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I'm working for Cognizant Technology Solutions for the past 6 months. I'm handling a client called Orbitz. I'm reporting to a Manager called Deivasigamani. Last week I got a offer from Samsung India Limited. In Samsung I will be getting twice the pay of what I'm getting in Cognizant Technology Solutions. They offered me last week and asked me to join June 15th since there is a training for freshers which is commencing on the same day. But Cognizant Technology Solutions was not ready to relieve me from my duties and also they are not even ready to accept my notice pay as well. I was under a complete mental tension and stressed because of these act of my Manager. During my last 6 months of experience I had a very bad experience with my Manager Deivasigamani who was earlier working with some educational institution. He treat his team members like his students and to get a promotion we need to work like bonded labor as well as we need to be there in office all the days even Saturday and Sunday to take care of all his jobs etc. He himself admitted in front of everybody unless until if we are not satisfying him we don't get promotions or good rating in appraisal. Which leads to lot of resignations in Cognizant Orbitz team. And in India Cognizant Bangalore is having the highest rate of attrition rate due to these kind of managers. If you ask for any favor you can hear if you are not happy please resign apart from these line probably you won't hear anything. I heard our COO Francisco D'Souza is also aware of this issue and couldn't do anything about this managers. So who ever joining Cognizant Bangalore please be aware of this crap managers.

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  • Ha
    Hardik3001 Jul 14, 2019
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    Cleared two technical and HR( 8th Jun 2019), assured offer letter within a week, Nothing till yet !

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  • Fr
    Frank D1 Nov 11, 2018

    All of sudden cognizant forcing employees to use hungerbox mobile app for
    ordering food that too not working properly and most of the places internet
    issues exist in cafeteria. Not sure its legal to force employees in india like this.

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  • Fr
    Frank D1 Nov 02, 2018

    All of sudden cognizant forcing employees to use hungerbox mobile app for
    ordering food that too not working properly and most of the places internet
    issues exist in cafeteria. Not sure its legal to force employees in india like this.

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  • Sa
    savita1234 Oct 27, 2018

    I have observed many vehicles on road without emission test done, but I dont have all vehicle details to complain about.
    They emit too much smoke causing air pollution.

    one vehicle for which I could observe too much emission:
    KSRTC CORONA (KA 19 F 3358).

    Please do check.

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  • Th
    Thankful_me Aug 17, 2016

    Some people are just commenting like haters. Cognizant is a good company to work for. I have been working here for over 15 years & I have seen all the good that the company has done for its employees. If you are good at what you do then you will excel in every company. Also, if some people are not happy working for a company then they should leave & not sulk. The reason they sulk is because they can’t find better jobs than what they currently have.
    Be appreciative for what you have, do your job with commitment & success will follow. Good luck.

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  • Ex
    ex-Cts Feb 02, 2016

    I do not agree with the slanderous post of 19th of May, 2010 by A D G, HR in cognizant had been an inspiration. Mr. Nilangshu Ghosal HR Cognizant is a gentleman and he had immensely helped me when I left the company in March 2015. I left due to personal reason, but worked for 6 years and I am grateful to the company

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  • Me
    Meenakshi beena Aug 07, 2014

    Cognizant is a very bad company with unethical poor middle level management and cruel HR ###.

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  • Sa
    Sasi1 Oct 14, 2013
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    They let people work like Slaves. Account managers attitude is like that you can't do anything unless you have good account Manager but there are very few account managers who have the professionalism and confident to negotiate with the clients. They just throw people not solution and they know they can throw as much as people they wanted to the clients. And concentrating on level 1 support not more than that so no tech growth for you. Stay away not good for your career and personal, If you stay long you will be spoiled and you will start treating your team like ### and make them work 16 hours. Also lots of young managers who doesn't know how to manage or negotiate with the client and with the people who are working for them. They don't know what is win win. They agree everything with the client and make the teams life hell. I bet if the company do the reality check they will find many of their Managers are inefficient - yes they can deliver for short term but long term you can't win any new project. I have a friend who is a Manager still works for them feels the same way and wanted to change and trying.

    I am sure anyone disagree- they may be level 1 and they will realize when they grown up. Or someone who became non tech manager from technical who doesn't have the confident to go out and survive.

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  • Vi
    Viewedad Sep 30, 2013

    Exit test for new joiners is really a ducking one ... Why to take people in bulk just for numbers and torture them from the day of entry with exit test and leave them off ... This exit test in this idiotic company should really be condemed. Filter people during interview itself . Select handful of people required for projects ... So that they have a chance to try in other companies even ...

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  • Na
    NA Director Sep 16, 2013

    Upper management screwed everyone this year. Worst pay increases ever, and yet our stock is at all time high? Why, we only made our margins by squeezing our people out of hard earned increases. Time to jump off this sinking ship. Of course this didn't deter Frank from dumping a ton of stock the day before the blackout.

    What's next? Probably a massive workforce reduction. Lizzy Gordon is sharpening his axe.

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  • So
    someone1 Aug 13, 2013

    Yes. I too agree. Cognizant is worst. I was there more than 8 years. They never do any normalization in the company. if you get any salary while joining after 5 years you may get 10 to 15% hike thatsall. Such a cheat company. Don't join there

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  • Sd
    sdf3 Jul 28, 2013

    Post the names/details of the people involved everywhere. Do not post anything identifying that identifies yourself.

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  • Sd
    sdf3 Jul 28, 2013

    Post full names and details of the people involved. Otherwise they will hide behind the company.

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  • Ma
    Mario_Puta Jul 16, 2013

    Joined as a Graduate in Continental Europe. A lot of promises are being made, you can switch roles and get experience in multiple domains and areas. Nothing of this is true, as soon as you join you are expected to bill the client as much as possible and that's it. As soon as you start to complain they will intimidate you with all kinds of stuff, the most famous one is sending you back to India. To anyone who is looking for a starter job in IT, please ignore Cognizant Technology Solutions, if you do join them you will regret it. Managers force you to do lots of things and if you don't you can forget about your promotion. Don't join this company, it's the worst in the industry. Regards, Mario

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    anku sharma Jun 28, 2013

    There is a guy named simardeep bawa working as a java engineer
    Is actually having a fake resume and fake experience showing currently working in california.
    Had a past experience in penselvania with me
    he is good for nothing...
    somebody needs to take an action against these kind of fake candidates
    so the person who is elegible gets the job

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  • Me
    mee shreyobilashi Feb 12, 2013

    cognizant, , , , , , , , , , , please leave me

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  • Na
    navvard Feb 10, 2013

    why blood same blood

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  • Na
    navvard Feb 10, 2013

    Same blood..

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  • Du
    dubuku Dec 18, 2012

    Cognizant is a good company. Might be the management and the projects that u work for screwed ur life and u had a bad experience. Can't just comment on the whole company. Each and every company as its own +ves and - ve's.

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  • Co
    CogniSucks! Jun 27, 2012

    Cognizant is good but OMC camaign in philippines is very disappointing, they sucks!

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  • He
    helloCTS Mar 18, 2012

    Cognizant is really a blood sucking company. Manager does not care about client appreciations and excellence at the assigned duties. The Tamil Brahmin manager is so cunning and I don't know how these guys learn this much cunningness. They favor Tamil guys ( after Tamil guys, the prefer Tamil speaking guys ) at promotion time even though they don't work well. My advice to young and aspiring guys that not to waste your precious time in this kind of junk company. Build your dreams elsewhere. Before joining Cognizant, I worked in a very good company and I still cherish my good memories of that company. I am repenting now on my decision of leaving my past company, just for raise in salary and not inquiring about the Cognizant's work culture. In Cognizant, my manager does not regard my experience, my track record, appreciation from the client etc. He just disregards all the good things and shouts at me for not coming to office to work on weekend (I worked on many weekends, but he ignores that and shouts at me if I miss a weekend because of some personal cause). Also remember that I won't be paid for the weekend's effort and the manager tells that I can take comp-off. But when it comes to really taking the comp-off, the manager says dozen reasons why he cannot give comp-off. I really hate Cognizant and looking for an opportunity to kick the ### of Cognizant (especially my crook Tamil Brahmin manager). I thank God for teaching a good lesson that not only look for salary and also inquire abt work culture before joining a company.

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  • Za
    Zang J Sep 01, 2011

    Ha Ha Ha,

    Welcome to Tamilnadu IT company. Brahmin run IT companies, you can find the following -

    1. All PM and above are Brahmin. They will never let you become PM or get into Management
    1.5. Brahmin Managers will never do any work..they will push all their work to you.
    2. They will scare, Bully and put rules-regulations to scare you and get work done
    3. If you work for many year then they have to give more salary, so they find some way of getting rid of you once you become too expensive to maintain.
    4. All appraisals and reviews are fake - No matter how hard you work, you will never get proper pay or promotion
    5. They try to run projects with Freshers as Freshers are cheapest resources and big chunk of money goes into Brahmin Pocket
    6. They will give trivial incentives like Awards and Medals (but NO MONEY) or some flimsy gadget to recognize your effort
    7. They Never spend too much on your training or skills
    8. While your Brahmin Manager leaves sharp at 6pm, you are forced to slog your ### off till late into the night
    9. You are always blamed for mistakes or blunders of Brahmin Managers
    10. Brahmin PM/PLs are secretly given cash bonuses and incentives and YOU NEVER GET TO KNOW THIS

    In short you are being utilized and used like a slave...with only bits thrown at you to survive...you are slowly bled...and in 10-12 years
    YOU BECOME A TOTALLY USELESS PERSON IN IT INDUSTRY.

    So my advice is to join Multi-national companies that pay 2-3 times more of what these BRAHMIN run companies pay
    and make sure that you have a good plan in place for self-development and career development. NEVER DEPEND ON
    ANY COMPANY FOR YOUR GROWTH OR DEVELOPMENT. God helps those who help themselves.

    I wasted 5 years working for these brahmin companies..last salary i got in Brahmin company was 6 Lacs, i ditched these Indian Brahmin
    companies, now i work as an independent consultant for an American MNC, i make 24 Lacs now...in 2 years since i left my
    earnings have grown 400%

    Be wise stop slaving it for Brahmin run companies...work for companies that pay the best rate for your skills!

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  • Sh
    showers Aug 24, 2011

    i have planned to join the CTS BPO is it a good place to work????

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  • Ki
    kickinthepantstoCTS May 14, 2011

    all the ladies and gents out there. if u want to get ###ed right up the ### ... join cognizant tech no logic ###ed up soolutions. mother###as should be barred from US and kicked out all other countries. the place they should do business is in their own ###ing ###. cognizant managers in USA know nothing about IT, they are just growing fat ###ing and sucking each other there are big mother###as here, true ###. well there are some good girls here, so if u wanna have free touching you can join, have a wonderful time, be merry. well the ceo frankie souza or somethin is a [censor][censored] and just gets perf bonus, ###in ### doesnt know how to pee.

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  • Ba
    babukanth May 10, 2011

    Cognizant has taken a lot of freshers and they also provided training to these people but most of them are placed in bench. There are no sufficient projects to allocate these people. They are simply making those freshers to sit at home or using as buffers that is they take the maximum work from them but the credits go to the senior person. I am really woried about these freshers. Cognizant is ruining their time and career

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  • Co
    Cognizant Ravi Mar 19, 2011

    Hello guys!!
    First of all its not the company which is worst..Its all about the kiddish Managers who behave soo stupid and they don't even care about people..Believe me.Cognizant is a very good and fantastic company to work with..Its all about the managers sitting there and dominating the process..In some process including mine, managers and team leaders are biased towards girls.I donnow how did they become managers without being an agent..They all would've been an agent and grew up as a manager..But after all what Mr.FRANK can do about this?? He cant come and see physically what managers are doing? Its their superiors who has to take actions..but unfortunately, they themselves are kind of this..

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  • Mo
    mounika shetti Feb 08, 2011

    hai.. I cleared all the rounds in interview with cts and also got mail regarding the confirmation of career in cts. but from last 2 months they not at all sent my joining date.. friends what i should do... please let me know

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  • Me
    megold Jan 21, 2011

    @saravanaiyer - are u really educated??? Saying that you work for IT, dont you know that you should not comment on any community. Where ever you are, if you are going to maintain this attitude you will never ever will in your life.

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  • Gu
    guest1237890 Jan 10, 2011

    I got offer from CTS. Should i join or not?

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  • Aa
    aaaaqas Dec 10, 2010

    hi, am working for Cognizant for past 5 years. I will say cognizant is the best company to work for..I believe my comments are worth taking into consideration, bec i am worth taking regarding the comapny as I have that much experiance here.

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  • Se
    Senthil Palanisamy Dec 01, 2010
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    I have experience working in 4 famous IT companies…

    Problem is not with the individual managers..
    It is all about the project you work and pressure, heat given by clients/onsite counterparts …

    Few projects were tough and it requires 12+ hours effort a day.. Thrice I sat 48 hours in office continuously to deliver a major release.. Manager has nothing to do with that and he is helpless, as we promised code delivery to client..

    Few were hectic and managers accepted that they can't do anything to overcome...

    Few were ok.. i really enjoyed with the team & great talking with manager ...

    Few were very good and project allows me to spent time with my family, my teammates, my leads …

    It depends... But I accept few managers are there who wait for time to catch hold of you!
    Just ignore them, if you can’t please put paper and go for other company; At least that makes you to come out of future problem and carrier growth.

    3 of my friends are hospitalized & treated for depression because of their managers… i know they have problem with their leads; but my thought would be leave all your manager comments in office itself, don’t take that personally. Office is just for earning, it is not our soul.

    Better we will change our self to the chapter we live...

    Be happy and stay happy … you have fresh life outside office …

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    Senthil Palanisamy Dec 01, 2010
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    I have experience working in 4 famous IT companies .. It is not all about the indidui

    few projects were hectic and maangers accpeted they can't do anything to overcome ...
    few are ok.. i realy enjoyed with the team & great talking with manager ...
    few are very good and allows me to spent time with my family ...I have experience working in 4 famous IT companies…

    Problem is not with the individual managers..
    It is all about the project you work and pressure, heat given by clients/onsite counterparts …

    Few projects were tough and it requires 12+ hours effort a day.. Thrice I sat 48 hours in office continuously to deliver a major release.. Manager has nothing to do with that and he is helpless, as we promised code delivery to client..

    Few were hectic and managers accepted that they can't do anything to overcome...

    Few were ok.. i really enjoyed with the team & great talking with manager ...

    Few were very good and project allows me to spent time with my family, my teammates, my leads …

    It depends... But I accept few managers are there who wait for time to catch hold of you!
    Just ignore them, if you can’t please put paper and go for other company; At least that makes you to come out of future problem and carrier growth.

    3 of my friends are hospitalized & treated for depression because of their managers… i know they have problem with their leads; but my thought would be leave all your manager comments in office itself, don’t take that personally. Office is just for earning, it is not our soul.

    Better we will change our self to the chapter we live...

    Be happy and stay happy … you have fresh life outside office …


    Better we will change ourself to the chapter we live ... Nothing going to happen

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  • Am
    AmusedBemused Aug 06, 2010

    amused

    Wow! this is a great forum for some timepass - just like some of the 80's and 90's indian movies - mostly bulshit but around a semblance of seriousness. Low pay, politics in workplace, manager harrassment (!) are serious stuff..but the way people are putting it is hillarious!
    My take is - if you dont like it, leave it, but the leaf always looks greener onthe other side and you will be making similar judgements at your new job...but that is my opinion...please go on with your comments...i'm loving it!

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  • Sa
    sandyclassic Jun 29, 2010

    ness technologies bangalore is aslos wrost palce to work .. if u can lick foot of mangers then join ness...there is big lobbyism there.. it is like cha cha, mama tau company...all relativs family frind oly can join...after that they create lots of mess then they hire people from outside to clear up that mess and make them bakra...There are there are managers like subhash joshi, debabrata das there are like people from animal kingdom. suddenly dropped into this world. they do not know how to adjust and leve peacefully with people.. they think comapny lik like there praja and they are king...others are all slave..other then there family friendswho have joined the company...there is no din iman or appriasal system.. if mangers like your face first day and on day of appriidsal then u will get approased otherwise not...3 yrs i worked ther i got 3 awards but how only 15% hike from 1 year to next year...but all cha cha mama, bhatija got good hike...without any work...

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    sandyclassic Jun 29, 2010

    biggest problem in india is HR practises are well defined but never practised everyone project mangers is role maker whatever he says HR has to bend his/neck. This is waht i have seen in cognizant...
    Appraisal process is biggest mockery ..they will assign any no. and fro there the will not tell what work instead they take up petty issues...Totally useless... Manpower lis like machine to them...if u wag ur tail even for wrong reason then only u are good...one competitor in IT services to inidia . India is definately out of pcture way comapnies are doing bussiness... u ae done but what mail u have wriitten since after tranfer u were not getting acess acard hence was not able to login logout and book cab in new location

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  • Ra
    raonmgn May 26, 2010

    The worst Company one to be with...
    Even i joined cognizant as Fresher and Experienced the same problem. Manager dont give any respect to Low cader employees. They treat us like Slaves. Even Experienced folks can come here with FAKE Experience. The Worst management to be with.

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    A D G May 19, 2010

    Firstly, I thank all thoes people for telling others - about their bad experience in cognizant.
    Now I also want to tell you what type of experience i had in CTS. I joined CTS (cognizant) on December 2009. I was selected by CTS in campus interview when as an MCA student. The year was 2007. After passing MCA(the time of recession) CTS delayed my joining by 1 and a half year. In this mean time I sat for Mtech entrance exam and got chance for doing MTech. Everything was going fine untill CTS called me to join just the day befoore my 3rd semester exam. I requested the HR to allow me sit for the exam; but i was not allowed to sit.
    My financial condition was not good thus I deceided to join CTS (the biggest mistake of my life) . I was the topper in my class so my teachers asked me not to join CTS and carry on with my study. But I needed money for my mother’s kidney operation. So i deceide to give a 1 year drop. And i did.
    After joining CTS I was completely suprised to see that they are giving us training for testing- and i must mention this- that the training they give is a complete 'CRAP'. Its of no use. if a good student join CTS kolkata- his / her carrer is completely doomed. After two months of worthless training I was shifted to a project in 'technopolish' - known as D&B project. (they also take exit test which any one with a little bit of sense can pass)
    The project members used to come to office at 3 pm an leave within 6 pmto 7 pm. I was new to the project as a tester. I asked the members to give me the project related documents and some ideas about the project. But I was very suprised to know that the team donot maintain any document even the Project Manager was a worthless person. I had three managers,
    1> Amit DAS (emp id: 119950).
    2> Anirban Das (emp id 183916)
    3 > Arasavalli Chandra.
    Chandra was a good man but of no use but the other two had very big mouth and always busy with oiling their client and boss.
    As a new Joinee I was told that I will have to find a machine for myself on my own and after I do that I had to go for VPN and Quality Center connection.
    Don't get supprised – CTS never provided a dedicated machine to me.
    What the managers asked me to do was - 1>Come to office within 7 am 2>sit on any one of machine belonging to your team and use the perticular member’s userId and password 3>Do your work until that team member comes 4> Continue your pending work after the team member has left for the day or if you manage to get some other machine.
    If the work assigned to me is not done thaen I should stay back and complete it.
    I used to stay in office from 7 am to 11 pm but in time sheet I was forced to enter only 8hrs of work. This continued for two months.
    Moreover my D&B project client - known as 'ANITA Benfield" used to call at 6pm everyday .She used to assign us job at that time. She was a complete jerk. She complained about me since I told her that I was a new to this project and needed some document to study and know the details about the project and application; not only this - she even complained that I had very bad communication skill.
    I had to sit 4 times for client interview. Anita and offshore peoples working for CTS (least interested to help me) asked me questions in such a way that even a person working on the project for 4 years could not answer ( the person was my team lead).
    In the mean time I got very ill. One day suddenly I started to bleed heavily from my nose (in my office). I used some ice creams to stop the bleeding. I went up to my managers to allow me to go to the doctor. The managers just laughed at me and said that - the life style is such that you may have to go the the doctor after finishing the companies job on earth.
    I came home all by myself - the company did not provide me a transport. The very next day the manager called me and said harsh words to me and asked me too come to office since the client wanted to talk with me.
    My dear friends I went to office by taking some steroids. the managers just shouted at me for nothing. Amit Das told me that his job was in danger for me an i should have told anirban das as well as Anirban Das that I could be ill. I said to them that how can a person know that he will become ill on perticular day day. I also told the managers that I had a chronic internal infection in my forehead and I needed a surgery. I CTS did not provide me a paise for it. Instead my managers put me on no pay. I came back home with a lot of pain. I called the HR Mr. Nilangshu Ghosal ( to be true he is the most rediculous person I ever meet – in bengali you can say hiim a “Nir-Bhay-jal-Chotolok”)
    I said to him about my condition and also requested that I want to take leave for my MTech exam. What I ened with was some non sense words.
    I finally resigned from CTS and resumed with my studies. By GOD’s grace my mother is well now and my uncle is back to help us.
    My dear brothers and sisters please avoid joining CTS if not absolutely necessary. CTS is like a gold- cage. In CTS you have no chance to develop yourself - all your skill will be lost. Moreover the corporate culture in CTS is not for human beings. In CTS you have to give up your family, your self respect and all that you have earned and learned through out your life. There are people in CTS who will deatroy your carrer to built their owns. During campus interview they will claim them selves a CMM5 level company. The HRs will give lots of speech but donot let those thing get you. They claim to be CMM5 level company but the true they are not even elegible to be a CMM company. In my opinoin go for higher studies – go for small companies where you can truly learn something.
    All the best to you all. I hope that no one makes the same mistake that I have made by joining CTS.

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    saravanaiyer May 05, 2010

    Yes brahmins are over active in oing internal politics here and also they are basically not from india they belong to aryan race which is somewhere from other continent. so to avoid such cues they will behave like this b4 evry1. more over they are not so intelligent they will point others mistakes and make themselves safe hiding in white blankets, Everywhere non - brahmins should unite togather to kick them out we should push them out of our nation We must support other communities too for gaining support. Even they doesnt know in gods language brahmins will get hell fire after death its proven scientifically. One saadhu who attained Mukthi went to hell where brahmins are put below the worst creature co they lived higher life on earth this truth they wont accept coz it was hidden by some saints from their eyes. Even RSS has burnt those books nd testimonials regarding this some 12 yrs ago.

    So dnt worry about brahmins they will berewarded in hell.

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    Nss Apr 06, 2010

    is it true pls im a fresher, i ws planning to go to campus interview dere

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    Truthful soldier Feb 17, 2010

    Cognizant is not the place to be. It sucks big time. There is a culture of intimidation throughout. Managers are corrupt and bully and are busy promoting their personal interests at the cost of company interests. Favouritism and sycophancy are rampant. Getting a promotion has become unrealistic of late. Last but not the least people are not treated like human beings but like beasts of burden. Sometimes a single person is billed under two different names from offshore focing him to work for double time with no extra pay.

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