CTS(Cognizant)

This review is written by Pradeep Kumar Mishra.

Brand Value: Yuppie I guess Cognizant as potential advantage in this. It maintains a good brand in India. But its low salary puts it on the other side of this brandL

Career growth and onsite opportunities? Career growth is not very fast. Normally anybody has to wait for 3 years for first promotion as Associate from Programmer Analyst. Onsite opportunities depend on the individual project. But overall I guess in Cognizant onsite opportunities are more than any of the other companies like TCS/Wipro/Infy etc

How is work environment and how efficient is the communication b/w teams or department? Work Environment is not so good. My personal experience is pathetic in this company. In Chennai maximum of the members would be Tamil (this is obvious), but onsite meeting in my team is also in Tamil. So for me the work environment is pathetic.
Communication b/w departments are fine and I appreciate this.

Work pressure/Work – life balance. Depends on project, but overall its fine.

Satisfaction with salary and quality of work. Very very very poor. A simple example is the pay package for 2006 pass outs and 2007 passouts.I am 2006 batch. Our Package was 2.11(includes 20K incentive). Our Juniors were offered 2.50(includes 20K incentive).And our revise package w.e.f May 2007 is 2.60(20K incentive).So we have only 10K annually salary diff from our juniors .At the same time the salary of Infy and TCS for 2006 batch is 2.75L Plus. Very bad quality of work overall.

What type of work they do: Product development, Services etc. Or if mix of these then what at percent? Mostly services.

Job security. 110% unless you are very poor performing (I don’t think anybody will be)

Some positives and negatives of the company. Not good if you want to develop your technical skills. Neither good in pay part. I don’t thing any positive part of this company.

Do you recommend your company to others? Yes or No and Why? A big No for friends. There are so many reasons which are already discussed.

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60 Responses to CTS(Cognizant)

  1. Anonymous says:

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  14. Anonymous says:

    yes i do agree with Pradeep.Cognizant has to think much on Pay Part to hold their talents.Being a 2006 passout i know that number of guys are not at all satisfied with salary and they are just waiting for 1 year job exp,so that they can switch to another job.Well good review:-)

  15. Anonymous says:

    yes i do agree with Pradeep.Cognizant has to think much on Pay Part to hold their talents.Being a 2006 passout i know that number of guys are not at all satisfied with salary and they are just waiting for 1 year job exp,so that they can switch to another job.Well good review:-)

  16. Anonymous says:

    yes i do agree with Pradeep.Cognizant has to think much on Pay Part to hold their talents.Being a 2006 passout i know that number of guys are not at all satisfied with salary and they are just waiting for 1 year job exp,so that they can switch to another job.Well good review:-)

  17. Anonymous says:

    yes i do agree with Pradeep.Cognizant has to think much on Pay Part to hold their talents.Being a 2006 passout i know that number of guys are not at all satisfied with salary and they are just waiting for 1 year job exp,so that they can switch to another job.Well good review:-)

  18. Anonymous says:

    yes i do agree with Pradeep.Cognizant has to think much on Pay Part to hold their talents.Being a 2006 passout i know that number of guys are not at all satisfied with salary and they are just waiting for 1 year job exp,so that they can switch to another job.Well good review:-)

  19. Anonymous says:

    yes i do agree with Pradeep.Cognizant has to think much on Pay Part to hold their talents.Being a 2006 passout i know that number of guys are not at all satisfied with salary and they are just waiting for 1 year job exp,so that they can switch to another job.Well good review:-)

  20. Anonymous says:

    yes i do agree with Pradeep.Cognizant has to think much on Pay Part to hold their talents.Being a 2006 passout i know that number of guys are not at all satisfied with salary and they are just waiting for 1 year job exp,so that they can switch to another job.Well good review:-)

  21. Anonymous says:

    yes i do agree with Pradeep.Cognizant has to think much on Pay Part to hold their talents.Being a 2006 passout i know that number of guys are not at all satisfied with salary and they are just waiting for 1 year job exp,so that they can switch to another job.Well good review:-)

  22. Anonymous says:

    yes i do agree with Pradeep.Cognizant has to think much on Pay Part to hold their talents.Being a 2006 passout i know that number of guys are not at all satisfied with salary and they are just waiting for 1 year job exp,so that they can switch to another job.Well good review:-)

  23. Anonymous says:

    yes i do agree with Pradeep.Cognizant has to think much on Pay Part to hold their talents.Being a 2006 passout i know that number of guys are not at all satisfied with salary and they are just waiting for 1 year job exp,so that they can switch to another job.Well good review:-)

  24. Anonymous says:

    yes i do agree with Pradeep.Cognizant has to think much on Pay Part to hold their talents.Being a 2006 passout i know that number of guys are not at all satisfied with salary and they are just waiting for 1 year job exp,so that they can switch to another job.Well good review:-)

  25. Anonymous says:

    yes i do agree with Pradeep.Cognizant has to think much on Pay Part to hold their talents.Being a 2006 passout i know that number of guys are not at all satisfied with salary and they are just waiting for 1 year job exp,so that they can switch to another job.Well good review:-)

  26. Anonymous says:

    yes i do agree with Pradeep.Cognizant has to think much on Pay Part to hold their talents.Being a 2006 passout i know that number of guys are not at all satisfied with salary and they are just waiting for 1 year job exp,so that they can switch to another job.Well good review:-)

  27. nubin says:

    they are giving exactly same salary for 2007 and 2006 passed outs.. is it fair..??

  28. Girish says:

    it is the worst company one could ever see

  29. pavan says:

    CIRCULLUM VIATE

    Pavan Pindi Mobile: 9989107050 Email: pavan08_85@yahoo.co.in

    CAREER OBJECTIVE:

    Seeking a suitable Position in your esteemed organization to do the assigned job with perfection and commitment.

    EDUCATION DETAILS: Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai

    S.S.C 78.7% Hamsavahini Vidhyalaya school,
    Kakinada
    Inter (MPC) 88.2% Sri Krishnaveni Junior college,
    Vijayawada
    B .Tech (Mech) 70% Sriram Engineering college, Chennai

    TECHNICAL SKILLS:

    • OPERATING SYSTEMS : MS-DOS, WINDOWS 9x, WINDOWS 2000
    
    • LANGUAGES : C,
    
    • PACKAGE : MS OFFICE-2000, OFFICE-XP

    • CAD SOFTWARES : AUTO CAD 2006&2007
    (Learning softwares are pro-e, catia, and ansys master cam,unigraphics……. )

    PROJECT DETAILS:

    Project : Experimental investigation of injection of
    ethanol-diesel emulsion in compression ignited
    engine

    Abstract :
    Considerable interest is being shown at present in developing alternative fuels especially from renewable resources in the context of the present energy crisis. It is believed that attempts should be made to find out ways and means of operating the existing prime movers with alternative fuels such as alcohol in conjunction with conventional fossil fuels.
    The present work deals with the details of an investigation in which alcohol has been used as a bi-fuel in a single cylinder 3.7 BHP automotive engine to find out the optimum level of alcohol acceptance and consequent reduction in diesel consumption.
    Alcohol along with diesel was permitted in to a compression ignited engine with a fitted governor.

    AWARDS:

    • Awarded Silver Medal by Anna University in Table Tennis.(TT)

    STRENGTHS:

    • Self Confidence, Leadership Qualities.
    • Open for Challenges and always eager to learn new things.
    • Getting along with People.
    • Good at solving Technical Problems.

    PERSONAL DETAILS:

    FATHERS NAME : P.SAIBABA
    DATE OF BIRTH : 10-08-1984
    MARITAL STATUS : SINGLE
    LANGUAGES KNOWN : ENGLISH, HINDI, TELUGU, AND TAMIL.
    ADDRESS : Kurasalavari street ,
    College road, Amalapuram,
    East Godavari District, A.P-533201

    (Pavan P)

  30. a says:

    when will cognizant improve on the salary part of the employees doing the justice

  31. sundar says:

    1 person from CTS his name is Balaji srinivasan( 116725 cog id) put his papaer bcos he didnt get promotions. But his higher officals convinced him. Is this best way to get promotions.

    is this fair

  32. ram says:

    one person from CTS his name is BALAJI SRINIVASAN( 116725 cog id) put his papaer bcos he didnt get promotions. But his higher officals convinced him by giving more incentive and promise to give promotion(SPM) in next cycle. Is this best way to get promotions. This way of getting promotions is very common in CTS Testing.

    surely he will get promotion in next cycle. It was already happen to another person in CTS testing group name called GOPI

    is this fair? Then how come other got promotions

    Please share your commands

  33. abhi says:

    really true man………..
    salary hike is almost negligible………as compared to others

  34. Anonymous says:

    asd

  35. Anonymous says:

    Cognizant spend considerable amount of money to hide women harassment cases within company that got escalated to level of CEO.
    Cognizant management gives fake promises.

    Couple of girls resigned to escape from lousy managers & corrupt HR.

    Is this the true company culture?

  36. Anonymous says:

    Recently Cognizant spent considerable amount of money to hide the women harassment cases within company which got escalated to CEO.

    CTS management gives fake promises.
    Couple of girls resigned from company to escape from lousy managers & corrupt HR.

    Is this true company culture?

  37. anonymous says:

    What Pradip said, it’s perfect. In kolkata cognizant’s prespective work environment is good but pay package is low specially for 2006 passout batch. Project related techinal challanges are mostly relative. You might or might not get good work. But it is true for whole IT industry not for Cognizant alone. Job is very much secure. Cognizant is very good for experinced professional. If experinced then you will get handsome salary, frequent onsite opportunities which will compensate the sorrow of not getting good work.

  38. Anonymous says:

    what is the in hand salary that one gets in cognizant

  39. harry_maurya says:

    what is the in-hand salary for a be graduate in cognizant….i am a 2009 passout…

  40. smily says:

    Hi,

    How is the testing group in CTS? I have an offer and planning to join either CTS or another product based company.
    What do you suggest?

  41. Anonymous says:

    Hi

    Can any body told me the env of JPMC project in cognizant pune.I have choice between hexaware and cts.hexaware is offering more but cts is brand name so i m pretty much confused what to do

  42. aswwini says:

    Hi any body tell about Testing in CTS Chennai, I have to choice between Mindtree Bangalore and CTS chennai, Which one will be better for Testing, Please guide me.
    Thanks

  43. Anonymous says:

    This company is working in a sinister business process with some good people at the top. The misdeeds are eventually has to fall down and spill over. But by that time, some people would have made enough money.

  44. Prateek says:

    PLZ SUGGEST ME WHAT SHOULD I JOIN L&T IES OR COGNIZANT.
    i AM B.TECH(COMPUTER SCIENCE) 2010 PASSOUT.PLZ SEND UR SUGGESTIONS VERY SOON.

  45. Hey guys this is Akhil J John, and I had attended the off campus interview for Cognizant in Kerala last month through SHREDS for 2010 passouts.
    I would like to tell u that I was selected amongst the 524 offers made.
    I went through the aptitude,technical and the HR rounds and have received emails from Cognizant that I am selected. But I haven’t yet received the Joining Letter or the DOJ which I may get soon.
    So I have gathered some experiences while I went through this process of Off Campus Recruit.
    And I would like to share my experiences with all of u on my blog.
    I have written a detailed post starting from How 2 prepare for the apti,to actual apti,then the Tech round and the HR round. I am quite certain that this post will help you a lot in ur preparations for the off campus recruitment for 2009 passouts.
    For more details on the off campus recruit for 2009 passouts visit http://www.shredskerala.org.

    Please visit my blog at akhil-john.blogspot.com(Go to the post “My Cognizant Experience”) for the Preperation Kit and my experiences.
    Best of Luck Guys!!

  46. I got the Joining letter and my Joining is on 29th November 2010 at Cochin. Please feel free to visit my blog for the complete Preparation Kit!

    akhil-john.blogspot.com

  47. Anonymous says:

    hello everybody,
    after reading the posts in this forum my eyes have really opened and i have started fearing about some bad consequences in my career.i am a fresher of 2011 batch and i have got an opportunity to work in COGNIZANT.we are paid a package of rs3.01 lakh p.a when tcs is paying 3.16 lakh p.a and infosys 3.25 lakh p.a.In preplacement talk our HR promised us of quick increment and huge incentives on our performance.I was sure about the excellent job security in CTS but at the same time i want to do executive mba after 5years and want a good increment and incentives based on my performance.will CTS be the right place for me or i will try for TCS,ACCENTURE????PLZ HELP

  48. rocky balboa says:

    hello everybody,
    after reading the posts in this forum my eyes have really opened and i have started fearing about some bad consequences in my career.i am a fresher of 2011 batch and i have got an opportunity to work in COGNIZANT.we are paid a package of rs3.01 lakh p.a when tcs is paying 3.16 lakh p.a and infosys 3.25 lakh p.a.In preplacement talk our HR promised us of quick increment and huge incentives on our performance.I was sure about the excellent job security in CTS but at the same time i want to do executive mba after 5years and want a good increment and incentives based on my performance.will CTS be the right place for me or i will try for TCS,ACCENTURE????PLZ HELP

  49. nsujoy says:

    Don’t worry much, realise that there are good and bad things every in company, give your best and you will surely have all your dreams fulfilled. CTS hires good quality people you would be happy to work there.

    • ankur says:

      among all the posts ,only your post is sensable ,beoz salary and all depends on your performance, and i tell you there is no difference in , in hand salary either its cognizant , tcs or infosys

  50. AVIROOP says:

    hi all,

    i am a acute color blind.recently i have selected from campus as a frehers in COGNIZANT TECHNOLGY SOLUTIONS.but in the offer letter it is mentioned that i can join CTS after being found medically fit by CTS doctor.so can i join CTS???do other major software companies reject people for color blind??

    please help me!!!!!!!!!reply please

  51. Anonymous says:

    hi!! Presently I am working as Scientific Assistant B at NIC(govt.) since 2 months.. Now I have got my DOJ of CTS..

    Package wise NIC offers around 4lac and CTS 3lac…

    Can u pls mail me ASAP, as i need to decide it in 2 days…

    my mailid: madarapu.naresh@gmail.com

  52. gaurav says:

    I have worked in almost all companies but i found IBM is the best place to work compared to other companies.

  53. Ankit Kaul says:

    Does cognizant(and other IT companies) conduct tests after the training period? If they do, and you dont pass in them, do you stand fired or what?

    • Priyank says:

      Yes they conduct tests after and during training… there r two types of test…. Exit and non exit…. I think that explains it…. if u dont clear exit tests… u are out of the company…. however u get 3 attempts to clear each tests…. but clearing in 1st attempt will give u more wieghtage….

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