HCL Technologies

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HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
3,294 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides the work life balance which is a major concern in todays corporate world (in 312 reviews)

  • A positive work environment which makes me more excited to come for the work every day (in 239 reviews)


Cons
  • Working timings needs to be streamlined to allow better work life balance (in 83 reviews)

  • Only company words say "employee first" but no concern on employee whatsoever (in 94 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not recommended for work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Portland, OR

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good for Indians who want to come onsite for better life

    Cons

    Spent 5.5 years and there is no growth in any front (neither financially nor professionally)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your Management (Middle level)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Mixed feelings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middleware Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Middleware Administrator in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good client exposure and will get a chance to work for fortune 500 Clients.

    Cons

    Low salary and no training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay well for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    "Employee First" -- NOT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None, None, None, None, None,.

    Cons

    Direct job did not last longer that the contract with the company. I was terminated on the last day that I was at the assigned customer site. I was not given any options for other assignments or bench time or even using my vacation time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You spend a lot of time educating US employees on India's way of doing things, take the same time to teach the India employees of the US work environments. (Both would benefit.) The pay structure needs to be modified to match US rules and regulations. HCL does not pay sick leave, so you must use vacation days. This is illegal in many states and regions in the US. Get rid on the salary + bonus pay structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    worst company ever to work and join

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

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

    Pros

    hard working software engineers from india.Some people in company are good at technical skills.

    Cons

    worst company ever to work

    1.Managers look their sub-ordinates as slaves.There is no professionalism in the company.

    2.If your manager likes you then you will be at good position.There is no proper recognition for any work you do in the company.More of biased company to certain individuals.Managers are very
    dishonest. They will lie to you while your joining on company benefits.

    3.Company expected you to work all hours in a day including weekends at short notice and will not take into account their employees obligations outside of work .They don't pay you anything for extra hours.They bring cheap labour from india and make them to stretch for more hours and expect those recruited in USA also to work same hours without extra hour payments or perks.you cannot question your manager or Management.

    4.Their insurance plans are worst in IT industry.The upper management never listens to the concerns of workers on any benefits to workers.Though many people are fighting to change the insurance plans they never bother as they provide cheap plans.

    5.Lack of job security.Though your full time employee your job is never secured.

    6.They don't have any notice period for employee termination or 15 day notice concept.It just on paper.They send people from india immediately next day your project completes.Its same with full time employees in USA.They give termination once their work is done with them.

    7.Thier internal immigration service is worst and they have worst record in Green card process for any non - american workers.

    8. No support to employees on any issues faced by them with internal applications in USA.everything you need to go for your manager or should wait to get a reply from india for 2-3 days on any questions or SSD.

    9. Once your joined your growth stops in USA.No promotions or salary increase.Max salary increase you get is 3%.That to if your manager likes you.

    10.They say employee first...but in reality its employee last.Managers will not allow employees to interact much with customer and they try to showcase more what their peers do as themselves.

    No Bonus and no increment and your salary might decrease if your location is changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your employees well.Learn to treat them as humans not as slaves.
    Stop biased way.Make people to speak in english in organization culture.
    Give equivalent benefits as other companies .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disorganized and I did not get paid due to no payroll clerk. I was hired through CDI Corp and it was nothing but loose ends and hassles d no pay due to disorganization of HCL "supposed" supervisors.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech Support for Macmillan Publishing in Duluth, MN
    Former Employee - Tech Support for Macmillan Publishing in Duluth, MN

    I worked at HCL Technologies as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I got paid for training but had to jump through hoops for the pay!!

    Cons

    You are treated like third world as the main office is in India and it shows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to run a company in non third world standards and get payroll people who know what the hell they are doing as THIS IS THE REASON PEOPLE GO TO WORK. TO GET PAID!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    HCL is not a Professional Organization

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

    I worked at HCL Technologies as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    None None None None None

    Cons

    Based on my experience and other recruiters, HCL treats its employees like a number. At any moment, due to either poor management or planning, they can throw you out just like trash. HCL did not have the guts to inform me i was terminated. I had to learn it from my agency. They are the most unprofessional company I have come across in my 20 years of IT work. The job I was assigned to do was nothing like the job description I accepted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating your employees like people, not like dirt.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    ok

    • 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

    good benefit, good co-workers, a lot of opportunities to gain skills

    Cons

    limited career opportunity, little salary raise

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Axon good, HCL crooks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SAP BASIS Practice Lead in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - SAP BASIS Practice Lead in Houston, TX

    I worked at HCL Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Axon was a good company once upon a time.
    The worker types do not realize how they are getting ripped off, drinking management Koolade, trying to pull together as a team to get through the "recession driven problems" that Axon faces.

    Cons

    - HCL ripping off Axon employees by understaffing projects, extremly high margins and low skill set people, senior people work 70+ hours per week.
    - HCL has screwed up projects through underqualified resources at multiple entities (for which I was heavily involved at the senior architect/lead level
    - HCL fraud (?): Excessive transfer payments by handling ALL staff augmentation offshore through a separate company
    - Never pay bonuses, HCL claim Axon not profitable why HCL reports record profits (US$ Billions)
    - Intentionally prevents staff from recording actual hours worked (in violation of US Health & Human Resources laws)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HCL: Keep stealing while you can
    Axon: your staff are leaving in droves. Keep up the good work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not a great company to work for, if you value your personal time and professional growth.

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

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

    Pros

    This isn't the best company to work for and you if you are looking, please keep looking as opposed to accepting offers from HCL.

    Cons

    Do not value employees
    Low payscales
    Yearly reviews are inconsequential even for 'outstanding' employees
    They are a profit oriented company and profit margins are all that matter
    HCL is great at getting people onsite, paying them minimum wage and charging clients exorbitantly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up! Value your people, Stop staking a claim to 'Employee First' because you and I know that it's a bunch of BS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (more than an 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

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