Cognizant

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At Cognizant, we give organizations the insights to anticipate what customers want and act instantly to deliver on those demands. So they can achieve the goal of every modern business: staying one step ahe... read more

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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 25 Mar 2021 Report

Programmer Analyst in Hyderabad/Secunderabad

Anonymous

Anonymous · QEA Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

3.0

Work-Life Balance

2.0

Skill Development

1.0

Salary & Benefits

3.0

Job Security

2.0

Company Culture

2.0

Career Growth

2.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Cognizant provides many resources to learn and upskill ourselves. Provided full salary during covid times although bonus and hiked were below average.

Dislikes

Ratings are not transparent and will be given worst ratings even though we perform good. Compensation is below average for PA's and they won't bother to upgrade based on market level. Work culture is toxic , supervisors/leads demand lot of work. Also we won't be able to shift to other roles as well because we are held captive in thesame role by working 10-12 hrs everyday. Food in cafeteria is worst to say the least. Please upgrade it because we are over paying for the food given. Team outings have been halted for a while now. Cab facility is ridiculous. Managers ask us to stay close to office premises to avoid travelling and using cabs so that they can save that amount in their budget. Leaves - We are not allowed to utilise our pending leaves. They give some senseless reasons not to take more leaves at a time(more than 3 continuosly). Many of my leaves have expired in this way. Promotion cycle policy is changing every year, especially this year due to high attrition rate. Many have resigned because of poor management and promotion cycle/compensation issues....Read More

Work Details

Work life is average neither good nor bad. But it gets hectic depending on the project we are currently in. We are asked to work on holidays and weekends as well.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 06 Dec 2021 Report

Infra Technology Specialist in Coimbatore

Anonymous

Anonymous · CIS Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

4.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

3.0

Salary & Benefits

1.0

Job Security

3.0

Company Culture

1.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Company invests in learning, initiates learning opportunity in Cloud technologies. Company sponsored online learning platforms like Udemy, Pluralsight. Work life balance depends on the project however in general they keep all the resource engaged and frequent ramp down and ramp up's.

Dislikes

No transparency in promotion policy No transparency in onsite nomination No transparent appraisal system Terminated long term employees during pandemic No ethics hire and fire policy Long working hours (10 Hours) Appraisal cycle changes every year and not consistent. It takes 8-10 months to get the previous year appraisals. Cost cutting (they removed even use and through coffee cups, adhoc cabs etc) ...Read More

Work Details

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 25 Aug 2021 Report

Sr. Manager Business Development in Bangalore

Anonymous

Anonymous · Quality Engineering & Assurance Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

4.0

Work-Life Balance

2.0

Skill Development

1.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

3.0

Company Culture

2.0

Career Growth

2.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

With the changes happening at CTS there are multiple opportunities to explore in terms of role, though growth options are limited within the co. with budget cuts and scaled promotions. Hikes have also been inconsistent at senior levels and very minimal in %. Lot of scope to learn and develop and leverage it elsewhere. Teams are verycollaborative by nature, no major hierarchy culture. Onsite opportunities earlier prior to covid used to be easier if you knew managers. Good work life balance....Read More

Dislikes

Compensation is lower and growth very slow. Now with the organizational changes, slow to change and process adoption. Mentorship at Manager level lacking and not outcome driven. Acknowledgement from stakeholders disregarded during promotions, promotions manager driven. Lot of skill enablement opportunities within the concern but no management drive on completion.

Work Details

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous

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posted on 20 Nov 2021 Report

Peoplesoft Administrator for 3.3 years in Chennai

Bharath Parthasarathy

Bharath Parthasarathy · CHN-TBM Department · Worked from July 2018 to present · Cognizant

5.0

Overall Rating

5.0

Category Ratings

4.0

Work-Life Balance

5.0

Skill Development

3.0

Salary & Benefits

5.0

Job Security

5.0

Company Culture

5.0

Career Growth

4.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

No one will forget their first dream company experience. So, this is my initial company where i started my IT carrier, here i got a wonderful platform to gain vast knowledge on techno functional works and corporate work cultures. Apart from work ethics got good bondage with my team colleges I will really miss my Cognizant PS Admin family...

Dislikes

On talking about dislikes i would say, the employee who worked on extended time they should get a valuable paid accordingly. In my opinion i felt like, cognizant organization is not taking more care on internal projects and internal employees. Since i am from internal project please consider our internal team projects similar to client projects. The benefits and merits should be equally treated. Please don't mind, this is my humble request if possible kindly take necessary measure on my opinion. Thanks,...Read More

Work Details

Work timings: Flexible Timings

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 31 Jul 2021 Report

Senior Research Associate in Hyderabad/Secunderabad

Anonymous

Anonymous · Cognizant Research Center Department · Cognizant

2.0

Overall Rating

2.0

Category Ratings

2.0

Work-Life Balance

1.0

Skill Development

1.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

2.0

Company Culture

3.0

Career Growth

1.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

That's an apt question, because pointers are very few to count. Job security and a bit flexible work timing were the only pros of this company for my department. Work from home facility was taken away from all the department members since Jan 2019 till the pandemic hit the country.

Dislikes

Quite a lot. Not enough space to count all, but will point out the major ones: No work life balance for associates working for some internal clients No perks or benefits reach the associate level employees Manager and upper level management has cripled the success rate of the company because when the team is not happily willing to work, they can't give 100% quality work No billable department associate are trained with the mindset of like "we are the servants of billable department employees" No team outings, no skill trainings provided to new joiners or existing employees, no team work spirit from managers...Read More

Work Details

Pathetic. Just work for their salaries

Work timings: Flexible Timings

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
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posted on 09 Nov 2021 Report

Associate in Bengaluru/Bangalore

Anonymous

Anonymous · Software Development Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

2.0

Work-Life Balance

3.0

Skill Development

4.0

Salary & Benefits

1.0

Job Security

2.0

Company Culture

3.0

Career Growth

2.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

1. Payouts are transparent. 2. Notice Period is 2 Months. 3. 40% of digital projects. Good if you end up in those projects.

Dislikes

1. Job security goes into dustbin. Always in media for laying off people. 2. More than 12 hours of work. WLB is a mess in certain accounts. 3. Management always acts as a 'Yes Man' towards clients. Generally gives a nod for all client expectations. 4. Management has usual politics. 5. Company policies change every quarter. Promotion policies are confusing as they are recently changed. 6. In certain accounts, lateral hires were given underperformer rating during 2020-2021 appraisal (stating that it's the default). ...Read More

Work Details

Work life is too hectic.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 23 Jan 2022 Report

Production in Madhapur

Anonymous

Anonymous · Degree Department · Current Employee · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

5.0

Work-Life Balance

5.0

Skill Development

4.0

Salary & Benefits

3.0

Job Security

4.0

Company Culture

4.0

Career Growth

4.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Good work environment and culture. Teammates are supportive and the management is transparent. There is a huge cafeteria and gaming arcade for chilling. Company policies are good, appraisals are fair and they give good salary hike and bonus every year

Dislikes

There is a lot of politics and the management doesn't address our issues. Salary is decent but career growth is slow. There is abond of 2 years before which you cannot resign. On the training is not given to new joiners.

Work Details

I am fresher

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This job involves Travel Within City.

Anonymous
posted on 14 Feb 2022 Report

Programmer Analyst in Bengalore

Anonymous

Anonymous · Sap Basis Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

4.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

3.0

Salary & Benefits

3.0

Job Security

4.0

Company Culture

4.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

I am very happy to be in cognizant. We can shape our technical abilities. There are lot of oppurtunites to explore and involve in organizarional activities apart from project work. Since I am working in general shifts, no complainta on work timings.

Dislikes

We need to work a lot to get good rating. Late hikes. Example: if u worked for whole 2021. You will get rating feb-2022 and get hike on October 2022. Sometimes feel pressure and stress (becoz of managees) which is subjective.

Work Details

My work experience is good Since I was part of client deliberables(Sometimes this is also subjective based on the project you get).

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 25 Dec 2021 Report

Senior Associate in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · Telecommunication Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

3.0

Work-Life Balance

3.0

Skill Development

2.0

Salary & Benefits

3.0

Job Security

3.0

Company Culture

4.0

Career Growth

4.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Job security Good projects Different domain clients Employees can choose projects on their interest Good people and simple policies Management is helpful and processes easy to follow

Dislikes

Less yearly hikes Some projects may not give the work life balance The on-site opportunities are getting rare these days Getting promotion is tedious and time taking Getting release from a project is hard

Work Details

Overall work is good in Cognizant. Its one of the decent company among its adversaries like Infosys, TCS, Wipro, HCL, Accenture. The monetary benefits are less but the job security is more.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This job involves Travel Within City.

Anonymous
posted on 26 Oct 2021 Report

Manager in Bangalore

Anonymous

Anonymous · Information Technology Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

3.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

3.0

Salary & Benefits

3.0

Job Security

1.0

Company Culture

3.0

Career Growth

2.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

This is a 4 months review of the company. Being a manager in Cognizant doesn’t mean managing projects or people. It’s just that they give you a Manager designation. Your salary and variable component increases accordingly but you don’t get to do any real management work. Udemy is free here, so you may learn if you have time. No one,literally no one from Cognizant will tell you what to do to grow up in corporate ladder. May be the culture has changed recently as I see a lot of old timers leaving the company in herds. There is no employee engagement. Senior management is only concerned about getting status for the work but they don’t engage with employees. At times I feel like I’m a freelancer here. There is no one who you can go to with your problems. Even for simple things like time sheet, people are clueless. ...Read More

Work Details

Work days: Monday to Friday (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

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No travel
66%
Within city
25%
International travel
5%
Within country
4%
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