Cognizant

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Cognizant Senior Systems Engineer Reviews

based on 384 reviews
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Overall Rating

3.9

Category Ratings

3.9

Job Security

3.6

Company culture

3.5

Skill development

3.5

Work-Life balance

3.4

Work Satisfaction

3.4

Career growth

3.3

Salary & Benefits

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posted on 01 Apr 2021 Report

Senior Systems Engineer for 2.2 years in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · IT Infra Department · Current Employee · 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

1.0

Company Culture

1.0

Career Growth

1.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Highlights of CTS are you will have job security if your project is going good. Company policies often changes and if you contact Talent Manager or HRs they will suggest what needs to be done. During Covid times, company provides laptops, desktops, furniture for some set of employees. We got Udemy learning website for free until Covid pandemic got over. Overall its a good service based company and you should learn the skills and jump out. Cab facility was good before Covid....Read More

Dislikes

As you all know, CTS had high attrition rate in the year 2020-21. Salary is average and there is no benefits. Management people block the interaction between associates to higher management and they is no 1-1 discussions even for appraisal meetings also. If you obey what they say, work like a slave for more than 13 hours per day youwill get 4 or 5 rating. No career growth and opportunities if you're an PA resource. Managers won't help and they will put mental pressure if you're planning to switch or going to other projects. Not a friendly environment but pay was average and good depending upon the requirement....Read More

Work Details

IT Service Desk L1 and L2 support

Work days: Rotational Shift (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 02 May 2020 Report

Senior Systems Engineer in Kolkata

Anonymous

Anonymous · Banking and Financial Services Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

4.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

4.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

4.0

Company Culture

1.0

Career Growth

2.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Learning: Cognizant is having an immense source of free learning platforms as Udemy, Pluralsight, Degreed, and many more. It is having its own state of the art Cognizant learn and Learning Studio which has an immense capability to help it's employees to learn, nurture and grow themselves towards the overarching demand of current market scenario. Even if someone is not able to get a niche project, they can engage themselves with these platform and learn meanwhile. Training: Since we joined Cognizant as an Engineer Trainee IT IS through AMCAT, we did not get any kind of training from Cognizant, except that soft skill training and on job training. But yes, I wanted at that time to have a technical training. Job Security: I am not the right person to comment on this. But as per my experience over the last 03 years, if you are tagged to a reputable billable project, there is always a job security within Cognizant even if you are getting news of job cuts, lay offs, etc. Salary/Appraisal: Stared the career with a CTC of 3.38 lpa and even after spending almost 03 years with Full dedication and commitment, I am earning 4.20lpa. Based on this data, anyone can predict that this organisation was not like its past days where associates used to have great salary hikes or appraisal year over year. Politics: It is everywhere, it is in the blood of humans and so here it is. You could not blame an organisation for politics. We the people used to make politics. Organisation is having a great culture. So just refrain yourself from such activities, work hard and grow, that would be the key to move forward. Work life balance: For me it is completely a mess.But if you are in a kind of developer or testing role, you could expect a 09 hours 5 days a week, Being in 24* 7 support project, we have simply lost our lives in just those 27k salary. ...Read More

Dislikes

Career Growth: It may vary from people to people, but for me, it is terrible. If you have joined this organisation as an Engineer Trainee IT IS having a role of application support analyst, Global service desk analyst, or some fancy kind of 24*7 L1 kind of support project, your career is really at risk of being on a growth trajectory being attached to this organisation for more than 02 years of your initial career. My advice to all of such associates, please help yourself to learn in those periods, grow your technical skills and try to find out a niche project within organisation or please move out of the company. Because if you stayed doing so for more than 03 years, you will simply ruin your life and make yourself vulnerable in such a way that you will never leave this organisation due to shortcomings in skills being grown over those years. Work Life Balance: If you are in a 24*7 project, there is no work life balance....Read More

Work Details

Work timings: Flexible Timings

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 29 Oct 2021 Report

Sr. Systems Engineer in Bengaluru

Anonymous

Anonymous · Incident Management Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

2.0

Work-Life Balance

3.0

Skill Development

3.0

Salary & Benefits

3.0

Job Security

2.0

Company Culture

3.0

Career Growth

2.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Since it is an MNC and has large numbers of employees across globe, it is commendable how people are responsible enough to do their job with full dedication and focus. Company has made wfh scenario possible.

Dislikes

Management is too much into cost cutting, favoritism is quite noticeable. No fun activities or outings, we are into work for whole year. People who actually work are pushed into workload and stress. Increase in number of working hours is something which makes no sense.

Work Details

It is good but there are so many better opportunities out there.

Work days: Rotational Shift (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous

Cognizant Senior Systems Engineer Reviews based on locations

4.2
Chennai

 (80)

4.1
Pune

 (60)

3.6
Kolkata

 (39)

posted on 05 Jan 2022 Report

Senior System Engineer in Kolkata

Anonymous

Anonymous · Cloud Infrastructure Services Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

3.0

Work-Life Balance

1.0

Skill Development

4.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

4.0

Company Culture

2.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

As a fresher, I really enjoyed the work culture and team work.

Dislikes

It all depends on Projects / Managers / Technology. Unfortunately the manager who hired me had changed in a year and there were no steps taken by the new manager to upskill freshers or allow them to change project / technology. One of the reason so many have left Cognizant. Even though there are some people in this company who are amazing, motivated and great to work with.

Work Details

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 13 Jan 2022 Report

Senior Systems Engineer in Kolkata

Anonymous

Anonymous · It Infrastructure Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

3.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

4.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

4.0

Company Culture

4.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Internet bill payments, package, company policies is good.

Dislikes

Work pressure, shift timings etc.

Work Details

Not good

Work days: Rotational Shift (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This job involves Travel Within City.

Anonymous
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posted on 06 Apr 2021 Report

Senior Systems Engineer in Kolkata

Anonymous

Anonymous · It Services Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

5.0

Work-Life Balance

4.0

Skill Development

2.0

Salary & Benefits

3.0

Job Security

3.0

Company Culture

2.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Cognizant gives importance to work-life balance and it is not very difficult to give time to family while working here. Micro-management does not happen a lot.

Dislikes

Here opportunities are more important than an individuals aspiration. It is very hard to get a project as per ones aspirational skills. Management and HR does not give much importance to employee's aspirations. Salary is not always as per industry standard. There is huge pay difference between resources of same designation with same work experience and same kind of performance. There is no logical explanation from the company as to why it happens....Read More

Work Details

Senior Systems Engineer, working in a huge team of 20+ resources. My job generally involves providing L1.5/L2 support to a wide range of java applications and also provide automation solutions wherever possible. Working in Cognizant for 4.5 years now.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 17 Nov 2021 Report

Senior System Engineer in Pune

Anonymous

Anonymous · Information Technology Department · Cognizant

3.0

Overall Rating

3.0

Category Ratings

2.0

Work-Life Balance

3.0

Skill Development

2.0

Salary & Benefits

4.0

Job Security

3.0

Company Culture

4.0

Career Growth

1.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

The balance of work life is totally inclined with entities like gender , age , experience , location , minority , majority In a MNC organisation it’s not feasible to go through little aspects that can bring in a lot of change in your personal life , health , wealth and family . All must read the latest suicide news from cognizant campus Pune . It’s a clear example of what impacts weak hearted at cognizant ...Read More

Dislikes

Cognizant doesn’t holds too long to it’s employee If he/she decides to leave the company since they have insights of what wrong is going on with employees within organisation

Work Details

I have been doing night shifts from past 13 months and there is no rotation and just stagnancy in the shift causing major health problems.

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This job involves Travel Within City.

Anonymous
posted on 25 Feb 2022 Report

Senior Systems Engineer in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · Infrastructure Support Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

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

Well reputed company and we can learn so many things and develop our skills.

Dislikes

They will not give hike

Work Details

Yes, it's quite normal since WFH.i didn't went foe office yet.

Work days: Rotational Shift (Flexible Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 02 Nov 2021 Report

Senior System Engineer in Chennai

Anonymous

Anonymous · It Infrastructure 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

4.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

More opportunities to learn new technologies and work wide

Dislikes

It's not appreciated on increased work timings to 10 hours, that is really bad and discouraging employees to leave the company asap !

Work Details

It's good and very flexible to work at CTS and balance the work life

Work days: Monday to Friday (Strict Timings)

Work related travel: This is a desk job.

Anonymous
posted on 14 Jan 2022 Report

Senoir System Engineer in Bangalore

Anonymous

Anonymous · Cloud Infrastructure Services Department · Cognizant

4.0

Overall Rating

4.0

Category Ratings

3.0

Work-Life Balance

1.0

Skill Development

1.0

Salary & Benefits

3.0

Job Security

1.0

Company Culture

3.0

Career Growth

3.0

Work Satisfaction

Likes

Company is average & adopts new technologies. I Worked here for 3 years.

Dislikes

No Much allowances as it is a service based company. Poor upper management.

Work Details

Work timings: Flexible Timings

Anonymous

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Gender Based Ratings at Cognizant

based on 13 Senior Systems Engineer 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 384 Senior Systems Engineer reviews
Rotational Shift
56%
Monday to Friday
43%
Alternate Saturday off
1%

Cognizant Work Timings

based on 384 Senior Systems Engineer reviews
Flexible timing
Strict (9am - 5:30pm)
Strict (10pm - 7am)
70%
6%
3%
21% employees reported other strict timings

Cognizant Shift Timings

based on 384 Senior Systems Engineer reviews
Day shift
Night shift
64%
36%

Business Travel at Cognizant

based on 384 Senior Systems Engineer reviews
No travel
66%
Within city
27%
Within country
4%
International travel
3%
Cognizant Senior Systems Engineer Salary
based on 3.6k salaries
₹ 4.9 L
₹ 3.8L ₹ 6.6L
At par with the average Senior Systems Engineer Salary in India
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Free Transport
(195)
Cafeteria
(150)
Health Insurance
(137)
Soft Skill Training
(121)
+8 more benefits
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tell something that you are proud of in the recent time.
Q2.
What is your strength and weakness?
Q3.
1 round was written. Then technical round following that was he round.
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Interview questions depends on role
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