HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. Very Competitive Pay but a 2nd Tier Consulting firm

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP Managing Consultant
    Current Employee - SAP Managing Consultant

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits
    Competitive pay
    Good clients
    Better work/life balance than the big 4

    Cons

    Consulting wing is a consultant chop-shop. Made up entirely of consultants from Deloitte, Accenture, IBM, etc.
    SAP Consulting is something Axon excelled in, but when HCL bought them, the parent company's culture swallowed Axon.
    They do not have tools to support a mobile workforce. Consultants still have to save receipts, can't book travel on their own, and generally don't have laptop support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are a technology company, make sure your technologists have decent technology themselves. It says quite a lot when your consulting workforce often has their counterparts ask why HCL is handing out trashy laptops and making them jump through hoops while on the road.

    Additionally, focusing entirely on what's going on in India on the company website and all company wide communications is not a great way to endear yourself to those in other places (like the US). It's understood that the bulk of HCL is based out of India. It's not ok, however, to not acknowledge or give updates on the work happening elsewhere....especially if that work is driving some of the most margin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Good work experience, but low salaries & benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to work with different domains, systems & customers. Good Training.

    Cons

    Hectic work schedules, low salaries & low benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase Salary & benefits as per Market standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Not a good one to stay on

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    No firing,,,can stay for longer period without hard work

    Cons

    Manager's company...Low salary, dumb exployee, polotics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for technical talent

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  5. Reasonably Good company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Rockford, IL

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

    Pros

    Will get great opportunities to work on interesting projects and at different places across the world.

    Cons

    Below par income and the company will never pay per market rates. Not much growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Scalability challenged

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Compensation has been best of career; travel opportunities have been pretty good. Knock on wood remote opportunities in both accounts to date. Some Indian DIAMONDS of high competence, high performance persons. Thanks to the last account directors ignorance of Resource Allocation System, have had a couple months on bench chargeable to the prior account (shrug - I was on call to help and trained my replacement well before the down time).

    Cons

    Worthless HR. MUCH incompetence among India-based PMs. Culture of Indians dumping work off on Americans, blaming Americans for their errors, and refusing to provide timely information. Extremely dense bureaucracy and culture of plausible and inplausible deniability. No interest from management to help us leverage intranet tools for career development. Lots of unanswered emails to HR. Extreme "stove piping" and folks who know nothing outside their one little role. Company moved multiple jobs to Cary to support a new building (pointless and sabotaged quality of life).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire your ENTIRE internal HR department, and out-source your entire HR organization to a US based sub... even for your India based employees! Keep on with the emails about cultural differences to explain US and Indian cultural psychologies (it HELPS!). Radically improve Career development resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Group Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Group Project Manager in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Group Project Manager in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable until you are assigned to a project. Work-life balance can be managed depending on the assignment.

    Cons

    Same as other Indian consulting firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some consideration to the employees on their personal interest.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. good

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    varieties of projects to learn

    Cons

    no a good pay master. Negotiate wisely

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Its good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    Its a good company to work for

    Cons

    Their H1 b filing status is a bit low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Good work, piece of mind will be there. Comparitivelty less salary, good to work unless you don't have dependant

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    Good work, flexible timings. Nice onsite opportunities, Friendly environment.

    Cons

    Comparatively less salary, Management is not good at Client location (Cedar rapids), needs improvement on management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relationship to an engineer needs to be improved at client location (Cedar rapids)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Ok to work company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    1.Distributed work pressure
    2.Good Company policy
    3.large room to grow

    Cons

    salary is very low.
    Work life balance is complicated sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing specific

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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