Cognizant

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Cognizant Life Science Department Reviews

based on 379 reviews
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Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

3.9

Job Security

3.9

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 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.

Anonymous
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 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

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posted on 20 May 2021 Report

Associate Java Developer in Kolkata

Anonymous

Anonymous · Life Science Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

4.0

Work-Life Balance

3.0

Skill Development

2.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

2.0

Company Culture

2.0

Career Growth

1.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Job security is ok, recently company policy has been upgraded for leave encashment which is good

Dislikes

Joined as fresher, you'll be given training on particular technology, not based on your choice, but as the company decides. Trainers are not always good; you have to learn by yourself. Trainings and certifications recommended based on project requirement; if you want to skill up yourself to catch up current market trend, you have todo that by yourself. Promotion happens based on supervisor recommendation, not based on your performance. Salary hike is very less. If you are long time in Organization and not able to make some good contacts who can recommend you for better opportunities and promotion, the workplace can be turned out as hell. There is politics - each and every kind. This is service based company - good contacts matter here. Opportunity of new learning is very less. Work culture is very poor....Read More

Work Details

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 16 Feb 2022 Report

Programmer Trainee in Pune

Anonymous

Anonymous · Life Science Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

3.0

Work-Life Balance

1.0

Skill Development

4.0

Salary & Benefits

1.0

Job Security

2.0

Company Culture

1.0

Career Growth

1.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Company policies are good like they have much holidays compare to other MNC companies

Dislikes

They put me in ADM domain which is very bad to for those people who want to make carrier in technical feild. There is no any growth for technical employees. I am working on Excel and creating reports. I am very disappointed for this work. ADM projects benefits to comapny growth not for their employees growth.

Work Details

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Employee Benefits

Azure certifications

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posted on 06 May 2021 Report

Associate Engineer in Kolkata

Anonymous

Anonymous · Life Science Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

3.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

3.0

Salary & Benefits

5.0

Job Security

4.0

Company Culture

3.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

A lot depends on the type of project one lands in. In my 3 years of experience I have been a part of 2 projects, while the first one was miserable both from career growth and mental peace point of view, the second project provided everything one can think of. A lot will depend on your manager and the BU one is in. There are enough learning opportunities. Compensation wise, if your a fresher you will definitely be well paid, but the internal hike and appreciation has been pretty poor lately. For lateral joiners, there is a bouquet of offers presented these days....Read More

Dislikes

Onsite opportunities are very less. The company needs to highly focus on retaining old employees rather than just looking for lateral joiners.

Work Details

Luckily I am part of a development project hence it has given me a lot of scopes to learn and enhance my skills.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 06 May 2021 Report

Team Leader Operations in Navi Mumbai

Anonymous

Anonymous · Life Science Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

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

Learning and other resources to upgrade skills, in addition to this facility like medical insurance and other employee benefit program which create sense of security

Dislikes

Same old politics, if you are favourite then there is no stopping in your career or else even the hardwork doesn't pay here, believe me 3 onsite opportunities passed by to favourites, delay in promotion, poor performance review all in one single year inspite of 10+ years in same company, growth is stagnant such that you will stuck for years on one role if you don't have upper hand. So everything depends on your relation with your manager, 100% purely politics. Even if you try to escalate to HR nothing will happen....Read More

Work Details

It depends on the project you work and management role, if client is not demanding then everything is good, if client is demanding then there will be lots of pressure from management.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

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

Anonymous
posted on 28 Jan 2022 Report

Technical Lead in Chennai Coimbatore

Anonymous

Anonymous · Life Science Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

2.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

3.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

3.0

Company Culture

3.0

Career Growth

4.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Overall experience is fine. Worst project management and managers are doing much much of politics. Especially Alcon project manager.

Dislikes

Non flexibility work environment.

Work Details

Good

Work timings: Strict Timings

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 25 Sep 2021 Report

Associate Quality Assurance Engineer in Pune

Anonymous

Anonymous · Life science Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

4.0

Work-Life Balance

1.0

Skill Development

2.0

Salary & Benefits

5.0

Job Security

3.0

Company Culture

2.0

Career Growth

1.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

I worked in cognizant for 5.4 years. The worst culture I saw. And compny is good only the project and project people are bad. Very very bad experience. Cheap gossip. People tried to involved in personal matter. Personal grudges, possessive. Specially the lady leading projects are worst. If you want to change the project they will threatened you by ur mistakes. Like I ll put u in pdp personal development plan. If u ll not clear there compny will fire you. Community issue. Local language issue. People will talk with their local language though they know some people might not be from same state. The worst person is project manager and director. They ll not resolve ur issue they ll counter attack so that u ll shut ur mouth....Read More

Dislikes

Hr need to nvolve in every type of misbehavior and harassment. Junior are not tell anything doesn't mean they don't have issue.

Work Details

Not so great. No increment no skill development.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This job involves Travel Within City.

Anonymous
posted on 24 Feb 2022 Report

Programmer Analyst in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · Life Science Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

4.0

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

Freedom to implement your own ideas

Dislikes

Growth is very limited and good development projects are rare

Work Details

Overall experience is good. Work life balance is good. Managers are supportive. It's good for freshers.

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 101 Life Science 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

men

Cognizant Working Days

based on 379 Life Science Department reviews
Monday to Friday
89%
Rotational Shift
8%
Monday to Saturday
2%
Alternate Saturday off
1%

Cognizant Work Timings

based on 379 Life Science Department reviews
Flexible timing
Strict (9am - 6pm)
Strict (1pm - 10pm)
70%
9%
5%
16% employees reported other strict timings

Cognizant Shift Timings

based on 379 Life Science Department reviews
Day shift
Night shift
78%
22%

Business Travel at Cognizant

based on 379 Life Science Department reviews
No travel
76%
Within city
14%
Within country
5%
International travel
5%
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