Cognizant is wonderful company for ladies... all the leaves applicable such as maternity and other leaves can be easily availed .
from work nature perspective manager will not bother as far as you complete the work on given schedule but you must be careful with resource manager... he can put you on any domain as the demand arises like health care or finance. (he will not listen to you since you cannot spend more time on bench).
if you are work alcoholic you can be easily promoted to next stage. difficult to claim work from home as all the projects run in ODCs and OTCs(Offshore Testing and Development Centers).
Learning Curve is very good ... many opportunities are available. ']
Its been 2 years since i left cognizant but the company is very dear to my heart. I worked for application security assessments. I was fortunate to work in a team of supportive and knowledgeable people.
Pros: employee friendly policies, transport facility, support for higher studies and certifications, lots of resources available for knowledge upgradation, location transfer possible within INDIA as Cts has lots of branches all over india, good canteen facility. Good reward system
Cons: nothing comes to my mind. People who have been with the company for long Seem to be of good standard. If you get a good team of supportive people and projects of reasonable deadlines, you are lucky. Cts will make life enjoyable in such cases.
Personally i felt so much work stress in CTS so its one of the main reason i quit my job. But that depends on the projects, some projects provide work from home which is very rare. But as far as i know working environment is quite good.
Recognition of capability
Upbeat work environment
Cons: If you want to be in the delivery stream as a developer or a mid level manager, you will find it hard to balance work and private life. Cognizant like every other service company has aggressive delivery schedules and client specific spaces for work. Therefore, work from home is never an option.
Few of the top managers I initially worked with, although technically sound, had little experience with real people management. Sometimes, this lack of finesse leads to attrition. I have no experience with other Business Units.
Cognizant creates friendly and supportive environment for women during pregnancy and after delivery.
Health advice, phone support from doctors, expert diet advice and post partrum care.
Cognizant is an employee friendly company to work with.
Its not that supportive in terms of policies, moreover now its mandetory to stay 9 hours in office.
If you are working for long in cognizant and have a strong network and good relation with your superviser then only you can get few benefits. I would suggest not to join cognizant if you dont have strong support system from your family