HCL Technologies

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HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
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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.  

    I was a full time employee of HCL contracted to work for Boeing

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

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

    Pros

    1. The benefits were not execrable.
    2. Valuable learning experience.
    3. I enjoyed the people I worked with.
    4. They supported a healthy work-life balance.

    Cons

    HCL has a professed philosophy of EFCS (Employee First, Customer Second): keep your employees happy and they'll make the customer happy. Absurd budgeting mechanisms and rigid top-down management make it impossible to follow through on that admirable goal. There is no corporate "bench" to speak of, and managers are not allowed to make hiring and firing decisions. I was given two weeks' notice five days before my contract ended, and right in the middle of the holiday season, despite the fact that 3 teams had expressed interest in interviewing me.

    They implemented solutions always with an eye to increasing the customer's dependence on their services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. They're maximizing profits.

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

    Not a good company for experienced professionals

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    May be good for freshers.

    Cons

    Not a good company for experienced professionals. Salary is 40% less than Software Services industry pay standards. EFCS meaning is completely different from what is being marketed externally. At very higher management level, overhead is really high; and the worst part is the overheads get paid higher.

  3.  

    Stay away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    The only pro is stability, it is very rare to get laid off, there is always another project.

    Cons

    Most disorganized, siloed tech company I have ever worked for, never again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay folks what the market bears or else the superior employees just use you as a stepping stone. You cannot conduct business the same way in the US that you do in INDIA: different environment and different competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    HCL

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    Freedom to communicate between middle management and client. Able to exercise own methods to meet goals. Great client site to work.

    Cons

    Little support from management but constant pressure to improve SLAs. Too many meetings prevent time to work. Continuous requirement to work 24 x 7 without OT pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to provide all goals to management at outset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Working for HCL as a contractor.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Analyst

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

    Pros

    PTO was pretty good. They have different shifts that can work for almost anyone.

    Cons

    Wish we got actual time and half for overtime. We only got half time for overtime in which I only worked my actual time. Pay was low for the type of position.

  7.  

    Hurry up and wait.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits for employees

    Cons

    No career development, promotions to talented individuals. Basically, the good personnel leave this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better training in between clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    java developer

    Current Employee - Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Developer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Indian work culture, no respect to juniors.

    Cons

    no training , and they will hire juniors as senior developers

  9.  

    Not a good company for fresh graduates.

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

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

    Pros

    Nice work life balance. The boss doesn't push you very much and people are mostly friendly.

    Cons

    Great opportunity to start with but didn't end up going well. There's no career path or options for you. They tend to underpay people without much experience. The human resource partners are terribly bad, not supportive or helpful at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value people with great potential and make sure the employees get a chance to develop and utilize their skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    There were many "cultural" issues that I experienced while working with HCL as a contractor.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Administrator, Level II in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Network Administrator, Level II in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    I met some very talented and extremely bright people at HCL Technologies. Working there offered a tremendous
    opportunity to work with various infrastructure tecnologies.

    Cons

    There was not always an appreciation of the contributions of American counterparts knowledge and expertise by those coming to the states for the first time. On occasion there would be great differences of opinions on how a particular task should undertaken, and this would cause serious accusations and disagreements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Initiate some type of cultural training for those new to the United States to assist them in how certain environments work. Some managers need respect the women who are assigned to their teams.
    here. Extreme micro-management is not the way to gain the greatest cooperation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Project Lead

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    I don't see any.Pros about the company. Try to get out of it asap.

    Cons

    The salaries are worst and Politics are at top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge employees effort by giving them salary hikes not by just sending appreciation emails.

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