HCL Technologies Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
3,093 Reviews
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Pros
  • Provides the work life balance which is a major concern in todays corporate world (in 279 reviews)

  • Work environment is more friendly & provides full opportunity to take lead in higher responsibilities (in 222 reviews)


Cons
  • Working timings needs to be streamlined to allow better work life balance (in 75 reviews)

  • Only company words say "employee first" but no concern on employee whatsoever (in 88 reviews)

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  1.  

    It was good in the beginning, but later on HCL dissapointed me

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    IF u want to enjoy and have little aspirations andneed more flexibility

    Cons

    No growth opportunity, mismanagement, frustration among employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn and work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager Procurement  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager Procurement in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Good learning ground
    Friendly enviorment

    Cons

    Missing international touch ( very indian driven by culture)
    Relationship Oriented
    Finance driven
    Treats employees as private property

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give due respect to your employees and partners - it will not be long that market will treat HCL as a tier 2 org and will stop caring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Don't believe the hype; HCL doesn't care about anyone, neither its employees nor its customers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    My salary - which may only be the way it is because I was transferred from another company which outsourced its IT to HCL.

    I can work at home a lot.

    Cons

    HCL makes no attempt to engage us as participants in the company; all they do is issue work and pay a salary.

    Short-notice international travel is a pain. Especially 11-hour flights in economy class.

    Only cheap hotels are allowed when you do travel.

    You have to use the company travel "service" to arrange your travel, and the whole process is painful. If, for example, your flight home is cancelled, they just can't cope; you have to do it all yourself. You will also wait two months to get your expenses paid. Don't even think of claiming the interest you will accrue on your credit card!

    There is a general air of chaos in the management of just about everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognise that your "Employees First" policy is nothing more than window-dressing. Engage people at all levels with more than just emails.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a good pay master

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Sr. Mgmt. to work with

    Cons

    Not a good pay master

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Almost a team of contractors - little sense of team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Subject Matter Expert  in  Egham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Subject Matter Expert in Egham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to develop if right work comes along

    Cons

    Sales force is a very separate organisation, disconnect with consulting team

    Seems like a large pool of contractors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure it is right to so closely follow the strategic marketing line from the major EAS vendors, SAP & Oracle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Managing Consultant - Delivery

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    A lot of autonomy in role
    Plenty of challenging projects to work on
    Generally friendly staff

    Cons

    Only really one career path / end point in the Delivery capability - SAP Proj Mgr, which is a very specific role. Think carefully about whether this is you.
    Too many projects in difficulty, affects culture e.g. too much firefighting and focus on results at expense of all else i.e. anything even remotely sensible or corporate.
    Too much selfish behaviour, a lot of buck passing, particularly from PMs. A lot of them have 15 years plus experience of doing this.
    No clear strategy for making it's way out of a small company mindset to a global player. It is now adivision of much larger company (HCL) and is effectively being dragged kicking and screaming into that entity. HCL don't really know UK consulting market, but even they will lose patience with the lack of corporate nous in old Axon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communicate long term strategy and plans to staff
    Take more of an interest in personal development and career progression of your staff
    Devote more time to building a corporate mindsight / sense of belonging for staff

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

    A place where you can get lost

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Pros

    Easy going work culture
    Good Sales Team

    Cons

    No Recognition - your performance does not matter
    Does not have right people in the right role
    Too many managers only focused providing incorrect data to their managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need serious identification of performers vs non-performers at the very senior level
    Reduction of the number of non-performance managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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