HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work life balance Good learning (in 312 reviews)

  • Work environment is amazing here (in 239 reviews)

Cons
  • Limited work-life balance over last 2 years (in 83 reviews)

  • Employee First" is just a catch phrase (in 94 reviews)

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  1. selection procedure

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Lead
    Current Employee - Test Lead

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    i dont see any as of now

    Cons

    whole selection procdure is very bad I have given interview on feb and pannel has confirmed that i wil recieve the offer letter in weeks time. However since thn i m recieving the call in every 15 days asking for a confirmation tht i have recieved the offer letter or not . its really rubbish thy dont know how to do thngs at all.

    Advice to Management

    Please review ur on boarding process, its pathetic i m recieving calls since 6 months in every 15 days just to confirm if i hve recieved the offer letter . However there is no one who can confirm whn m going to recieve it.


  2. Time to move on

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    The medical plans were good.

    Cons

    Everything else comes under Cons.

    Advice to Management

    Its time to move on and become more responsible.


  3. Analysts

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk Systems Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Help Desk Systems Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits such as 401 K , Health Savings Account, Health Insurance at the 1st day of joining

    Cons

    Way below the national average of salary, Unprofessional. This company is not the traditional work your way up. Instead the only thing you will need to do to work your way up is just connect with the right people at the right times.

    Advice to Management

    Actually promote people that have qualified degrees.


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  5. Needs improvement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed the client I supported.

    Cons

    HCL was not kind to their people.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Run

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HCL Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice people Interesting travel opportunities Diversity Nothing else

    Cons

    Extremely low pay No advancement for Americans No sense of Western morality


  7. Helpful (3)

    HCL - Worst Employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at HCL Technologies (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Many onsite opportunities .

    Cons

    - Employee UN-friendly policies. Don't even approve Airport to Hotel bills. Say they have covered it one time relocation allowance which is $400 (taxable, after taxes you get around $ 275). Don't approve any bills for first few days in hotel stay. - Support staff departments (ISG, EHS) are lethargic. Big hassle to get any work done from them. They think they are doing any favor to resource if they are processing any VISA application or approving any bills. - Worst pay master while sending employees from India to onsite assignments.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter how much you advertise outside, you will lose talent if you don't pay at the market standards.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Horrible Place to work, I hate it here.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is OK and you are left alone

    Cons

    If you aren't Indian you are a second class citizen. Offshore team typically does not know what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    be more engaged in the quality of offshore work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    HCL USAA Service Desk

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Desk Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Service Desk Technician in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, nominally for service desk work, decent healthcare though it is California based and this is at the USAA Main Office in San Antonio.

    Cons

    They classify you as a salaried but listed as "flexible work week" so they can pay you 0.5X overtime, if they pay at all. Normally it's just a gift card at around $10 an hour worked. Also, time off is frowned upon and is very hard to take, if you ask for it less than two weeks out you will be rejected. Promotions are not merit based, but totally on who you live with or are buddies with. If you are looking to move up, don't look here. We've had leads leave because their pay was never increased. Management is 100% about the numbers, you are a resource, and if you aren't perfect they will drop you like a bad habit. Very "Top down" leadership, don't expect much training of guidance once you are on the floor. You have to figure out what is going wrong before you get "a talk" about your lack of performance.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people like professionals, don't hammer us all because you failed to control a few bad apples.


  10. E1 DeskSide Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Allen Park, MI
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Allen Park, MI

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They landed the best contract in the world with a well known fortune 500 company. You will get certified with Dell and support multiple notebooks and desktops.

    Cons

    They don't hire enough resources to manage current contract. Good technicians are leaving every month which create overload and stress burn out for the ones who stay behind. Their Holiday and Vacation policy does not equal that of the Vendor we are employed to work for. They would be shut down a week but we still have to work or take LWOP makes no sense. Their management creates too much Administrative work for the technicians that should be focused on Break/Fix issues 100 percent of the time. Nevertheless, they expect technicians to do it all, order parts, track carrier pickups after an incident has been closed. Assign your own tickets. 30 percent of the Technicians close 70 percent of the request. No time to breathe and enjoy your working environment. No good way to manage your day when everyone expects you there onsite fixing their incident the same or next day and you have 15 - 29 people ahead of them and emails coming in to your reporting manager asking for status and executive support along with email request override the ticketing system request. Technicians can't put out the fires fast enough.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to get involved and Launch a red alert attack to hire dedicated E1 Technicians to cover 20 plus sites in Allen Park before their contact is up for renewal. Otherwise they will be replaced for not meeting SLA.


  11. Cheap and Cheaper

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

    I worked at HCL Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They pay on time, I guess...

    Cons

    Terrible culture. Always lied to. Bottom of the barrel in terms of quality, both in project delivery and talent.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves.



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