Dure my time with Cognizant, I had a wonderful time with all support.
It depends upon the client,projects and the team we work with.
I had a flexible team and project. I worked from home for a couple of months during my maternity. But once the project was over I couldn't get into similar projects.
Good exposure and opportunities to be part of a global team.
I had the liberality to wear my hijab which is very important to me. They valued me for who I am as a person rather than what I wear.
Career re-entry after resigning due to maternity is tough.
The break women go through is seen as a weakness.
Would be great if the HR team has a separate section for this scenario.
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.
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
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.