Cognizant, a leading offshore outsourcing U.S based company provides application management, development, integration re-engineering, infrastructure management, business process outsourcing and a number of related services such as enterprise consulting, technology architecture, program management and change management through its onsite/offshore outsourcing model and are experts in managing highly complex and long term projects.

Cognizant brings the best of both worlds: the savings and superior quality of offshore development and the immediacy and trust of a local company


  • The men and women as a team are united through shared values relating to our ethics, customers, shareholders partners.


  • Headquarters: New Jersey; USA.

  • Sales offices: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, London and Frankfurt

  • Software development centers in India : Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad. Offices also at Amsterdam, Ireland, Limerick, Phoenix, San Ramon, Singapore,Zurich

Leadership Team

  • Vice Chairman: Lakshmi Narayanan

  • Chief Executive Officer : Francisco D'Souza

No. of employees

  • Approx 1,50,400 employees worldwide(as of September 2012)

Exchange listings:

  • Nasdaq : CTSH

Key milestones

  • Year of inception: 1994 Gone public in 1998

Financial highlights

  • Revenue $7.34 billion (estimated for year 2012). Revenue Mix comprises 42% from financial services, 25% from Healthcare, while 21% from Manufacturing, Retail Logistics and the remaining from Information, Media Entertainment


  • e-business Enterprise Portals, Data Warehousing, CRM, ERP, EAI, Wireless, e-learning. Architecture and Strategy, Program Management User Centered Design


  • Application Management Development, Outsourced Testing Services, Architecture Strategy, Program Management, e-Business, Data warehousing, CRM, ERP, Digital Security, Performance Rescue, Usability, Wireless, e-Learning.

Industry practices

  • Vertical industry practices include: Healthcare, Life Sciences, Financial Services, IT infrastructure services, Insurance, Retail, Manufacturing Logistics, Media Information-defined services, Telecom and Banking


  • Cognizant offers a variety of positions in India as well as at customer locations in the U.S. and Europe. A flat non hierarchial structure and aspiration oriented career patching enables employees to grow as much as they want to.

  • A fair and transparent culture ensures that there is little reason to peeve about.

  • Invests heavily in recruiting key executives, project heads and practice leaders. Consistently ranked as the top business school recruiter. Conducts learning programs through in-house learning center ’Cognizant Academy’. Through this dedicated center many conventional and leading-edge learning programs for employees - both for new employees and lateral entrants (mid-career level professionals)are offered.

Organizational culture

  • Believes that company's strength lies in people and considers them as assets who will ensure success. It aims to provide an enabling and positive environment that will motivate associates and facilitate achievement and maintenance of superior levels of performance. CTS believes in continuous education of associates and strive to provide the best training facilities that will keep them on a par with the best professionals in field. CTS claim's that "We strive to provide a climate that nurtures the holistic development of our associates".

  • The company offers healthcare benefits, education benefits, ESOP, Employee referral scheme etc. Cognizant Community is an exclusive program sponsored by Cognizant Technology Solutions to bring together professionals (customers, partners, analysts and associates) in order to provide a forum for sharing knowledge, exploring new technologies, expanding business opportunities and opening social avenues for the mutual benefit of all community members


  • 821 Active Customers

  • 27 of the top 30 global pharmaceutical companies

  • 15 of the top 20 US healthcare plans

  • 9 out of the top ten biotech companies

  • 12 out of the top 20 medical device companies

Quality certifications

  • ISO 9001 and SEI CMM Level 5 certifications.


  • Newsweek's 2012 Green rankings (Oct 2012)

  • Information Week's Top Innovators (Sep 2012)

  • Fortune's All Star List of fastest growing companies (Sep 2012)

  • Forbes Fast Tech 25 list (May 2012)

Other information

  • Cognizant is pioneering 4th Generation Offshore Outsourcing services that combine the best of both worlds advantages of offshore development with industry experience, advanced technology knowledge, cultural compatibility and local consulting presence that integrates business strategy with execution. 4th Generation Offshore Outsourcing provides seamless integration between the customer and Cognizant. There are more than 50 development centres in 15 cities and in 9 countries around the world. More than 12,000 outsourcing projects have been delivered in 40 countries.


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