As a working mom, I had this unrealistic expectation that I should be able to do everything perfectly – a successful and fulfilling high tech career, raising a happy family and taking care of my elderly parents.
I eventually conceded. With over 12 years of experience leading software engineering projects at Oracle, I took a break to raise a family initially and continued the break in order to take care of a parent who had a terminal illness.
Coming out of an 18-year break, I was beyond ready to go back to work. There was a strong feeling within me that I had more to give and that I could make a positive impact on the world that was greater than what I was able to do by being a caregiver.
In researching Cognizant, I knew I would get exposed to latest technology. Even more importantly, through the interview process, I felt that every person respected me, my ability, my experience, my enthusiasm and mostly my choice of taking a break for my family.
Cognizant’s training and the people working here are its best assets. The guidance I have received at every step has helped me do my best work. Additionally, the comradery and collaboration I am experiencing within my cohort has been one of the best parts of this experience. It is such a pleasure to work with like-minded and very smart people.