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On average, employees at Cognizant give their company a 4.0 rating out of 5.0 - which is 3% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Cognizant employees are QA Analysts submitting an average rating of 4.6 and Associate Directors also with a rating of 4.6.

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4.0
Average Rating
(based on 883 Cognizant Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.9
Growth Opportunities
3.8
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.2
Rewards You Receive
3.6
Support You Get
4.0
Way You Work
4.2
Work Setting
4.0
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"Cognizant is a good company to work with. But with its business growing, they have to focus on growth of employees as well. Cognizant has a strong leadership focused towards growth of organization. Company has an excellent reputation for initiating visas and green card for its employees."
Posted 9 years ago in Teaneck, NJ
Programmer Analyst

"I miss my company alot"

What do you like about working at Cognizant?

"No bond and they give oppurtunity to select their own career."

Programmer Analyst

"A good one !!!"

What do you like about working at Cognizant?

"Conducive work environment and a lot of scope to learn."

What don't you like about working at Cognizant?

"Nothing in particular"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Give the entire ownership of a module to a Module leader."

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

4.0
Cognizant (944)

4.8 Highest Rated in this Industry is National Notary Association (14)
1.5 Lowest Rated in this Industry is National Safety Council (29)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (3,543)
Technical Consultant

"I only worked there 8 mos. They bought the company I was with (Fathom Consulting), and I didn't want to stick around to see how they would treat us."

What do you like about working at Cognizant?

"When they were Fathom Consulting, it was like working at Accenture. They had the same type projects and often where at the same clients since they were mainly former Accenture people. The compensation was really good."

What don't you like about working at Cognizant?

"When Cognizant bought Fathom Consulting, I felt they did it to gain market share. I did not want to work for a company that I didn't see as needing a North American Consulting practice when they focus on out-sourcing."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Good luck"

Business Consultant

"Cognizant Technology put me on a project back at my former employer, which is what made me secure. However, because the company mainly dealt with off shoring it wasn't the right company for me."

What don't you like about working at Cognizant?

"The company was an off shoring company based mainly out of India."

Assistant Project Manager

"Great company, would love to get back, however they do not have openings in this location yet"

What do you like about working at Cognizant?

"Great work culture, open and fosters creativity"

Programmer Analyst

"Good way to access the candidates abilities"

What do you like about working at Cognizant?

"Good working environment. Have good chances to work in new technologies."

Programmer Analyst

"Cognizant is a fair, good place to work at,with excellent growth opportunities."

Programmer Analyst

"Best place to work"

What do you like about working at Cognizant?

"Environment and Infra Structure"

What don't you like about working at Cognizant?

"nothing"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Co-operative and always ready to help and guide their employees."

Software Developer

"I started my career with CTS as IT-Ops-Executive and company helped me grow as System Analyst and manage service delivery efficiently."

What do you like about working at Cognizant?

"Cognizant happen to screen intelligent and smart people during hiring process. That makes your work-experience different and service delivery much more reliable."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Prepare well and screen your resume and make sure you have not mantioned anything you are not so confident."

What don't you like about working at Cognizant?

"Because Cognizant is so keen in screening process; it is difficult to get people to work in a project when you truly need.."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Take time to understand operational & managerial challenges beside project profitability."

UI Designer

"It's good to work there."

Senior Systems Executive

What do you like about working at Cognizant?

"Fast, competitive environment . Good industry exposure and scope of work"

What don't you like about working at Cognizant?

"Because we worked away from the client it was difficult to mentor with the onsite team. It would have been nice to have an opportunity to learn more about latest technology at the client environment"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Better client interaction and mentorship programs"

Programmer Analyst

"A great experience."

Senior DBA

"Worst company I ever work with... Don't join."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Consider it to be your last option."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Grow up"

Programmer Analyst

What do you like about working at Cognizant?

"The Working Environment and the scope for a Fresher to explore himself"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"yes.Should be good at Communicating and technical at a normal pace."

What don't you like about working at Cognizant?

"The salary and the Opportunities"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Lot of politics were present in Senior management Level,which indirectly affected the Projects and in turn the Opportunities for the Employees at lower level"

Cognizant Employee

"Good place to work...But a very bad place if you want to earn more money"

What do you like about working at Cognizant?

"Great environment to work"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Go ahead and join if you want new learning opportunities.Don't join if you are looking for more pay/compensation.you will never get that."

What don't you like about working at Cognizant?

"The performance management is poor and the career growth is very less"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Please do have eye on the performance management.you may loose valuable resources due to poor HR /compensation policy"

Cognizant Reviews FAQs

Is Cognizant a good company to work for?

Cognizant has an overall rating of 4.0 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 883 Cognizant Review Ratings left anonymously by Cognizant employees, which is 3% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 97% of employees would recommend working at Cognizant.

Does Cognizant pay their employees well?

Cognizant employees earn $71,000 annually on average, or $34 per hour, which is 8% higher than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 592 Cognizant employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Cognizant Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working at Cognizant?

97% of employees would recommend working at Cognizant with the overall rating of 4.0 out of 5. Employees also rated Cognizant 3.9 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.6 for Rewards You Receive, 3.8 for Growth Opportunities and 4.0 for support you get.

What are the pros and cons of working at Cognizant?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Cognizant to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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