Cognizant

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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 21 Nov 2021 Report

Software Engineer in Pune

Anonymous

Anonymous · Software Engineering Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

5.0

Work-Life Balance

5.0

Skill Development

4.0

Salary & Benefits

5.0

Job Security

4.0

Company Culture

5.0

Career Growth

5.0

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 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
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

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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.

Anonymous
posted on 24 Jan 2022 Report

Process Executive Data in Banglore

Anonymous

Anonymous · Review apps & games Department · Cognizant

5.0

Overall Rating

5.0

Category Ratings

4.0

Work-Life Balance

3.0

Skill Development

3.0

Salary & Benefits

5.0

Job Security

4.0

Company Culture

4.0

Career Growth

5.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

It is one of the top most MNC across the world.The culture of work & company polices are awesome. Management like TL & managers are moving freely. Coming to job security part it depends on the employee work & skills.

Dislikes

In most of the companies there is a lot of politics are going on. In the same manner our company also same. We are also facing same issue. Increment are rare.

Work Details

Here my job is quite interesting. First I struggled a bit in the beggining, later I learned everything on the job. Then after I got a taste of different roles with the same team, friends & my colleagues.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This job involves Travel Within Country.

Anonymous
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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 25 Jan 2022 Report

Senior Analyst in Pune

Anonymous

Anonymous · Supply Chain Management Department · 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

2.0

Career Growth

2.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Job Security, Company Policies, Free Udemy Courses

Dislikes

Difficult to get release from Project if you are dissatisfied with work. Looking for opportunities outside is much easier than getting Project of choice within organization. Talent Managers may delay your request which can lead to loss of months of career time. However, free Udemy Courses can help you improve your skills. But, it requires management approval for niche learnings.

Work Details

Was mapped to a support role and required working in shifts. The whole team seemed to unhappy about the work. Team dynamics were also not great. Lead was not concerned about team members aspirations.

Work days: Rotational Shift (Flexible Timings)

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 06 Apr 2021 Report

Associate in Kolkata

Anonymous

Anonymous · It Software 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

2.0

Company Culture

1.0

Career Growth

1.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

the office cafeteria and friends I got there. nothing else.

Dislikes

Almost everything. Like no growth even after working like hell with mostly poor projects. Never trust the offer promises, variable amount is only written in paper , you won't get it for 2 years and after that they will give you like 80-90% of the incentive promised. About growth its better not to say anything, If you have quality you will suffer from depression. Its like pre planned. If you joined from other company they will give you the worst rating regardless whatever you do. Even after years they have no intension to appreciate one's hard work and contribution. Once the company policy pushed like the employee is too experiance to ignore a promotion , yet the management will drag that 2-3 more years.. at most they can. About Job security.. I don't know about data science or machine learning projects (if any) on cts but for other development works one will feel like working under contractor. Every 3-4 months you have to search for new project. And the time limit is 35 days. If you don't get any project within the time period you will be fired. And the project search is all on yourself. And the funniest part about CTS is when you resign then the higher management calls you telling you that they will give you a hike also a onsite opportunity. Myth. There are lot more cons to talk about. In the lockdown periods they sacked an average of 100 employees every day. Higher your package higher the chance of getting sacked. Lastly, If you are interested to not to work.. or work in support only then join cts. If you have some ambitions and if you really want to work and grow then my suggestion would be a big NO....Read More

Work Details

I worked on weekends, worked till 3.30am late night to achieve project milestones due to lack of efficient co workers. Still don't get any increment in 2.5 years.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 25 Nov 2021 Report

Drug Safety Associate in Airoli

Anonymous

Anonymous · Life Science Department · Cognizant

1.0

Overall Rating

1.0

Category Ratings

1.0

Work-Life Balance

2.0

Skill Development

2.0

Salary & Benefits

1.0

Job Security

1.0

Company Culture

1.0

Career Growth

1.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

I do not have words to describe how pathetic the work culture is in this organization. Even calling it a culture is an overstatement. I have seen the most hard-working tenured associates getting kicked off the organization and worthless bootlickers getting promoted. I have seen people blood pressure shooting, women having miscarriages because of immense stress they have to face here. HRs are just for the names sake. If at all you are joining this organization forget completely about what work life balance is, forget what job security is, forget about mental peace, forget what weekends and holidays are, embrace anxiety and stress. Its a shame despite of horrible experiences this company is still standing and working in full force. ...Read More

Dislikes

Nonexistent work-life balance, lack of job security, terrible management politics, horrible working hours, neglecting talent and hard work, revering bootlickers

Work Details

Horrible

Work timings: Strict 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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