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Programmer Analyst Trainee

Fresher (8.3k salaries)
4 Lakhs

(₹0.9 L/yr - ₹4.5 L/yr)

Programmer Analyst

Fresher (4.3k salaries)
4.3 Lakhs

(₹2.5 L/yr - ₹8 L/yr)

Processing Executive

Fresher (3.2k salaries)
2.6 Lakhs

(₹1 L/yr - ₹4.3 L/yr)

28 job openings

Software Engineer

Fresher (983 salaries)
2.6 Lakhs

(₹2.5 L/yr - ₹6.9 L/yr)

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Trainee Programmer

Fresher (821 salaries)
2.5 Lakhs

(₹1.5 L/yr - ₹3.2 L/yr)

Software Developer

Fresher (628 salaries)
2.9 Lakhs

(₹2.1 L/yr - ₹7.5 L/yr)

1 job opening

Engineer Trainee

Fresher (518 salaries)
4.1 Lakhs

(₹2.8 L/yr - ₹7 L/yr)

Process Associate

Fresher (509 salaries)
2.5 Lakhs

(₹1 L/yr - ₹4.2 L/yr)

Senior Processing Executive

Fresher (500 salaries)
3.8 Lakhs

(₹1.6 L/yr - ₹5.5 L/yr)

17 job openings

Program Analyst Trainee

Fresher (397 salaries)
4.1 Lakhs

(₹3.4 L/yr - ₹5 L/yr)

Program Analyst

Fresher (371 salaries)
3.9 Lakhs

(₹3 L/yr - ₹7 L/yr)

Software Engineer Trainee

Fresher (350 salaries)
3.8 Lakhs

(₹2.5 L/yr - ₹5.5 L/yr)

Graduate Trainee

Fresher (339 salaries)
2.6 Lakhs

(₹1.8 L/yr - ₹4.5 L/yr)

Analyst

Fresher (329 salaries)
3.7 Lakhs

(₹1.7 L/yr - ₹8 L/yr)

1 job opening

Trainee

Fresher (291 salaries)
3.7 Lakhs

(₹1.4 L/yr - ₹6.5 L/yr)

Associate Software Engineer

Fresher (288 salaries)
3 Lakhs

(₹3 L/yr - ₹8 L/yr)

Graduate Engineer Trainee (Get)

Fresher (253 salaries)
3.8 Lakhs

(₹2.5 L/yr - ₹5 L/yr)

System Engineer

Fresher (239 salaries)
1.7 Lakh

(₹1 L/yr - ₹5 L/yr)

Business Analyst

Fresher (217 salaries)
7.9 Lakhs

(₹3.9 L/yr - ₹12.7 L/yr)

Programmer

Fresher (201 salaries)
2.9 Lakhs

(₹1.5 L/yr - ₹4.3 L/yr)

Last Updated: 20 Jul, 2024

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4.2 Rated by 21 employees for salary and benefits

Software Engineer in Hyderabad / Secunderabad

Full Time

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BFSI, Investments & Trading Department

3.0
posted on 03 Jun 2024

1.0 for Salary and Benefits

Likes

Work load is usually not very heavy, they provide great platforms to learn like free udemy access and cognizant internal certifications.

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Dislikes

Does not pay as per the current market standards, your work will not be recognized, promotion and appraisal structures are very bad. Lot of office politics.

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Senior Associate in Pune

Full Time

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IT & Information Security Department

3.0
posted on 24 May 2024

3.0 for Salary and Benefits

Likes

Always prefer to work if I joined with good salary. Good work life balance.

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Dislikes

Was struggling a bit to find full match project in the field of IAM however partially match you will get always. Less management interaction, less learning opportunities as my manager did not allowed me to get elevate on okta certification. Increment delayed and not get the the arreas.

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Senior Associate in Chennai

Full Time

 · 

Quality Assurance Department

5.0
posted on 18 May 2024

5.0 for Salary and Benefits

Likes

Excellent Leadership Excellent job stability Excellent client leadership Excellent yearly bonus Excellent Yearly annual compensation Excellent leave encashment policy Excellent work culture Excellent work life balance

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Dislikes

None

Programmer Analyst in Pune

Full Time

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Data Science & Analytics Department

4.0
posted on 06 May 2024

4.0 for Salary and Benefits

Likes

Good gain of knowledge and good opportunities to thrive for betterment. Pay scale is good and always provide bonus yearly.

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Dislikes

The number of resignation they give to the employees makes some discomfort and bring up the fear of loosing a job

Programmer Analyst in Pune

Full Time

 · 

IT & Information Security Department

3.0
posted on 18 Apr 2024

3.0 for Salary and Benefits

Likes

There is a great opportunity for learning and skill development. An avaerage culture, typical corporate culture is followed. That maybe be good for some folks also.

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Dislikes

The work-life balance is a big No. Low Salary hikes and appraisals.

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Cognizant Salary FAQs

How much does Cognizant pay per year?
The average Cognizant salary ranges from approximately ₹0.2 Lakhs per year for a Safety Engineer to ₹94.6 Lakhs per year for a Senior Director Finance. Salary estimates are based on 30.1k Cognizant salaries received from various employees of Cognizant. Cognizant employees rate the overall salary and benefits package 4.2/5 stars.
What is the highest salary in Cognizant?
The highest-paying job at Cognizant is a Senior Director Finance with a salary of ₹94.6 Lakhs per year. The top 10% of employees earn more than ₹18 lakhs per year. The top 1% earn more than a whopping ₹32 lakhs per year.
What is the minimum salary in Cognizant?
Minimum salary at Cognizant depends on the role you are applying for. For Processing Executive the minimum salary is ₹2.7 Lakhs per year, for Programmer Analyst Trainee the minimum salary is ₹4.1 Lakhs per year and so on.
What is the salary package for freshers in Cognizant?
The average salary at Cognizant for freshers varies from ₹1.6 Lakhs per year for System Engineer to ₹13.6 Lakhs per year for Senior Business Analyst.
What is the notice period at Cognizant?
According to AmbitionBox, 40% of the Cognizant employees reported a notice period of 15 days or less, 28% reported a notice period of 3 Months and the remaining reported other notice period durations. This is based on 3k responses on AmbitionBox in last 2 years.

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Average annual salary for freshers in Cognizant is INR 4 lakhs . Salary estimates are based on 30.1k Cognizant latest salaries received from various employees of Cognizant.