Bloody Cognizant

10 Sep

Very recently i was offered by this Arich Infotech to take emergency Java classes at Cognizant (Murugesh Palaya, Bangalore). I haven’t travelled long and I missed teaching to pro’s and hence took the job. I just knew Arich Infotech less than 6 hours and here I have a teaching assignment! That’s cool!!

I was told that the guy before me went sick and hence the teaching of Java has been delayed. I went to Bangalore, reported at Cognizant and was surprised to find that they were really angry with Arich Infotech. Arich seems to be a kind of company that says it offers quality tech education, but till now has sent monkeys to Cognizant.

I have to tell about this funny girl called @ Cognizant who is likea Donald Duck, she was all blah blah. Apart from that she seems to be a good soul. She made me wait for 2 hours before putting me online with her supervisor who I feel was only fit for government job.

This supervisor wanted to interview me (before sending me totech their employees) and he did it via telecon. He blahed and I BLAAAAAAAHHHHED and hence I won and I was before students. The first I noted that all boys wore shirt (formals), neatly tucked into pants and polished shoes!! I was thinking WHAT? Am I here to teach geeks or some bunch of ‘yes boss’ robots?

Taking classes for them, I found that Arich employees created blunders and these nice students haven’t given bad opinion about them because they don’t want these trainers to loose job. These people (students) don’t seem to realize that these trainers would propagate and would end up spoiling other batch of students as well.

As the days passed, I was able to finish Java for them but I am not 100% satisfied with my effort, because the rules of Cognizant freaked me out. Here are some of their rules:

1. Every one must wear shoes in their campus. Because a divine light descended on their vice president Lakshmi Narayanan and told that geeks who were shoes will program better. It also said that Mr. Karthikeyan can teach better if he wore shoes on Cognizant campus. I must meet that divine light and switch its power supply off to make my life better. Divinity is messing a lot with me because I am a Atheist

2. There must be classes from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM , because any less study will make your neurons disappear and make you dumb. So I had to wait in class, even after my classes are over, so as to please the management and keep my neuron count high.

3. I completed the syllabus yesterday and I have to be here today (SATURDAY) too! Just to please the management. Here the trainees seem to have no thought of their own, unlike my employees who often revolt against me!! They seem to believe any thing and every thing their management says without a question. this is certainly evolution backwards.

4. You have to hear these lectures from a associate which goes like this:


5. Believe it or not, they check their employees bags here.


I have not been training professionals in their offices recently, but if this is the kind of trend that goes in the I.T industry, then, this industry is not creating thinkers to make the world better, but churning out disciplined robots that won’t hesitate to cleans one shoes for money.

In a age where are moved to unified syllabus in schools so that the students instead of saying ‘yes mam’ can question their teachers, and in days where the Chinese visit us regularly to keep knowing how we are progressing on literacy, our professional industry however wished to created damped minds. So so so so pathetic.

Wish you a “Happy back to school” people!


Posted by on September 10, 2011 in Education, Personal, Politics, Technology


22 responses to “Bloody Cognizant

  1. zenwalker

    September 10, 2011 at 7:52 AM

    lol this is insane being followed in most big companies here u know. tats horrible. i hate it. Even in siemens its kinda lame 2. i hate it.z

  2. honey

    October 14, 2011 at 10:23 PM

    What is meant by service oriented company? have you read abt it? Cognizant is one of Customer service provider. When customer expects us to be groomed in formal, we should be. Who will be most respected in terms of outlooks in formal or causals? Formals does. It business tactics that is followed to prove that we are groomed. Bag checking is insisted by Customers to avoid data stealing, where your customer could be Banks. Even mobiles are not allowed. Biometric Access is also followed. So many movies do say abt these. Get awarenes!!! Hacking can be done with ur USB’s with virus, which u might not be aware of. Its like learning practices followed at training center too because you become aware of these policies. This rules are not only in Cognizant, but in all big concerns. If u r into future IT industries, read abt these before making a public comment. All the best for your career.

    • karthikeyanblogs

      October 15, 2011 at 8:37 PM

      OK, I kind of understand. Just like goats, cows, pigs and chicken are groomed for human consumption.

      Why? Don’t these companies have the ability to find customers who like to place personal Independence higher than their desire to CONTROL free life’s?

      • karthi

        April 26, 2013 at 12:13 AM

        Mr genius ..karthikeyan better to stop writing this kind of comments in public, you can’t do what ever you like in public, sometimes you have to adopt the social . Cognizant has expecting minimum level of professionalism from their employee. We understand that your most genius in this world and you can learn it everything from internet, Please try to give respect your job and education not company.

        1. “karthikeyanblogs
        October 15, 2011 at 8:37 PM
        OK, I kind of understand. Just like goats, cows, pigs and chicken are groomed for human consumption. “

        Above statement showing your professionalism and education level/status in public. Who give your rights to say those words against others?????

        “Why? Don’t these companies have the ability to find customers who like to place personal Independence higher than their desire to CONTROL free life’s?”

        Please start your own business and give control free life to your employee.

      • Karthikeyan A K

        April 26, 2013 at 11:12 AM

        I started my biz, ran successfully, got bored of it and sold it. And I had humans and not cows and pigs in them.

        North Korea is North Korea. You can’t change people with those kind of mindset.

  3. manathinkizhisalgal

    November 10, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    These days not only the I.T companies but most of the private concerns have their employees as their unquestioned slaves providing few bucks of salary and sucking their blood out…

  4. Anon

    April 27, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    i hate cognizant too for the following reasons:

    1) They are not transperent,
    2) They fool USA Clients by giving the less rate(68 dollors onsite /25 dollors offshore),
    3) They just want to enter into new business first and they know how to fool USA Clients and get more money once they enter into the market,
    4) Cognizant will never expose the offshore resources to the client directly,If they expose they will loose the project as the resources are not perfect fit for that job ,
    5) Cognizant growing with only good onsite resources,
    6) Cognizant is not process oriented as other companies,Its trying to setup the process now as there are growing ,
    7) Cognizant holds people by offering Green Card,Once they process green card ,Resources will never dare to leave the company.This is one of the most powerfull step that cognizant is offering but not other companies like wipro ,infosys,HCL ,TCS etc…
    8) All managers in Cognizant arejust junk they got the promotions some how and they are living with it as they will not get job if they go out of cognizant,
    etc ect this will go on

  5. Wat

    June 27, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    They Don’t give letter for H1B visa processing and H1B Visa Tranfers also.

  6. Krish

    July 8, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Mr.karthikeyan Wat is your opinion about arich infotech.i am planning to join in some trainee consultancies like that.could you please tell your opinion…..

    • Karthikeyan A K

      July 8, 2012 at 8:10 PM

      Simple, training should impart knowledge into ones brain. It should not be exchange of money for a printed certificate.

  7. josh

    September 23, 2012 at 5:45 AM

    You shouldn’t be surprised by your observations. Major corporations always have structure, without which they would not be able to achieve their desired scale. Maybe you should stick to training smaller companies.

    • Karthikeyan A K

      September 23, 2012 at 5:47 AM

      No way I would coach stupid organizations like those. I am more for freedom than for money.

      • k g sekar

        February 18, 2013 at 4:53 PM

        in arich training will be good ah how much training fees there am not able to pay also

        can u tell any software job

      • Karthikeyan A K

        February 18, 2013 at 5:04 PM

        Training is totally junk in Arich. Save your self. Learn from the Internet by yourself.

  8. Java

    June 1, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    When you don’t like it, why did you continue your training ? Did you avail benefits (fee) for your teaching ?

  9. Meghna

    June 21, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    arich is just not a gud organization..specially Pune’s!! all they care about is money and their business.. they dont care abt the students,, and if u get enrolled and end up with no not their business.. they’l stop attending your calls.. they even hang up on ur face when it comes to it! and they’l blame you for it..rather than helping you! Arich Infotech is a bad option!

  10. Think smart

    July 4, 2013 at 7:16 AM

    Please stop this negative marketing.

    • Karthikeyan A K

      July 4, 2013 at 11:31 AM

      Please stop exploiting humanity for profits, then I can speak something good of you.

  11. Malathi

    July 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Arich is just one money making institute.. All they need is MONEY.. They opened this institute in Bangalore , cheated all the candidates by saying that they will make us to get placed in some reputed companies and final they closed this bloody institute and ran back to Chennai without even informing us and when we try to contact them through phone they were not even bothering to answer our calls. Selvarani is one damn head weighted lady I have ever met in my life..!!!

    • Karthikeyan A K

      July 4, 2013 at 11:33 AM

      Why don’t you consider legal action then? Evil spreads because we watch it rather than destroy it.

  12. tonyrer

    August 10, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    This is a crazy company better not work for them. CEO is cunning guy who just sits and watch the fun. The manager are trained in such a way to harass new joiners. to an account or company The new joiners/new account joiners are not welcomed properly and no proper knowledge transfer is done. The Manager favorite dialogue is “I will kick you out of the project if you do not work properly”. This dialogue will be delivery within the first week of joining. Employees below manager level are treated like cows. Since lot of people work in this crazy company. Everyone thinks that this company is safe place.


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