HCL Technologies
3.2 of 5 2,360 reviews
www.hcltech.com Noida, India 5000+ Employees

HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.2 2,360 reviews

                             

61% Approve of the CEO

HCL Technologies CEO Anant Gupta

Anant Gupta

(303 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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The experience was alright

Business Development Manager (Former Employee)
Bedminster, NJ

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

ProsLots of freedom. Top clients to work with. Leading edge IT.

ConsI was new to the IT space let alone the Sales organization. There was no structure around my on-boarding. In fact the first day I went into work, I was the only one in the office till about 10AM. The HR didn't have any idea that I was joining work.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave an on-boarding process and try to retain employees.

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

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Highs and Lows

IT Service Desk (Current Employee)
San Antonio, TX

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

Pros-Guaranteed 40 hours per week.
-Management are typically nice and approachable.

Cons-They switch whether you are paid salary or hourly to best suit the company. You are guaranteed 40 hours/week, which is nice. However, there are no sick days. If you miss a day, you have to fill out a form specifically do dock your pay for the 8 hours you missed. If you go over 40 hours, you are only paid 0.5x your normal pay rate for additional time. Not 1.5, just 0.5

Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsWork life balance is good

ConsNo hike for a long time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lead Engineer (Former Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA

I worked at HCL Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

ProsPromotion , compensation , time-off, i4excel

Consleadership has to learn many things

Advice to Senior Managementencourage Talented people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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HCL America is a mixed bag.

Business Analyst II (Current Employee)
San Antonio, TX

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

ProsDecent pay, not great pay. Decent benefits. For an American hire, expect a very Indian approach to everything, including HR, benefits, travel. There are many terms in emails and the HCL Web site that I still have no understanding of their meaning but the Indian offshore/onshore folks are always polite.

ConsOddly cost conscious, even when the client is paying for all expenses. I have a monthly gauntlet with Indian travel, lodging teams. To book a trip it takes about 30 emails. Most offshore personnel have no concept of American HR norms, American geography and hotel prices. I have been sent to hotels where I would not leave my dog. They complain each time that they are not given enough notice on travel (like I am deciding, not the client).

Advice to Senior ManagementTo do business in the USA, for American companies that want American workers, get Americans into HR. Employee first is a fine slogan. What does it mean for American hires?

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

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Good

Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsBig client base and process

Consless salary and no GC

Advice to Senior Managementplease give at par salary to direct joinees in US and those coming from offfshore

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

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Unorganized

Lead Engineer (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

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

Prosdiversity of projects
covers many business sectors

Constreats their employees bad
Has a very bad management structure .

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

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Full of opportunities but short on compensation package.

Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
Old Tappan, NJ

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

ProsGood learning opportunities and given good scope to display the capabilities.

ConsWork Life balance is not a word in their dictionary. You are expected to work day night. Even after doing good work , one can not expect to have promotion.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more value to each resource and try to negotiate with the leaving employee in monetary terms as well.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Webster, NY

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

ProsVery friendly, Made me feel confortable, Quick response

ConsNot much technical work involved.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent Place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at HCL Technologies

ProsJob security, Lot of different project exposure.

ConsLow Salaries, Politics, no salary rise when onsite

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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