. Then they are giving the entry level trainees with 0 experience X-50k salary. What's the price of this 3 years of experience ? 50,000 ? No Diwali or Christmas gifts! I've seen my friends receive massive Diwali gifts and we get nothing. Working hours is 10!!!! And add travel time which is around 2.5 hours for me. So I'm out of my home for 12.5 hours. I sleep for 8 hrs. And what's left for my family ? Only 3.5 hours. And don't say that 9 hrs for work and 1 hr for lunch. Our tracked time is still 10 isn't it ?...Read More

Work Details

Poor.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Anonymous
posted on 28 Sep 2021 Report

Senior Process Executive Voice in Financial District

Anonymous

Anonymous · Duplex Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

4.0

Work-Life Balance

3.0

Skill Development

2.0

Salary & Benefits

3.0

Job Security

1.0

Company Culture

1.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

I worked for duplex project Google client There is less pressure compared to other companies.... But the management is worst

Dislikes

Obviously management.... l icking will give u promotions.... if ur working hard....u won't get promotion....L i c k the management if u want hikes and promotions ....they will hire incompetent TLs .... they will ping u for everything and anything....and in turn they will speak bad ABT management and sdms but they will act in front of their managers....so dont ever share ur negative thoughts ABT management....if they ask you how is everything....just say all is well....or else TL will play with you as well .....the sdm is a Bengali (debashmita) so she will keep all Bengalis close to her and in good position and she will try to control the whole project . She is one of the unclean and non professional person I have ever seen ,no respect while talking to employees ...she will talk as if the employees are slaves and dheeraj and Debbie are like mother and son....I don't know why they hired this incompetent person....he can't handle any complains...he has to call his mother 🍼 .... The HR team is incompetent ....if u complain about anything ABT management in return u will get warning letters for insubordination..... But they will not address the employee issue.....no proper hikes ...no incentives....less salary packages... It's a beautiful company but...Read More

Work Details

Mental pressure not from work ....but from management....if u want ppl to work here for a longer period of time..... PLEASE CHANGE THE MANAGEMENT !

Work days: Rotational Shift (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This job involves Travel Within City.

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.

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Cognizant Working Days

based on 20.5k reviews
Monday to Friday
86%
Rotational Shift
9%
Monday to Saturday
3%
Alternate Saturday off
1%
Other
1%

Cognizant Work Timings

based on 20.5k reviews
Flexible timing
Strict (9am - 6pm)
Strict (10am - 10pm)
69%
7%
3%
21% employees reported other strict timings

Cognizant Shift Timings

based on 20.5k reviews
Day shift
Night shift
73%
27%

Business Travel at Cognizant

based on 20.5k reviews
No travel
66%
Within city
25%
International travel
5%
Within country
4%
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