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.