HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
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Pros
  • Provides the work life balance which is a major concern in todays corporate world (in 232 reviews)

  • Work environment is more friendly & provides full opportunity to take lead in higher responsibilities (in 206 reviews)


Cons
  • Working timings needs to be streamlined to allow better work life balance (in 57 reviews)

  • Only company words say "employee first" but no concern on employee whatsoever (in 82 reviews)

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  1.  

    Sr Specialist // NOC Engineer (Memphis, TN)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - NOC Engineer  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - NOC Engineer in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The only good thing I can say is for the work/life balance, I am very much able to leave work at work when I go home for the evening. Offshore tries to call my personal cell phone for support during my off hours but I don't answer. OK exposure to new tech, somewhat of a chance to learn some new skills.

    Cons

    Very racist company, if you're not Indian, you're a nobody. Senseless work policies, too bogged down by micromanaging and running pointless reports. Supervisors farm out all their work to you and then take the credit for it. Everything runs through the home office in India. Low pay, but pretty decent benefits. All managers are shipped over from India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the blatant visa abuse, micromanaging, and listen to the people doing the actual work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ridiculous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Center Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Data Center Operations Manager

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits, good time off and lax work environment

    Cons

    They have to come up to industry level wages and compensation. They expect people to do a ton of work for the same amount of pay, when they do give increases they are small. And when asked the response is that's all the company can do, meanwhile they sent a company wide email to everyone bragging how they made x amount of millions or billions . The main reason they have so much turnover is how the company is ran and compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    What a Joke in the name of Employee First

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

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexibility - If you have good relations with Leadership team in your engagement area then you can get what you ask for in terms of location, nature of assignment.
    Quality of Work - If you want to work hard and learn on your own initiatives - there are lot of opportunities available.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are below Industry standards. HR Policies and Practices are not very employee friendly.
    Lot of internal politics - Only those people who have good visibility with management climb the ladder or grow.
    No focus on employee training and talent retention. Bare minimum learning on the job.
    No transparency in HR Policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to take actions to retain and increase the A players in the team and train and motivate the B team members. Get Rid of C team players. Instead of focusing on creating value for share holder by cutting costs and ignoring employees, management should focus on long term strategy - motivate and take care of employees, invest in trainings, focus on retaining good employees, have better and transparent HR Policies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Just another indian service company

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

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    If you have travelled from india and come to the states on an assignment, on completion of the assignment you still would have a job, but you will have to take it up in india which is your base country.

    Cons

    Perks are useless, even if the work load provided by the customer is manageable, it becomes very difficult once the HCL local management starts to poke their nose in your job and squeeze the living hell out of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat humans like humans and not just revenue generating machines. Pay them better and you will retain good resources, else you will continue loosing people to the competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Worst

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

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is not pros to join the HCL

    Cons

    No promotion, No onsite, No salary increment, No SDLC process follows

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Think twice before joining this company

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

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I do not have any pros to talk about this company

    Cons

    - I do see people getting promoted every year or two years just because they know their Manager
    - Employees First, Customer Second is a marketing strategy to attract and keep the talent. But, I have never seen in working environment
    - If some one becomes the Manager then they just work on outlook to delegate the tasks by sending emails
    - Politics, Politics..Politics. They play around with the resources.
    - Poor Work Environment
    - Micro-management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET RID OF MANAGERS WHO DO NOT DELIVER!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Direct job didn't turn out to be what was advertized.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Lead  in  Webster, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Webster, NY

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The manager I was working for was great, but quit due to their treatment of me.

    Cons

    I was assigned to a customer site and never interacted with the local office
    When the assignment ended, I was terminated, not bench time as advertized, no possibility of reassignment. No sick days. complicated salary structure. Difficulty communicating to Indian technical support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not assign Indian managers to manage the US based operations. They do not understand the work culture any more that we understand Indian work culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrifically low pay upon permanent hire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Knowledge Manager  in  Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Knowledge Manager in Cary, NC

    I have been working at HCL Technologies as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I worked there as a contractor, and the pay rate was good. They attempted to offer me 50% of that when hired on permanently. There simply is no money to pay people in America.

    Cons

    Unless you work oversees, or are Indian, they see no reason to respect you. Ive never felt so undervalued. It was frightening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will continue to get what you pay for. Short term employees, and slacker employees. The customer will receive sub par work due to this.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    low salary and lot of work and no career growth

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

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    wide experience working in different projects for different clients

    Cons

    low salary, no growth, lots of work. Hard work never compensated in terms of aspiration grooming and salary hike

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please think of the employee's aspirations and give proper career guidance and help in growth. Do not make us feel like money making machines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Worst company to work for if you are in wrong project

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    Work timings and freedom. That too depends on manager

    Cons

    Worst appraisal policy. Very poor project with poor managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop showing favoritism.

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