We crowdsource Cognizant's maternity, paternity and parental leave policies, based on Cognizant's employee reviews and anonymous tips from Cognizant employees.

Cognizant Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies

Cognizant offers 7 weeks of paid maternity leave, 26 weeks of unpaid maternity leave and 0 weeks of paid paternity leave. This information is based on anonymous tips submitted by employees.

Benefits Lower Median/
Consensus
Upper Corrections,
Tips & Comments
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 7
7
67% Consensus
26
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Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks)
26
Median
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Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)
0
100% Consensus
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Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks)
?
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Technology: B2B Tech Services Maternity and Paternity Leave

How many weeks of paid maternity, unpaid maternity, paid paternity and unpaid paternity leave do employers in the Technology: B2B Tech Services industry offer?

Benefits Median Average
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 12 11
Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 6 9
Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks) 6 8
Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks) 7 9
Maternity Leaves Taken at Cognizant
    • Madam glassceiling
    • 0 weeks paid
    • 6 weeks unpaid
    • cognigal
    • 4 weeks paid
    • 12 weeks unpaid
    • Bosslady231801
    • 26 weeks paid
    • weeks unpaid
    • IntentionGirl123727
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 6 weeks unpaid
    • GirlBossanova157307
    • 12 weeks paid
    • weeks unpaid
    • Kamilla
    • 16 weeks paid
    • 4 weeks unpaid
    • IntentionGirl324439
    • 12 weeks paid
    • weeks unpaid
    • GirlBossanova654642
    • 8 weeks paid
    • 3 weeks unpaid
    • Ladyboss412192
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 6 weeks unpaid
    • Bosslady414524
    • 12 weeks paid
    • weeks unpaid
    • UpperMiddleMissmanagement
    • 7 weeks paid
    • weeks unpaid
    • IntentionGirl649840
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 6 weeks unpaid
    • Balanced551234
    • 30 weeks paid
    • 15 weeks unpaid
    • Ladyboss668990
    • 5 weeks paid
    • 7 weeks unpaid
Cognizant Maternity Leave Comments
  • "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 " - Anonymous
  • "It was in India. i could avail almost 6 months of paid leave" - Anonymous
  • "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." - Anonymous
  • "None" - Anonymous
  • "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." - Anonymous
  • "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. " - Anonymous
  • "Cognizant was very supportive and flexible during my maternity time and post joining back too" - Anonymous

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