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Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant, India on Jun 8th, 2020
"need to have consistent feedback process and hence real talent needs to be retained"
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant, United States on Mar 12th, 2020
"Internal processes are cumbersome and inefficient. Managers who discriminate against women are allowed to continue."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant, United States on Dec 5th, 2019
"The company is constructively working towards providing the leadership development required for women to move into senior management and executive roles."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant, United States on Oct 10th, 2019
"Cognizant is a great place to work if you are ready to put your best foot forward. The majority of the workforce is men because of the industry however Cognizant is agressively working to improve the demographics by actively hiring talented women not only into the workplace but also into leadership positions. "
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant, United States on Sep 6th, 2019
"Cognizant is improving as an excellent place for women to work in everything from culture to pay. not quite there but definitely trending toward the positive. "
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant, United States on Jun 25th, 2019
"Get some experience and then move on to an employer who will appreciate your talents."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant, United States on Jun 18th, 2019
"Out of 70 recent additions of AVP/VPs only 5-6 were women. Out of 70 positions that were men, 85% of those onshore US and offshore India/Europe were of Indian decent. Unjustifiable promotions, nepotism, boys club, unfair hiring practices, women leaders replaced by men, women first to be benched, lack of women in leadership, dismissal of women in leadership, men threatened by women in leadership. Retaliation for being a strong women. "
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant, United States on Apr 23rd, 2019
"best place to work. Build working relationship with you team, set expectation and manage your goals"
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Mar 21st, 2019
"Very partial. Favouritism prevails Even if you work hard. Promotions and incentives given to those who butter the boss"
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Mar 6th, 2019
"It is very hit or miss depending on location, manager and work type the experience is very different."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Jan 25th, 2019
"company doing a great job at actively hiring women leaders"
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Dec 14th, 2018
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Dec 12th, 2018
"Great place to work. Management respects employees' life outside work."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Nov 15th, 2018
"Great opportunities are now becoming available and they're doing a lot to advance the careers of women."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Nov 7th, 2018
"It is a US company but is run extensively from offshore."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Sep 21st, 2018
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Sep 11th, 2018
"You need to negotiate strong coming in b/c raises are meager."
"Will get a fair treatment and flexibility. Options for taking non mainstream work types."
"There is not a good work life balance. As a woman I feel my management does not take into account family life."
"Great Environment to work. Team makes sure we are comfortable."
"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."
"A great place to work. Most importantly i feel secured. "
"If there is something you want to be empowered to do within your career you can find it here!"
"The company promotes based on experience and ability and does not allow gender to influence their decision."
"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. "
"If you are sincere in your duties, there will be benefits."
"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. "
"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."
"Depending on the team you join, Cognizant is very flexible. They support working remote; though not initially and are understanding of your needs "
"There is a lot of flexibility for working moms and workload is balanced. "
"It''s a great place for women but depends on the nature of work you are into"
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Aug 23rd, 2018
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Great place to explore your talent. Will get opportunity wherever you have interest. "
"This company treats mean and women equally and provides same opportunities to both."
"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."
"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 . "
"Cognizant promotes a very empowered culture and equal respect for all employees. Leadership pays keen attention to promoting gender diversity."
"The compensation package is great, so bring new ideas and a positive attitude along with patience,"
"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."
"A great and flexible place to work, especially for women. "
"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. "
"Very good place to work for an awesome experience. Treated equally and respectfully."
"Little work-life balance. They would rather someone leave than help relocate someone to help a family situation."
"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."
"As a woman empowered there is opportunity for upward mobility. The most senior leadership is predominantly men as is the sales/account teams. "
"Cognizant is a great place to work and has good flexibility which helps women maintain work-life balance."
"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."
"Great place to learn, work and shine when you have the right attitude."
"Woman... pls come over to Cognizant... This is the right place for you !!!"
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Aug 3rd, 2018
"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!"
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Jul 25th, 2018
"If you need more than 12 vacation days a year, forget about working here."
"In more senior roles, there is much more flexibility for everyone. "
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Jul 11th, 2018
"Great place to work - flexible working hours. A lot of focus on women's initiatives. "
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Jul 10th, 2018
"I see Cognizant as an employer that values diversity and gender balance. It's a wonderful place to work and grow in your career! "
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Jul 6th, 2018
"Please do not join JPMC account of Cognizant ever in your life."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Jul 3rd, 2018
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Jun 8th, 2018
"Cognizant is a great place to work. I love the freedom that is given to employees to carry out their work"
"This employer pays a fair wage and my manager is understanding about work/life balance."
"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."
"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. "
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on May 15th, 2018
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on May 3rd, 2018
"For those who take initiative, it's a great place to grow your career."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Apr 24th, 2018
"Great opportunity, flexible work hours. A great opportunity for women and other diverse cultures. "
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Apr 21st, 2018
"Entrepreneurial, flexible hours, remote/virtual, investing a great deal in diversity and inclusion"
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Apr 13th, 2018
"Great place to work - lots of learning opportunities and growth opportunities. Great flexibility"
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Feb 15th, 2018
"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. "
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Feb 6th, 2018
"Cognizant has excellent career progression for woman with a culture that embraces our values and priorities."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Sep 8th, 2017
"It's culture and work opportunities fall short of western standards in many areas."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Aug 23rd, 2017
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Aug 12th, 2017
"CTS is an unfair employer, always treating men above women. "
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Aug 3rd, 2017
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Jul 23rd, 2017
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Jul 22nd, 2017
"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. "
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on May 25th, 2017
"Great place for woman to work - flexible work and cultural environment"
"Non-consulting roles offer a high level of flexibility with many virtual opportunities."
"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, "
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Apr 5th, 2017
"It is an awful culture for women. Maternity leave is only 7 weeks paid. Just sad."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on Jun 19th, 2016
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on May 9th, 2016
"You are able to handle both work and home. There is also a lot of autonomy "
Anonymous shared this review of Cognizant on May 5th, 2016
"do not expect any family friendly policies lack of women leaders assertive and ambitious women will face daily battles"
"Different culture since company has roots overseas. Very male dominated."
"Heavily tilted towards men, particularly in middle and top management."
"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."
"Have a plan. Focus and demand responsibilities and better roles for yourself. No one cares about your growth."
"It is good company"
"It depends on the department or manager you work for. Very male dominated industry."
"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."
"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."