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Associate (Current Employee) –  Greenville, SC11 October 2017
Management could improve. Not very much transparent.
Workplace culture is good. Their appraisal is similar to other IT industries and very saturated in onshore.
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fun way to learn and lead
Mainframe Developer , Mainframe Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 September 2017
I love working with Cognizant because of its,
1. work ethics
2. work culture
3. No time restrictions apart from finishing the task
4. Friendly peers
5. the projects
Pros
timings and work ethics
Cons
travel duration
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Not a good place to work
Manager (Current Employee) –  New Jersey5 September 2017
too much uncertainty in the organization at this point in time. people are being threatened to pick up projects are impractical locations and HR is in on this with the management
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Work Life balance is very hard
Automation Lead (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 August 2017
I have been working with Cognizant over 2 years and worked multiple projects.They have very limited presence in Canada, Bringing lot of resources from off shore.
Pros
Competitive package
Cons
Poor Work life balance
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good compensation but stress work
IT Helpdesk/ System Analyst (Former Employee) –  National Capital Region16 August 2017
> too much stress on the work force
> less opportunity for growth and promotion
> in need of a bigger work force
> no definite work load
> good compensation
> good colleagues
> good work location
Pros
free drinks
Cons
long hours, limited workforce
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Productive
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Ontario11 August 2017
Nice company. Alot to learn.
Work life balance depend on project.
Management is slightly going down. Earlier it was really great.
You can learn if you want to learna and is same in every company
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Typical IT services based organization
Manager, Projects (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 July 2017
Open culture that rewards initiatives and innovation.
Pros: Organization invests in people preparing for future industry trends.

Cons: Work-Life balance.

Salary: Matching to market median
Pros
Organization invests in people preparing for future industry trends.
Cons
Work-Life balance.
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Once good company now not
Lead small and midsize projects (Current Employee) –  India, Hong Kong, Canada16 July 2017
Has been in this company for 10 years, never seen such downfall.
It was always been a good place to work in past, but since last year scenario has changed. They are laying off people for no reason, giving less score in appraisal, not giving hike on time. I would not recommend this company to anyone anymore.
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Fun place to work. Very professional but hard working
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) –  Indian Landing, ON13 July 2017
I have spend almost 4 years in this organisation. It has a great working environment, best team I have worked with, hardworking, productive and competitive. One of my best professional phase.
Pros
Cab Service, big pantry, good infrastructure
Cons
Long odd hours
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Nice work Ethics and Management
Performance Test Consultant (Current Employee) –  Scotland, ON26 June 2017
I joined Cognizant in 2012. Nice work Ethics and Management organised the verticals and horizantals.

Great work culture and great amount of projects.
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Fantastic Organization
Senior QA Lead (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON15 June 2017
Pros
Huge learning experience. Coworkers were very supportive and friendly. Appreciates new ideas and out of the box approaches. Very flexible and accommodating when it comes to business - personal needs.

Cons
Role misalignment and redundancy. Lack of opportunities to switch to the next role. No Real growth.
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fun at work place
QA Analyst, CANADA (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 June 2017
Company is more revenue driven and client focussed than taking care of employees, made multiple false promises during hiring but nothing was done later
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No Work Life Balance
Sr Dynamics CRM Consultant (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON5 June 2017
Constantly on call with Offshore Team. Almost no Work/Life Balance.
Totally burn out for trying to meet unrealistic deadlines. Management is incompetent, and will not listen to any constructive opinions.
Pros
Salary.
Cons
Everything else.
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Hardest part of the job - the benefits do NOT make up for this disadvantage
Programmer Analyst -> Developer (Current Employee) –  multiple locations (depends on client)3 June 2017
Management (esp. for client-client relations & project management) is terrible - leading to over-demanding timelines that are not possible to be achieved. This means that developers (my position) and testers have to suffer through plenty of unpaid overtime just to accomplish mgmt's unrealistic demands.
Furthermore, your bonus is determined by a single grade given by your manager you have when you end the year. If you have a mean (understatement) boss who grades you lowly, all your effort throughout the year is rendered obsolete and your bonus will be meager; regardless of the number of projects you were involved in.
Pros
Insurance benefits - really the only thing worth mentioning
Cons
Terrible management are a sufficient con to make your work life as difficult as possible, bad bonus system
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Fun environment
Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 May 2017
Its an enabling environment to work. Do consulting for multiple companies.
Gives an opportunity to learn New tools/technologies etc.
Better work life balance.
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Good if you work hard
Consultant (Current Employee) –  Stamford, CT28 May 2017
Not so good if you want work life balance. Don't expect to stop working after client hours, because there are many who are willing to do that. And obviously, if somebody is putting 12 hours against your 8 hours s/he is going to get all the appreciations/promotions.
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Work balance life
Sr. Technology Specialist (Current Employee) –  Hermitage, TN23 May 2017
Good to work in client location
employment benefits are not as per market
training are limited to location vise. its tough to get training in onsite locations
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Best work environment to start with.
Programmer analyst trainee (Former Employee) –  Siruseri , Chennai18 May 2017
There is a good work/life balance. The training was very effective. Loved working for the company, but the pace of growth in the company is very slow, Would need years to reach the top chain.
Pros
Working environment
Cons
Lack of growing opportnities
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Nice workplace for beginners
Test lead (Current Employee) –  Brampton9 May 2017
Nice work place for beginners and intermediate level. Gets too political as you move up the ladder. Crazy working hours
Pay package is not revised frequently.
Pros
ability to work remote, paid vacation.
Cons
very long hours, pay package
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average workplace
Programmer Analyst (Former Employee) –  Cochin, SK5 May 2017
the chance to give something back, share my skills, learn new skills, share my knowledge and gain new experiences different from the ones i was familiar with
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