HCL Technologies Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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HCL Technologies CEO Anant Gupta
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Pros
  • Good work life balance Good learning (in 312 reviews)

  • Work environment is amazing here (in 239 reviews)

Cons
  • Limited work-life balance over last 2 years (in 83 reviews)

  • Employee First" is just a catch phrase (in 94 reviews)

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  1. Senior IT Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, Home Working, limited traveling, and a good bonus system, company is doing very well financially.

    Cons

    Very Indian Centric, Very hard to integrate into Indian based teams when outside of India, each client delivery is very independent and not enough sharing of processes and knowledge.


  2. Administrator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Policy Administrator in Romford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Policy Administrator in Romford, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working benefits based on par with similar organisations. 25days annual leave, Life Insurance up to 4 times your salary, Free annual season ticket loan, child care voucher, Free annual eye test etc.

    Cons

    Starting salary is very low compared to other organisation in similar field....£16,000 and only pay statutory redundancy. Working environment has become very unbearable as the company is going through a face. Most of its work has been offshored for cheap labour, and 4 peoples job is now being managed by 1 person. It's more like a sweat shop now with no good career prospect.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with dignity and create better incentives for employees. Return all offshored work back to the UK.


  3. Freedom with problems

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -You have a real effect on what is happening in the company, IF you take initiative publicly
    -You have great freedom, IF you carve it out for yourself by force
    -You can move ahead fast, IF you are Indian

    Cons

    -You have to be Indian to be recognized (with very rare exceptions)
    -Chaotic processes that do not work, you have to find your own way or you won't survive
    -Zero work-life balance, no respect for your private time
    -Nobody cares about local processes or laws, only when something is burning
    -A culture of everything is done last second means you'll work through the night many times on something that could've been done weeks ago
    -A culture of zero ownership for mistakes, so they will be repeated again and again

    Advice to Management

    -Don't just talk about going local
    -Don't look down on non-Indians
    -A percentage point of margin loss may be worth it to have happier employees in the long run (eg. not working people through the night repeatedly may not drive away good people who have a choice)
    -You're putting all eggs in one basket regarding innovation and that one basket is failing, meaning you'll have serious problems in a few years if you don't step up


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  5. HCL

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

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The chance to work with Indian colleagues

    Cons

    The culture and actual values could be improved


  6. Good Learning

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HCL Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Learning is an advantage which once get in HCL.

    Cons

    Not much if standardization of processes which is a good area for improvement across organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider performers for a better platform like I am O4 but still no focused on leveraging the skills & giving more challenging roles which help in growth of individual as well as organisation.


  7. OK

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growth of the organisation is brilliant, They have been able to secure projects during recessions as well. Diversity is quite good

    Cons

    Is not a pay master, quite unstructured at European sites. Supporting functions are poor.


  8. HCL SAP consutlant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    No job fear in HCL

    Cons

    Annual increase is very very less. In other words, it is NIL

    Advice to Management

    Learn more about employee satisfaction


  9. Helpful (1)

    nothing difficult

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits and others promised things you wont get soon

    Cons

    once you get in, it is hard to get promoted.they promote the wrong people and leave the talented ones.


  10. Good to start with. Easy going and decent atmosphere.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HCL Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Job security and no work pressure.

    Cons

    Salary and scope for future is meek.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to come back to its employee first approach.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Programme Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    -Dynamic.
    -Adventurous.
    -Can do spirit.
    -Ability to respond rapidly.
    -Very hands on management.
    -Winning business in depressed market.

    Cons

    -Unstructured.
    -Technicians promoted to management roles.
    -Rapid adoption ot text book processes making it very bureaucratic.
    -Support functions not empowered and disablers rather than enablers.
    -Anything to win a deal mentality leading to significant contract delivery issues globally.
    -Not a good place to develop your career.

    Advice to Management

    Federate, globalise, sell what you can deliver - not what looks good on slides, learn to stand up to clients, take time to absorb the growth and implement proper lessons learnt.



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