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 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 10 Mar 2022 Report

Senior Associate in Hyderabad

Anonymous

Anonymous · It Software Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

3.0

Work-Life Balance

3.0

Skill Development

1.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

1.0

Company Culture

2.0

Career Growth

2.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Job security will be there if you have good amount of experience.

Dislikes

Management is worst. They know the attrition rate and still treat the experienced resources very bad with poor compensation and bring people from outside who are less experienced for double the pay. Some of the managers don't even know what their reporters are working on and still provide rating and comments which is one of the ROFLthings. Management and HR team definitely needs a change and improve in giving good benefits to existing employees....Read More

Work Details

Bad

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This job involves Travel Within City.

Employee Benefits

Nothing. You will get hell for free.

Anonymous
posted on 01 Oct 2021 Report

Qa Engineer for 1 month in Kolkata

Rima Paul

Rima Paul · Quality Assurance Department · Worked from Dec 2020 to Jan 2021 · 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

Cognizant is a rubbish company I ever work on. This company don't think the employees are human nor machine. They worked 11-12 hrs in a day. And the salary aspect of that they give very little.I don't this Cognizant at allllllllllllll. Security of work is 0%. Management don't look over your problems at all. I am sharing my experience with them for 15 days. I worked with them only 15 days.And they fired me without any notice or any mail or anything. Why they fired me??? bcz I couldn't pickup call for a week as they create a mental pressure to me and I was suffering from depression and anxiety during the work.So I was ill that time and feeling anxious to pickup the phone of the manager(1 time) and lead (2 time).Yes I got the salary for the 15 days. They provide me a desktop for WFH without a cord which I had to purchase. Then they also didn't share the credentials with me. When I asked for they didn't answer me. Now after 10 month they asked me to submit the desktop. In the meantime they never ever asked me for that. To bring the desktop I need to purchase a table , need the internet connection and also other connections. It's OK that they feel now that they have to take it back. But when I asked for pickup they told me COVID is over so I have to go there and hand over to them. Now till the October I am unemployed. I am belonging to a middle class family. Only my brother runs the whole family.So you all say me is it possible for me to bring all stuff like monitor, cpu, keyboard,mouse with me and travel to there office by bus?? No. So I need ola/ uber and also a family member with me. Ola/ uber fair you all know . I told them that I will handover in November,2021 as I employed from October. They threatened me to take legal action. Now you all tell me what to do??? They mentally torcher me harass me fired me. Till now they doing it. And also they send invitation to attend the interviews. I appeared also in One interview but no interviewer came to take that. I wait 1 hr....Read More

Dislikes

I wait 1 hr for the interview but no one inform me no interviewer came no reply to my mail also. Now its up to you that you want a company who force you to take depression and anxiety medicine like me If yes go for it .In the Like section I already told my experience with them.So please refer.

Work Details

I need to take medicine for depression and anxiety.So think how as my work life at Cognizant

Work timings: Strict Timings

Work related travel: This job involves Travel Within City.

Anonymous

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posted on 24 Nov 2021 Report

Programmer Analyst in Bengaluru/Bangalore

Anonymous

Anonymous · Cant Disclose Department · Cognizant

2.0

Overall Rating

2.0

Category Ratings

1.0

Work-Life Balance

3.0

Skill Development

1.0

Salary & Benefits

3.0

Job Security

2.0

Company Culture

1.0

Career Growth

1.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

There is nothing I like about Cognizant. People are leaving because they want to grow in their careers and not work like a machine.

Dislikes

The distribution of work is very poor, especially for freshers. There is no work-life balance, and if you are working under an onshore team member then it is worst for you. In my case the person doesn't care about what time I start my work, all he does is he login at his Canadian time, and in IST it is generally around 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm and he asks me to work till 10:00 pm IST. I start my work around 9:00 am to 9:30 am in the morning. Now, you can calculate the work hours and it is every day, also I am working as a developer but I need to do the task of support as well. The reason for, lack of resources in my team as people are quitting and CTS cannot provide the resource. I am getting a salary for a fresher but doing two persons work at the same time. And there is no one, where you can have a discussion about it. There is no proper work distribution at all. And the worst part, if you want to get out of the project the manager won't release you because they lack resources....Read More

Work Details

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 16 Sep 2021 Report

Senior Developer AIA in Kolkata

Anonymous

Anonymous · AIA Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

3.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

2.0

Salary & Benefits

3.0

Job Security

3.0

Company Culture

3.0

Career Growth

4.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Work culture is good, but still depends on departments In my department I can talk anyone directly Talented and dedicated people always appreciated Ontime salary, last working day of month salary is credited Job security is there mainly for long term and billable employees

Dislikes

Policies: volatile policy, changes so frequently Salary revision, eailer it was happen in July, then pushed to Oct , now pushed to Jan (next year), they introduced merit increase last year it's nothing but getting small % of total hike in Oct, and rest will provide in Jan Less bonus Manager oriented culture On-site opportunity, now only SA or above can go to on site Have to be 10 hours in office, even tasks are completed have to be there ,as there is a tracker No specific retention policy, it's totally on the manager Now gsd and nss (it issues) became bad, no timely resolution recieved, and there is no place where we can give feedback to get it improved...Read More

Work Details

Totally depends on project Some of my projects are good and having good breathing time but few are totally packed

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
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posted on 28 Sep 2021 Report

Junior Data Analyst in Navi Mumbai

Anonymous

Anonymous · Life Science Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

2.0

Work-Life Balance

5.0

Skill Development

5.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

3.0

Company Culture

3.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

It's a good place to be as a learner. Training and skill upliftment is awesome here. Good Pick and drop service. Decent growth opportunities. Appraisals are fair, decent salary hikes and bonus every year. Teammates especially tenure associates are supportive and helpful.

Dislikes

No work life balance especially during this pandemic situation. Management failed to address this issue even after many resignations happened because of this same reason. Also work culture is becoming less happening.

Work Details

Overall it was good. I learnt many things related to pharmacovigilance here only. There was proper training sessions before I lined up to production. After some period of time they gave me a opportunity to become a mentor for newly joined associates

Work days: Alternate Saturday off (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 14 Jul 2021 Report

Associate Director - Engagement Delivery Lead for 9.1 years in Mumbai Suburban

Anonymous

Anonymous · Cognizant Infrastructure Services (CIS) Department · Former Employee · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

1.0

Work-Life Balance

2.0

Skill Development

1.0

Salary & Benefits

3.0

Job Security

1.0

Company Culture

1.0

Career Growth

1.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

The only thing I like about the company is that salary is provided on end of the same month.

Dislikes

Work Culture is Pathetic & this started after the New CEO joined the company. the company had a very good work culture before the new CEO joined. No Increments since past 4 years for Sr. Manager & Above except some exceptions which happened only in 2021 due to lot of attrition. Rating for Sr. Manager & Above are mandatory given at average level to 98% of employees & next year the same HR will compare last 2 years ratings and again provide average ratings to employees which reduces the variable pay & also reduces chances for further promotion. attrition rate of company in past 90 days is 21%. External resources do not join this company as there is no Bench policy in this company which was removed after the new CEO joined. There is no motivation to work as people slog for more than 12 hours a day at all levels. There are only bosses working in the company & leaders are absent. Each one will try to keep his boss happy. No New client have been added since past 2 years & Old clients are have become hard to manage due to high resource attrition. 10 hours work culture has become mandatory in this company. think 15 times before joining this company....Read More

Work Details

Managing Service Delivery for UK based Clients Accounts for Communication & Media Vertical. Managing a portfolio of $16 Mn. revenue. Managing P&L for all accounts. Responsible for Profit Margin.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This job involves Travel Within City, Travel Within Country.

Anonymous
posted on 02 Feb 2022 Report

Senior Associate in Gurgaon/Gurugram

Anonymous

Anonymous · Software Development 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

Good exposure and adoption of latest technologies by Cognizant and its clients, hackathons, Trainings for upskilling. Work culture is decent

Dislikes

Most employees get average appraisal, so that the increments can be average, and it seems to have become a practice directed by top level management. They try to find mistakes only at appraisal time to avoid giving you top rating. Its hard to get a promotion, have to really fight for it. Some managers are unprofessional, don't understand much technology, but still judge you.

Work Details

Senior Developer

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 14 Feb 2022 Report

Process Executive in Navi Mumbai

Anonymous

Anonymous · Business Process Outsourcing Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

3.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

1.0

Salary & Benefits

5.0

Job Security

3.0

Company Culture

2.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

The company is good as it is one of the best companies of the world and also MNC. Other than that, nothing is so great about them.

Dislikes

The project is not really good, the process is complicated due to which most people have resigned from this project. I joined this company a year back 300 people were there in the project. Today, 60-70 people are there. Most of them have left, and rest are on the way of leaving. They've given desktop to the associates and when askedabout laptop they simple deny. Not a user friendly management. The management can literally blame you for anything. It's better you don't join if you're getting hired for telstra....Read More

Work Details

Work life is good as I've been a constant best performer. But if you're not one of them you're gonna have the worst days.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Anonymous
posted on 12 May 2021 Report

Programmer in Hyderabad

Anonymous

Anonymous · Media & Entertainment Department · Cognizant

1.0

Overall Rating

1.0

Category Ratings

2.0

Work-Life Balance

1.0

Skill Development

1.0

Salary & Benefits

2.0

Job Security

1.0

Company Culture

1.0

Career Growth

1.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

I really wanted to say something positive about cognizant but after experiencing a very bad time working with cognizant there is nothing positive for me to post. There are many things cognizant need to improve very poor work culture and no career growth with disappointing salary hikes. You can't run a company happily if you don't have happy employees. To say something good about the company all I can say is the company mediocre health benefits...Read More

Dislikes

I really had a bad time working with cognizant. To begin with, the project I worked for won't treat freshers properly, very rude teammates and a manager who won't even hear your problems when you tell him/her. No career opportunities despite getting certificates from new technologies. No salary hikes, base salary is too low and it will seriously question how bad your career is going to be, Toxic work culture and no regard for work/life balance. Managers and supervisors readily exploited my work and deliberately gave low ratings just because I questioned the poor management. If there is something I learnt from cognizant is absolutely nothing....Read More

Work Details

It is very bad. Definitely won't recommend this company to anyone who values their life. No interesting roles no proper timings forced many times to work weekends without any pay.

Work timings: Strict Timings

Work related travel: This job involves Travel Within City.

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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

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Strict (10am - 10pm)
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21% employees reported other strict timings

Cognizant Shift Timings

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27%

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66%
Within city
25%
International travel
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Within country
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