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Cognizant

Headquarters:Teaneck, NJ(07666)10,000+ Employees
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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"best place to work. Build working relationship with you team, set expectation and manage your goals"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Is paid parental leave offered, and if so, how much?
"Yes"
12 Weeks Paid | 4 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"
How supportive is your manager?
1
2
3
4
5
Which benefits are offered?
Pension, Health care

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"Very partial. Favouritism prevails Even if you work hard. Promotions and incentives given to those who butter the boss"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Programmer Analyst, IT
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"No"

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"It is very hit or miss depending on location, manager and work type the experience is very different."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Deputy General Manager, Strategy & Business Development
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"I am a project manager so I have lots of flexibility but others at my location have much less flexibility "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Maybe"

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"company doing a great job at actively hiring women leaders"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Manager Consultant, Strategy & Business Development
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Don't do it. Particularly if you're an Indian woman. The company is dominated by men, particularly of Indian origin who look down on women, especially Indian women."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"No"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Senior Consultant, Healthcare
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"No"

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"Great place to work. Management respects employees' life outside work."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Great opportunities are now becoming available and they're doing a lot to advance the careers of women."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"It is a US company but is run extensively from offshore."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Other"
Position or Department
Director, Marketing
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Maybe"

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"It has flexibility, but like most consultancy firms there is still of a male oriented environment, although women are highly respected and offered equal possibilities to grow."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"You need to negotiate strong coming in b/c raises are meager."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"They're flexible, but sometimes it's unavoidable with teams in India and all over the world."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Will get a fair treatment and flexibility. Options for taking non mainstream work types."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
30 Weeks Paid | 15 Weeks Unpaid
"Cognizant was very supportive and flexible during my maternity time and post joining back too"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"There is not a good work life balance. As a woman I feel my management does not take into account family life."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
5 Weeks Paid | 7 Weeks Unpaid
"maternity leave is 6 weeks with a forced week of vacation leaving it at 5 weeks paid and bonuses are docked because you were on leave. For a large company with a high profile you would think they would consider updating this policy to be more realistic. "
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"No"

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"Great Environment to work. Team makes sure we are comfortable."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"No"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Weeks Paid | 12 Weeks Unpaid
"Paid Maternity need to be extended"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Maybe"

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"The employer supports gender diversity and allows women to compete for leadership rolls. The only gap here is that there is not much of work life balance, people end up point a lot more of additional hours at work to what they are expected too."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Other"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Improve the work life balance for each employee. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"A great place to work. Most importantly i feel secured. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"If there is something you want to be empowered to do within your career you can find it here!"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Director, Human Resources, Human Resources
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"I am easily able to integrate my life and work with full support from both my direct manager and the business leaders I support."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"The company promotes based on experience and ability and does not allow gender to influence their decision."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Cognizant does a great deal to empower women in the workforce. They consistently provide training, lectures, host events, and consistently look for creative ways to empower women. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Other"
Position or Department
Implementation Project Manager, Healthcare
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"For the most part, my Resource Manager, Team, and Company are very flexible and understand work-life balance. I feel very fortunate to work for a company that supports a flexible work schedule. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 6 Weeks Unpaid
"I was permitted to take 6 weeks paid leave and took the remaining 6 weeks off unpaid. "
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"If you are sincere in your duties, there will be benefits."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Choose and demand the role that you will fit in the most, so you dont have to stretch your working hours later - if you are at the stage of your life where work life balance is the top most priority. Most of all - learn to say "NO, I cant" and "YES, I can" as appropriate. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"COE team is allowed to work from home which works great to maintain good work life balance - instead of travelling every week OR moving to brand new place in the middle of school year."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 6 Weeks Unpaid
"I wish my employer could give a break if the new mom couldnt recuperate well in 12 weeks of federal and state approved maternity leave. Some moms have sickness that doesnt necessarily warrant a doctor's certificate to be away from work. I really wish my employer could do something about extending maternity leave in the US. "
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"If you're looking to learn new things/technology, it's a good place to start with. But do not expect any promotions or salary hike."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Other"
Position or Department
Senior Associate, IT
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Depending on the team you join, Cognizant is very flexible. They support working remote; though not initially and are understanding of your needs "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 6 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"There is a lot of flexibility for working moms and workload is balanced. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Human Resources
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"vacation time is outdated, but the flexibility does typically make up for it"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"It''s a great place for women but depends on the nature of work you are into"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Other"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Be careful about the division you join. Ensure senior leadership is supportive because my experience has shown a great difference in how leaders here support or do not support women."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Associate Director, Marketing
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Culture is VERY flexible and I appreciate that as a mother."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
7 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
"It is bare bones but at least it is something. I was treated poorly however both when I announced I was pregnant (removed from a project) and after I returned (questioned by senior leadership about my contributions though I have been a consistently high performer). The second was especially shameful because I had taken the minimum number of weeks - after a c-section in order to return and had only been back 2 weeks when my job was directly threatened by a male VP."
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"This is an excellent environment for self-starting women with strong time management skills. Be proactive about your career path and promotion schedule as it is not handed to you, here or anywhere."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Very supportive of remote (work-from-home) workforce which lends great flexibility to working parents."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"It is a pretty good place to work overall, but the culture seems to promote that you need to work a lot of hours and be available at any time."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"I strongly feel gender diversity should go along with your caliber and capabilities. so my suggestion would be if you are capable you can work with any employer."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Great place to explore your talent. Will get opportunity wherever you have interest. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
26 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
"It was in India. i could avail almost 6 months of paid leave"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"This company treats mean and women equally and provides same opportunities to both."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Position or Department
Performance Engineer, Engineering
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Good company for any Woman employee to work in Cognizant. Though the company is listed in US stock NASDAQ, compensation, overall pay structure and leave benefits can be improved."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Vacation leave benefits need to be improved. This should be increased from 10 days a year to a minimum of 20 days a year. This will help to spend some valuable time with kids and family. This will be a refreshment to begin and run for the next year. Being a mother of two kids, children will look upon us (mother) to spend quality time with them either at home or an outing with nature."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 6 Weeks Unpaid
"The total maternity leave applicable is 12 weeks(6 weeks paid and 6 weeks unpaid). This could be increased to a minimum of 26 weeks (6 months) so that the new mom could spend sometime with the kid, feed mothers milk more frequently at the sametime take care of mothers health in recovering and to prepare and have healthy food and ofcourse take some rest whenever possible."
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Cognizant has great initiatives for Women employees but sometimes it cant be seen being executed at ground level . So I would recommend this place to another woman while asking her to make sure that she raises her voice if she something is going wrong around . "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Providing flexibility in terms of relocation especially for female employees would help them to stay with their families to fulfill their responsibilities while pursuing their career at the same time .having flexibility at Employer side would really empower women and would bring more women in action and would benefit by leveraging their skills ."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Cognizant promotes a very empowered culture and equal respect for all employees. Leadership pays keen attention to promoting gender diversity."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"The compensation package is great, so bring new ideas and a positive attitude along with patience,"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Other"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"that if you are in India , dont join. You will be squeezed for every hour in office but the moment you ask for a work from home as your child is sick, you will be doubted and considered careless."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Other"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"In the US i work for a client so i do not know how cognizant is with employees here in cognizant workplaces but in India (where i worked for 10.5 yrs) , all that matters is your time clocking in office. There is no space for mothers and their concerns with kids. There is no appreciation for work on weekends or late hours from home."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
16 Weeks Paid | 4 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"No"

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"A great and flexible place to work, especially for women. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"I can work from home or manage my work hours as long as I complete my assigned responsibilities"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
"None"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Because there are not as many women in the organization as men so if women even want to do good an go up the ladder, she is always considered as a liability instead of an asset. Because they (men) think that somewhere these women at work will quit the job by giving more preference to their families which is totally incorrect. Men and Women are two different creatures and bring different skills at work. So it is very important to have this balance workforce ratio in any industry because men and women are actually complementary to each other. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"Its only 4 weeks of maternity leave in Cognizant that also Project team will mostly roll you off because they expect you to leave the job after maternity leave."
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"No"

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"Very good place to work for an awesome experience. Treated equally and respectfully."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Weeks Paid | 3 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Little work-life balance. They would rather someone leave than help relocate someone to help a family situation."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Consultant, IT
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"It depends on your client. However, with the increased focus on billability, you are guilt tripped into not using all of your vacation."
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Maybe"

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"If you're thinking about working for Cognizant, ask questions about what your particular department can do to make your hours flexible as well as their leave flexibilities. Cognizant's leave policies do not align with other major technology company leave policies."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Position or Department
Operations Manager, Administrative
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"If you are an employee who works with teammates across other timezones, you can forget about flexibility. You are either on 4am-7am calls or 8pm-10pm calls multiple times a week."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"I took leave with our company before our acquisition by Cognizant. I would dread being pregnant and having to use Cognizant's maternity leave policy which is FMLA and STD only."
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Maybe"

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"As a woman empowered there is opportunity for upward mobility. The most senior leadership is predominantly men as is the sales/account teams. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Product Manager, IT
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Cognizant is a great place to work and has good flexibility which helps women maintain work-life balance."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Other"
Position or Department
Senior Manager, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Find the right place for you. There is no structured career path once you're above a certain level, so you have to create one. If you don't like to network, this is probably not a great place for you."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
VP, Marketing
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Flexibility for me is good, but again, that's a function of the group I'm in. I see very little separation between work and home life, and the requirements of clients often take precedence over someone's personal priorities."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Great place to learn, work and shine when you have the right attitude."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Manager-Projects, IT
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"I am not a parent yet"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Woman... pls come over to Cognizant... This is the right place for you !!!"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Project Manager, IT
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
8 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"The employer is friendly and understanding but the benefits arent great. There are a total of 10 days of paid time off available per calendar year and you need to use that in the 12 months period. No Maternity leaves so decide accordingly if you plan on having child."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Flexibility exists in terms of hours but not in terms of the entire model where you need to work with offshore teams on off hours many a times in the middle of the night. There is no Maternal leaves and if husband and wife work together in same company they cant take fMLA together for same reason."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"I am not a parent yet but there is no Maternity Leave that the company provides currently. The employee has to take FMLA and if she has Shirt Term Disability Insurance then that pays for a portion of salary during this period. The medical plans are good but leave related benefits aren't"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Maybe"

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"The company is very family oriented and provides a provides a good work-life balance. It is constantly growing so there are always new challenges and never a dull moment!"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Senior Manager, Finance
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"If you need more than 12 vacation days a year, forget about working here."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Other"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"No"

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"In more senior roles, there is much more flexibility for everyone. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Position or Department
Associate Director, Human Resources, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"There is very minimal maternity leave"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Cognizant offers a wide variety of roles - it is much more than just a technology firm! In my four years here I have had opportunities for growth and change, and have been given flexibility in my work week. As a forward-thinking and inclusive organization, I feel the firm has a bright future ahead."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Executive Recruiter, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Great place to work - flexible working hours. A lot of focus on women's initiatives. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"I see Cognizant as an employer that values diversity and gender balance. It's a wonderful place to work and grow in your career! "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Please do not join JPMC account of Cognizant ever in your life."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
IT
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Flexibility really depends on your reporting manager. At cognizant's JPMC account, all managers are biased towards women."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Maybe"

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"I've had good experiences here in the four years I've worked in Jessup. I expect some more progressive changes as we continue to align with Cognizant's culture and P&P's."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Position or Department
Associate BPO, Strategy & Business Development
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"So far, the recent changes here at our workplace to sync with Cognizant have resulted in increased flexibility which I love!"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Cognizant is a great place to work. I love the freedom that is given to employees to carry out their work"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"This employer pays a fair wage and my manager is understanding about work/life balance."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Position or Department
Business Analyst, IT
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"It is like a big start-up policies are immature, the work is interesting but you have to fight for yourself to move up and make yourself known."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Women are valued, especially in support roles. Senior level leadership and above to executive level leadership does not have a close ratio of men to women. However, there is a CPO (Chief People Officer) who does advocate for fairness and equal opportunity. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Associate Director
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"The current PTO is 10 days with no adjustment with tenure. "
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
"I did not take maternity leave here but this employer has influenced my personal decision on whether I want to have more children due to only receiving short term disability payments up to 6 weeks. After six weeks you are covered only under the rights of the FMLA act up to 6 more weeks with no pay. "
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Cognizant is starting to make efforts to achieve gender equity but there is a long way to go. Parental leave policies and vacation days are far below competition but other benefits are comparable."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my benefits (e.g. medical, maternity)"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"It greatly varies by department/project - I've had a lot of flexibility on some projects and much less on others."
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"No"

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"For those who take initiative, it's a great place to grow your career."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Great opportunity, flexible work hours. A great opportunity for women and other diverse cultures. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Human Resources
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Entrepreneurial, flexible hours, remote/virtual, investing a great deal in diversity and inclusion"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Director, Human Resources
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Great place to work - lots of learning opportunities and growth opportunities. Great flexibility"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Senior Recruiting Business Partner, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Expect long hours and unachievable standards. The company does not do a great job at training their associates so expect to education yourself on industry trends on your own time. The company allows flexible work hours and support functions and leadership want to do the right thing, however may not be able to implement as quickly to be up to par with the industry standards. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Sr Manager, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
7 Weeks Paid | 2 Weeks Unpaid
"Cognizant does not have a maternity or paternity leave policy. The paid leave was mandated by short term disability guidelines by the government. "
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Cognizant has excellent career progression for woman with a culture that embraces our values and priorities."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Senior Manager, Operations
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"It's culture and work opportunities fall short of western standards in many areas."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"No"

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"It's not a great place for women to work. HR is for developing technical talent - not for employee advocacy. Some men treat women very unprofessionally and there's no structure in place to change that."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Other"
Position or Department
Administrative Assistant
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"No"

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"CTS is an unfair employer, always treating men above women. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"No"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Programmer/Analyst, IT
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"No"

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"It's not a great company for women to work. Only limited women are empowered. And sometimes the way the men treat women is unprofessional."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Other"
Position or Department
Administrative Assistant
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"No"

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"Cognizant is committed to attracting and retaining female talent. As a member of this task force, I see that creating a women positive environment has been a high priority and will continue to be a top concern of the company."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"For non-travel jobs, Cognizant goes above industry standard regarding flexibility. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Depending on the group you work for, you could have a very positive experience or not. The overall culture is very entrepreneurial which is appealing to a great deal of women, but it comes with the challenge to be able to navigate through high ambiguity. It is a very Asian male dominated organization which could bring challenges in the way business is conducted at times. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Senior Manager, Human Resources
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Most folks are able to work remote and make their own schedule as long as they deliver expected results. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Great place for woman to work - flexible work and cultural environment"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Non-consulting roles offer a high level of flexibility with many virtual opportunities."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Upward mobility based on merit and efforts, very competitive pay, which includes bonus opportunities, many women in leadership roles (CFO, General Counsel, Practice leaders), mentoring, "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Not much; it's a great place to work"
Position or Department
Human Resources
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"It is an awful culture for women. Maternity leave is only 7 weeks paid. Just sad."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"No"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Associate Director
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"The client is king at Cognizant. If you're in a client facing role you could be asked to travel and be in front of the client at any point. It's exhausting. However, working from home is the norm so that provides a lot of flexibility."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"No"

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"Although they have indroduced 9 hour time in office as mandatory, I can reccommend this to women here to apply.Not much of work load if under right project."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"You are able to handle both work and home. There is also a lot of autonomy "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Associate Director
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"do not expect any family friendly policies lack of women leaders assertive and ambitious women will face daily battles"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Cognizant can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Account Manager
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
4 Weeks Paid | 12 Weeks Unpaid
"joining back post maternity leave you face an uphill battle since managers become more stringent on facetime work hours most projects do not prefer onboarding working mothers "
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"No"

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"Different culture since company has roots overseas. Very male dominated."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"No"

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"Heavily tilted towards men, particularly in middle and top management."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"No"

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"I have worked there for 5 years. I see much improvement in women's initiatives, but at the end of the day it's consulting and travel and that may not work well for women with children or families. Ironically, the HR team was very challenging to work with because of the leadership team."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
0 Weeks Paid | 6 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Maybe"

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"Have a plan. Focus and demand responsibilities and better roles for yourself. No one cares about your growth."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"It is good company"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"Good company"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Yes"

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"It depends on the department or manager you work for. Very male dominated industry."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Operations
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Maybe"

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"I would not depend on leaving it to the management to get my promotion/raise. I would fight tooth and nail for my dues. I would also speak up about why technical projects went to the men, and why women were kept out of the company's upcoming strategies."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"No"

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"You must understand that this is an Indian outsourcing company at heart. The culture is harsh and abrasive. Internal systems (pay, expense reports, yadada) are all vintage early '90's and so fragmented it makes you wonder about the IT services being sold to clients. If you are at a Tier 1 firm such as Accenture, PwC, Deloitte, etc. DO NOT come over unless you can get into the C-Suite and will truly yield some influence and have true power. They are seeking experienced hires with promises of quick promotions due to growth and their alleged entrepreneurial spirit. DON'T fall for it. If you still want to go, make sure you get the salary you want up front or walk away. Salary adjustments are nominal and promotions primarily go to Indian Nationals (men 90-80% and women 10-20%) there area few token North Americans who advance but I have only seen NA males receive promotions in the last two years. My experience has proven this is an EEOC / lawsuit waiting to happen. I have chosen to leave and get out versus pursue legal action but please, do consider how you feel about being in situations where Indian National colleagues will be publicly abusive. If you disagree with the treatment and push back, you will be blackballed- not them, There is no reward or recognition of any note - just churn and burn."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Sr Consultant, Strategic Services
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"No"

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"Very unstructured on-boarding process. For a technology company, terrible technical support. No instructions or information on how to get up and running on corporate computer systems."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Cognizant to other women?
"Maybe"

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