HCL Technologies

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HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.2 2,820 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

HCL Technologies CEO Anant Gupta

Anant Gupta

(553 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • HCL gives you opportunities to learn and grow but its depends on you as well as on your managers(in 77 reviews)


Cons
  • Working timings needs to be streamlined to allow better work life balance(in 56 reviews)

  • Only company words say "employee first" but no concern on employee whatsoever(in 81 reviews)

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    Advancement and opportunities over last 5+ years, but now has stopped

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible management to balance family emergencies with work requirements. In the past always provided choices for next assignment.

    ConsLimited work-life balance over last 2 years. Company DNA of Employee First is lost. Compensation is consistently below market, and even though company is experiencing double-digit growth, raises have ceased.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRevise compensation to market, and bring back Employee First DNA.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Their "Employee First" Motto Was Inconsistent With Their Actions

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHCL has the best healthcare benefits of any company I have ever worked for and they will let you learn if you don't know something. For that I thank them. But this is the way the SHOULD be, not that they should be rewarded for doing what is right.

    ConsAt HCL the pay is SO low you will have to cut your living WAY back to just survive. And, even though they had an increase in revenue last year of over 20% (billions), they only handed out a max of 5% increase to their BEST employees in the USA. The responding anger from their employees and loss of contracts has been expected result.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour great healthcare is exceptional and your emphasis on taking care of family is exceptional but this is what ALL companies SHOULD be doing. So your use of the motto "Employee First" to get employees is deceptive and wrong when you don't follow through with that promise by ensuring people can LIVE on the pay you give them. People cannot be expected to live on LESS each year. When YOUR COMPANY benefits so should your employees. MAKE IT RIGHT OR YOU WILL CONTINUE TO FAIL.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good for Freshers/entry level

    Lead Consultant (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsLots of opportunities for customer facing onsite job

    Consbad HR policies, comparatively low salary, dont care emplyees attitude, growth for an employee is too slow, appraisal followed for name sake.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unprofessional employer

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsLot of freedom at work atleast onsite

    ConsNo process in place
    Unconcerned management
    Unprofessional

    Advice to Senior ManagementProper mapping and role assignment needs to be done based on the experience and skills

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    horrible

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe pay is mostly good but more based on what they want to pay you.

    ConsThey have a title for everything but it only means pay not responsibility. If you do well with disorganization and lieing to the customer this is the place to be

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people who know the job not just recommended from someone else

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    Good if you plan on going no where with your Career

    Local Desktop Support (Current Employee) Cary, NC

    ProsThe people that work there are the only good things about the company.

    ConsVery poor pay for IT Desktop Support, if you are applying for this think you will get paid alot then keep looking. local desktop support is severely underpaid for the amount of work you do, my advicx get on a project so you can at least pay your bills.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible Management

    Analyst (Current Employee) Cary, NC

    ProsI work on a good contract with great people and management are wonderful (within the project)

    ConsAll support is India based, and hard to work with. They offer well below the industry standard, and do not follow up on promised raises. Nobody is inspired to go for higher level positions because it takes 6+ months to see any kind of difference in pay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bad experience

    Technical Lead (Former Employee) Bellevue, WA

    ProsWork life balance is good.

    ConsCompensation is poor. No value for employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Project Manager (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    Prosexcellent colleagues, flexible work time, one could choose what they want to work on

    ConsNo work life balance - too many offshore calls at night

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Starting experience only

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosease of entry and management can be great and accomadating

    Conslower class of employees, management can be absent, don't expect to be able live well if you have debt or children

    Advice to Senior Managementhire a better class of workers and pay them as such. Less turnover will happen.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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