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Cognizant Programmer Analyst Reviews

based on 2.6k reviews
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Overall Rating

3.9

Category Ratings

3.9

Job Security

3.8

Company culture

3.7

Skill development

3.7

Work-Life balance

3.4

Work Satisfaction

3.4

Career growth

3.2

Salary & Benefits

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posted on 04 Mar 2022 Report

Programmer Analyst in Pune

Anonymous

Anonymous · Quality Engineering & Assurance Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

4.0

Work-Life Balance

3.0

Skill Development

3.0

Salary & Benefits

5.0

Job Security

3.0

Company Culture

4.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Cognizant has a very good work culture as compared to few of the other companies in the space. The experience might vary from person to person and depending on what domain you are in or what you're doing. In my case, I got really good training as a fresher but once you're allocated to the projects most of them are support projects and not much scope for growth is there. In terms of salary and benefits, I would say it's not that great when you compare to its American counterparts. When it comes to job security, you can be rest assured. You can be on the bech and still survive nearly 6 months easily. All in all, a good experience as a fresher but I'm ready to move on....Read More

Dislikes

As usual, the office politics and favouritism which does exist in companies this big. Also they really need to amp up their salaries and benifits (including variable pay) which would motivate the individual a lot more.

Work Details

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

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
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

Cognizant Programmer Analyst Reviews based on locations

4.0
Chennai

 (814)

3.7
Kolkata

 (376)

3.9
Pune

 (359)

3.8
Bengaluru/bangalore

 (295)

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 20 Feb 2022 Report

Programmer Analyst in Pune

Anonymous

Anonymous · Software Development Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

3.0

Work-Life Balance

3.0

Skill Development

2.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

4.0

Company Culture

1.0

Career Growth

4.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

As it is my first company and i feeling i m very lucky to have a great supportive team. Company have a great culture, while work from home few of us get internet allowance which is really appreciated. Work live balance you can average, but job security it's great in that case.

Dislikes

The annual hike, ratings, career growth is some part where cognizant needs to work. As they have very bad policies.

Work Details

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

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posted on 09 Mar 2022 Report

Programmer Analyst in Puje

Anonymous

Anonymous · Information Technology Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

5.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

3.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

3.0

Company Culture

3.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Work culture is good, people are nice and supportive.

Dislikes

I feel that cognizant lacks in management. People are assigned to work on technologies they have no interest in. Career growth is really slow. Sometime I feel like I am under appreciated

Work Details

Since I joined cognizant, I have been working from home so can’t say much about work life at cognizant office. But while working from home I do get time to pay attention to my other chores

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
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 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 03 Dec 2021 Report

Programmer Analyst in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · Digital Engineering Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

5.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

4.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

5.0

Company Culture

3.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Good company to start with for freshers. They provide really good training and wonderful work culture. Management is helpful and you can make mentors over here who will help you in your career growth. If you have the capability then you get to work on the latest technologies as well.

Dislikes

Salary/Appraisal is something which I felt is the biggest reason organization see such a high rate of attrition. They are ready to hire someone with less experience and expertise from outside and a higher salary than the current talent they have, but they won't give good increment to them which make them go look for other opportunities.

Work Details

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 23 Feb 2022 Report

Programmer Analyst in Hyderabad/Secunderabad

Anonymous

Anonymous · Insurance Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

2.0

Work-Life Balance

3.0

Skill Development

2.0

Salary & Benefits

5.0

Job Security

4.0

Company Culture

3.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Job security is good and hikes are somewhat better. But does not have much scope in learning new technologies.

Dislikes

Toxic culture and false promises on onsite opportunities. For people who are from degree background have very less salary. They should treat them like normal employee even after 2 years. I see the partiality between people from Degree and B.Tech.

Work Details

Its good but got into support projects so does not have much experience on Development side.

Work days: Monday to Saturday (Flexible Timings)

Anonymous
Programmer Analyst
Hyderabad/Secunderabad

3-8 Yrs

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Chennai

3-8 Yrs

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Gender Based Ratings at Cognizant

based on 13 Programmer Analyst verified reviews

4.8Rated by 3 Women

Rated 4.9 for Skill Development and 3.9 for Company Culture

women

4.2Rated by 10 Men

Rated 4.2 for Work Satisfaction and 4.2 for Job Security

men

Cognizant Working Days

based on 2.6k Programmer Analyst reviews
Monday to Friday
90%
Rotational Shift
7%
Monday to Saturday
2%
Other
1%

Cognizant Work Timings

based on 2.6k Programmer Analyst reviews
Flexible timing
Strict (9am - 6pm)
Strict (10am - 7pm)
74%
11%
4%
11% employees reported other strict timings

Cognizant Shift Timings

based on 2.6k Programmer Analyst reviews
Day shift
Night shift
94%
6%

Business Travel at Cognizant

based on 2.6k Programmer Analyst reviews
No travel
66%
Within city
24%
Within country
7%
International travel
3%
Cognizant Programmer Analyst Salary
based on 23.1k salaries
₹ 4.6 L
₹ 3.8L ₹ 6.3L
At par with the average Programmer Analyst Salary in India
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Health Insurance
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