Cognizant Technology Solutions
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It has been a fun experience so far working for this company, you get to work with a lot of different clients and you learn a lot which was my main goal and I accomplished it
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Good place

Good place to start career. Good work culture.Can gain a lot of experience. Had fun at work.Management was really supportive. It all dependents on clients.
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management does not care for their employees all it cares of their contract with other companies and how to get more business. Workplace culture depends on the client site. Too hard to deal or negotiate with HR, no career progression.
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Always busy

It's an ok place to work but there's no room for advancements. There are great benefits such as insurance and advancing IT certificates. You only get $500 a year plus free access to Udemy. Too many persons acting as manager you don't know who to report to and not want to step on anyone heads


Paid certifications Good health insurance Work from home


High stress and no room for growth Project changes often
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Bad management. Reputed company. Bad immigration policies.

Bad management. Reputed company. Bad immigration. They promise you a lot but promises are not fulfilled. They have good benefits. Management is not empowerd.
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environement productif

gestion 360 degrees pour faciliter la reussite des engagements des employes
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over all its good

good place to work if you have the correct qualification, also be timely in all the aspects and never let your personal life get affected due to work hours.


long hours
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Very toxic culture as of now

Cognizant was great in 2009s. Now its slowly deprecating and not a fit environment to work in! The change in CEO has brought down the company's enthusiasm, and HR is no more in connect with people! Less promotions, poor salary payments etc. is making the company dwindle! No more motivation!
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Great place to work

Abundance of growth opportunities for motivated individuals. Company has done well to develop a highly collaborative remote working environment. Great place to meet and learn from like-minded individuals.


Support and opportunity


High volume
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Worst Company

I dont advice this company to anyone. No equity on site between workers. No loyalty works, only relations. If you are in good relation and ask for nothing with the managers you can get more salary or change posion. This was the worst place I have worked in my life. Dont thinl that company is big as its name.
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Good for starting Career

It's a good place to start one's career as a fresher. But don't expect much growth. Especially for experienced professionals. Compensation is moderate. Work life balance is not great.
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Not bad

overall ok experience. Not much of career growth can be expected. Since it is big company you sometimes would feel left out.
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A good launching pad for one's career

Cognizant is a good launching pad for one's career. It is a well structured and well run large organization, with established processes in place. As such it is a safe bet, nothing too wildly exciting. There is still scope for adventure, but these opportunities will be in specific pockets and one would have to be really well connected and lucky to land up on these consistently. As such it is also a good place for mid level professionals who are not highly "career-driven" and enjoy a somewhat balanced lifestyle.
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Good place to start the career

Good place to start the career. opportunities are very limited, it's hard to switch from one business Unit to another. Forced to work on projects only under the same Associate director. Your profile, knowledge or aspirations will not be considered, need to strive hard to find projects yourselves. I have no clue on what the Workforce team does.


Respectable organization


Everything else
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Great company to work with

Great company to work with, excellent management support. In general I enjoyed working at Cognizant, team and manger were great and work was interesting.
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Great Benefits but Mismanagement

Pros: 1. Good benefits 2. Friendly co-workers 3. Flexible Schedule Cons: 1. Mismanagement - they hired Team and Project Managers who don't seem to know what they are doing, and that explained the high turnover rate. 2. No growth - rather than promoting the ones from the existing team members, they preferred to hire someone else. 3. HR did not respond to your inquiries 4. Incentives were really at the minimum and seem like a joke 5. Insecure job position as they only depend on 1 client, and you would have to expect that your project terminated at any time if the client doesn't extend the job contract with Cognizant, so don't expect to build a long career at Cognizant. 6. False promises by the Management, especially when they promised us for reimbursements which never be materialized.
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Good for males only

Cognizant is the worst place to work for. This place is not highly recognized, so if you can work with a highly respectable company please do so. From my experience, it seems as though this place is male dominated; only males are given the chance to be leaders. Female leaders, they are ignored and pushed aside. HR is only in India. So if you work in North America, be prepared to only talk to India - because they are clearly qualified for US, and Canadian HR policies and law. HR is also hard to reach not knowing how to answer any of your inquiries. Cognizant system often is down and has been hacked. Hard to navigate and every week associates have difficulty to input timesheets. If you cannot input your timesheets you will not get paid - even being told that you are on salary. If your paycheque depend on paying your bills, be prepared to pay for late fees. Cognizant payroll - make errors every pay cheque and pay you the remainder within the next pay schedule. No exceptions because they are unable to make any payments unless on scheduled pay dates - sounds like they are incompetent. Cognizant management is the worst. No communication at all. But when you don't communicate, you get feedback. Here's feedback for Management: COMMUNICATE. If you don't understand what that means - take a course. What have i learned? I learned how to be a robot, don't think. Micromanaged - just being told what to do.


Benefits start day of hire


9 hr workdays with no pay for breaks
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Very Bad Management

Extremely bad experience, very poor management, although the project was really challenging the performance of the team leaders and the project manager was poor with very limited experience. They did not quite understand the project and created a toxic workplace where it's difficult for workers to shine. Managers had personality issues and they were hired with insufficient interpersonal skills to be managers in the first place.


The office space is appropriate


The work environment is toxic
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Cognizant is one of the best company

I worked in cognizant company as a SQL server administrator, I had a good experience over there and there my roles and responsibilities are performing Database refreshes from Prod to Lower environments and mask the data in lower environment. Giving permissions to the users as per the approvals, troubleshooting disk space issues and SSRS reports configuration and deployments. Experience working with Azure SQL Database Import and Export Service. Deploying SSIS packages for automation and working on Change Tasks (CTASKS) as per the steps. Actively involved in Queue management (Assigning tickets to the team members to avoid SLA breaches) etc.
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Over all work culture was good till COVID risis. No comments on the rest please. Thank you Cognizant for everything. Almost spent 8 years here so mix memories.
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Typical workplace but with a strong work ethic.

Typical workplace but with a strong work ethic. Management support depends on the individual account management. Long hours appreciated. Career growth and immigration is dicey.
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3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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