2023 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
"Growing, innovative, excellent business model."
"Flexibility across geographies."
"The energy and passion to be successful."
"Lack of co-ordination and top down leadership."
"The view outside of Cognizant of who we are versus who we are trying to become."
"Very good in their niche."
"Low cost IT firm."
"Up and coming."
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. 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.
Cognizant delivers innovative solutions through consulting and IT services with an industry vertical focus. The firm's spectrum of consulting services (Business Strategy, Process and Operations Consulting, Technology Consulting and Business Analysis) is focused on driving transformation, innovation, and optimization for clients. Cognizant drives and executes large business and IT transformation programs, and management consulting engagements. The company also helps clients position better compared to their competitors by conceptualizing and building innovative solutions. With a leadership team comprised of veterans of top tier consulting firms and the industry, Cognizant claims to be building "a global talent base to provide 'Tier 1' consulting services with a deep domain expertise."
Not your parents' outsourcing
The firm believes it offers a unique benefit to clients with its advanced on-site/offshore outsourcing model. Off-shoring, originally a means of taking care of low-impact business processes with inexpensive labor, was essentially a low-cost augmentation of staff. The practice has grown and developed, however, moving into systems of greater complexity and important production-based processes. Indeed, so far removed is what Cognizant offers from the initial portrayal of outsourcing as "cheap labor," the firm has been known to refer to its global delivery model as the "fourth generation" of outsourcing. While it retains the economic advantage and "follow the sun" capability (24/7 attention by passing work across time zones) of off-shoring, Cognizant has the additional ability to offer on-site teams with the sort of industry experience and advanced technology expertise that wouldn't have been found outside of Western markets in the early days of outsourcing. This makes it possible for projects of nearly any complexity or scale to be outsourced or completed on a global scale.
500 Frank West Burr Boulevard
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Phone: (201) 801-0233
Employer Type: Public
Stock Symbol: CTSH
Stock Exchange: NASDAQ
CEO: Francisco D'Souza
2015 Employees (All Locations): 217,700
Teaneck, NJ (HQ)
Business Model and Future of Work
Merger and Acquisition Strategy
Merger Integration and Divestiture Services
Digital Strategy and Innovation
Business and Technology Strategy Alignment
CMO and Marketing
Data and Analytics
Target Operating Model
Business Process Improvement and Reengineering
Global Sourcing Transformation
Supply Chain Management
IT Strategy and Transformation
IT Digital Strategy and Architecture
IT Cost Optimization
SMAC Advisory (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud)
Enterprise Architecture Consulting
IT Process Quality Engineering and Transformation
Program Advisory and Management Services
Risk Planning and Mitigation
Large-scale Portfolio Management and Prioritization Services
SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and consulting)
Application Development and Systems Integration
IT Infrastructure Services
Business Process Services