Cognizant

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Cognizant It Software Department Reviews

based on 386 reviews
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Overall Rating

3.8

Category Ratings

3.7

Skill development

3.7

Job Security

3.7

Company culture

3.6

Work-Life balance

3.4

Work Satisfaction

3.3

Career growth

3.3

Salary & Benefits

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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 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 30 Aug 2021 Report

Associate in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · It Software Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

5.0

Work-Life Balance

5.0

Skill Development

3.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

5.0

Company Culture

3.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

If you are fresher or lateral, cognizant is very good organization to be work on. There is a scope for learning and recent times cognizant offering 2 skills to be learn per year. Manager assigned trainings are very good & which will give practical experience. I have learnt good technologies in cognizant and cognizant mostly providesdevelopment projects. Cognizant colleagues would be more supportive if you have talent....Read More

Dislikes

It provide nominal compensation if we stay at cognizant long time. They mostly give good packages to laterals. Rather than giving performance based rating, the ratings mostly by managers But in reality manager won't involve into the on-site and offshore calls. So the work of an individual be not be fully aware by manager. Based onsome other individual comments ratings would provide. Cognizant need to check on this HR interaction will be very less with the employee...Read More

Work Details

Overall good experience

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Anonymous

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posted on 08 Mar 2022 Report

Mainframe Associate in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · It Software Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

3.0

Work-Life Balance

2.0

Skill Development

3.0

Salary & Benefits

3.0

Job Security

3.0

Company Culture

2.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

The policies are good in CTS, very helpful towards the employees and their benefits.

Dislikes

Too much Favouritism and have to agree to whatever the higher management says. Politics was the main reason for leaving the org. It I may be about one team, but what I have heard from others is the same.

Work Details

Good flexible timings.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 29 Jan 2022 Report

Programmer Analyst in Bengaluru/Bangalore

Anonymous

Anonymous · It Software Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

2.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

2.0

Salary & Benefits

3.0

Job Security

2.0

Company Culture

3.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

It's a good opportunity for learning and skill development for me.

Dislikes

It is having poor management skills which leads to poor work life balance. Salary is not decent as compared to the work pressure.

Work Details

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
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posted on 03 Jan 2022 Report

Programmer Analyst in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · It Software Department · Cognizant

5.0

Overall Rating

5.0

Category Ratings

4.0

Work-Life Balance

5.0

Skill Development

4.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

4.0

Company Culture

4.0

Career Growth

4.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Work culture is okay but more working hours compare to other companies. For mid level experienced it's good platform as freshers will end up in random technologies. Need to provide development opportunities and platform for freshers to grow in the company

Dislikes

No work life management. More working hours.

Work Details

Good

Work days: Rotational Shift (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This job involves Travel Within City.

Employee Benefits

Work from home

Anonymous
posted on 01 Feb 2022 Report

Associate Project Engineer in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · It Software Department · Cognizant

1.0

Overall Rating

1.0

Category Ratings

1.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

3.0

Salary & Benefits

2.0

Job Security

4.0

Company Culture

4.0

Career Growth

5.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Good learning oppurtunties is there.

Dislikes

No worklife balance at all, hetic amount of work, No proper response from team as they were occupied with thier work.

Work Details

There is no work life balance at the day start with work. Timings also not good.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This job involves Travel Within City.

Anonymous
posted on 09 Feb 2022 Report

Associate in Pune

Anonymous

Anonymous · It Software Department · Cognizant

5.0

Overall Rating

5.0

Category Ratings

4.0

Work-Life Balance

3.0

Skill Development

2.0

Salary & Benefits

3.0

Job Security

2.0

Company Culture

1.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

The work in my project was not that much but you’ll get to learn politics here.

Dislikes

Discrimination in the name of north and south people. Managers think that we are machines and we should handle each and every task.

Work Details

Good but switch is more important for personal growth

Work days: Rotational Shift (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 09 Mar 2022 Report

Associate in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · It Software Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

4.0

Work-Life Balance

3.0

Skill Development

4.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

4.0

Company Culture

3.0

Career Growth

4.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Good policies. Good hikes in alternate years compared to other IT giants. Overall a good organization to work with.

Dislikes

Getting promotion is somewhat difficult. When working under a client location, getting recognized is really tough since no one will be there to validate your performance.

Work Details

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Anonymous
posted on 28 Jan 2022 Report

Project Associate in Kolkata

Anonymous

Anonymous · It Software Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

4.0

Work-Life Balance

3.0

Skill Development

3.0

Salary & Benefits

3.0

Job Security

3.0

Company Culture

2.0

Career Growth

1.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

I joined before 15 months in CTS from then I didn't get any active project. Informed my HCM so many times to change my project but there's no step he taken for me.

Dislikes

resource handling management is so poor, don't know about others but I feel this for my manager.

Work Details

i didn't get so much scope to work.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
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Gender Based Ratings at Cognizant

based on 101 It Software Department verified reviews

4.3Rated by 28 Women

Rated 4.3 for Job Security and 4.3 for Company Culture

women

4.0Rated by 73 Men

Rated 3.9 for Job Security and 3.8 for Company Culture

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Cognizant Working Days

based on 386 It Software Department reviews
Monday to Friday
93%
Rotational Shift
4%
Monday to Saturday
2%
Other
1%

Cognizant Work Timings

based on 386 It Software Department reviews
Flexible timing
Strict (9am - 6pm)
Strict (10am - 11:30pm)
72%
11%
5%
12% employees reported other strict timings

Cognizant Shift Timings

based on 386 It Software Department reviews
Day shift
Night shift
91%
9%

Business Travel at Cognizant

based on 386 It Software Department reviews
No travel
59%
Within city
27%
Within country
7%
International travel
7%
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