BPM/Lombardi developer, WESB 2 years experienced (Current Employee), Bangalore, KA – September 13, 2014
Pros: good learning
I have been working on an agile project and have faced a lot of pressure. But still it earned me more learning experience. I had a very nice project mates having fun at tough times at workplace. The hardest part was to take more responsibilities and outings and dinners were most enjoyable.
Programmer Analyst (Former Employee), Bangalore, India – September 11, 2014
Pros: team outings, birthday treats, weekend games
Cons: short deadlines
The day would start with an onsite call with all the tasks for the day being updated and the priority list being set. Usually the call goes on up to 30mins and we then leave for breakfast where we discuss as to how we can handle the assigned task effectively. We start with the modules for the day and work in full fledged spirit until noon. We meet up – more... again during lunch where we talk about the tasks completed and the challenges we faced. We also have fun conversations where various topics of discussions being movie, soccer/cricket game or pulling each others' leg. By the end of the day we document everything been completed and mail the report along with the tasks to the onsite team and wind up for the day. At the time of deliverable we extend the work hours to make sure we double check everything been done and deploy it to the QA or DEV repository.
Working in Cognizant was a journey of fun and learning experiences. – less
Process and Quality Consultant (Current Employee), Chennai, TN – September 10, 2014
Pros: culture and employee friendly policies
Cons: long hours of work
Great Company to Work For, Employee friendly policies. Management is very focused and the vision of the company is great. It encourages all its employees to bring out there best. innovation is the key mantra. A typical day of work is not so typical and full of challenges. You face something new everyday, may it be client's new requirement or change – more... in strategy. A day without a new challenge is very rare. The most enjoyable part of the Job is that you learn something new everyday, which helps beat the monotony of everyday. The project I am in is where the objective of the project was to design and define the Policy and Procedure manuals for the client using ITIL 2011 framework. Co Workers are very talented and helpful. – less
Associate (Current Employee), Chennai – September 9, 2014
I was initially in an Application Maintenance Project and moved to a Development Project. The Project I moved was a developing tools for Legacy System Migration and it was a newly formed team in Cognizant. I am the first person to join the team and was reporting directly to a Director. So totally it started with a two member team. We need to show our – more... proficiency based on that the newly formed team would persist for a long time. It became a research kind of work and we planned to design a framework based on which tools can be built. So with a 2 months of analysis and research over internet we came with an approach of using a Parsing Tool ANTLR and Perl technologies to build tools. With this framework we built our first tool to reverse engineer the Technology PowerBuilder.
After 5 months of development we planned for a demo within Cognizant. Based on this demo Projects working on PowerBuilder Migration will come to know of this tool and they would propose their clients to purchase the tool to use in their project. We received an overwhelming response of about 150 participants for the demo. After that we received about 15 to 20 requests for the Tool. Cognizant was able to win new accomplishments with this tool and we were accoladed well for our work. Now we are about a 8 member team and we are developing tools for COBOL migration to Java. – less