Cognizant

Basic info

http://www.cognizant.com23 Years Old
New Jersey, United StatesIT / ITES
10000+ EmployeesPublic company

About Cognizant

Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses.
Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 100 development and delivery centers worldwide and approximately 217,700 employees as of March 31, 2015, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000 and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. credits: www.linkedin.com

vision

To lead sustainable growth with environment friendly practices and responsible use of natural resources credits: nitieim19poma051.blogspot.in

mission

Cognizant's single-minded mission is to dedicate our business process and technology innovation know-how, our deep industry expertise and worldwide resources to working together with clients to make their businesses stronger. credits:

Cognizant impact

1197
No of Active customers
20,000+
No of outsourcing projects
40
No of countries delivered
75
No of development and delivery centres around the world

Cognizant story

Jan-1994
THE START
Cognizant Originally called DBSS, was established in 1994 as a joint venture between Dun & Bradstreet and Satyam Computers. Primarily focused on implementing large-scale IT projects for Dun & Bradstreet businesses. Company started off by investing $2 million with Srini Raju being the CEO. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jan-1996
COGNIZANT CORPORATION IS FORMED
Dun & Bradstreet spun off several of its subsidiaries including Erisco, IMS International, Nielsen Media Research, Pilot Software, Strategic Technologies and DBSS, to form a new company called Cognizant Corporation. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jul-1997
FOCUSED ON Y2K RELATED PROJECTS AND WEB DEVELOPMENT
Company renamed to Cognizant Technology Solutions and Kumar Mahadeva was named CEO with the company mainly focused on Y2K-related projects and web development. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jan-1998
SPLITS INTO TWO COMPANIES
Cognizant Corporation, split into two companies: IMS Health and Nielsen Media Research with this Cognizant Technology Solutions became a public subsidiary of IMS Health. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Mar-1998
SHIFTED TO APPLICATION MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING FOR 37% OF REVENUE
Kumar Mahadeva decided to reduce the company's dependence on Y2K projects and focused on applications management, which accounted for 37% of Cognizant's revenue. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jan-2002
ZERO DEBT
Cognizant's revenues in 2002 were $229 million, and the company had zero debt with $100 million in the bank. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Sep-2002
ACQUIRES AMERICAN EXPRESS AND RELATED ASSETS
Cognizant Acquires American Express and related assets from the US-arm of Silverline Technologies Ltd that provided the opportunity to further strengthen the leadership position in the financial services industry. credits: archive.financialexpress.com
Jan-2003
LAKSHMI NARAYAN AS THE NEW CEO
IMS Health sold its entire 56% stake in Cognizant, which instituted a poison pill provision to prevent hostile takeover attempts. Kumar Mahadeva resigned as the CEO and was replaced by Lakshmi Narayanan. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Feb-2004
ACQUIRES PUNE(INDIA) SAP FIRM FOR $2 MILLION
Cognizant Tech Acquires Pune(INDIA) SAP Firm For $2 million that provided Cognizant additional depth to its SAP practice and provide an opportunity to cross-sell its core services to Ygyan’s client base. credits: archive.financialexpress.com
Mar-2005
HELPS UNPRIVILAGED MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY
Cognizant Foundation aims to help "unprivileged members of society gain access to quality education and healthcare by providing financial and technical support; designing and implementing educational and healthcare improvement programs; and partnering with Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), educational institutions, healthcare institutions, government agencies and corporations. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Apr-2005
ACQUIRES FATHOM FOR $35 MILLION
Cognizant buys Fathom for $35 million. and gains complementary offerings and expertise that strengthen Cognizant's consulting practice in the telecommunications and financial services industries. credits: www.rediff.com
Jan-2006
FRANCISCO D'SOUZA AS THE NEW CEO
Lakshmi Narayanan was succeeded by the Kenya-born Francisco D'Souza. Francisco D'Souza is among the youngest Chief Executive Officers in the software services sector. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Sep-2006
ACQUIRES US CO AIMNET FOR $15 MILLION
Cognizant acquires US co AimNet for $15 million and gained capabilities in the IT infrastructure services practice. credits: www.thehindubusinessline.com
Feb-2009
ACQUIRES CANADA BASED ACTIVE INTELLIGENCE TO EXPERTISE IN RETAIL VERTICLE
Cognizant acquires Canada consulting firm Active Intelligence as part of a strategy to deepen its consulting expertise in the retail vertical. credits: articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Oct-2009
ACQUIRES OF MARKETRX FOR $75 MILLION
Cognizant acquires India unit of UBS for $75 million. This is the biggest deal for Cognizant in terms of people takeover and is the second largest deal in value terms after its acquisition of MarketRx. credits: timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jul-2011
ACQUIRES CORELOGIC FOR $50 MILLION
Cognizant acquires CoreLogic’s Indian business for $50 million. The acquisition is being funded from CTL’s cash reserves. credits: www.dnaindia.com
Sep-2011
ACQUIRES ZAFFERA SAP CONSULTING COMPANY FOR UNDISCLOSED VALUE
Cognizant buys Zaffera,a US SAP consulting Company for an undisclosed value to deliver end-to-end SAP solutions to the world's leading retailers. credits: articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Oct-2012
RANKED 50TH AMONG LARGEST PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES
Cognizant's sustainability efforts include a Go Green initiative launched in 2008 focused on energy conservation, recycling, and responsible waste management. Newsweek magazine ranked Cognizant 50th among the 500 largest publicly traded companies in America, in its annual Green Rankings. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Dec-2012
ACQUIRES SIX COMPANIES OF C1 GROUP
Cognizant to Acquire Six Companies of the C1 Group, a Leading German Consulting and IT Services Group to Strengthen Cognizant's Local Presence in Germany and Switzerland, Enhance Global Consulting Capabilities, and Deepen Enterprise Solutions Expertise. credits: news.cognizant.com
Jan-2013
100 FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES
Cognizant experienced a period of fast growth during the 2000s, as reflected by its appearance in Fortune magazine's "100 Fastest-Growing Companies" list for ten consecutive years from 2003 to 2012 credits: en.wikipedia.org
Oct-2013
ACQUIRES EQUINOX CONSULTING FIRM IN FRANCE
Cognizant Acquires Equinox Consulting, a Financial Services Consulting Firm in France to Strengthen Cognizant's Global Consulting Capabilities and Presence in Europe credits: news.cognizant.com
Jan-2014
LISTED ON NASDAQ-100
Cognizant was listed on NASDAQ in 1998, and added to the NASDAQ-100 Index in 2004. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Apr-2014
ACQUIRES US BASED VIDEO SOLUTION COMPANY
Cognizant buys US video solutions company to deliver digital video services across traditional cable, broadcast, and telecommunications network environments credits: timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Sep-2014
ACQUIRES TRIZETTO CORP FOR $2.7 BILLION
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp struck its biggest deal, acquiring healthcare IT services provider TriZetto Corp for $2.7 billion with its shares rising nearly 3 percent in premarket trading. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Oct-2014
ACQUIRES DIGITAL MARKETING AGENCY FOR $30 MILLION
Cognizant acquires digital marketing agency Cadient Group that serves a broad spectrum of life sciences companies, for an estimated $30 million. credits: articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com
Jun-2015
SIGNED MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR AGREEMENT
The company signed a multi-million dollar agreement with Escorts Group in India to help Escorts' businesses in digital transformation and modernizing its operations across all business segments. credits: en.wikipedia.org
Jun-2015
MERGED WITH SINGAPORE BASED SUPERMARKET RETAILER
Cognizant partnered with Singapore based supermarket retailer NTUC FairPrice to perform digital transformation in NTUC's business to improve personalized and consistent customer service across multiple channels. credits: en.wikipedia.org

Cognizant products & services

Analytics

To make better business decisions,Cognizant keeps challenging with its latest cloud, big data and predictive analytics solutions. credits: www.cognizant.com

application services

Cognizant makes progress through business-specific applications that drive better performance, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. credits: www.cognizant.com

it infrastructure Services

Cognizant builds and manages an IT infrastructure that equals the demands of a changing business environment. credits: www.cognizant.com

consulting

Rethink the way you run your business with the help of Cognizant industry-savvy expert consultants. credits: www.cognizant.com

digital business services

Cognizant can help your company embrace digital and engage customers in more dimensional and relevant ways. credits: www.cognizant.com

Engineering and manufacturing solutions

From concept to design to manufacturing, Cognizant solutions help you leverage real-time information, enhance processes and drive operational excellence. credits: www.cognizant.com

supply chain management

Cognizant first-rate solutions provide a vital link in a competitive, cost-effective global supply chain manages suppliers all over the world. credits: www.cognizant.com

customer relationship management

Building a strong relationship with the customers is as important to Cognizant as it is to the customers themselves. credits: www.cognizant.com

Portals and content management

Whether you’re sharing content with your internal teams, partners or customers, Cognizant's latest solutions can make the processes streamlined and secure. credits: www.cognizant.com

enterprise risk and security solutions

Security threats are constant and varied. The best defense needs to be comprehensive, proactive and dynamic.Cognizant believes & implements the same. credits: www.cognizant.com

Cognizant Reviews

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Cognizant Chennai Review

AnonymousProgrammer Analyst TraineeWorking since 7 months
Background
I am working at Cognizant in their IT division since 7 months. My job title is Programmer Analyst Trainee. I have been working with Cognizant at their Chennai office.
Overall work
Generally speaking my work is boring, intellectual.
Travel
In my work, I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.
Work days
Monday to Friday
Work timings
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM flexible
Ratings
Overall job satisfaction
Work-Life balance
Attitude of collegues
Skill development
Office ambience
Facilities
Free transport, Work from home, Soft skill training, International relocation and Job training.

Cognizant Interview questions

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Cognizant Program analyst interview

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Vishnu MenonFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at Velammal college of engineering and technology for Program analyst role at Cognizant in Oct, 2016
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
1 Hours
No. of Questions
55 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
Interview Experience
This is the first round of the selection process. In this, candidate will be tested on their aptitude knowledge that consists of 3 sections viz. Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and Verbal.
Interview Tips
Quantitative Aptitude can be practiced by using R.S. Agarwal books. Verbal and Logical can be sourced from various net based materials such as indiabix.com
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
At this stage, interviews will be based on your resume. Questions were fired from my area of interest and my projects as what I have done in my project and the innovations implemented.
Interview Tips
Right or Wrong be bold enough to answer any questions that the interviewer asks. Always answer with a smile.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
This was a general and a casual talk. The HR educated me about the companies legal proceedings through a question format. Not much of an interview as we were exchanging our ideas and knowledge about each other.
Interview Tips
Be bold to answer and smile always.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Communication And Confidence
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Cognizant team

Francisco D'Souza

CEO
Past: Dun & Bradstreet CorporationEducation : BBA, University of East Asia;MBA,Carnegie Mellon UniversityLocation: United States

Karen Mcloughlin

CFO
Past: Spherion Corporation,Ryder System Inc.Education : Bachelors(Economics),Wellesley College;MBA,Columbia UniversityLocation: United States

Steven Schwartz

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer
Past: Solspark Inc.,Netmarket Group Inc.Education : Bachelor(Finance),University of Miami;J.D.,Fordham University School of Law;LL.M.(Taxation),New York University School of Law.Location: United States

Gordon Coburn

President
Past: Dun & Bradstreet Corporation,ICT Group Inc.Education : Bachelor(Arts),Wesleyan University;MBA ,Amos Tuck School (Dartmouth College).Location: United States

Ramakrishnan Chandrasekaran

Executive Vice Chairman,Cognizant India
Past: Tata Consultancy Services, NASSCOMEducation : BTech, NIT Trichy; MBA, IIM BangaloreLocation: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Malcolm Frank

Executive Vice President, Strategy & Marketing
Past: CXO systems, Nervewire Inc.,Cambridge Technology PartnersEducation : Bachelor(Economics): Yale UniversityLocation: Teaneck, Newv Jersey

Lakshmi Narayanan

Vice Chairman
Past: Board of U.S. India Business Council, NASSCOMEducation : Bachelors(Science), IISc, BangaloreLocation: United States

Sridhar Thiruvengadam

Chief Operating Officer
Past: Citibank, American Express, Tata Consultancy ServicesEducation : BE, University of Madras, MTech, IIT ChennaiLocation: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Rajeev Mehta

CEO, IT Services
Past: Deloitte & Touche|Andersen ConsultingEducation : Bachelors(Science), University of Maryland, MBA,Carnegie Mellon UniversityLocation: Southlake, Texas

Cognizant office photos

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Cognizant amusing facts

  1. 1
    Cognizant started in 1994, as Dun & Bradstreet Satyam Software (by Sushant Gupta) - the in-house technology development center for the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (D&B) and its operating units.
  2. 2
    It became the first company in the world to be certified for CMMI-Level5 per the latest model.
  3. 3
    On March 5th 2007 Cognizant became first American company to ring the NASDAQ opening bell remotely, from the Company's Chennai, India techno-complex.
  4. 4
    Fin Tech 100 ranked Cognizant among Top 5 Global Financial Technology Providers for the 9th consecutive year in 2014.

Cognizant office locations

Bengaluru Office
Cognizant, Baghmane Tech Park, 65/2 -1, Adjacent LRDE, Byrasandra, C.V.Raman Nagar
Bengaluru
Karnataka 560093
080668 08000
Hyderabad Office
DLF Cybercity Plot.No: 129,130,131 & 132 APHB Colony, Gachibowli
Hyderabad
Andhra Pradesh- 500019
040-44514444
Chennai Office
5/535, Old Mahabalipuram Road Okkiam -Thoraipakkam
Chennai
Tamil Nadu 600096
044-42096000
Kolkata Office
Cognizant, Technocomplex, Plot GN-34/3, Sector-V, Saltlake Electronic Complex
Kolkata
West Bengal 700091
033 4402 1100
Cochin Office
Cognizant, 3rd floor, Plot No. 1, Cochin Special Economic Zone, Technopolis, Kakkanad
Kochi
Kerala 682037
0484 392 1000
Coimbatore Office
C3,Chill Special Economic Zone Keeranatham Village, Saravanampatti
Coimbatore
Tamil Nadu 641035
0422 4251000
Mumbai Office
Cognizant, 12th & 13th Floor, "A" wing, Kensington Building, Hiranandani Business Park, Powai
Mumbai
Maharashtra 400076
022 4422 8069
Pune Office
Quadron,, Phase 3, Hinjewadi Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park, Hinjawadi
Pune
Maharashtra 411057
020 4021 6000
Gurgaon Office
Building No. 3,Sector - 48 , Unitech Realty Projects Limited, Ground, 1st & 2nd floor, IT & ITES Village
Gurgaon
Haryana 122001
0124 4413510
Mangalore Office
Manasa Towers, M.G. Road, Mangalore
Mangalore
575003

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