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Cognizant Kolkata Reviews

based on 2.1k reviews
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Overall Rating

3.7

Category Ratings

3.6

Skill development

3.5

Job Security

3.5

Company culture

3.4

Work-Life balance

3.2

Salary & Benefits

3.2

Work Satisfaction

3.2

Career growth

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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

Likes

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

Dislikes

Mentioned Above,

Work Details

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

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

Cognizant Kolkata Reviews based on designations

3.7
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 (383)

3.7
Programmer Analyst

 (376)

3.5
Senior Associate

 (108)

3.9
Project Associate

 (70)

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 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.

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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
posted on 15 Dec 2021 Report

Programmer Analyst for 2 years in Kolkata

Anonymous

Anonymous · Retail Department · Current Employee · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

4.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

3.0

Salary & Benefits

3.0

Job Security

3.0

Company Culture

3.0

Career Growth

4.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Job security is good. Collaborative work environment. Teammates are supportive. Since I'm working from home from the very beginning of joining project. So couldn't tell about office premises and other facilities. Salary is good especially for freshers .

Dislikes

Salary is decent but career growth is bit slow.

Work Details

Work-life balance actually depends on the project and the work load of project. Currently I'm having a good work life balance because work pressure in this project is moderate.

Work timings: Flexible Timings

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 06 May 2021 Report

Junior Product Specialist in Kolkata

Anonymous

Anonymous · Insurance Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

4.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

5.0

Salary & Benefits

5.0

Job Security

4.0

Company Culture

4.0

Career Growth

4.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

1.Job security of cognizant is very good, u won't be fired until or unless u have performed very very bad for your team or repeatedly committed mistakes for your client.(I have not seen any one fired till now) 2.work culture of cognizant is very nice.When we use to be in office we use to have many competitions, intra team games (some times u will be rewarded if u win) and u can play a lot( TT ) in cafeteria. 3.Management is something which I think is not good for some projects (Metlife) but many of my friends from other projects say they have a very good managers and transparent management. 4.company policies will never let u down,It always keep on changing with change in higher management..and u wont have any problems regarding this....Read More

Dislikes

Only thing I and every other cognizant worker don't like about cognizant is that u can never change projects, technology, domain etc etc and taking release from project is a big headache.Its like you have to swim an ocean and still it's difficult weather u will find any island or not..

Work Details

At beginning u will have your honeymoon time in acedemy and in first couple of months in project, & after your kt u will have some problems but u will know how to manage it. Being absolutely genuine work life depends upon your project, team and client .

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 28 Aug 2021 Report

Qa Lead in Kolkata

Anonymous

Anonymous · Information Technology Department · Cognizant

2.0

Overall Rating

2.0

Category Ratings

3.0

Work-Life Balance

3.0

Skill Development

4.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

3.0

Company Culture

2.0

Career Growth

2.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

As a QA resource, I can vouch for the Job Security and Benefits. But not much good things to say about this company. One advice, if you need to join Cognizant, choose technology on your term, before joining. Learning scope is there as one of the leading learning platform is free for all associates. But if don't get opportunity to work on new skills, not very useful.

Dislikes

Compensation does not increase if you are not a lateral hire. From Testing side, Leadership is poor from Estimation & Planning perspective. Hence in most projects either severe work pressure or sudden high number of ramp downs. Some projects are like black-hole if you get in, impossible to get out unless you resign. Yearly Rating system is biased. Managers and Sr. Managers need more training in soft skill....Read More

Work Details

Working for 8.5 years in Cognizant as a QA Lead.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 26 Jan 2022 Report

Senior Process Associate in Kolkata

Anonymous

Anonymous · Digital Operations Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

2.0

Work-Life Balance

2.0

Skill Development

2.0

Salary & Benefits

5.0

Job Security

5.0

Company Culture

1.0

Career Growth

2.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

The Brand Cognizant. Nothing more or less than that. That's it.

Dislikes

It depends on what project you are in. Please 🙏 guys double check the name of the project you are getting hired for. Do a proper research about that project. For me I was like - This is the end of my job search. But as we all make mistakes management also are human beings, they hired some really exciting people with excellent skillto run the business. Unfortunately that was the reason I thought its time to say good bye. 😉 You will get promotion very easily 😉 only thing is - you need to be a part of politics, and favouritsm. ...Read More

Work Details

It was like - expecting a new movie but you find "Suryavansham". Playing on the screen. Same feeling.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

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Gender Based Ratings at Cognizant

based on 1.5k Kolkata verified reviews

3.8Rated by 505 Women

Rated 3.9 for Job Security and 3.7 for Company Culture

women

3.8Rated by 989 Men

Rated 3.7 for Skill Development and 3.7 for Job Security

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Cognizant Working Days

based on 2.1k Kolkata reviews
Monday to Friday
84%
Rotational Shift
10%
Monday to Saturday
4%
Alternate Saturday off
1%
Other
1%

Cognizant Work Timings

based on 2.1k Kolkata reviews
Flexible timing
Strict (9am - 10pm)
Strict (10am - 8pm)
67%
8%
6%
19% employees reported other strict timings

Cognizant Shift Timings

based on 2.1k Kolkata reviews
Day shift
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88%
12%

Business Travel at Cognizant

based on 2.1k Kolkata reviews
No travel
70%
Within city
19%
Within country
6%
International travel
5%
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